On May 31st, Twig Morris ended her 2 year commitment as President of the Wellington Garden Club. Kathy Siena is now our club leader.
As I look back on the outstanding achievements of this club
during the past two years, the first words that pop into my mind are: WOW!
Wellington Garden Club is amazing and the members are the best! I can’t begin
to thank you enough for all your hard work, support and encouragement since I
took office in 2013. Anything that was accomplished during my term as president
was all due to you, the incredible members of WGC – that stands for “What a
When my term began, I chose “Keep on Growing” as my theme.
And grow we did. Our membership increased from 144 in September 2013 to 182
today, which enabled us to win an award from FFGC for the greatest increase in
the number of members for the past two years.
Youth activities grew. We added a new Junior Garden Club at
Equestrian Trails Elementary and another with Girl Scout Troop 22222, for a
total of eight junior and youth clubs. The number of members involved with
youth increased to over 30 people who actively participated during the school year.
Youth contest participation grew to a record 196 entries and the contest
participants gained many FFGC and Deep South Region (DSR) awards for poetry,
sculpture, essays, and posters. Top winners are being judged by National Garden
Clubs (NGC) and winners will be announced at the NGC Convention in mid-May.
We expanded our community outreach when club members
partnered with the Village of Wellington, local Girl and Boy Scout troops, and
Palm Beach Central High School students to plant 1,000 slash pines and 200
mahogany seedlings at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Environmental Refuge in
Wellington. This collaboration gained recognition for our club when we received
awards from both Deep South and FFGC.
Our scholarship program was extended to include a college
scholarship for a high school student, and we have chosen another student for
this year’s scholarship. A new Legacy Scholarship program was established and
two high school students were chosen to receive annual funding for a gardening
project. In addition, we sponsored and provided scholarships for a record
number of youth last summer with ten camperships to FFGC Wekiva Youth Camp and
nine scholarships for the FFGC SEEK Environmental Conference for high school
Our meeting speakers, Around ‘n’ Abouts, educational
programs and social events all got bigger and better each year, thanks to the
committee chairs who worked so hard to make all these activities a big success.
Last, but certainly not least, I am sincerely grateful to the Executive
Committee for their outstanding work in guiding me and this club to “Keep on Growing”.
Wellington Garden Club members are on hiatus for the summer.
We will have our next meeting on Wednesday September 9th, 2015
Meetings are held at
Wellington Village Park
11700 Pierson Road
Wellington, FL 33414
Wellington Garden Club, located
in Wellington, Florida, has been
an active part of the local
community and the Florida
Federation of Garden Clubs
(FFGC) since 1982.
Club meets on
the first Monday of
each month at
11700 Pierson Road,
begin at 10:30
a.m. with a
followed by a light
buffet lunch at 11:30
The program starts
and ends at 1:15
meetings are open to
the public and we
invite you to join
us. To reserve a spot,
please contact our
membership chair, Jim Wenham,
for more information
Feel free to
browse our website.
The club enjoys many
activities throughout the
year. Come back
often to visit as this page