This has been the fastest two years of my life and the most fun! I want to thank all of you for your help and support during my term as president of the Garden Club. We have accomplished a lot. We planted Pepper Trees and cleaned up La Bella Fontana Park. We planted new Palm Trees at Naples School and replaced an Olive Tree in the Naples Plaza median. I am so grateful for the opportunity to get to know so many of you better. I look forward to the restoration of our annual Flower Show, Arbor Day, May Day, Plant Sale and June luncheon.
Thank you all and remember to keep:
Harmony in the garden
The fertile soil and gentle climate of the South were perhaps the reason the first garden club in America was founded there. The Ladies Garden Club of America was formed in 1891 in Athens, GA. Garden clubs quickly expanded throughout the South and then across our nation. The National Garden Club, of which we are members, was established in 1929. These clubs were not just concerned with teas and genteel Flower Shows or improvement of members’ private gardens. Many clubs were the earliest advocates of civic beautification, planting of street trees, maintenance of parks, and campaigns against blight especially billboards. Restoration and maintenance of nearby historic gardens was also a priority of many clubs.
14 Years as a "Blue Ribbon" Club
One that participates in and fulfills the objectives of the CIGCI and National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), and demonstrates a well rounded program with many diverse activities and projects - all for the good of the community.
Meetings 2nd Monday of the Month
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Social
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Program
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm. - Business Meeting
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
5872 Naples Plaza
Long Beach, CA 90803
For membership information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are limited to members and their invited guests
President - Marianne Huntley
1st Vice President - Ginny Clark
2nd Vice-President - Lynne Clarke
Treasurer - Ducky Caswell
Corresponding Secretary - Ann Devlin-Snyder
Recording Secretary - Margaret Dineen-Kern
Past President - Barbara Jordon