70 Year History of the A&M Garden Club (Part 7)

1986 – 1996

-GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY –

1986 -1987: Mrs. Leland [Mayetta] Carlton – “Be a Good Garden Keeper”
– 61 members – -GOLD CLUB –
– meeting place: Community Center, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
1st VP: DeeDee Lee [program]
Polly Nabors [yearbook]
2nd VP: Margaret Ann White [flower show]
Marguerite Carroll [flower show]
3rd VP: Doris Franceschini [hostesses]
Recording Secretary: Evelyn Allen
Corresponding Secretary: Margaret Wainerdi
Treasurer: Betty Burnham
Historian: Irene Maurer [scrapbook]
Reporter: Martha Wilhoit

Programs 1986-87

Sept – “Landscaping Home Grounds”
Oct – “Gardening in B/CS Area” by county ext. agent
Nov – Christmas Auction
Dec – Christmas carols
Jan – Flowers for home and flower show
Feb – Responsibility of Garden Club Members to the Community
Mar – Wildflowers, Director Brazos Valley Museum
Apr – Arranging for flower shows
May – Salad Luncheon at country home of Louise Ludeman near Independence

– Bus Trip to Davy Crockett Park to see Dog Wood bloom.
– Mini-pilgrimages were made.
– Table of the month plants were given as door prizes.

 

Club Projects included:
Landscaping College Station Cemetery
“Gardening in the College Station Area”
World Gardening -Batswana by Rosemary Boykin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 47th Annual Standard Flower Show
Theme
Co-Chairman: Margaret Ann White
Co-Chairman: Marguerite Carroll
24 April 1987
? at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

———52nd year——–

1987 – 1988: Mrs. Ralph [Dee Dee] Lee
– “Preserve the Past – Work in the Present -Beautify the Future. ”
– 69 members -GOLD CLUB –
– meeting place: Community Center, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
1st VP: Pauline Varner [program]
Jeanne Fuller [yearbook]
2nd VP: Margaret Barker [flower show]
Helen Pugh [flower show]
3rd VP: Doris Franceschini [hostesses]
Recording Secretary: Shirley Pfannstiel
Corresponding Secretary: Margaret Wainerdi
Treasurer: Priscilla Daniel
Reporter: Martha Wilhoit
Historian: Jean Williamson [scrapbook]
Therapy Ch: Gladys Stone

Mayetta Carlson’s daughter Liza received State Garden Club Scholarship.

Programs 1987-88

Sept – “World Gardening Botswana Africa” Rosemary Boykin
Oct – “Design”
Nov – “Christmas Auction”
Dec – “Landscaping with Native Plants”
Jan – “Landscaping with Perennals” Dr Wm Welch
Feb – “Roses”
Mar – “Birds” Dr Keith Arnold
Apr – Designs and hort. for flower show
May – Salad Luncheon

 

Club Projects included:
Landscaping College Station Cemetery
“Gardening in the College Station Area”
World Gardening -Batswana by Rosemary Boykin
Garden Therapy with handicapped students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flower show not held this year

 

 

 

 

 

 

———53rd year——–

1988-1989: Mrs. Pat Haberstroh – “New Beginnings, Great Beauty”
– 57 members -GOLD CLUB –
– meeting place: Community Center, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
1st VP: Margaret Ann White [program]
Ruby Morse [yearbook]
2nd VP: Mayetta Carlson [flower show]
Priscilla Daniel [flower show]
3rd VP: Doris Voss [hostesses]
Recording Secretary: Lynn Starnes
Corresponding Secretary: Judith Schafer
Treasurer: Marlene Edwards
Reporter: Martha Wilhoit
Historian: Jean Williamson [scrapbook]
Parliamentarian: Betty Burnham
Members at Large: Eileen Kramer, Mayetta Carlson, Margaret Lambert
Arbor Day Ch: Clair Vestal
Auditor & Budget: Marie Branch
Awards Chs: Geneviere Hammons
By-Laws: Mayetta Carlson, Margaret Lambert, Helen Morgan, Doris Franceschini, Ruby Morse
Cemetery: Tina Garrison
Civic Beautification & Conservation: Shirlireed Walker
Garden Therapy: Gladys Stone
Horticulture: Priscilla Daniel
Landscape Design: Karen Pitts
Membership: Helen Morgan
Pilgrimages Ch: Doris Franceschini
Ways & Means Ch: Margaret Lambert, Ruby Morse
Workshops: Helen Morgan
World Gardening Ch: Rosemary Boykin

– A fall flower show was held in place of canceled spring show.
– Rose bushes that had died at the cemetery were replaced.

