Member Meetings

May 2022 Meeting

Photos: Jeannette Michelson

The May 12, 2022 meeting was attended by 108 members.Todd Pover, Senior Wildlife Biologist for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ spoke about piping plovers, an endangered Shorebird that nests on our local beaches with Concentrations  in Holgate and Barnegat Light. A wrap-up of our very successful Standard Flower Show on May 5th was presented by flower show chairs Julie Eller and Cindy McGrath.

 April  2022 Meeting  Welcome Spring!

John Kelly, General Manager at Reynold’s Landscaping & Garden Center, Manahawkin, spoke at our April meeting. The informative presentation discussed “Preparing Your Landscape For Spring”. John spoke about when to cleanup your garden in early spring, various fertilizers and when to apply them. The lecture also referenced how to amend soil and when to prune different types of shrubs and trees. Many of our members were encouraged to ask questions. Four lucky members won beautiful spring flowers from Reynolds Floral Market.  It was a very educational meeting on a beautiful April day!

Photos: Tracey Cameron,Joyce Lubach and JoAnne McKee

 March 2022 Meeting

The March 2022 meeting was attended by over 70 members and guests with Hospitality chair Marge Girardo and her committee presenting a “St. Patrick’s Day” influenced tea service. The beautiful table arrangements were made by Betty Frey and Diane Pleyn. The guest speaker was Carol English from the Garden Club of Cranford. She is a chairman for both the Student Schedule Corrections and Photography for the National Garden Club. She presented  program on”What Judges Look for in a Flower Show.” To help members hone their floral design creativity prior to the flower show, Cathy Sutton will lead a Floral Design Workshop at the Manahawkin Community Center (Bay Avenue) on April 1, 2002 at 11 AM. A sign up sheet was passed around at the meeting. For more information contact Cathy Sutton. Once again, members donated a generous amount of goods to the local food bank. Remember , click on any photo to enlarge.

Photos: Jeannette Michelson

 February 2022 Meeting

More than 75 members and guests attended the February 10, 2022 meeting. Full tea service was set under the guidance of Hospitality Chair Marge Girado. Exquisite floral   arrangements for the tables  were provided by Nancy Kunz. The focus of the meeting was on the upcoming Flower Show that will  take place  May 5, 2022. Flower Show chairs, Julie Eller and Cindy McGrath, lead a hands-on demonstration on how to create a mini-arrangement in a mug or small container. Members are encouraged to create these to be put on sale at the May Flower Show.

Photos: Jeannette Michelson