DECEMBER After deciding to change things up this year and forego our traditional Holiday Luncheon, club members invited friends and family to the first annual Christmas Cheer, a cocktail party fundraiser. The evening party at Seatuck was a great success. Tabletop trees, decorated by garden club members, were auctioned to an appreciative group of guests,… Continue reading NEWS and EVENTS
Soon after returning from the GCA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, South Side President Tina Mattimore, GCA Reps Cindy Mullin and Mary Miller, along with Delegate Barbara Keller, attended the Zone III Meeting in Cooperstown, NY on May 16-18. Our club was well represented at the Flower Show, "What's Brewing...?", presented by the Lake and Valley Garden Club,… Continue reading MAY – ZONE III MEETING
The Garden Club of America held its Annual Meeting in San Francisco this year, and representing South Side were President Tina Mattimore, Club Delegate Jane Arbeiter, and Zone Reps. Cindy Mullin and Mary Miller. The event was hosted by the 18 member clubs of Zone XII, who did a spectacular job of organizing the… Continue reading APRIL – GCA 2018 ANNUAL MEETING
On Thursday, April 12, a number of our members went to Farmingdale State College to meet with Michael Veracka, Associate Professor of Urban Horticulture & Design. Professor Veracka supervises students in maintaining the Sustainable Garden, a half acre demonstration garden which he started in 2011. Although the gardens were still in their winter drabs, we could… Continue reading APRIL OUTING
The artwork of SSGC member Betsy Mayo was recognized in the Spring 2018 issue of the Garden Club of America's The Bulletin. The article "Artists of Zone III", by Christa Amato, North Suffolk GC can be found on page 28. Beautiful work, Betsy!
Monday night, March 26, club members and their husbands were delighted to be at the home of John and Becky Halleron for the annual Conservation Dinner. Club President Tina Mattimore and Zone III Chairman Chris Duncan presented the Garden Club of America's Club Appreciation Award to the indefatigable Cindy Mullin for her contributions to South Side… Continue reading MARCH – CONSERVATION DINNER
The day before Valentine's Day, a number of our club members got together at the Bay Shore Library to learn how to make crepe paper roses. Barbara Keller provided everyone with cut crepe paper petals and leaves, patterns, and stem wire, then demonstrated the techniques to make these beautiful flowers. The Hospitality Committee provided tea,… Continue reading FEBRUARY WORKSHOP
Our annual HOLIDAY LUNCHEON is this month, in just a couple of weeks. There has been much to do in preparation for the big event, and we are fortunate to have so many creative and industrious members to help put it together. This year's speaker, Master Floral Designer Ruth Loiseau, has created floral arrangements for… Continue reading SSGC HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
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