This has been a surprisingly busy summer for Membership. We have added two new members to our new Emeriti Category: Sally Harvey and Sissy Gibson. Sally and husband Bill have moved to Carlsbad, CA to be closer to family. Sally has always been passionate about landscaping with xeric plants. We hope she enjoys learning the native plants in her new state.
Sissy has served as a GCA horticulture judge and also a Federated Garden Club horticulture and flower arranging judge. She’s staying put in Denver, so hopefully we’ll be able to call on her expertise from time to time.
Our Emeriti Members now include Muffie Dahlberg, King Dobbins, Sissy Gibson, Mel Grant, Sally Harvey, Lainie Jackson, Tinka Kurtz, Susie Sheridan and Joanne Sinclaire.
The Membership Committee is also pleased to share that we anticipate having several openings for new members in 2023. We encourage you to begin thinking about people who would be enthusiastic, engaged and contributing additions to the Garden Club of Denver. As noted in our new strategic plan, we are also committed to becoming a more inclusive group and we encourage you to think broadly about potential candidates. It is important that those being proposed for membership have some familiarity with GCD and have gotten to know several current members. To that end, we are expanding the number of open meetings we will have this year and encourage you to bring those you might propose to at least one of these events. Both the October and November meetings will be open meetings. The October meeting will be coffee at Chief Hosa Lodge and Bill Wenk will be speaking about sustainable design. The November meeting is lunch at the DCC and Hannah Van Ark will be speaking about plant-based eating. Members who bring a guest will be asked to pay for their guest’s lunch. As always, workshops are also open to guests and are a great way for candidates to get to know members. We will share additional information about the nomination process later in the year. For now, please just help us get to know your candidates. If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy Slothower or Debbie Davis.