Soon after returning from the GCA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, South Side President Tina Mattimore, GCA Reps Cindy Mullin and Mary Miller, along with Delegate Barbara Keller, attended the Zone III Meeting in Cooperstown, NY on May 16-18. Our club was well represented at the Flower Show, "What's Brewing...?", presented by the Lake and Valley Garden Club,… Continue reading MAY – ZONE III MEETING
The Garden Club of America held its Annual Meeting in San Francisco this year, and representing South Side were President Tina Mattimore, Club Delegate Jane Arbeiter, and Zone Reps. Cindy Mullin and Mary Miller. The event was hosted by the 18 member clubs of Zone XII, who did a spectacular job of organizing the… Continue reading APRIL – GCA 2018 ANNUAL MEETING
On Thursday, April 12, a number of our members went to Farmingdale State College to meet with Michael Veracka, Associate Professor of Urban Horticulture & Design. Professor Veracka supervises students in maintaining the Sustainable Garden, a half acre demonstration garden which he started in 2011. Although the gardens were still in their winter drabs, we could… Continue reading APRIL OUTING
The artwork of SSGC member Betsy Mayo was recognized in the Spring 2018 issue of the Garden Club of America's The Bulletin. The article "Artists of Zone III", by Christa Amato, North Suffolk GC can be found on page 28. Beautiful work, Betsy!
A good number of our members took a drive out to the home of Barbara Keller in East Marion, where all were treated to a wonderful lunch after learning how to "gild the gourds". Tina and Penny provided us with pumpkins and small gourds, paints and gold leaf and demonstrated the technique of gilding. Seeing… Continue reading GILDING THE GOURDS
GCA held an Autumn Caucus for Zone III presidents and representatives at GCA Headquarters for two days in October. Zone Representatives held morning meetings with their corresponding Club Chairs to update them on the latest goals and work in their areas, and in the afternoons addressed Club Presidents. Those attending the first day were treated to… Continue reading AUTUMN CAUCUS
After the summer hiatus, we met for our September meeting at the West Islip Library. Tina Mattimore and Mary Miller conducted a "Summer Leftovers" workshop, challenging members to cut what was left in our gardens to make an arrangement. There was a wonderful assortment of greens, branches, flowers and berries for all to share. It… Continue reading SEPTEMBER
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