supports endeavors in every aspect of gardening through educational programs, horticulture and floriculture. We will show by means of example a responsible stewardship of our land.
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Meet the Akron District Director

My name is Angalene Ondersma.

I arrived in Silver Lake, Ohio, in 2003 from LaBelle, Florida.

I worked as manager of the Lehigh Acres General Hospital’s Medical Record Department for 26 years.

Following my husband’s death in 2004, I joined the Silver Lake Garden Club and one year later became chairman of the club’s Section II, serving in that position for four years. From November 2009 until November 2010 I became co-chairman of Section II.Angalene-Ondersma

I joined Garden Forum of Greater Akron in 2006 and became historian for the Forum two years later. I still hold that position and in November 2009 became first vice-president for the Forum.

I also joined the Leaf and Blossom Garden Club of Cuyahoga Falls.

While I lived in Southern Florida I was active in my garden club and church activities, and my
husband and I shared the hobby of beekeeping.

My gardening love began during the days when I lived on my grandfather’s farm in Virginia, and my love continued through forty years in Florida and during my membership in the three garden clubs here in Ohio.

I look forward to serving and meeting new garden friends in the Garden Club of Ohio.