Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952

June Garden Party

June 09, 2016 10:35 AM | Anonymous member

June Garden Party


CHGC members celebrated the end of yet another great year for our Club at the always beautiful U. S. National Arboretum in Washington, D. C.


Ed Peterman, CHGC VP introduced long-time member Gail Giuffrida as our new Club President, saying she was happy to take the post and looked forward to working with the executive committee and with all of our members to keep the club fun and exciting for the coming year. 


Donna Brauth, our outgoing Treasurer, was thanked for the incredible job she has done managing our finances, and was presented with a gift certificate for her efforts and dedication.  Board members and Committee Chairs were also recognized.


The Club also recognized members Jim and Sandy Shelar who are moving to Maryland.  Having been very active members, including a stint as President for Jim, we’ll miss having them in our neighborhood, but they plan to remain members, so we’ll look forward to seeing them at some of our meetings and events.


Leanna Fenske organized a rather fun ‘White Elephant Exchange’ with a surprising array of gardening-related items for our members to share and enjoy.


As Joyce Jones pointed out it “takes a village” to have a great garden club party like this, and our terrific party would not have been possible without the famous “Party People”  who set up the party: Joyce Jones, Lorraine Fishback, Sharon Ferguson, Leanna Fenske, Sandra Bruce and Sonia Conly.  She also offered thanks to Dan Bailes, Jim Fishback, Floyd Brown and Nick Brandes.  


But special thanks go to Donna Brandes who organized the party again this year, saying that these events "kind of remind me of Thanksgiving – all that work and preparation and all gone in a flash, but that flash from 5:30 to 8:30 was ever so much fun."




























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