President's Welcome Message for 2017 - 2018
You will find our group very diverse and multi-generational. Our monthly meetings are held at the L.P. Wilson Center cafeteria (599 Matianuck Avenue), on the second Monday of the month unless otherwise noted. Social time begins at 6:30 PM with our guest speaker beginning their respective talk at 7:00 PM. The business portion of our meeting follows the guest speaker. We have speakers and special programs in the months of September, October, November, March and April. In the months of June, July and August one of our members hosts the meeting at their respective home. We welcome you to attend one of our meetings to learn more about the Club and to meet our members. Hopefully, this visit will entice you to become a participating member of the Club.
Club members serve on specific committees such as the following: 1) scholarship committee, 2) civic endeavor committee, 3) town beautification committee, 4) garden mart committee, 5) garden tour committee, and 6) the Strong House Herb Garden committee. The garden mart (plant sale) and the garden tour are the Club’s primary fund raising events.
Some of our recent town beautification projects have been the Broad Street Post Office, CRIS Radio, Praise, Power and Prayer Christian School, and the most recent, which was a make over of the landscaping at the Wilson library location.
In December we decorate holiday wreaths to distribute to town offices, facilities and nursing homes. In February we have our soup talk meeting, gathering for homemade soups, breads and garden talk, which includes new ideas, some new tools and socializing.
We also conduct field trips during the year. In the past, members have visited the Florence Griswold Museum in Lyme, as well as Elizabeth Park in Hartford. We heartily welcome you to join us, whether you are a novice or a seasoned gardener.
"In his garden every man may be his own artist without apology or explanation. Here is one spot where each can experience the romance of possibility." (Louise Beebe Wilder)