Happy Anniversary Garden Club of Stuart (GCS)! Back in 1917, a group of dirt-loving and community-oriented women were accepted into the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC). This important step rooted our local group by providing structure, stability and support; and continues to be a resource for ideas, programs and information. Over the last 80 years, the achievements and contributions of our members have benefited our entire community, from youth to veterans. It is an honor for me to follow in the steps of previous GCS Presidents.
Over the next few years our organization needs to look closely at our priorities and goals. We need to use the changes and challenges we face for the transformation of the GCS into the community-oriented organization we strive to be. The time and dedication of our members is the key to making this happen.
By popular demand, GSC meetings are changing to meet your preferences! We will start with a social and coffee at 9:30 and open our meeting at 10:15. There will be time to buy your tickets for the opportunity baskets at times during the meetings, with the winners posted at the conclusion. We will adapt this new format as needs arise.
In 2017-18 exiting programs and trips are planned as listed in the Yearbook. A new four-part Horticulture Course will be offered to plant lovers. Floral Design Class is ready to take on budding artists. The 80th Anniversary Committee is busy planning an exciting Annual Luncheon. The popular Secret Gardens Tour is planned for 2019. New fund raising ideas are being considered for 2018!
LIVE GREEN is the slogan that I choose to signify an environmentally conscious and responsible life. The 3 R's are back! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Our success and impact is the sole result of our amazing members and participants. Don't let your contribution be missed!
Sandy Decker, President
Our Mission Statement
The Garden Club of Stuart, Inc., is a nonprofit organization for the purpose of engaging in activities which are charitable, educational and scientific and to further the education of members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, floral design, botany, land- scape design, conservation of natural resources, civic beautification, public sanitation and nature studies.