Yearbook Calendar of Events
All members are encouraged to bring exhibits. Participants listed for designated dates are asked to bring an exhibit. Exhibits should be in place by 10:15 a.m.
* Indicates head hostess
* Indicates head hostess
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., Home of Peg Babyak, Walkerton
GCMP Membership Meeting. 10:30 a.m.
Place: Home of Lynn Fischer, Windsor Shades, 1685 Sweet Hall Road,
West Point, VA 23181
Program: GCMP Celebrates its Silver Anniversary - 25 Years & GCV Centennial
- 100 Years: The first GCMP President will talk about the club. A handout of humorous stories about GCMP will be distributed. President Anne Glubiak will tell a few stories about GCV in appreciation of its Centennial year. Speakers: Judy Boyd, first GCMP President 1994-1996 and founding member, with an introduction by Cora Sue Spruill, the second GCMP President 1996-1998, also a founding member.
Hostesses: Anne Glubiak*, Bette Albert, Biddie Shelor, Lisa Vawter, Mary Anne
Horticulture: Blooming Annual, Blooming Perennial, Gardener’s Choice
Artistic: Silver Anniversary - Create a Traditional Mass design. Incorporate
silver in the container and/or the plant material. May use some treated dried
plant material in the design. (p. 17-18 “Pink Book”; GCV website - Traditional
Floral Styles and Designs p. 33)
Participants: Jody Anglin, Peg Babyak, Jeannette Baylor, Anne Bland, Karen
Bowman, Laura Anne Brooks, Betty Jo Butler, Cean Cawthorn, Sara Credle,
Kerry Garrett, Gwynn Litchfield, Poohdie Miller, Alice Sheley
Action: Members will vote on the GCV Common Wealth Award
GCV BACK TO NATURE - DAY 1, 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Place: Natural Bridge Visitors Center, Natural Bridge State Park, VA
Activities: This is a day full of activities from which you may select your own agenda
choosing to focus on the Horticulture show and/or exploring Natural Bridge State
Park, ending the day at the dinner event.
The Horticulture show events begin on Monday, Sept. 23, 2:00 pm-5:00 p.m. for registration and placement of specimens and continues from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. this day. Judging is from 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and the floor opens to all for viewing from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. with a Sip and See from 4:00 p.m.-6 p.m.
The activities focusing on “Tuesday In The Park” are Guided Tree Hikes, geocaching and self-guided hiking opportunities in the morning and afternoon with tree planting and a conservation awards program in the afternoon.
From Noon-1:30 p.m., lunch is on your own. In the evening from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
there is a Tuscan buffet dinner at Cedar Creek. Also there is an opportunity to do a
Stargazer Tour from 9:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m., if you register early as there are only 20 slots
available. Details, fees, and registration are on the GCV website.
GCV BACK TO NATURE - DAY 2, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Place: Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center, Washington Hall, Natural Bridge
Program: 61st Annual Conservation Forum - Trees: Canopy of Conservation.
Topics cover a variety of subjects related to trees. Background is provided on the
Capital Tree Project, how forest health is monitored and projections for the future, the
diseases and pests affecting trees, and the history and implications of an amazing, little
known, Native American fruit - the PawPaw.
Speakers: Frazier Armstrong - A dedicated community advocate, Ms. Armstrong is a Past President of the Board of Directors for the YWCA, and recently served on the boards of the Library of Virginia Foundation, Leadership Metro Richmond, and the Advisory Boards of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences. She serves on VCU’s Robertson School of Media and Culture, CultureWorks, and the Board of Governors for The Woman’s Club and Chairs the 125th Anniversary Steering Committee.
Dr. Elizabeth Brantley - Dr. Brantley is a Technical Support Specialist with Bartlett Tree Experts. She previously taught forestry, plant biology and wildlife at Penn State Mont Alto. Her research interests include tree-fungal associations, tree risk assessment, veteran trees and wood decay. Education: B.S., Stetson University (1990); M.F., Duke University (1992); Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (2001).
Dr. Eric Wiseman - Dr. Wiseman’s research interests include tree physiological responses to arboricultural treatments; urban forest ecophysiology; urban forest assessment and management. Education: B.S., Virginia Tech (1996); M.S., Virginia Tech (2001); Ph.D., Clemson University (2005). Andrew Moore - Mr. Moore grew up in Lake Wales, Florida, just south of the pawpaw’s native range. He is a writer and gardener, and now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His first book, Pawpaw, In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit was published through Chelsea Green in 2015 as a hardback and this year in paperback. It was also nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award.
Arthur Bartenstein, ASLA - Bartenstein’s career has focused on the adaptation of historic and/or environmentally sensitive landscapes to contemporary needs and goals. His wide-ranging experience includes master planning and landscape architecture for university and corporate campuses, retirement communities, urban streetscapes, churches, private estates, regional parks, historic battlefields and public museum grounds.
