A year ago I was just being installed as the President of the Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont. It’s been a busy year for our clubs and for me. Thank you for jumping in at my request to embrace my goals.
As you can see by our tri-fold board, almost all of our 17 clubs have embarked on planting pollinator gardens. If you’ve still not planted any for your club, please take advantage of the pollinator seed packets you’ll find in your folders. And when these start blooming and attracting bees and butterflies, take another picture of the garden and send it to the Million Pollinator Garden initiative. National Garden Club’s Programs such as this increase awareness of this issue across the nation.
A big thank you goes to the Bylaws Revision committee who worked diligently last year to rework our bylaws. These changes will allow for a smoother running board and easier member participation at our state meetings.
Our FGCV membership numbers 928 members. As is occurring all
over the country, membership is waning. There were some wonderful suggestions however, from members during our Spring District meetings on how different clubs are working on and successfully increasing their numbers. These small discussion groups were very beneficial to all who attended, and I will continue them next spring. Look under Members Only on the website for the minutes of these meetings.
Thank you for your support over the last year, and I look forward to my second year in office and reaching the goals I’ve set up. So
JUMP IN and join us! And, as NGC President Sandy Robinson said
at our national convention, “Wouldn’t it be great to be able to jump like a frog and eat what’s bugging you?” Thank you!
Susan Hinkel, FGCV President, 2015-2017
President: Susan Hinkel, email@example.com
1st Vice President:
2nd Vice President: Pat Kent, firstname.lastname@example.org
Recording Secretary: Sue Stoehr, email@example.com
Treasurer: Sally Ayrey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst. Treasurer: Esther Swett, email@example.com
Northern District Director: Kelly Wakefield, green.feet.gardening
Central District Director: Gay Gaston, moved and resigned
Southern District Director: Pat Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont, Inc. provides education, resources and statewide networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility.
* Nov. 12-13, Standard Flower Show "Inspirations" by Rutland
GC at Chaffee Art Center, Rutland