President's Message

With the song of the birds for pardon

And the joy of the flowers for mirth

One is nearer God's heart in a garden

Than anywhere else on earth.


It is hard for me to believe the first year of my President’s position has ended, and year two is beginning! As a club we’ve accomplished so much it is astounding when you think about it! We hung together through Covid with the assistance of our Technology Team, who enabled ZOOM, where we were able to conduct the business of the club, and collaboratively viewed presentations by our Program Committee. The cooperation of our committees made this all possible as the workings of our club kept humming along and moving forward. Now onto year two as we work together planning our 50th Anniversary Celebration as a club. All the groundwork for the celebration will be planned in 2021-22. Just think of how far this organization has come from its very beginning in 1972. Currently a group of VGCD members are working diligently on digging through year books, meeting minutes, newspaper articles, and pictures to put together highlights of our club and plan activities. This is an exciting time for our organization, and I encourage you all to get involved, make suggestions, help drive ideas and share your thoughts on how we should celebrate, function, publicize, and conduct our club. Because, after all, every one of you are the CLUB! Let us learn together, enjoy each other, and let’s have fun sharing with the world our interest and joy of gardening.

Sincerely, Donna Garrabrant – President 2021-22

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