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Snowmen Designs by All!

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Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue Program

2023 WSFGC Winter Board Meeting
Sequim, WA

WSFGC Board, District Directors and Chairmen
 

Joyce Fell

Floral Designer's beautiful Fall presentations

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Marylou Paulson

Tina Corrolino

Discovery Bay, Olympic Peninsula, WA

Fall Floral Centerpieces created by Olympic Peninsula District members.

The Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs held its Winter Board Meeting at the 7 Cedars Resort in Sequim, WA on November 14-15, 2023. Hosted by the Olympic Peninsula District, the event was packed with productive meetings, fun activities, beautiful floral designs and table centerpieces. Attendees enjoyed a delicious Italian buffet dinner on Tuesday evening along with a program presented by the Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue. We want to thank everyone who made the meeting possible and helped to create a memorable experience for all.

Happenings in October, November & December, 2023 with our Garden Clubs...

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The Kelso Garden Club dedicated a new Gold Star Memorial Marker on November 11, 2023, in Tam O'Shanter Park, Kelso, WA.

The Black Hill's Flower Designers Garden Club met in November and explored the "Spatial Thrust" design. The members discussed the design's challenges and the big lesson learned was "less is more" to create these beautiful designs. 

The Port Angeles Garden Club dedicated a Gold Star Memorial Marker on October 25, 2023, in Port Angeles, WA at the Captain Joseph House.

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The Olympia Garden Club's Merrie Makers created beautiful floral wreaths, pillow centerpieces and Merrie Maker mugs to support their Endowment Fund for 2024.

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Honoring All Who Serviced Our Country 

On August 12, 2023, Chinook District of Garden Clubs held a rededication ceremony at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA, to celebrate the recent restoration of the Blue Star Memorial Marker and the completed refurbishment of it's surrounding flower bed. Originally dedicated in April 2000, all donors to this project's fund, as well as many garden clubs' individuals, were invited to revel in this success. Jill Cooke, past President of Parkside Garden Club, gave the inspiration, and Jeremy Meade, the Assistant Tahoma Cemetery Director, gave a brief history of the ceremony. Before breaking for refreshments, Tanya Galat, co-chairperson for the project, thanked all those who helped on the project. A special word of appreciation goes to Past District Directors, Barbara Smith, Susan Nash and Linda Haas, and their officers for their encouragment and support, especially during the covid pandemic, that enabled the successful conclusion of this venture. The generous outpouring of not only money but appreciation from various organizations and veterans' groups, was overwhelming and the District is grateful for their contributions. Tanya Galat, Tahoma Blue Star Memorial Marker & Chinook District of Garden Clubs

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 Co-chairperson's Tanya Galat and Matti Munson, next to the Gettysburg Address Memorial adjacent to the Blue Star Memorial Garden.

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An inspirational reading by Jill Cooke of Parkside Garden Club by the renovated Marker and Flower Garden.

Photos: Erin Gregory, VP Auburn Garden Club

Floral Arrangement: Tory Bennett, Enumclaw Garden Club

The renovated Tahoma Blue Star Memorial Marker

To view before and after photos and to thank all who helped along the way!  Click HERE 

Has your District or Garden Club given thought to participating in the Blue and Gold Star Memorials program? Click HERE for more details. 

WASHINGTON STATE FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS

       89th ANNUAL CONVENTION - JUNE 5-8, 2023

OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON

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"NURTURE OUR PLANET"

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Please read the Convention Recap - Click HERE

Thank you, Black Hills District Garden Clubs, for hosting the 89th 2023 WSFGC Convention. It's a convention to remember because of everyone's hard work and creative ideas that came together to make everyone's time so enjoyable!

And a special thank you and appreciation to the Convention Committee.  Your incredible teamwork (which we all noticed) made for a successful convention and a special gathering for our WSFGC members.

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2023-2025 WSFGC Officers

2023-2025 WSFGC District Directors

A thank you to our Immediate Past President, Anne Sullivan.

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Installation of the new 2023-2025 WSFCG President, Suzann Stahl by National Garden Club President, Brenda Moore

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The convention had wonderful guest speakers!

Floral Design Specialist, Corrie Ten-Have, Vancouver, BC, Canada Presented creative techniques and abstract design creations specifically for the convention and for all to enjoy!

Deborah L. Erickson, PhD - Certified American Rose Society Rosarian and Horticulture Judge.  Presented simple and clever tips to grow roses here in the Pacific Northwest!

Yelm Future Farmers of America - Yelm, WA

A thriving high school youth organization that supports the community of Yelm with the goal to support the importance of agriculture, premier leadership and personal growth.

A big "Thank You" to the Workshop Contributors!  Your presentations were fun and informative. Our hats go off to: Theresa Wilkerson, "Organic Cleaners and Spray"; Kathy Johnson, "How to Set-up A Website"; Debbie Spiller & Linda Maida, "Floral Fun"; Lisa Libby, "Fun with Gourds"; Jeff Johnson, "Chinese Liniment for Arthritis"; Bobbie Moody, "Bird Talk"; Donna Bogumill, "Enjoy Gardens Even More with Photography"; Cori Carlton, "Slug University", and LeAnna McMahan & Diane Harper, "Putting Your Best Foot Forward in Flower Shows".

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