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.
As an avid gardener and nature lover, moving into my new role as President of the Village Garden Club of Dennis is a distinct honor. I am in awe as I look back at all our club has accomplished over the past few years. The highly successful “Gardens and More Tour”, the Plant Sale, fundraising for Scholarships, and the eye‐catching Village of Dennis gardens maintained by our Civic Beautification Committee are just a few. Numerous other in‐ formative and stimulating activities, programs, flower shows, and design workshops created by our talented members enrich our club and contribute to our on‐going success. Our team efforts are the proof. My first
year of the presidency will be a learning experience as
I navigate our organization through the next two years. Our club consists of a diverse sisterhood with a common interest and focus that pulls us together striving to reach our goals and plant the seeds for our next generation of gardeners.
I accept the challenge and I’m eager to start. Founded in 1972 and federated in 1973, we are rapidly ap‐ proaching our 50th anniversary. Think of all those that came before us and provided energies and good works to make this organization a recognized and respected entity, not only in Dennis but throughout Cape Cod, the Southeast District and beyond.
As we plan for our anniversary celebrations, start thinking about how you would like your club to celebrate and create its future legacy. I encourage you all to share your talents to grow this organization as we continue to live up to our reputation of “setting a new precedent for other clubs to follow”. Invite a friend to our monthly meetings. Provide feedback about our meetings or activities and efforts. Be ready to offer solutions for improvements. This is your club and it is my responsibility to listen to your suggestions, concerns, and ideas and to take actions from this feedback in my leadership role. And lastly, thank you for this opportunity to serve you as members of the Village Garden Club of Dennis. Let us learn together, enjoy each other, and let’s have fun sharing with the world our interest and job of gardening.
Sincerely, Donna Garrabrant