12:30 p.m. - Lunch on your own
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Strenuous guided hike at Virginia Horse Center
Details, fees, registration are on the GCV
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., Home of Nancy Hubbard, Aylett
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Old Beale Memorial, 202 Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA 22560
Program: Autumn Abundance: Learn novel ways to use veggies, gourds and seasonal
produce in arrangements that celebrate the rich harvests of October and about growing
many of the materials you can use. Learn creative exercises to make the arranging
process more fun.
Speaker: Nancy Ross Hugo, a former garden columnist for the Richmond Times-
Dispatch and education manager for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, is the author of
five books including Remarkable Trees of Virginia, Earth Works: Readings for
Backyard Gardeners, and Windowsill Art: Creating one-of-a-kind natural arrangements to celebrate the seasons. Kate Vernon, Nancy’s daughter, will also be on hand to sell Nancy’s books and her wares from The Arrangers Market (www.thearrangersmarket.com).
Hostesses: Julie Strock*, Betsy Shuford, Meg Hodges, Kathy Parker, Sara Credle
Horticulture: Chrysanthemum, Rose, Sedum, Gardener’s Choice
Artistic: Fall Bounty. Create a Stretch design using natural material (e.g.
gourds, pumpkins, vegetables) as containers. (p. 25 “Green Book”; GCV
website - Contemporary Floral Styles & Designs p. 13)
Participants: Cindy Browder, Betsy Bristow, Cynthia Carter, Kelly Gwathmey,
Ellen Holt, Helen Hopper, Brenda Knupp, Mavis Mangum, Michele Nelson, Sally
Pearson, Michelle Puttmann, Biddie Shelor, Allison Stoneham
GCV Journal submissions due.
GCV Board Of Governor's Meeting in Northern Neck (President Anne
GCV Bessie Bocock Carter Conservation Award proposals due to GCV Conservation Awards Committee.
GCMP FUND RAISER BOOTH AT THE URBANNA OYSTER FESTIVAL
Chaired by Suzanne Chewning and Adele Smith.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Kerry Garrett, Bowlers Wharf
GARDEN CLUB OF THE MIDDLE PENINSULA AND THE GARDEN CLUB
OF THE NORTHERN NECK SYMPOSIUM
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Note: This meeting replaces the November GCMP membership meeting usually held the 2nd Thursday. The symposium is scheduled on the 3rd Tuesday.
Place: Marston Hall, Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch, VA 23031
Program: The Impact of Pesticides on our Health, Pollinators, Environment and Food
GCV Massie Medal for Distinguished Achievement proposals and endorsements
due to GCV Massie Medal Award Committee.
Holiday Party, 6:00 p.m. (2nd Thursday), Home of Carl and Julie Strock, Hustle
Participate in the GCMP Inaugural Silent Auction. Please bring your spouse or a guest and take an opportunity to socialize with club members in a relaxing holiday setting.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Karen Bowman, Saluda
Action: Board receives recommendations for Local Project Awards and Recognition Awards from The Local Project Awards and Recognition Awards Committee.
GCV Journal submissions due.
Legislative Day, Richmond. This date may change; more to come in the GCMP Newsletter.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., Hebron Baptist Church, 3407 King William Road, Aylett, VA 23009. Hosted by Catherine Stanley.
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., McKendree United Methodist
Church, 4347 Manfield Rd., Manquin, VA 23106
Program: Landscaping With Native Plants. The presentation will include a
pictorial overview of regional native plants that are well-suited to home gardens, the conservation value of native plants, and helpful websites for additional information.
Speaker: Dorothy Field is the Eastern Shore Region Steward and Natural Areas
Research Coordinator for the Natural Heritage Program (DNH), a division within
the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Primarily responsible
for ecological management and oversight of the 9 state Natural Area Preserves on
the Eastern Shore, Dot also coordinates scientific research initiatives with the state
Natural Area Preserve System, participates in regional conservation initiatives, and
provides community outreach on behalf of DCR-DNH.
Hostesses: Rebecca Townsend*, Sally Pearson, Michele Nelson, Nancy Hubbard,
Horticulture: Blooming House Plant, Evergreen Tree/Shrub, Succulent, Gardener’s Choice.
Artistic: February Free Form. Create a Free Form design arrangement. (p. 19 “Green Book”; GCV website - Contemporary Floral Styles & Designs p. 8)
Participants: Karen Berry, Susan Fleet, Anne Glubiak, Meg Hodges, Linda Minor,
Kathy Parker, Lucille Redmon, Winston Sheffield, Susan Silver, Adele Smith,
Marilyn South, Catherine Stanley, Julie Strock, Lisa Vawter
Action: Nominating Committee proposes the slate of officers for 2020-2022.
Action: The Local Project Awards and Recognition Awards Committee
will announce the Board’s final recommendations.
