What a fantastic day and what beautiful pictures Mary Cottrell is sharing with us all of the NCAGC (National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc.) 60th Birthday Celebration which was held on Tuesday, September 28, 2011 at Plymouth Haven Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. So many Past NCA Presidents (shown in two pictures below) were able to attend and shared a two-minute summary of their Presidency's. Current NGC (National Garden Clubs, Inc.) President Shirley Nicolai (shown on right with Vickie Godwin) was a dual speaker as she was also President of NCA from 1997-1999!!! A special honor was hearing Evaleen Barmby share from the time when she was District Director of Virginia, yes a time when their were only three Districts!
The current Director of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA), Colien Hefferan (below on left), was present and shared some funny stories of the relationship between NCA and the Arboretum over the years. Thank goodness the Arbor House gift shop is allowed to sell more than just film and slides now! Check out all the great items the next time you visit the USNA!
David Healy (right), recently installed 1st Vice-President had a very clever presentation on getting out to publicize our clubs and welcoming new members!
As the Birthday Party was also our September meeting many items of business was conducted including announcing that Libby Coffy is the NCA Winner for the CAR (Central Atlantic Region) Perrenial Bloom Award. The award was presented by Lin Stauffer, the District II Awards Chairperson.
A historical display for the last 10 years is in the process of being assembled! Check out the NCA website for the presentation! On the right is our earliest Past President represented (Helen Reed 1983-1985) with our current President Vickie Godwin!
Special thanks to District 1 for providing the coursages for the days events and District II for providing all the great food and hostessing the party!!!!