70 Year History of the A&M Garden Club (Part 5)

1966-1976

——–31st year——–

1966 -1967: Mrs. Walter [Lollie] Penberthy
– “Beautiful Texas, God gave it, let’s save it”
– 62 members – HONOR ROLL CLUB –
– meeting place: Memorial Student Center, Social Room, 2:30 p m 2nd Fri

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Club’s 30 Anniversary Oct ’66

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Past Presidents are Mmse. J S Doane 1941-42, A M Waldrop 42-43 & 43-44, Jocko Roberts 44-45 & 45-46,
C C Doak 55-56, Marion Pugh 53-54, Wilkins Taylor 57-58, D W Williams 52-53, R L Brown 58-59,
Fred Hale 48-49, C B Campbell 39-40 & 40-41, Ben Cook 60-61 & Guy Franceschini 64-65 & 65-66.
Not in photograph but present Mmse. Edward Madeley & Al Nelson — photo by Maurer

– Promoted applying for awards. Club has received many through the years.
– Hosted District V spring meeting

 

Our 29th Annual Flower Show
Theme “America the Beautiful”
Chairman: Connie Wortham
Co-Chairman: Ione Cook
Co-Chairman: Doris Franceschini
Monday, 14 Nov 1966 4 – 8 p m
Memorial Student Center

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial
Thelma [Mrs. Paul] Jungerman
16 Feb 1911 – 23 Dec 1966

 

 

 

 

——-32nd year———-

1967-1968: Mrs. Walter [Lollie] Penberthy – “Beautiful Texas, God gave it, let’s save it”
– 56 members – HONOR ROLL CLUB –
– meeting place: Social Room, Memorial Student Center, TAMU 2:30 p m 2nd Friday

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Bird Sanctuary Nov ’67

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Arbor Day Planting Jan ’68

 

Our 30th Annual Flower Show
Theme “My Home is My Castle”
Chairman: Mary McCulley
Tuesday, 17 April 1968 4 — 8 p m
Recreation Room of
A&M Presbyterian Church

 

 

 

 

– Six Accredited Flower Show Judges: National — Mrs. Wm L Sippel; Master — Mrs. Edward Madeley and Mrs. Al B Nelson; Life — Mrs. Eddie Baker, Mrs. Marion Pugh, and Mrs. Taylor Wilkins.
– Two Nationally Accredited Landscape Design Appraisers: Mrs. Carl Williams, Mrs. Ralph Lee

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Pilgrimage to “Highlands” in Marlin, TX April 1968
l to r:
Dona Coulter Carnes, Julia Burns, Mary Bossler, Anne Potter,
Doris Franceschini, Dede Lee, Lollie Penberthy, Jewels Covington,
Katie Sippel, Marcia Ashton, Moselle Gregg, Ellen Buchanan.
Present but not pictured: Louise Mason, Nina Robson, Gladys Martin and
Irene Maurer, the photographer.

——–33rd year———

1968-1969: Miss Sadie Hatfield – “Nature’s Beauty Today and Tomorrow” –
– 71 members – HONOR ROLL CLUB –
– meeting place: Memorial Student Center, Social Room, 2:30 p m 2nd Fri
– Horticulture and Landscape Design workshops were stressed.

 

Our 31st Annual Flower Show
Theme “Nature’s Beauty Today and Tomorrow”
Chairman: Nona McGuire
Co-Chairman: Helen Pugh
Co-Chairman: Catie Sippel
Tuesday, 22 April 1969 4 – 8 p m
Recreation Room
A&M Presbyterian Church, C S

 

 

 

 

——–34th year———

1969 – 1970:Miss Sadie Hatfield – “Back to Gardening”
– 77 members – HONOR ROLL CLUB –
– meeting place: Memorial Student Center, Social Room, 9:30 a m 2nd Fri

 

– Revised 2nd edition of “Gardening in the College Station Area” in 1969. additional acknowledgments: Mr Robert Rucker, Professor of Floraculture at Texas A&M University for the October information on bulbs. Mr. Everett Janne, Horticulturist for the Extension Service, Texas A&M University for approving all information in Pesticide Guide Section.
[ Prof. Robert H Rucker, Honorary Member, Former Head of Floriculture Department of Texas A&M University and National chairman of Landscape Design for National Council of State Garden Clubs, now retired, was a member of this club.