 

Our 48th Show – Mini Flower Show
Theme “Harvest Time”
Co-Chairman: Mayetta Carlson
Co-Chairman: Priscilla Daniels
Friday, 14 Oct 1988
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Our 49th Annual Standard Flower Show
Theme ” ? ”
Co-Chairman: Mayetta Carlson
Co-Chairman: Priscilla Daniels
Friday, 21 April, 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorials

Mary Bryan Stancisko
23 July 1899 – 23 April 1988

Maria Ashton
15 September 1892, Milan, Italy – 9 April 1988
College Station, Texas
Club member for fifty years

 

 

 

 

 

 

——–54th year———

1989-1990: Mrs. A Wayne [Margaret Ann] White –
– “To Be Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: GARDEN”
– 58 members -GOLD CLUB –
– meeting place: Community Center, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
1st VP: Arlene Wood [program]
Ruby Morse [yearbook]
2nd VP: Betty Burnham [flower show]
Doris Franceschini [flower show]
3rd VP: Blanca Lambert [hostesses]
Recording Secretary: Rosemary Klahn
Corresponding Secretary: Debby Robinson
Treasurer: Marlene Edwards
Reporter: Martha Wilhoit
Historian: Tina Garrison [scrapbook]
Parliamentarian: Eileen Kramer
Members at Large: Priscilla Daniel, Mayetta Carlson, Judith Schafer
Arbor Day Ch: Pat Haberstroh
Auditor: Margaret Lambert
Awards Chs: Geneviere Hammons
Cemetery: Kim Johnson
Civic Beautification & Conservation: Bobbe Baker
Garden Therapy: Gladys Stone
Horticulture: Priscilla Daniel
Landscape Design: Shirlireed Walker
Membership: Mayetta Carlson
Pilgrimages Ch: Marie Branch
Ways & Means Ch: Margaret Lambert, Ruby Morse
World Gardening Ch: Rosemary Boykin

– Club received state and regional awards for World Gardening Project in Africa – Work on the project was conducted by one of its members Mrs. Calvin C Boykin Jr, while residing in Lesotho, Africa.

 

Our 50th Annual Flower Show
Theme “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
Co-Chairman: Betty Burnham
Co-Chairman: Doris Franceschini
Friday, 20 April, 1990
at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

———55th year——–

1990-1991: Mrs. A Wayne [Margaret Ann] White
– “To Be Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: GARDEN”
– 62 members -GOLD CLUB –
– meeting place: Community Center, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
1st VP: Mayetta Carlton [program]
Ruby Morse [yearbook]
2nd VP: Priscilla Daniel [flower show]
Judith Schafer [flower show]
3rd VP: Marsha Ross [hostesses]
Recording Secretary: Sally Koestler
Corresponding Secretary: Debby Robinson
Treasurer: Marlene Edwards
Reporter: Martha Wilhoit
Historian: Marie Branch [scrapbook]
Parliamentarian: Eileen Kramer
Members at Large: Betty Burnham, Tina Garrison, Marge Watkins
Arbor Day Ch: Pat Haberstroh
Awards Chs: Deedie Lee
Pilgrimages Ch: Marie Branch
Ways & Means Ch: Margaret Lambert, Ruby Morse
World Gardening Ch: Rosemary Boykin

– Club received state and regional awards for World Gardening Project in Africa. Work Work on the project was conducted by one of its members Mrs. Calvin C Boykin Jr, while residing in Lesotho, Africa.

 

Our 51st Annual Flower Show
Theme “The Fine Art of Gardening”
Co-Chairman: Priscilla Daniel
Co-Chairman: Judith Schafer
Friday, 26 April, 1991
at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

———56th year——–

1991-1992: Mrs. Edward [Marie] Branch
– “To Grow and Reach Out to Our Community by Loving, Caring and Sharing”
– 73 members -BRONZE CLUB –
– meeting place: Community Center, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
1st VP: Mayetta Carlton [program]
Ruby Morse [yearbook]
2nd VP: Marsha Ross [flower show]
3rd VP: Helen Morgan [hostesses]
Recording Secretary: Sally Koestler
Corresponding Secretary: Priscilla Daniel
Treasurer: Marge Watkins
Reporter: Martha Wilhoit
Historian: Debby Robinson [scrapbook]
Parliamentarian: Eileen Kramer
Members at Large: Judith Schafer, Margaret Ann White, Betty Burnham
Arbor Day Ch: Eileen Kramer
Awards Chs: Margaret Ann White
Pilgrimages Ch: Evelyn Allen

– Service projects were begun in the community at Still Creek Boys Ranch;
at Brazos Valley Geriatric Center; and Workday at University Hills
– Garden Therapy at the Mental Health Mental Retardation New Trends
– A Community Christmas Tree was created with other clubs and was displayed at Post Oak Mall.
– Flower Show was held with The Oaks Club.
– “Gardening in the College Station Area” was updated and reprinted.
– Wreath making workshop
– Hosted a zone meeting
– Club applied for and regained gold club rating. Awards Ch: Margaret Ann White

 

1991 – 4th Edition of “Gardening in the College Station Area” by Members of the A&M Garden Club.
Editor – Priscilla G Daniel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 52nd Annual Flower Show
Theme “Festival of Flowers”
Co-Chairman: Marsha Ross – A&M GC
Co-Chairman: Elizabeth Elkins – Oaks GC
Saturday, 11 April, 1992
at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan.
This show won a National Award for the Club

