Sunday, June 5, 2011

NGC Convention Blue Star Memorial Dedication

What a fabulous day!  On Sunday, May 29th, 2011, National Garden Clubs  (NGC) unvieled the first Blue Star Memorial marker in the District of Columbia.  The marker is located on the corner of 17th and Potomac Avenue at Congressional Cemetary.  The dedication of a Blue Star Memorial takes place in conjuction with the National Garden Clubs convention which was held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Outgoing NGC president Renee Blaschke gave a wonderful speech emphasizing the importance of our military when presenting the marker and incoming president Shirley Nicolai, a member of two District 1 garden clubs, Tanta Cove and Fergies Gardeners, helped unveil.

Taps was played to end the ceremony.
For more details of the event check out the District 1 blogspot!!!!

Ayr Hill Garden Club Installation of Officers

On May 23rd, 2011 the Ayr Hill Garden Club (a member of District III of the NCA) held an installation luncheon at the Amphora Restaurant in Vienna, Virginia.  Leigh Kitcher, Ayr Hill's President from 2008-2010 was the MC to introduce the officers for the next year.  Nancy Moats will finish her second and final year as President. As is the tradition to gift officers, Leigh created beautiful photographic notecards of special gardens and, plants found in their civic gardens. The club was honored to have NCAGC President Vickie Godwin present.