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President’s News




A Letter from the President!  

First I want to say a big thank you to the club members of the South West District and especially to Director Jodi Meyer, Vice Director Linda Cornelius, and Treasurer Sue Ann Burns for all the planning and hard work that went into the Wildflower Workshop held in Santa Claus, IN on September11th.

From the comments that I received I think everyone learned a few new things and enjoyed the time spent. Scholarship recipient Eric Walker educated us about nativars and delighted us with his design demonstration. From NPS Ranger Bob Zimmerman we learned about the landscape of the area during the time of Abraham Lincoln. Beekeeper Steve Hahus shared information about beekeeping and the wildflowers that attract bees.

Mark your calendars now for the September Seminar on September 11, 2019. The Central West District is hosting and the theme is “Walk the Walk”. The location is McCormick’s Creek State Park.

Another thing that I want to mention is that it is time to think about applying for awards. I have read the reports of the district directors, read articles in this newsletter, and seen posts on Facebook pages and I know the good work that your clubs do. Check out the new Awards Manual (on our website) and apply for the appropriate awards. Your clubs deserve the recognition!

It is time to think about the contributions made by your clubs to funds such as Scholarship, World Gardening, Blue Star Memorials, and Land Trust. Forms to accompany these contributions are available on the website. Give as your club is able. The Garden Club of Indiana, Inc., through its member clubs, makes significant impact through these donations.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you as I travel to the district meetings. If you have questions, seek me out at your meeting and I’ll try to answer them or direct you to the person who can.

Enjoy the cooler fall days!