I am honored to be your new president. Our Club has so many talented and knowledgeable members, I am sure we will have another wonderful year. It will be full of many opportunities to increase our knowledge of horticulture, floral design, the environment and how we can expand our personal abilities. We, as members, can enrich our community and ourselves with our many activities. Our Program Chairman has arranged wonderful monthly programs. I am sure everyone will find the programs to be of interest and worthwhile. We will continue our monthly Horticulture Chairman’s displays and her always-entertaining educational talks. Bring in specimens from your garden for all to enjoy. Because of the new Handbook for Flower Shows, our Design Chair has compiled a list of designs for our monthly meetings that will include many new ones for us to try. Those of you who haven’t entered a design before, now is your opportunity.
Each new NGC, Pacific Region, WSFGC and Chuckanut District administration has initiatives to help clubs plan their activities. This year is no exception. Our new NGC President Nancy Hargrove’s theme is Plant America with new grants and opportunities for our Club. Our Pacific Region Director Peggy Olin’s theme is Spreading Your Butterfly Wings to Fly: Sharing Your Knowledge of Gardening. Our WSFGC President Joyce Lounsberry‘s theme is Garden Therapy: Calming the Inner Storms. I’m sure our Garden Therapy committee will continue their excellent work with our senior communities. Chuckanut District Director, Daphne Ruxton’s theme is To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
I also have a theme. Dig up, Plant up and Step up. I want every member to take part in new activities that they have never participated in before. Stretch yourself. You are never too old to learn.