The New Member’s Luncheon was held on Friday, April 7, 2022 at Calloway’s Restaurant, West Creek.
The New Member’s Luncheon was held at Calloway’s Restaurant on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Our last New Member’s Orientation was May, 2019 and 46 new members have joined since then! Members were formally welcomed to our organization after a long absence due to the pandemic. The luncheon provided new members with information about activities and events the Garden Club of LBI holds throughout the year. Members are not only the lifeline of our organization but they are the “heart and soul” of the Garden Club of Long Beach Island.
Photos: Jeannette Michelson
Garden Club President Michele Farias and her Essential Advice for Gardeners for new members. Grow “peas” of mind, “lettuce” be thankful, “squash” selfishness, “turnip” to help thy neighbor and always make “thyme” for loved ones.
(l to r) Bonnie Brodman, New members Kathy Steppacher, Judy Lipman, Leslie Karvan and Mary DeRogatis.
Not -so-new- committee chair-members (standing l to r) Cindy McGrath and Marge Girardo. (seated l to r) Gillian Rozicer, Mary Wilding and Julie Eller.
Standing (l to r) Bette Della Torre, Bev Reitinger, and new members Olga Perlman. Seated (l to r) Kathy Miganelli, Denise Autio and not-so-new-member Eileen Szperka.
(l to r) Committee chairs and Board Members Kathy Sutton, Carola Stracensky, Diane Macrides, Michel Farias, JoAnne McKee and Bonnie Korbeil.
(l to r) New Members Carol Thim and Penny Clark. Long-time-member Betty Frey. New members Janice Stonaker and Valerie Fries.