PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - Winter 2023
Elise Kendall is stepping down after three years as president of the Grantham Garden Club. The years 2020, 2021, and 2022 were the most difficult in the club’s 24-year history. Elise not only kept the club vibrant, but helped grow the membership by 50%. I was in the lucky position to be on the board under Elise’s leadership and have learned from the best.
What I love about our club are the many fantastic people who volunteer their time and talent to support the activities that the team leads dream up. In 2022 the GGC participated in Grantham’s Old Town Day, Town-Wide Yard Sale, Garden Tea Party, Music in the Meadows, Grantham Village School Star Garden clean up, and Breakfast with Santa. This year’s annual Grantham Town-Wide Clean Up Day will be conducted on Saturday, May 6th—just in time to spiff up the town when the 380 daffodils that were purchased and planted by the GGC Garden Angels in October start popping up.
The club will resume in-person, second-Friday-of-the-month meetings at town hall, but with a twist. The meetings will be hybrid, so people will have the option to attend at the town hall or via Zoom. The program team is hard at work arranging terrific programs for our members and guests. There will be field trips and fundraising events, including opportunities to buy plants. The civic gardens will continue to add color to the town. Scholarships and grants will be offered. The list goes on….. One great way to keep abreast of all that is happening is to visit our every changing web site at granthamgardenclub.org.
I am proud of you and all the wonderful folks who make up our club and am honored to serve as president.