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Marsha Ross recognizing the winners
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Marie Branch and Nancy Hazen
enjoying the show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorials

Pauline Tricket Varner
20 Aug 1908 – 8 Aug 1991

Henryetta C Doak
10 April 1904 – 27 Feb 1992
Club President 1954-55

Priscilla Daniel
30 December 1926 – 24 April 1992
Club President elect 1992-93

Jeanette Beatrix Oorbals
died 31 May 1992
Club President 1984-86

 

 

 

 

 

 

——–57th year———

1992-1993: Mrs. Dale [Judith] Schafer – “Growing and Sharing for a Better World”
– 73 members -GOLD CLUB –
– meeting place: College Station Conference Center 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
1st VP: Eileen Kramer [program]
Debby Robinson [yearbook]
2nd VP: Ruby Morse [flower show]
Nancy Hazen [flower show]
3rd VP: Helen Morgan [hostesses]
Recording Secretary: Sally Koestler
Corresponding Secretary: Pat Koppa
Treasurer: Marge Watkins
Reporter: Martha Wilhoit
Historian: Gladys Goldsmith
Parliamentarian: Margaret Ann White
Members at Large: Marsha Ross, Mayetta Carlson, and Yvonne Blair
Arbor Day Ch: Arlene Wood
Awards Chs: Judith Schafer
Pilgrimages Ch: Mayetta Carlson

– Service projects and education were stressed.
Club applied for awards on past year’s work.

 

Our 53rd Annual Flower Show
Theme “Education through Floral Contrast”
Co-Chairman: Nancy Hazen
Co-Chairman: Ruby Morse
Friday, 30 April, 1993
at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan
this show won a National Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorials

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Club and the Oaks Garden Clubs jointly won a special National award in Operation Wildflower: “The purpose of this project was to educate the community as to the benefits of using native plants for beauty and low maintenance, while also serving as a habitat for birds and other wildlife. The long-term goal was to add the beauty of wildflowers to the community. A side interest was a controversial College Station ordinance concerning wildflowers in its citizens’ private landscapes. The end results was beautiful wildflowers for city parks.”
as reported in the Bryan-College Station Eagle 19 June 1994 — “The A&M Garden Club and the Oaks Garden Club, also local, received a first place, the $1000 Operation Wildflower Monetary Award from the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., on May 21 in Stamford, Conn. The clubs were recognized for a joint project they carried out from 1991-1993.
The prize-winning project comprised the decoration of a community Christmas tree with ornaments made from natural plant materials and the sale of additional natural ornaments to raise funds used by Brazos Beautiful to buy seeds for wildflower meadows subsequently planted in Bryan. Brazos Beautiful and the City of Bryan carried out the plantings in Copperfield Park, Haswell Park, and the Wildflower Meadow on North Texas Avenue in 1993.
The Christmas tree project was the idea of 1991-92 A&M president [the late] Marie Branch. Nancy Hazen and the late Bobbe Baker were project co-chairmen. Ancillary projects included a wildflowers workshop sponsored by the A&M Garden Club and local programs on wildflowers presented by club members. The Evening Garden Club, Native Plant and Wildflower Society, Progressive Garden Club, I Have a Dream Garden Club and Brazos County Master Gardeners helped the A&M and Oaks clubs with the project.”

——–58th year———

1993-1994: Pat Haberstroh – “Sharing and Caring in Gardening”
– 67 members -GOLD CLUB –
– meeting place: College Station Conference Center 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
1st VP: Nancy Hazen [program]
Debby Robinson [yearbook]
2nd VP: Marianne Sugg [flower show]
3rd VP: Eileen Kramer [hostesses]
Recording Secretary: Sally Koestler
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Frances German
Treasurer: Pat Koppa
Reporter: Martha Wilhoit
Historian: Marsha Ross
Parliamentarian: Margaret Ann White
Members at Large: Judith Schafer and Marge Watkins
Arbor Day Ch: Marge Watkins
Awards Chs: Judith Schafer
Pilgrimages Ch: Amy Saylak

– The service projects of the two previous years were continued
the Club received an award of $1000.00 from National for their efforts on the Wildflower Project.
Awards Chairman: Judith Schafer

Our 54th Annual Flower Show
Theme “From Sea to Shining Sea”
Chairman: Marianne Sugg
Friday, 8 April, 1994
at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan

 

Memorial
“for her love of Wildflowers”
Bobbe Clinton Baker
6 Nov 1946 – 10 August 1993

———59th year——–

1994-1995: Mrs. Robert [Sally] Koestler – “Enjoying Gardening”
– 66 members -GOLD CLUB – 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
meeting place: Aldergate United Methodist Church, 6 East Bypass, C S

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Doris Franceschini conducting installation service at Arlene Wood’s home

———60th year——–

1995-1996: Mrs. Robert [Sally] Koestler – 60 members
– “Enjoying Gardening” -GOLD CLUB –
meeting place: Aldergate United Methodist Church, 6 East Bypass, C S 9:30 a m 2nd Fri


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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