Thank you once again for giving me the opportunity to lead our great club. I am so proud of our club and its accomplishments.
Last year we hosted an “Art in Bloom” event for the first time and it was a great success. We also completed our promise to the library by constructing an outdoor reading area. The first project was just a year in the planning and the second had been planned over the last five years. Both were great hits not only with our club but with the public as well. Our third project, the Secret Garden Tour, was another success and contributed greatly to our treasury for our future projects.
Now we undertake the planning for the coming year. We have assembled a great group of people to lead and will need your support to make the projects and events a success in the coming year. There is a job for everyone and everyone’s support is needed to accomplish the things we have set out to do in our club and community. We are not just a meet and have lunch group. There is a way for everyone to help.
This year we will be hosting a membership tea for the first time in a number of years. We would like to have current members bring a friend in hopes of getting new members. We will also be hosting the District ll/lll annual meeting in September. This is a first for us since we have joined the Federation. Also, this year we will have a standard flower show in August. All members are encouraged to participate. We will have several meetings on flower design to assist you and also hope to have workshops throughout the year in order to encourage participation in the show.
We will also focus on beautifying the town. Last year we were the recipients of a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society award. We will continue our work to be deserving of this award. Our membership in the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (GCFP) enables us to offer education opportunities to our members in the area of gardening studies, landscape design, environmental studies, as well as flower show school. All our members are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.
Look forward to working with all of you in the coming year, and I encourage all of you to leap in and seize the opportunity to lead, learn and grow.
The Milford Garden Club is comprised of individuals who share a love of plants and gardening, civic beautification and conservation of resources. Community activates include planting and maintaining myriad planters and flower boxes throughout the village of Milford, maintenance of the Ethel Barckley Park, Remembrance Place and the Dimmick Cemetery, planting and maintaining the three triangles that serve as points of welcome along the various roads entering Milford Borough, and organizing of the annual Flower Show and Secret Garden Tour.
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at one o’clock at the Presbyterian Church on Broad Street (across from the diner) to share experiences, plan events, expand horticultural knowledge, and hear authoritative guest speakers. No meetings are scheduled for January or February.
The objectives and purposes of the club are: The study of horticulture and related subjects: the pursuit of projects contributing to the beautification of the Borough of Milford; the initiation and/or participation in other appropriate community or regional service projects and activities, including cooperating and joining with other organized groups engaged in the promotion of horticultural or beautification projects, conservation of natural resources, environmental protection and like objectives.