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Lynda Schermerhorn, President 2019-2021
Sharing the Joy of Nature with Others
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your president for the next two years. In 1995 I attended several of the Spalding Garden Club meetings, indecisive and skeptical about joining a garden club. I love nature but my efforts at actual gardening are only occasionally rewarded and I often forget to water my indoor plants. My decision to join Spalding Garden Club, was one of my best decisions. This club welcomes every level of gardening effort, cares about and supports every member, and works hard to make a difference in the community. In 2003 my husband and I retired and we left Atlanta, only to return in 2015 to be with rapidly arriving grandchildren. My first outreach was to Spalding Garden club, where again I found support, energy, and women who care about each other and about nature. I was home once more.
The next two years will be exciting, with several recent new members and with a major fundraiser in the fall of 2019. This hardworking club, full of talented women, has successfully held many fundraisers, all of which have given us the resources to give back to the community through gardening. One such benefit to the community was the construction of our Butterfly Garden almost 30 years ago, and now this year it will undergo a major renovation. We’re also looking forward to expanding our gardening program for the children at Mary Hall Freedom House. During the next two years I would like to explore additional opportunities for reaching out to the disadvantaged through gardening. There are many out there who would enjoy planting a flower.
Your new officers are highly capable, engaged, and have already begun their work. I look forward to working with Janet Kalahar as First Vice President Programs, Peggy Marshall as Second Vice President Membership, Barbara Groves as Recording Secretary, Cathy Kapsimalis as Corresponding Secretary, Nancy Cunningham, who returns as Treasurer, and Susie Mackin as Parliamentarian. The club is in good hands with them.
Photo by Bryan Johnson
Spalding Garden Club Presents
October 23, 2019
The go-to floral designer and event planner for occasions around Birmingham and the Southeast, Sybil built her business on Southern sass tempered by graciousness, local blossoms, sometimes from her own garden, and a global sense of what’s hot in the world of international floral design. A luncheon and floral demonstration will be followed by a signing of her newly published book, Fresh. Please join us!
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Spalding Garden Club
Creates Xeriscape garden
Spalding Garden Club took the proceeds of our Candlelight Christmas Tour in 2015 and created a beautiful enhancement to the community post office by planting a xeriscape garden and improving a much needed area of our city.
Spalding Garden Club is a member of Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs, The Dogwood District of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the Deep South Region, and National Garden Clubs, Inc.