The Garden Club of Jacksonville hosted our Annual Meeting on May 19. Members of the Board of Trustees, Circle members, and Friends members joined to approve the new Board, hear a report from the treasurer, and learn about progress on the work to build a resilient campus landscape for the next 100 years of the Garden Club.
Board President Tiffany Davis began the program with a warm welcome and a moment to honor Garden Club members who have passed in the past year. Treasurer Jennifer Newman presented a financial report, outlining a summary of this year’s income and expenses. Awards Chair LaVonne O’Shields presented this year’s awards. Winners were presented with commemorative plaques and certificates.
This year’s award winners were:
Mary Noble McQuerry Award: Garden Divas Circle
Mentor of the Year: Connie Long of the Garden Divas Circle
Community Action Award: Garden Divas Circle
Red Geranium Award of Recognition: Ann Scheu of the Ortega Forest Garden Circle
President’s Membership Award: Ortega Forest Garden Circle
Garden Therapy Award: Heather Garden Circle
First Vice President Ann Sauer outlined the past year’s programs, thanked each program chair for their work, and welcomed in the new Vice President of Programs Lynda Erwin. Executive Director Denise M. Reagan outlined the Garden Club’s upcoming programs, outreach initiatives, and this year’s membership numbers. She also discussed the landscape project’s contractor, ML+H, and upcoming updates.
You can watch the full 2022 Annual Meeting below.
2022- 2023 Board of Trustees
Tiffany Davis, President Bonnie Pope, First Vice President Debbie Byrd, Second Vice President Lynda Erwin, Vice President of Programs Jennifer Newman, Treasurer Currently Vacant, Recording Secretary Julie Howard, Corresponding Secretary
Board of Trustees
Martha Collins Davis