It was November 2002 when I became a member of the Live oak Garden Club. I joined to make new friends since I had recently moved to Suwannee County. Never did I think I would one day be President of this wonderful organization. I take this responsibility very serious and together we will have a successful two years.
With this in mind I am choosing the theme of "Growing Together". There is much more than a good lunch and programs each month and it requires everyone's help. My priority project is the improvement of the Friendship Garden as well as our building and grounds up keep. We can make this job easier if the grounds are divided up. So will you step up, get a partner and "adopt a plat". I am going to see if I can get some youth to help also. Let's set a good example in our community.
Our ongoing projects will continue, Seek, Camp Wekiva, scholarships, workshops, and "Spotlight on Design".
In keeping with the theme, invite your friends and neighbors to become members. If you are excited about the Garden Club, they will join. This will benefit the club and we will all make a new friend.
Branch out beyond your local club, go to district and state meeting. You will gain from hearing what other clubs are doing. This Spring we will be hosting the district meeting. It is a lot of work but working together it will be much easier.
I do not do E-Mails but you can reach me at home, leave a message or call my cell phone. When I retired I also gave up the computer. All the board members are there for you and welcome your input. We will do our best to keep you informed.
Shirley Reaves, President