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On May 31st, Twig Morris ended her 2 year commitment as President of the Wellington Garden Club.  Kathy Siena is now   our club leader.


Dear Members,

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 Great Club!”

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. More awards???

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 students.

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”.


Twig






Wellington Garden Club members are on hiatus for the summer.

We will have our next meeting on Wednesday September 9th, 2015


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Meetings are held at  
Wellington Village Park

11700 Pierson Road
Wellington, FL 33414



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The 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. 



The Wellington Garden Club meets on the first Monday of each month at Village Park,
11700 Pierson Road, Wellington, FL  33414.  
We begin at 10:30 a.m. with a business meeting, followed by a light buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at 12:15p.m. and ends at 1:15 p.m. Our meetings are open to the public and we invite you to join us.
To reserve a spot, please contact our membership chair, Jim Wenham,  via email or call 315-882-2794.   CLICK for more information on membership. 

Feel free to browse our website.  The club enjoys many activities throughout the year.  Come back often to visit as this page changes often.
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