We are so lucky to have sunshine, blue skies, and flowers here in SW Florida. I know that I have missed getting together, seeing everyone, and sharing information. I have learned so much about Southwest Florida gardening from GCGC.
The GCGC Board of Directors just finished our March Board meeting and there were important decisions to communicate to members.
Our President, Pat Townsend, is still being treated in the hospital for a blood clot in her foot. Pat needs to concentrate on her recovery. Any notes or cards can be mailed to Pat’s home address. The rest of the board is working hard, doing our best under present circumstances: COVID limitations, trying to get a vaccine scheduled, everyday life, etc.
- Exciting news! We are going to start having in-person meetings again beginning with our next club year’s calendar. Our first meeting would be on October 11, 2021. This also means that we can plan outings and excursions.
We still have Board positions that need to be filled: Secretary, Membership, Treasurer. All clubs need member participation to be viable, and so far no one has communicated a willingness to help on the Board. Present board members have agreed to stay in their positions until Fall.
- The Blue Star Memorial dedication is planned for Monday, March 29, 2021, at 2pm. The event will be held outside at the site of the marker.
If you have not yet seen our marker, it is located near the corner of Old 41 and Reynolds St in Bonita Springs.
If you plan to attend, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know, so we can plan accordingly. The dedication marks a major milestone for our club.
- Save April 12. 2021 for our annual April luncheon. Since there are no installations to perform at this time, the luncheon will be an opportunity to get together and socialize. More information to follow.
— Diane Schmidt