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Due to Covid restrictions, the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania’s (GCFP) District X Annual Meeting was held outdoors on September 8, 2021, at the Lions Club Community Park Jaycee Pavilion, in Waynesburg.  Nine clubs were represented with 68 members attending.

 

 

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(Pictured L-R): District X Garden Club Presidents: Mike Sarraino, Garden Club of Munhall; Deborah Davis, Martha Washington GC; Suzanne McMonagle, Treasurer of Greene Gardeners of Uniontown; Louise Humphreys, Pleasant Hills GC; Leeanna Ryba, First Vice President of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania; Dianne Nicholson, Town & Country GC; Betty Amato, Giant Oaks GC; Roxanne Hess, Valley GC; Wanda Sherry, Great Meadows GC.

A delicious lunch was provided by Back Bay Catering after which Haddie Weber, Program Chair, introduced Martha Alexander who is a member of the Great Meadows Garden Club, a Master Gardener, and a former biology teacher.  She shared with us a program titled “The Mysteries of Hydrangeas”.

District X Director, Kay Bair, recognized District X Board Members, State Board Members, and National Board Members in attendance.  Members stood to welcome GCFP First Vice –President, Leeanna Ryba.  Reports were presented by 9 garden clubs and after each presentation, Roxanne Huss, gave the following clubs their Daffodil, Laurel, and Tulip awards:

Garden Club of Munhall: Daffodils – 3, Laurels – 6, and Tulips – 8

  • Giant Oaks Garden Club: Daffodils 2, Laurels – 4, and Tulips – 2
  • Great Meadows Garden Club: Laurels – 3
  • Martha Washington Garden Club:  Daffodils -3, Laurels – 20, Tulips – 3
  • Pleasant Hills Garden Club:  Daffodils – 3, Tulips – 10
  • Town and Country Garden Club:  Laurels – 6, Tulips – 1
  • Uniontown Garden Club:  Daffodils – 1, Laurels – 7, Tulips - 3
  • Valley Garden Club: Daffodils – 1, Laurels – 1, Tulips – 2

In addition, these prestigious awards for individuals were presented:

Butterfly Award – Christine Lentz of Great Meadows Garden Club

Perennial Bloom Award – Patty Feden of Pleasant Hills Garden Club

Exceptional Horticulturist Award – Ralph Nicholson of Town and Country Garden Club

Attendance Award of $25 - Town and Country Garden Club with 11 members present out of their 18 members.

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