Annual June Luncheon Chair 2024: Bev Reitinger
Annual 2023 June Luncheon
Painting by Chris Vohden/ Graphic Design by Tracey Cameron/Photos by Jeannette Michelson (Click on gallery to enlarge)
The Garden Club of Long Beach Island held its Annual June Luncheon on Wednesday, June 7, at The Waterfront Restaurant in Forked River. The lovely event was chaired by Susanne Abbiati and Dianne Pleyn. Lovely centerpieces created by Irene Bausmith and Chris Vohden graced each table.
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. 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.
The program continued to recognize the Garden Club’s members whose talents have gone above and beyond during the 2022-2023
For more information about these exciting awards, please visit our Awards page at:
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.
Janice Stonaker accepting her Garden Club of NJ award for the 2022-2023 Yearbook. 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.
“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde
Photos by Jeannette Michelson (Click on photos to enlarge.)