Message from the President
Dear Garden Club Friends:
It seems like only yesterday was April 13, 2011 when you installed me as your 42nd president of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc... The installation was held at Lake Tiak O’Khata during the 82nd State Convention with the theme, “Listen to the Pines”. A reception was in the beautiful home of Charley and Beth McCool and hosted by the Southern Pines District .The flower arrangements throughout the house were beautifully designed and prepared by garden club friends Margarett McCool, Melanie Gousset and Pattie Smith, all of the Grenada Garden Club. This was such an honor for me, what a way to finish a perfect night. Thank you so much.
I will be proud to represent Mississippi and you, the members of GCM, Inc. as your president the next two years. What an honor.
As we begin our journey to a new horizon, the next two years will be special for all of us, as we build on the past two year’s success and create new opportunities for 2011-2013.
We will greet our new club year with excitement and anticipation because it represents a new beginning. It brings us a promise of new opportunities for achievements and for making positive changes in our lives. Let’s all resolve to prioritize our time during this year and to make wise use of it.
The 2011-2013 administration theme is “GARDENERS’ HANDS IN SERVICE”, with emphasis on:
MEMBERSHIP: “Membership Offers Opportunities for Everyone”.
HORTICULTURE: Community Gardens - Organic Gardening
CONSERVATION: Water Concerns-Ecosystems-Recycling
ENVIRONMENT: Litter Control-Energy Conservation
SCHOLARSHIP: GCM gives 3 scholarships to Miss. State; Forestry, Landscape Architecture and Retail Floral Management
GARDENING MADE EASIER
OUR LOCAL CLUBS
LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Promote Civic Beautification
POLLINATION: (Bees) Plants in our gardens to attract Bees
AWARDS: We do the work so let’s apply
April and May have been devastating months in our state, with tornados and flooding, so let’s remember to pray for our members and lend a helping hand when we can. Life is meant to be enjoyed not just endured. We need to all work together and promote our projects. We need to take pictures before and all during the projects with a digital camera. My philosophy of life is love God, and family, GCM, work hard, be a good friend and add something new to our club, “a new member.”
Yours in “GARDENER’S HANDS IN SERVICE”,