FROM YOUR PRESIDENT AGGIE GOSS
Plant Seeds of Friendship!
Greetings to all our Garden Club of Ohio members, as we begin another gardening year. This will be my last time addressing you in the Garden Greetings as GCO President, before the new administration is installed at the annual Convention in April. I would like to thank all of you for your support in “Plant Seeds of Friendship.” Many of our garden clubs have worked hard to increase their membership and add new energy to their endeavors.
Remember that ten $100 “Plant Seeds of Friendship”
awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon April
16th. These ten awards will be given to the ten clubs (one
greatest percentage increase in their clubs’ membership during the 2011–2013 term. When you receive your GCO dues notice for 2013, your treasurer needs to send in your dues to our Executive Secretary Barbara Okleson by March 1 so the results can be tabulated in time for Convention. Good luck to you all!
During my two years as GCO President, I visited you at 40 district meetings, and enjoyed get- ting to know you. The work that all our clubs do in gardening, flower shows, community projects, and environmental concerns is overwhelming. Your generosity toward our Scholarship Fund, Ohio Land Trust, and Penny Pines, has been never ending. You have honored the men and women of the Armed Forces of America with Blue Star Memorial Markers, as well as working with our youth and our senior citizens.
The accomplishments of all of you is tied together by the friendships formed in your garden clubs. Your smiles will always be with me—and so I leave you with this parting thought: May you all be rich with friends.