A semiannual periodical for Garden Study Club members
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
Warmest Greetings, Friends,
As we enjoy the gardening catalogs that flood our mailboxes, we eagerly await the warm
days of spring and the excitement of planning and planting our gardens.
We have enjoyed a wonderful fall in the GSC thanks to our working together with fun,
enthusiasm and participation to make for a great experience of growing in our gardening,
arranging, showing, conservation, and education – some of our main purposes of garden
club as we enjoy fellowship together. I am so very grateful for your support and active
I would like to welcome our newest member, Joan Montgomery. I know that she will be a
real asset to GSC as she enjoys the opportunities available for involvement in club
activities and nurturing and making lasting friendships.
How exciting to witness the number of entries in horticulture and artistic exhibits each
month. In November I counted at least eleven artistic entries – all blue ribbon winners!
Special thanks to our Program Committee, Teams and Exhibits, Helen Stanley for her
demonstrations and to our judges for helping us learn blue ribbon criteria for our entries.
We have so much to be excited about in the New Year. Our joint meeting with the
Martinsville Garden Club in January with the GCV President Kim Nash as guest speaker
will be fun and an opportunity to interact with our sister club. Upcoming programs
promise interesting information and enjoyment. An Orientation Meeting open of all
members, along with our special guests, our newest members since last spring, and their
mentors will be held at PAA in the classroom on Feb 8, 2011 from 10am-12noon. We
will be inviting the Executive Committee, along with all Chairs of Committees, to join in
helping us learn “about the GSC and the GCV but were afraid to ask.” Refreshments will
Other events that we have come to anticipate with excitement are: The GCV Daffodil
Show, Historic Garden Week, and our grand celebration at our spring social. More details
will follow in the Dandyline. I, along with our delegate, will be attending the GCV
Annual Meeting in May, hosted by Roanoke Valley Garden Club.
Please feel free to pass along to me or any of our Board Members your suggestions and
concerns to help make the GSC the very best experience possible for each of us!
As we have enjoyed the past and look forward to the New Year, we continue to
remember especially our members, their family members and others that we love who are
ill or have other deep concerns. May we each reach out to them in remembrance with our
notes of concern.
May you and yours enjoy every blessing and the peace of a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Myra Stegall, President
Garden Study Club Information
1. Lets remember that there are only four meetings remaining in the GSC year. Under
Article 11, Section 1a, Active members shall be required to attend at least four regular
meetings per year. If you are in doubt about your numbers, check with Corresponding
Secretary Lauren Prince (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2 Openings in Garden Study Club!
Let’s get our membership up to capacity and submit names to fill the vacancies in our
club! We have lots of activities and great programs this year and there are many ladies
out there just waiting to join in our fun and fellowship! We have one vacancy. Be sure to
contact Carol Deaton before submitting a name for membership email@example.com
GSC Meeting Dates (Please remember to make your reservation with the head
hostess whose name has a * next to it
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Meeting place: Chatmoss Country Club
Program: Joint meeting with MGC. Kim Nash, GCV President
Artistic Exhibit: “Nursing Home Blooms” Plant suitable for nursing home (Blue Ribbon
Hostesses: Lil Doyle* Martha Farrell Margee Gunter, Debbie Hall, Deborah Hite, Susan
Hodges, Virginia Hodnett, Barbara Holland, Linda Isley
Tuesday, February 15,2011
Meeting Place: Piedmont Arts Association
Program: “Deer Proofing Your Garden” Robert Meador, Meadorwoods Landscaping
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Meeting Place: Piedmont Arts Association
Program: Business Meeting
April - No Meeting
HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK April 20,2011
Tuesday May 17,2011
Meeting Place: Chatmoss Country Club
Program: “How to create a Fabulous Arrangement: - Matilda Bradshaw
Upcoming Dates for the Garden Club of Virginia
January 17 Legislative Day, Richmond (Register on line at www.gcvirginia.org)
February 26 Middleburg Horticultural Symposium,” The Glory of the Garden:
From the ground up” Sponsored by Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club
March 1 Deadline for nominations for the Common Wealth Award, the Bessie
Bocock Carter Conservation Award and the Horticulture Award of Merit
April 6-7 Daffodil Show, Sweet Briar College, Hosted by Hillside Garden Club
Leaves Team (Susan Critz, Chair, Martha Crawley Co-Chair)
April 16-23 Historic Garden Week
May 18-19 Horticulture Field Day, Middleburg Area.
June 22-23 Lily Show, Garden Club of Fairfax, Martha Medley, Linda Isley
For more information on each of these and other events visit www.gcvirginia.org.
Brenda Cohenour would like to invite members to contribute articles to the GVC Journal.
In the June issue the GCV published the guidelines for publication on page 22. Please
feel free to refer to the December issue through GCV site.
Late Breaking News!
We’d like to welcome back Geri Ridenhour to active status. She has made a remarkable
recovery and is looking forward to jumping back in to active participation in GSC.
Welcome back Geri!
Congratulations to Meredith and Will Vaughn on the birth of Baby Harris Burleson
Vaughn, born 12/22/10
Teams and Exhibits
Lang and Betty Lou would like to remind you participate in the Horticulture and Artistic
Exhibits. We have had a great participation so far; Keep up the good work. The exhibits
will be used as centerpieces for our meetings, so we will need plenty of them.
Debbie Lewis has reported that the Greens and Garlands was a huge success. The project
raised $1,083. Congratulations!
Please e-mail Gail Mitchell with GSC news and information for the Dandyline.