New Members Tea

The New Members Luncheon was held on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Calloway’s in West Creek.

Photos: Olga Perlman

Standing (l to r) Paula Brennan, Lisa Tyson, Jackie Marcoon, Laura Henrich, Joanne Orlandi, Kathie Thaw, Jane Niemeyer, Gail Buchanan, Becca Phillips, Irene Gazzillo and Kimberly Carroll.                                           Seated (l to r) Linda Kragie, Nancy Sternberger, Edye Dumhart, Kathleen Dowe, Mary Ann Persichetti and Patricia Caplicki. 

At the April New Members Luncheon, at Calloways Restaurant, President Michele Farias spoke for all the members of The Garden Club of LBI as she welcomed the new members into the club. “We look forward to you being a strong link in our amazing, successful chain. If it’s challenging you, testing you or pushing you, it’s helping you become more of who you are meant to be! You are now members of one of the largest and most active clubs on Long Beach Island.” This brings our total membership to 197 with 174 Active members and 23 Associate  members!

The traditional event provided the new members a wealth of information about the Garden Club of LBI. It enabled them to learn about the projects and many activities we are involved in so they could choose the committees that most suit their interests and talents.  They also had the opportunity to meet our officers and board members as well as other new members. A delightful menu of fried crab cake sandwiches, turkey clubs, cheeseburgers, chicken Caesar salads and delicious desserts were enjoyed by all!