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Notes from our Co-Presidents

Summer is here and many of you are on the move!  Jensen Beach Garden Club is on the move, too!
Our first summer luncheon is Thursday, June 17 at Kyle G's. Attached is the beautiful invitation designed by our luncheon chairman, Mary DeCastro, which will give you more information.  Hope to see you next month!!
Your new Executive Board met on May 11 to plan for the coming year.  These are the actions that were taken:
1.  Adopted the in-person Board and Membership meeting schedule for 2021-22.  October 13 General Membership meeting will be at the Environmental Studies Center.  Look for your Yearbook this fall with information on all meetings and trips. 
2.  Adopted the 2021-22 budget.  Please see attached.  You will note that due to collecting no dues (except for new members) we will need to use savings to balance the budget.
3.  Voted to put before the membership a Bylaws housekeeping change that moves the date for collecting dues to the fall.  See attached.  You can use this as your ballot to vote YES or NO and return by email or at one of the summer luncheons.
4.  Welcomed 8 new members since the Annual Meeting in April!  Please see attached list.
5. Agreed to do a plant arrangement for the Hoke Library for National Garden Week - June 6-12.  Thanks to Georgia for creating a bromeliad planter to give to the library.
Don't forget to let Jan Rogan (kaylarogie@hotmail.com) know of any happy/sad correspondence she should send to club members.
Thank you for helping us rebuild the Garden Club after the virus and for your continuing interest in learning, gardening and friend-making!  Looking forward to seeing you again - in person!
Faye Flack and Georgia Fowler, Co-Presidents



May 2021

           Along with our April 21st General Meeting and luncheon at the JBCC restaurant, comes the close of a very different season for the Jensen Beach Garden Club. A huge thank you to our Past Co-Presidents, Stephanie Kurkjian and Ann Cloutier, for weathering us through this very difficult storm of a pandemic; one that we hope can be seen in our rearview mirrors. It was Stephanie’s unrelenting force that pushed us ahead in a year that was plagued with injury, illness and sadly the passing of loved ones. Stephanie stepped up and stepped in when her buddy and Co-President Ann Cloutier was forced to take a small step back because of the pandemic restrictions.

       Stephanie gathered the forces of her board members; 1st VP Sharon Pegurri, 2nd VP Johanna Lupo, Treasurer Linda Biagioni, Assistant Treasurer Dotty Brinkman, Parliamentarian Gail Rounds and our committee members; and kept them busy planning each forward move in unsure times. Together these people volunteered to pitch in and continued moving us onward via phone, email and Zoom meetings. Annie Ruffing and Dotty Tazzetta showed up to do and oversee biweekly gardening, sporting their masks and keeping count of fellow JBGC volunteers in our gardens at Hoke Library, Indian River Park, and the Log Cabin at Langford Park Senior Center. All those who volunteered are appreciated and thanked by a grateful and growing membership.

       And with our new season we welcome new Co-Presidents Faye Flack and Georgia Fowler. These women have been members of the garden club since first moving to the area. They are both very much involved in the betterment of the community. This year they are assisted some new and past board members; 1st Vice-President Sharon Pegurri, 2nd Vice-President Dina D'Angelico-Elms, Treasurer Linda Biagioni, Corresponding Secretary Jan Rogan, Recording Secretary/Asst. Treasurer Carol Felix. I have heard some of the great programs and trips planned are sure to bring a fun, social and educationally rewarding 2021-2022 JBGC season ahead. We wish them every success in their service to our club. Please consider joining a committee to ensure that success.

       Well, here is to a fun and environmentally stimulating 2021-2022 season. Wishing you all a healthy and happy spring!

If you think you might like to join us you can find an application here:

Application for Membership (Allow pop-ups and print to fill out)

For more info on what who we are see our About Us page

April 2021 Closing Meeting

Hello Fellow Garden Club Members

I hope you are enjoying this glorious weather we are having in south Florida. Perfect for gardening!

The last meeting of our 2020-2021 Garden Club season is scheduled for 11:00 on Wednesday, April 21st, and we are planning a luncheon at the Jensen Beach Golf Club (formerly Eagle Marsh Golf Club).  We will have the whole, large, dining room, and we are hoping you are ready to get out and socialize with your fellow Garden Club members.  The lunch menu includes a choice of entrees:  1) Pasta primavera with a side salad, cookie and coffee; or 2)  A garden salad with grilled chicken breast, cookie and coffee.  The cost for either entree is $16.50, which includes tax and tip.  Reservations and prepayment are required by April 15th for planning purposes.  Checks should be made payable to the Jensen Beach Garden Club, with your choice of entree noted on the memo line.  Please mail your payment to our Assistant Treasurer, Carol Felix, at 82 Aqua Ra Dr., Jensen Beach, FL  34957

Please arrive by 11:00 for socializing.  At 11:30, we will have a short business meeting, which will include the induction of our new officers, the annual President's Report, and information from our new Co-Presidents, Faye Flack and Georgia Fowler, on upcoming plans and ideas for our 2021-2022 season.  Lunch will be served at 12:00.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you on the 21st.  For everyone’s safety, masks will be required before and after eating. 

Love,

Stephanie Kurkjian,

Co-President