70 Year History of the A&M Garden Club (Part 8)

1996 – 2002

——–61st year———

1996-1997: Mrs. R D [Mary Ann] Taylor – “Express Yourself Through Gardening”
– 57 members -GOLD CLUB –
meeting place: College Station Conference Center 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
– Judith Schafer and Nell Zeigler completed Flower Show Schools
– Judith Schafer serves as world gardening chairman for District V
– Nell Zeigler is state chairman for Landscape Design schools
– Rosemary Boykin updates “Gardening in College Station”
– club began a service project with Brazos Valley Hospice [a Petal Grant was received to fund this work of landscaping the grief cottage]

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1996-97 Officer installation at Ruby Morse’s May ’96

1st VP: Pat Koppa [program]
Judith Schafer [yearbook]
2nd VP: Anna Archer [flower show]
Co-Chair flower show – Mary Staffel
3rd VP: Louise Roop [hostesses]
Recording Secretary: Judy Russell
Corresponding Secretary: Eugenia Williams
Treasurer: Elizabeth Black
Historian: Barbara Petty [scrapbook]
Reporter: Martha Wilhoit
Parliamentarian: Sally Koestler
Members at Large: Margaret Ann White and Helen Morgan
Arbor Day Ch: Margaret Ann White
Awards Chs: Margie Seasock
Pilgrimages Ch: Pat Koppa

 

Our 57th Annual Standard Flower Show
Theme “Expressions of Texas”
Chairman: Anna Archer
Co-chairman: Mary Staffel
Tuesday, 15 April 1997
at the College Station Conference Center, C S

 

 

 

 

 

Memorials

Joanne Bell
26 September 1929 – 18 November 1996
Club President 1975-76

Mattie V Callender
28 August 1898 – 3 January 1997

 

 

 

 

 

“Gardening in the
Bryan-College Station Area”
Compiled by members of the A&M Garden Club
Revised 1997 5th Edition 48 pages

available $5 post paid
e-mail for more information

 

 

 

 

——–62nd year———

1997-1998: Mrs. A W [Margaret Ann] White – “Creating Beauty Tegether” – 61 members
-GOLD CLUB –
meeting place: College Station Conference Center 9:30 a m 2nd Fri

 

1997 – 5th Edition of “Gardening in the College Station Area” by Members of the A&M Garden Club. Editor – Rosemary E Boykin.

 

 

 

 

 

Our 58th Annual Standard Flower Show
Theme “A Tribute to The Old Masters”
Chairman: Helen Morgan
Co-chairman: Anna Archer
Tuesday, 14 April, 1998
at the College Station Conference Center, CS

 

 

 

 

 

Memorials

Elizabeth Martha Black
22 Jan 1932 – August 26 1997

Mattie Rosprim
2 June 1903 – 20 Jan 1998

Louise Roop
22 May 1921 – 1 May 1998

 

 

 

 

——–63rd year———

1998-1999: Mrs. A W [Margaret Ann] White – 55 members
-GOLD CLUB –
– meeting place: College Station Conference Center 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
– member Mary Daniel completed the Environmental Concerns School
– club helped with a garden for Crestview retirement Center [this work was for former member Moy Nelson as a memorial for her garden club work]
– club hosted the District V convention

 

Our 59th Annual Standard Flower Show
Theme “Memories…Story Time”
Chairman: Judith Schafer
Co-chairman: Helen Morgan
Tuesday, 30 March, 1999
at the College Station Conference Center, CS

 

 

 

 

 

Memorials

“Tina” Mary Ernestine Garrison
3 May 1912 – 15 Nov 1998

Gladys Goldsmith
14 Jan 1916 – 25 Nov 1998

Billie Madely 1912 – 1998
President 1956-57
our club’s 1st Master Flower Show Judge

Louise Emma Gray
27 July 1907 – 14 April 1999

Irene Maurer
27 June 1908 – 19 June 1999
Club Historian many years

 

 

 

 

——–64th year———

1999-2000: Mrs. Dale [Judith] Schafer – “Linking Gardening and Friendships” – 49 members
-GOLD CLUB –
meeting place: College Station Conference Center 9:30 a m 2nd Fri

 

Our 60th Annual Standard Flower Show
Theme “Monet’s Passion”
Chairman: Anna Archer
Co-chairman: Mary Ann Taylor
Wednesday, 4 April, 2000
at the College Station Conference Center, CS

 

 

 

 

 

Memorials

Rita Stout
13 March 1932 – 22 Oct 1999

Sandra Jean Otts Lohse
20 Jan 1936 – 29 Dec 1999

Doris Franceschini
24 Jan 1916 – 3 April 2000
Club President 1964-66

Homer Jones
28 March 1908 – 2 July 2000

 

 

 

 

——–65th year———

2000-2001: Mrs. Dale [Judith] Schafer – “Looking Forward Into a New Century” – 49 members
-GOLD CLUB –
meeting place: College Station Conference Center 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
– a series of design workshops were held
– large pots of colorful flowers were planted at Sherwood Nursing home under leadership of Marsha Ross
– money was given for local 4-H Horticultural award and state youth awards
– club sponsored a youth essay entry
– National garden week displays were done at community public libraries
– a donation in honor of Eileen Kramer was made to landscape the local Girl Scout House
– a garden project was done with Even Start students [low income Spanish speaking young mothers]
– Jo Scarmardo won the state Mary Musick Exhibition table award
– Judith Schafer received Zone II World Class Woman of the year award for 2000-2001

 

Our 61st Annual Standard Flower Show
Theme “Sounds of Music”
Chairman: Delma Cassaro
Co-chairman: Helen Morgan
Wednesday, 3 April, 2001
at the College Station Conference Center, CS

 

 

 

 

——–66th year———

2001-2002: Mrs. Robert [Sally] Koestler – “Conserve and Preserve” – 39 members
-GOLD CLUB –
meeting place: College Station Conference Center 9:30 a m 2nd Fri
– the Club hosted the Zone II meeting – members made snowmen sitting in grapevine wreaths for the tables from gourds and grapevines furnished by member Norma Jean Stokes of the Franklin area.
– the Club gives garden landscape books, plants and tools to Habitat for Humanity
– 2 members work at the annual Habitat for Humanity garage sale to raise money to build local homes. Club receives state award for this work. the award money is given to local Habitat for Humanity
– a donation was made for an Endowed Chair of Floriculture/Greenhouse Crops at the Horticulture Department at TAMU
– Sally Koestler establishes web-site for club that included gardening infomation, flower show pictures and history of the club — club won first in state for her work.
– Club members voted to be a green club and not do award applications

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Dr. Novak conducts garden club members through the Holistic Gardens at TAMU – Oct ’01
2 members do volunteer work in this garden

 

Our 62nd Annual Standard Flower Show slide shows Theme “Treasury of Our Libraries”
Chairman: Idalia de Aguilar
Co-chairman: Delma Cassaro
Wednesday, 10 April, 2002
at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr, Bryan.
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the Greeter table

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial

Lucille Ray
12 Feb 1915 – 3 Sept 2002
great flower show designer

 

 

 

 

 

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Members relaxing April ’02 tour of local gardens


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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