A Message From Out-going President, Nicki Schwab I have so enjoyed representing the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, and I canncers
Dear Officers, Directors, Board Members, Presidents, and Club Members,
I have so enjoyed representing the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, and I cannot believe that the past two years of enriched activity have slipped by so quickly. Thank you to the Officers, Directors, Board Members, Presidents, and Club Members for your commitment to our outstanding organization!
Our 88th Annual Meeting and installation of new officers was at the Turf Valley Conference Center, Ellicott City, on March 28th. Our Central Atlantic Director Anne Bucher and keynote speaker Collin O’Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Foundation, were special guests of honor. Recognition to outstanding members and projects was acknowledged, and an UMCES graduate student was presented with an $8000 scholarship! I thank you for your support and generous donations to my President’s Project, “Scholarship for the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow.”
It has been a pleasure for me to share our passion for volunteerism with you during this administration. You have inspired me with your dedication, kindness, and friendship. You have my gratitude for all you do to enrich our lives and our communities! Thank you for the honor of getting to know you!
Former FGCMD President
Welcome, President Diana Bonner!
Outgoing president - Nicki Schwab - pins new president - Diana Bonner - at the 2017 Annual Meeting.resident - Diana Bonner - at the 2016 Annual Meeting!
Already at work, President Bonner, has big plans for the next two years.
"Planting Maryland From the Mountains to the Ocean"
"Northbay Environmental Camp for Middle School Students"
"Planting Maryland from the Mountains to the Ocean” takes us back to our roots – digging the soil and planting seeds, trees, shrubs, vegetables and flowers. It also reminds us that there are many different ways to “plant”. We plant seeds of love and kindness through our Garden Therapy programs helping the young and old, the sick and disabled. We also plant seeds of environmental awareness by supporting our President’s project – NorthBay Environmental Camp for Middle School Students. You may send your donation to the office payable to FGCMD with “NorthBay” in the memo. As we sow these different types of seeds to enrich our world, we enrich ourselves. So keep planting and stay rooted!
~ President Diana Bonner