Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
July – August – September
Dear Garden Club Member:
Optimistic. Visionary. Creative. Passionate. All accurate and appropriate words to describe the garden club members of Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs. No one could deny the optimism and vision that it took to plan and produce the work of art that was the NGC Convention, “RainShine,” held in our own beautiful Seattle. Chairman Jeanette Pruin, and Vice-Chairmen Sally Priebe and Carolyn Erickson were passionate about providing an enjoyable and successful convention.
Next on the garden club schedule was the WSFGC’s 80th Convention presented by the Cross Sound District. No shrinking violets were they as they tirelessly worked on the entertaining and educational, “Around the Sound.” Congratulations to Chairman Marie Ennaro, and Co-Chairmen Marilyn Stuart, and Jane Bentley. While there we were dazzled with a creative design program presented by the multi-talented Sara Jane Rants who showed us her expertise in fiber and floral art. Everyone enjoyed spending time with our National Garden Club President Linda Nelson. Her installation of officers and introductions of our District Directors was a humorous highlight of the convention. We all appreciated our “Smarty” candy necklaces and our IQ’s went up as soon as we put them on, later followed by a dip when we ate them. Or maybe that was just me.
All gardeners share the optimistic mindset. The act of planting a seed, seedling, or cutting, into the soil is the hopeful act of a gardening visionary. Planning and creating your own personal backyard oasis shows the passion that inspires all garden club members. Thank you to all of the garden club members who share their enthusiasm for our organization, concern for the environment, and the dedication it takes to be a volunteer. A healthy attitude promotes the creation of a healing garden club of service. Our members proudly display their badge of membership by the dirt under their nails and the smiles on their faces.
Please bring your dirty nails and smiles to the Fall WSFGC Board of Directors Meeting, August 29th – 30th at the Enzian Inn in the always entertaining and cheerful town of Leavenworth. Plenty to do, plenty to eat, and plenty of friends to visit with from all across the state. See you soon!
July 16-17, 2013
Red Lion Inn at the Quay
100 Columbia St
For schedule & registration, click here
July 30 - August 4
Black Hills Standard Flower Show with
Thurston County Fair "Spread Your Wings"
Thurston County Fairgrounds
3054 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey WA 98503
For further information, contact Debby Minton
August 29 - 30
WSFGC Board of Directors Meeting
Enzian Inn, Leavenworth
For further information, contact WSFGC President Brynn Tavasci
October 24, 2013
"The Joyce Show"
honoring Joyce Johnson sponsored by Chuckanut District
The Grand Willow
17926 Dunbar Rd, Mt. Vernon WA
Tickets before September 15 are $20
Contact Gerry Douglas at email@example.com
Garden Club Websites:
Pacific Region: http://www.pacificregiongardenclubs.org/
Bainbridge Island GC:
Blue Mountain: www.bluemountaindistrict.homestead.com
Chinook District: www.chinookgardenclubs.org
Chuckanut District: www.chuckanutwa.org
Dogwood Garden Club of Eatonville, WA
East Lk Wa District: http://www.elwd.org
Greater Seattle: www.greaterseattledistrictwsfgc.webs.com
Hill and Dale District: www.hillanddaledistrict.weebly.com
Marine Hills GC: http://www.marinehillsgardenclub.blogspot.com
Mukilteo Way GC: <www.mwgc.org>
Olympia GC: http://www.olympiagardenclub.wordpress.com/