Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Driftwood Garden Club Resurrects Itself with New "Co-ed" Members

Driftwood Garden Club President Nancy Cool with incoming
President Charlie Leverett and his wife Garden Club Rep Debbie Leverett.
The Driftwood Garden Club of Durham is proof positive of the passion of Durham gardeners to work together in beautifying their properties and their community. The garden club, organized in 1953, was dwindling in membership to five women and facing dissolution in 2016. (Treasurer Margaret Besser had held her board position continuously for 50 years.)

President Nancy Cool and remaining members were relieved this business year when Charlie Leverett and his wife Debbie of Durham's Sterling Circle neighborhood joined Driftwood GC and began inviting their neighbors to join. The club now has over 20 members and is fast approaching 30 with both men and women. Another change of the club’s revitalization is the addition of evening programs offered to accommodate working professionals. Charlie, who is the new incoming president, says he is excited to get busy on programming and eventually community projects like larger garden clubs in the Durham Council of Garden Clubs.

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