Create. Educate. Grow.
As I take office, I look back over the many years I have been a Garden Club Member. I have met so many wonderful people and learned so much. I am excited and dedicated to passing that on to all of you who are Garden Club Members now and who will be members in the future.
My theme for 2015-2017 is Create, Educate and Grow.
Many of you have heard the story of why I joined Forest Park Garden Club. I wanted to learn to make a pine cone wreath. Since that time I have made many wreaths, door hangings, floral designs and pictures. Creating things out of natural materials has become a passion of mine and one I want to share with as many of you as possible. Garden Club members are some of the most creative people I know. From Floral Designs, to creating gardens, to finding creative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, garden club members outshine themselves.
We are so very lucky in Ohio to have the membership to make it feasible for our members to take part in the NGC Schools Programs. We usually have all four schools running during each administration. We also have Symposiums and Refreshers for our members so that we can continue learning. Our scholarship program is outstanding. This year we gave away $24,000 in scholarships…..applaud yourselves.
We are also continuing our leadership program to educate our member on being better members and officers. And finally……
As garden club members, most of us joined a garden club to learn how to grow plants. (there’s that educate again) We will continue to plant, to grow and to plan new ways of gardening.
We also want to grow our clubs and our membership. My thoughts are that if we continue to emphasize Create, Educate and Grow, our clubs will flourish and new clubs will want to join us.
As part of this program, I am delighted to announce that Garden Club of Ohio will be presenting for all of our members, a Day of Design in Cleveland on Tuesday, September 8, and a day of Horticulture in Columbus on Wednesday, September 9. The purpose is to provide more education for our members who cannot take part in our schools program or just want to learn more. In 2016, the day of design will be in Columbus and the day of horticulture will be in Cleveland.
Thank you for this honor and I look forward to serving Garden Club of Ohio for the next two years.
Lynn Fronk, 2015 – 2017 Garden Club of Ohio President
A quick look at Lynn’s Installation