Annual June Luncheon

Annual June Luncheon Chair 2024:  Bev Reitinger

Annual 2023 June Luncheon

Painting by Chris Vohden/ Graphic Design by Tracey Cameron/Photo  by Jeannette Michelson (Click on gallery  to enlarge)

The Garden Club of Long Beach Island held its annual garden club luncheon on Wednesday, June 7, at The Waterfront Restaurant in Forked River. The lovely event was chaired by Susanne Abbiati. President Michele Farias thanked members for their continued support and welcomed the new members. Eileen Szperka, 2nd Vice President – Membership, led the Presentation of the Silver Gardeners.  The winners,  Barbara Russell and Peg Appelget were honored for their 25 years of service and recognized for their outstanding contributions to the mission of the organization. The Installation of Officers were introduced by Onalee Allieri Past President of the  Garden Club of NJ: Recording Secretary Marge Girardo, Treasurer Marion Lapchak and President Lois Perry. Honorary membership was presented to Cathy Sutton. Lovely  centerpieces  by Irene Bausmith and Chris Vohden graced  each table.

Narcissus Flower’s Ken Magligierre  (Tom’s River and Spring Lake)entertained with the “Art of Flowers.” These arrangements were then raffled off and two lucky members went home with a beautiful floral design. The well-attended event was successful and what a wonderful opportunity for the members to get together and celebrate their year!

Photos byJeannette Michelson  except where noted(Click on photos to enlarge.)

Table Talk

Photos by Jeannette Michelson (Click on photos to enlarge.)