GCV Common Wealth Award proposals due to GCV Common Wealth Award
GCV Horticulture Award of Merit proposals due to GCV Horticulture Committee.
GCV de Lacy Gray Memorial Medal for Conservation proposals due to GCV
Conservation Awards Committee.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Linda Minor, St. Stephens Church
Action: Approve the budget for the upcoming year.
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7924 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy, Millers Tavern, VA 23115
Program: Line Arrangements
Speaker: Laura Anne Brooks, floral artist. She is a charter member of GCMP
and throughout the years has provided instruction and guidance on floral arranging
and horticulture to the club. Additionally, for over two decades she has been a garden
club lecturer for GCV clubs, and NGC clubs in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. Her work at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as well as the many area clubs and plant societies has made her a prominent figure on the floral scene.
Hostesses: Gywnn Litchfield*, Cynthia Carter, Karen Berry, Jeannette Baylor, Alice
Horticulture: Blooming Branch, Daffodil, Hellebore, Gardener’s Choice
Artistic: March In Line. Create a Traditional Line Mass, crescent shape
line arrangement. (GCV website - Traditional Floral Styles and Designs,
Participants: Bette Albert, Suzanne Chewning, Frances Ellis, Lynn Fischer,
Betty Anne Garrett, Betty Gregory, Liz Harper, Mary Anne Harris-White,
Nancy Hubbard, Stacy Richardson, Betsy Shuford, Bonnie Stokes,
Action: Active members submit letters proposing new member candidates to the
Membership Chairman before or by this date. Refer to Standing Rules on General
Action: Active members vote on the proposed slate of officers for 2020-2022.
Action: Active members vote on the recommendations for The Local Project
Awards and Recognition Awards approved by the Board.
Action: Approve the budget for 2020-2021.
GCV Daffodil Day, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Participate and support Adele Smith who is the chairman of this show.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Suzanne Chewning, Urbanna
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Home of Cean Cawthorn, Deltaville
Program: Preparing for GCMP Historic Garden Week Tour
Hostesses: Cean Cawthorn*, Biddie Shelor.
Beverages provided. Lunch on your own.
Action: Active members vote on new
GCV Journal submissions due.
GCMP DECORATING DAY
All members participate.
HGW GCMP TOUR DAY
All members participate.
BOARD MEETING: 10:00, Home of Allison Stoneham, Bruington
NEW MEMBER TEA: 12:30
Place: Home of Allison Stoneham, Bruington
GCV ANNUAL MEETING in Richmond
(President Glubiak and one delegate will attend)
MEMBERS MEETING: There will be no May GCMP members meeting. Instead, please attend with fellow members as many of the GCV Founders Day events listed below as you can. Details, fees, and registration on the GCV website.
GCV FOUNDERS DAY - DAY 1
Reception at the Kent-Valentine House for GCV members and guests.
GCV FOUNDERS DAY - DAY 2
Program by Thomas L. Woltz, FASLA, an innovative landscape designer known around the world for his imaginative work that integrates the beauty and function of
built form with an understanding of complex biological systems and restoration ecology. Held at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
Luncheon at VMFA. Visits to local restoration sites. Evening Gala and Grand Opening of “A Landscape Saved: the Garden Club of Virginia at 100” - Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
GCV FOUNDERS DAY - DAY 3
Program: Paula Pryke, O.B.E., will speak at the Virginia Museum of History and
Culture. Paula is a world renowned florist who has been based in London for nearly
thirty years. In 1988 Paula had a dream of opening a little flower shop in Islington.
From these humble beginnings she changed the face of British floristry and has become one of London’s top florists.
Elizabeth Cabell Dugdale Award and Conservation Educator Award proposals due to GCV Conservation Awards Committee.
BOARD MEETING: THERE IS NO BOARD MEETING THIS MONTH
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., St. Johns Episcopal Church, 916 Main Street, West Point, VA 23181
Program: Dueling Arrangers. This fun program is a competitive exercise in flower arranging that pits two master floral arrangers against one another. They will each have matching or similar containers for their creations and will select from the same
plant materials. Upon completion they will explain the inspiration that produced the
result. Arrangements will be raffled at the end of the program (containers included).
Speakers: David Pippin & Carolyn Helfrich. Mr. Pippin is a sought after designer of inspired floral arrangements, a popular consultant on garden design, and an educator with a wide range of horticulture knowledge and experience. Carolyn Helfrich, from Fredericksburg, is a floral and landscape designer specializing in weddings and large room events along with residential and commercial landscape design. Thematic arrangements are a specialty.
Hostesses: Winston Sheffield*, Adele Smith, Anne Bland, Ellen Holt, Stacy Richardson, Susan Fleet
Action: Installation of the Officers for 2020-2022.
Action: Presentation of the GCMP Awards.
GCV Journal submissions due.
GCV LILY SHOW - Check GCV website.