President’s News


Happy New Year 2017!

Well, the worst case scenario has happened.  You ask what that could be.  Have you ever volunteered to be a chairman of a project?  You plan and plan, reserve the location, arrange all the services you need, etc.  Well, the week after the winter board meeting our State Convention chairman was notified the 2017 location would be demolished in early 2017.  So NO Marten House for the State Convention.  What a shock.  I received an email from a garden club member who had also heard the notice of destruction. Yes it is true, but we have moved forward.  Thanks to Cynthia Wright for working quickly and arranging a new location and services for the April 3-4, 2017 State Convention all within a week’s time of the notice, all while doing her Christmas shopping, and end of year family obligations.  Although the train derailed, the train wreck was halted by our Chairman Cynthia.

A lot of behind the scenes activities are going on at every level.  The National Garden Club, Central Region, and The Garden Club of Indiana all are planning and arranging the new boards for each level of our membership.  Please continue your support on all levels.  Have an open mind if contacted to be a chairman or to be a part of a committee.  Your support and volunteerism is what keeps the organization going year after year.

One of the first tentative group activities for TGCI (The Garden Club of Indiana) is the Flower and Patio event in Indianapolis, March 11-19, 2017.  I believe last year there were volunteers from every district in the state.  Great support!  Being located next to the wine booth didn’t hurt either.  LOL (laugh out loud)

Of course the next big event will be the State Convention in Indianapolis April 3-4, 2017.  It is the installation year for Sue Fuhrman who will be installed as your new President for 2017-2019.  Please plan on attending to support her and her new board.

 With Hellos there are also Goodbyes, or at least See Ya Later.  As your current President it will be bitter sweet to turn over that Presidential gavel.  I have truly enjoyed my time as your State President. Thank you for giving me that opportunity.

I will of course stick around to support Sue and her board as I am able.

Happy New Year 2017;  the adventures begin once again.


Blessings to you!

Jodi Meyer, President

The Garden Club of Indiana