The calendar year say's it's June and the beginning of Summer. This year's unpredictable Ohio Winter weather and late arrival of Spring deflated the enthusiasm for an early start in our gardens. I wonder why gardening is so important to us when the aching muscles appear and disappointments surface during the height of this growing season? I guess we can deal with our disappointments and know that we have a second chance. I have come to accept this season's ups and downs in a year of gardening, which came in patches of weeds or contrary members.
All together we become a more vital and stronger club in our community. The effort and practical participation of our members will have a definite impact on our community in the future. The committee who chaired the Bicentennial Tea, enjoyed many compliments as how special and festive that Sunday afternoon was at the historical Avon Isle. It was also nice to tell interested guests that all the available tickets were sold. As an active community organization, we can all accept compliments for participating and being financially able to support this memorable Bicentennial event. Thanks to all our members who participated so far in all our club's undertakings. Do to Donna's organizational skills and green thumb, the plant sale was again profitable. Our club's direct participation in the Heritage Park, Bridge Boxes and the Miller Nature Center are ongoing. Thanks to all who take their club commitment's seriously, it helps to keep up our club's city wide reputation.
News organizations have become aware that there is an active Avon Garden Club. Articles have been written about our history, expectations of our members, the future of garden clubs, how we are funded and future club projects for the benefit of our community. The first newspaper article about our beautification project appeared in the Sun Herald. This being a Bicentennial project should not keep us from thinking about a more permanent beautification project on the local scene. As you drive around the city, think of places which could use a sprucing up. The blueberry picking date will be our Summer get-together. Some field trips can be arranged if there is enough interest within our membership.
Thanks to Margie for wanting to host our annual Summer party and plant exchange. We look forward to visiting her garden and celebrate accomplishments with our friends and prospective new members. Sorry that this Spring newsletter did not get published as planned, due to my delay. This year has been challenging and I am trying to get caught up with projects and prior commitments.
See all of you at the party and wishing you an enjoyable and green Summer.
The purpose of the Avon Garden Club is to promote knowledge of and enthusiasm for gardening. Also to acknowledge our responsibility for stewardship of the earth and all it's natural resources. Further, we will contribute to the beautification of our community. We will encourage an atmosphere of friendliness and kinship with all gardeners.
Officers & Committee Chairs
President – Else Rolland
1st Vice President – (Programs) Gerri Davis
2nd Vice President - ( Ways & Means) Nancy Klingshirn & Deb Morris
Secretary – Dolores Kopacz
Treasurer – Cynthia Murnyack-Czarnecki
Standing Committee Chairs
Calling Committee – Jan Kapur
Community Project – Donna Graczyk
Gift and Donations –
Historian – Pat Welsh
Horticulture – Tess Wearsch
Hostess Coordinator; Bicentennial Tea – Cynthia Murnyack-Czarnecki
Newsletter – Carolyn Young
Publicity – Carolyn Young
Sunshine – Joyce Shramo
Landmarks Commission - Lois Shinko
Miller Nature Preserve Garden - Deb Morris
Miller Nature Preserve Brick Walkway - Nancy Klingshirn and Deb Morris
Avon Oaks Nursing Home Activities Coordinator - JoAnne Easterday
The Newsletter of the Avon Garden Club is a quarterly publication.
Carolyn Young, Editor