|District 9 Vice-Director Andrea Lewis calls the 2015 Presidents Meeting to order.|
The Presidents Meeting of District 9 of The Garden Club of North Carolina (GCNC) met Wednesday, June 3 in Hillsborough at the Hillsborough United Methodist Church. District 9 is comprised of garden clubs from Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, Warren, and Vance counties. Members of the Durham Council Garden Clubs, as well as Hillsborough, Roxboro, Chapel Hill, Mebane Garden Clubs and a few others were in attendance.
Vice-Director Andrea Lewis led the meeting focusing on state awards submission by garden clubs. A total of 17 GCNC awards were not given out from lack of submission this past fiscal year. Samples of winning award entries were circulated to meeting attendees and will also be published on the website of GCNC to promote increased participation.
Marcia Loudon, First Vice President of the DCGC, then presented upcoming state and District 9 meetings to be hosted in Durham:
- District 9 Meeting: "Birds, Bugs and Butterflies Aid Sustainability"- October 22, 2015, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Hillandale Road, from 9-2 p.m.
- The Garden Club of North Caroline Annual Meeting: "Unfrozen"- April 17-19, 2016, held at the Sheraton Imperial off of I-40 and Page Road in RTP.
The Presidents Meeting wrapped up with garden club presidents sharing popular programs and projects they had held during the past year. For example, the Mebane Garden Club made a "worm tower" for school children and highly recommended the children's garden club projects found in the book, New Junior Garden Book: Cool projects for kids to make and grow (Better Homes & Gardens) by Better Homes and Gardens Books and Felder Rushing.