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.)
Blue ribbon National Garden Club winners for 2022 Standard Flower Show Julie Eller (l) and Cindy McGrath (r) with Michele Farias.
Dorian Madreperla accepting her JN Garden Club award for Educational entry in 2022 Standard Flower show. Photo Joyce Lubach.
Onalee Allieri, Past President of the Garden Club of NJ (l) installs Lois Perry as new President of the Garden Club of LBI.
Photos by Jeannette Michelson (Click on photos to enlarge.)