NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB
PR CONTACT: Patricia Dygulski NavesinkGrdnClub@aol.com
NEW LEADERS AT THE NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB
June 2015- – The Navesink Garden Club will install the new slate of officers at their Annual Meeting on June 16, 2015. The two year term for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary will be installed on that day by Susan O’Donnell the incoming president of The Garden Club of New Jersey.
Marina Kerber will be President; Pam Marhan will be Vice-President; Bernadette Kelly will be Treasurer; Joanne Mallon will be Recording Secretary; Judy Alberse will be Corresonding Secretary and the Directors will be Irene Saputo and Gotti Kelley.
Leif Pettersen, the recipient of the $1,000 Navesink Garden Club/Mary Cain Scholarship Award has been invited to the meeting. Leif is an Environmental Science major at Brookdale Community College who lives in Monmouth County and plans to become a state or county Park Manager.
Irene Saputo (president of the Navesink Garden Club) and Jo McKeon-Hutton, (Awards Chairperson of NGC) attended the Brookdale Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, which was held at Brookdale on March 25, 2015. It was there that they had the opportunity to meet Leif.
The Navesink GC has awarded scholarships for many years to students of horticulture/agriculture and is able to do so thanks to the generosity of many members and the fund raising activities of the club. In 2009 the family of Mary Cain donated funds toward a scholarship which we then named “The Mary Cain Scholarship Award”. Mary was a member of our club from 1977 to 2008. She was a Gardening Consultant, Central Atlantic Region Garden Therapy Chairman and Garden Club of New Jersey Director at Large. She loved gardening and the club throughout her life.
The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club. You can come meet everyone and learn what other interesting projects the club will be doing. Come to one or more of our monthly meetings. The meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at The Atrium located at 40 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, NJ in September, October, November, January, March, April and May from 11:00am till 2:00pm.
The Navesink GC is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Members come from Colts Neck, Marlboro, Holmdel, Middletown, Fair Haven, Red Bank, Little Silver, Leonardo, Manalapan, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Eatontown, Brick, Tinton Falls, Brielle, Elberon, Hazlet, Long Branch, Neptune, Lincroft, Rumson, Navesink and Shrewsbury in New Jersey, and New York City, New York. For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and programs, contact the Membership Chair, Judy Alberse, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for the Navesink Garden Club at http://www.navesinkgardenclub.org