Monday, June 4, 2012

District IV Club receives a surprise

photo submitted by David Healy

During District IV’s Presidents’ Luncheon on June 1, 2012 at Strathmore Hall, members of the Bethesda Community Garden Club were surprised to learn that the club received first place and a $300 check from National Garden Clubs, Inc., for Shirley Nicolai’s President’s Project Award.  The award was announced May 19, 2012 at the National Garden Club’s annual convention in Buffalo, NY.  The President’s Project is gardening in public spaces with an emphasis on edibles, container gardening and trees and shrubs.  The Bethesda Community Garden Club project was the installation of planters with seasonal plantings in the concrete area between the parking lot and entrance of the Bethesda Library on Arlington Road.

Pictured from the left:  Holly Joseph, President of Bethesda Community Garden Club, District IV Director Bette Lewis, Vickie Bailey, awards chairman for the Bethesda Community, Judith Graef, past president of Bethesda Community, and Anna Mae Kobbe, District IV awards chairman.
Submitted to NCA Blog by David Healy, NCA 1st Vice President

NGC Convention in Buffalo

Vickie Godwin, iphone
Another great NGC Convention!  So many from the NCA were able to travel to Buffalo, NY during the weekend on May 19th.   Can you believe it has only been a year since NCA hosted the 2011 Convention when Shirley Nicolai was installed as President of NGC and there was dancing in the street!
Attendees from the NCA shown with Vickie Godwin, President of NCA, are Poss Tapley, Dale DeFeo, Estelle Woodcock, Ellen Spencer, Anne Bucher, Libby Coffey, Jo Sellers, Babs McClendon, M'Ellen Alsen and Jeannette Vaughn.
There is always so many faces to see and so much to learn at these annual conventions.  Consider attending the 2013 National Garden Club Convention which will be in Seattle, Washington May 24-26, 2013.
Check out these additional National Garden Club photos posted on flickr.  There are some really great miniature designs!

Springtime! A Special Floral Event

Jeanne T. Nelson with Shirley Nicolai and Vickie Godwin
                                          photo from The Capital Gardener

The National Capital Area hosted a fabulous floral event in April!  Special presentor, Jeanne T. Nelson, CAR President, dazzeled with her floral designs using interesting containers and spectacular flowers.  Also present were NGC President Shirley Nicolai and NCA President Vickie Godwin.