MAY – ZONE III MEETING

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, …

APRIL OUTING

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 …

KUDOS

 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!    

FEBRUARY WORKSHOP

 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, …

GILDING THE GOURDS

A good number of our members took a drive out to the home of Barbara Keller in East Marion, where all were treated to a wonderful lunch after learning how to "gild the gourds".  Tina and Penny provided us with pumpkins and small gourds, paints and gold leaf  and demonstrated the technique of gilding.  Seeing …

AUTUMN CAUCUS

GCA held an Autumn Caucus for Zone III presidents and representatives at GCA Headquarters for two days in October. Zone Representatives held morning meetings with their corresponding Club Chairs to update them on the latest goals and work in their areas, and in the afternoons addressed Club Presidents. Those attending the first day were treated to …

SEPTEMBER

After the summer hiatus, we met for our September meeting at the West Islip Library.  Tina Mattimore and Mary Miller conducted a "Summer Leftovers" workshop, challenging members to cut what was left in our gardens to make an arrangement.  There was a wonderful assortment of greens, branches, flowers and berries for all to share.  It …