President's Comments April 2021
Spring is upon us! What a blessing, especially this year, to be able to emerge
from our hibernation and, for many of us, from our seclusion with the
COVID epidemic. However, as the temperature rises, and we are drawn out
into our gardens to find the daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses popping, and
our beautiful hellebores in bloom, many of us have our first and some second
doses of the vaccine, or are hopefully scheduled. There is light at the end of
A stroll around your garden now should make you aware of the early bird perennials to divide for our
plant sale. Please attend the potting workshop on April 12th for some camaraderie with fellow members
in a large open space, while potting up the plant divisions. In addition, while doing your spring cleaning;
set aside items for the “previously owned” table at our sale. Items you no longer need may be someone
else’s treasure and help us raise money for the club!
While the District IX Spring Members Day out event has been cancelled this year, the state convention
ZOOMING INTO SPRING will be held April 18-20th online. Hopefully many of you plan to
participate. Remember that the club has funds to help defray the cost of the convention. I am very much
looking forward to our annual pilgrimage up to Jesteadts nursery on April 28th. Hopefully, many of you
will be joining us! Lastly, mark your calendars for Friday, September 10th for our District IX Annual
luncheon/meeting at the Chadwick in Wexford. Keep in mind that in 2022 it will be OUR clubs turn to
host this event.
Please consider, in our upcoming new year, how you would like to contribute your time and talents to help
beautify our community. Sign up opportunities will be coming soon!
For everyone’s safety, we ask that member s stay masked at the April meeting again at PYCO. If you need
to take a drink or nibble a snack, it is easy to pop outside briefly to do that between the business meeting
and program. We want everyone to feel safe until we are fully vaccinated. In May we hope to be back
outside at Janet Eck’s church up in Gibsonia.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the April 7th meeting! “Down to Earth and Diggin’ it…”