Annual June Luncheon

Annual June Luncheon Chair 2022: Susanne Abbiati

Annual 2022 June Luncheon

Painting by Irene Bausmith/ Graphic Design by Tracey Cameron

The Garden Club of Long Beach Island held its annual garden club luncheon on Wednesday, June 8, 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. JoAnne McKee, 2nd Vice President – Membership, led the Presentation of the Silver Gardeners.  The winners, Betty Frey, Judith Johnson, Joyce Panzone and Andrea Rudner, 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 Andrea Rudner, Former District 8 Director, Garden Club of NJ: 1st Vice President, Diane Pleyn; 2nd Vice President, Eileen Szperka; Assistant Treasurer, Theresa Petersen and Corresponding Secretary, JoAnne McKee. Congratulations to all!

Celebrity gardener Kent Russell educated and entertained the members with eye-catching ideas and inspirations. He served up his “Candy in the Garden” presentation with verve and humor. Kent was “The Garden Guru” on PBS and is listed as a preferred speaker by the Garden Club of America.

The well-attended event was successful and what a wonderful opportunity for the members to get together and celebrate their year!

Photos : Jeannette Michelson

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