 

 

 

 

 

“A Capsule Flower Show”
Theme “Moon Shot”
Chairman: Helen Pugh
Committee: Billie Madeley, Oralene Baker,
Vesta Wilkins, Moy Nelson, Catie Sippel
Friday, 10 April, 1970
in the Social Room
Memorial Student Center

 

 

 

 

——–35th year———

1970-1971: Mrs. R A [Ruby] Morse – “Gardening for Better Living”
– 69 members – HONOR ROLL CLUB –
– meeting place: Old City Hall, Council Room, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
– Club voted to landscape College Hills and South Knoll Schools.
– Hosted Landscape Design School.
– The schools in the community continue to have well cared for campuses. At many community schools students are encouraged to take an active part in the appearance of their school. Garden Club members have helped students plant Arbor Day trees and gardens as well as give horticultural instruction.

 

Our 32nd Annual Flower Show
Theme: “Texas – Vast and Varied”
Chairman: Marihelen Kamp
Co-Chairman: Moy Nelson
Wednesday, 4 Nov 1970 4 – 8 p m
in the Old Council Room
Old City Hall, C S

 

 

 

 

——–36th year———

1971-1972: Mrs. Dan [Marihelen] Kamp – “Operation Clean and Green”
– 71 members – HONOR ROLL CLUB –
– meeting place: Old City Hall, Council Room, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
– Club landscaped “Walton Drive Mini-Park” which is still part of the city landscaping.

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from the Eagle 30 April, 1972

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Our 33rd Annual Flower Show
Theme “America–Clean and Green”
Chairman: Ruby Morse
Co-Chairman: Helen Pugh
Tuesday, 2 Nov, 1971 4 – 8 p m
at the Recreation Hall of
A&M Presbyterian Church, C S

 

 

 

 

———37th year——–

1972-1973: Mrs. Dan [Marihelen] Kamp – “Operation Clean and Green”
– 67 members – HONOR ROLL CLUB –
– meeting place: Old City Hall, Mimosa Room, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri

 

Our 34th Annual Flower Show
Theme “Around the World with Flowers”
Chairman: Ruby Morse
Co-Chairman: Cathie Sippel
Tuesday, 1 May 1973 4 – 8 p m
at the Recreation Hall of
A&M Presbyterian Church, C S

 

 

 

 

——–38th year———

1973-1974: Mrs. Paul [Eileen] Kramer – “Beautify and Protect our Nation”
– 71 members – HONOR ROLL CLUB –
– meeting place: Old City Hall, Mimosa Room, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri

– A fountain and meditation area was constructed in the cemetery and paid for with award funds.

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Work day at the cemetery
fountain is in background

[Due to vandalism and poor condition this fountain eventually had to be removed and was replaced with a new on built by the city. The original design executed by A&M students was beautiful and a good idea that did not prove practical for the long term, but it graced the cemetery entrance until 1992.]

 

Our 35th Annual Flower Show
Theme: “Take a Cue from Nature and the Ever Changing Moods of the Seasons”
Chairman: Mary Frances German
Co-Chairman: Billie Madeley
Co-Chairman: Moy Nelson
Friday, 23 April, 1974 4 – 8 p m
former Music Hall, A&M Con. School
1400 Block of Jersey St

 

 

 

 

——–39th year———

1974-1975: Mrs. Edward [Kay] McWilliams – “Beautify and Protect our Nation”
– 72 members – HONOR ROLL CLUB –

– meeting place: Old City Hall, Mimosa Room, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
-Club was awarded the National Conservation Award.

 

Our 36th Annual Flower Show
Theme: “Whether the Weather”
Chairman: Moy Nelson
Co-Chairman: Catie Sippel
Friday, 1 May, 1975 3 – 8 p m
at the University Lutheran Student Center, C S

 

 

 

 

——–40th year———

1975-1976: Mrs. R R [Joanne] Bell
– ? members – HONOR ROLL CLUB –
– meeting place: Old City Hall, Mimosa Room, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
– Club participated in establishing Brazos County Arboretum. The site is a nature area located within a flood plain adjacent to city cemetery. The local Native Plant Society maintains the area and has printed maps showing paths and identification of plants.

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Wild flowers blooming College Station Cemetery ’75

 

Our 37th Annual Flower Show
Theme “Happy Birthday, U.S.A!”
Chairman: Jean Leinweber
Co-Chairman: Judith Hutchinson
Friday, 26 March, 1976
at the University Lutheran Student Center, C S

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial

Margaret Campbell
30 July 1891 – 20 Dec 1975
Charter member of A&M Garden Club
Club President 1939 – 1941

 


1936-1946 1946 – 1951 1951- 1956 1956 – 1966
1966 – 1976 1976 -1986 1986 – 1996 1994-95 1995-96
1996 – 2002 2002 -2007

 

 

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