WELCOME TO TEXAS GARDEN CLUBS, INC.
Fall is in the air! That old September feeling… of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, football in the air, another fall, another turned page. It’s my favorite time of the year, when garden clubs get back into the swing of things, cooler days – hopefully more rain – the time of the falling leaves has come again!
We certainly enjoyed the fall board meeting at Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. headquarters thanks to Chairman Marlene Gillman, Registration Chairman Linda Krimm, and all their committees. We were so pleasantly surprised with the renovations of the headquarters building – new carpet, pictures of former presidents hung, new lighting (thanks to Barbara Baker) and fresh paint. And thanks so much to Bobbie Mason, Veronica Wingen, Barbara Bateman, and their crew – plus those who donated money so that it was possible for all this work to be done.
I thoroughly enjoyed attending the schools that TGC offers: Gardening Study School in August and Landscape Design School in September. I am planning to attend the Environmental Studies School in late February. If you have ever considered taking the Flower Show Schools to become an Accredited NGC Judge, consider starting this spring with one of our two FSS I courses that are being offered. Check out the calendar in this issue for all the dates! I need to thank all who have served on the committees for these schools – you have done a tremendous job and we really appreciate all that you do. These schools afford TGC members great educational opportunities. The Districts will be having their fall conventions or meetings and president’s reports will be handed out. Please look at the deadlines on these reports and brag about the projects and programs that your clubs accomplish. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, we need to think about things for which we need to be thankful – I am thankful for the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot when I go to the Mall, because it means I am capable of walking and I have been blessed with transportation.
A few personal notes about President Moore: I enjoy spending time with my six grandchildren, two sons and two daughters-in-law; I am a member of Pine Tree Garden Club in Lufkin, Grapeland Garden Club, Pionette Garden Club (44 years) and am the president of Azalea Garden Club in Tyler. I enjoy collecting hippos and have a collection of about 150. I also enjoy football, music, and photography… when I have time! Happy Thanksgiving to all and Merry Christmas to all my dear friends.
The 2015-2017 themes are based on our Conservation Pledge
“I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of planet earth and promise to promote education so we may become caretakers of our air, water, land, forest and wildlife.”
The Lone Star Gardener containing the Club Directory is now available on the “Members Only” web page.
Chairmen please get your information ready to post for the webmaster – Sarah Barrick