Message from the Bermuda Run Garden Club President
For the Love of Flowers-
Looking Within and Reaching Out
Dear Garden Club Members,
In preparation to write a new President’s Letter for our new Yearbook, I read my letter to you last year. It was so full of hope and promise and expectation of another wonderful year doing the things we love in Garden Club. You had barely gotten your new Yearbook and Covid-19 hit the world and all of our plans came to naught. No meetings, no luncheons, no Senior Center Projects, no Exceptional Children’s Luncheons, no Fair, no Storehouse for Jesus Luncheons, no Lunch Buddies just to name a few. It has been a difficult year to say the least. How do we “Look Within and Reach Out For the Love Flowers” when we cannot see or touch each other?
I think we did just that, but in a much different and unexpected way. We gave $1000.00 to the beautiful Japanese Garden at Bermuda Village. And we are going to visit that garden in May. We have a very creative Chairlady who managed to come up with ideas for Senior Center Bouquets that involved volunteers picking up packets of supplies that could be done at home and turned back in to be placed on Senior Meals on Wheels trays. We were able to conduct a Food Drive and also a coat/blanket/pajama drive for A Storehouse for Jesus. This very creative Chairlady managed to secure the vestibule at the Town Hall to use for drop offs so we were able to involve the entire community which produced a much bigger donation. Then we had a very caring member use an idea her Granddaughter gave her and she involved the Members in writing Valentine Cards to the Residents and Workers at a Nursing Home close by. One of our other caring members came up with the idea to get heart shaped donuts and bring them along with our cards. One of the hardest things that has come out of this Pandemic is that our elder population in nursing homes cannot receive visits from family.
In September our very proactive Chairlady scheduled our Shredding Event which was our biggest one ever netting $3745.00. Turns out Pandemics are a good time to clean out. This was a big help to us financially since we cancelled our Geranium Sale in May. This helped us make a $3000.00 donation to Dragonfly House to help secure another licensed Therapist which is much needed since child abuse is at an all-time high during this Pandemic. Currently we are meeting by Zoom, selling Geraniums, getting vaccines, and very optimistically planning our Garden Club year. This past year was not as we expected, but we certainly did “Look Within and Reach Out” for the love of flowers, our community and each other.
Club Flower – Violet
“Violets – Gentle and Sweet – symbolizes promises kept”
The purposes of this club are to promote interest, study, and practice in the various phases of gardening, landscaping and flower arranging and to promote education, conservation, restoration, and beautification of the community.
Club Organized in June 1984
Club Federated September 1984