June 2018 - Annual June Meeting, Luncheon & Installation of New Officers
Stonehurst Manor - North Conway, NH

What a beautiful day for our Annual June Meeting and Luncheon with 70 members and guests in attendance at the lovely, historic Stonehurst Manor in North Conway, NH. Organized by Luncheon Events Committee, Debbie Bryant, Cindy Katsapetses and Marlene Lawton, the event went off without a hitch. Laurie McAleer did an great job of selling raffle tickets which goes to support all of our activities and scholarships.

President, Wendy McVey, officiated for the special occasion and reviewed all our wonderful activities that transpired over the past fiscal year. She thanked all the Chair people, Committees, Special Projects and all the members alike for all their hard work this past year. She also reviewed some of the future projects for the coming year. It was wonderful to have so many new members at the luncheon as well as some long time members who had a chance to chat and socialize.

Wendy announced the list of awards that the club received from New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs (NHFGC) at the NHFGC 85th Annual meeting which was held in Keene, NH on May 30th, 2018 and acknowledged Kathy Koziell for the Scrapbook, DD Warren for the Yearbook and Jean Perry for the Silver Star. She also, on behalf of the club, bestowed the honor of Honorary Members to both Len & Norma Whitmore.

We had a special guest - Sue Miner - 1st VP of the NHFGC in attendance. Sue paid recognition to the outgoing officers and thanked them for their service. She then officiated the induction of our new officers with a very creative theme centered around herbs. Former Treasurer, Len Whitmore added to the presentation ceremony by passing over his official briefcase to new Treasurer, Kathy Koziell. The new officers are: Deb Holmes - President, Laurie McAleer - Vice President, Kathy Koziell - Treasurer and Cheryl Pizor - Recording Secretary. The ceremony was followed by an exchange of President and Vice President pins between Deb and Wendy. The final presentation was made by Deb Holmes (on behalf of the club) which was a gift of a Waterford crystal vase to Wendy McVey in appreciation of her term as President.

It was, once again, a beautiful event and set the stage for the summer activities, the new fiscal year and the events and projects ahead. A lovely time was had by all as we now enter our 45th year as the Mountain Garden Club. The follow is a list of awards that the club received at the NHFGC meeting in May.

New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs Awards
1. Yearbook Award - 1st Place – DD Warren
2. Scrapbook Award - 2nd Place – Kathy Koziell
3. Silver Star Award - Jean Perry