From the President, Ronald J. Smith
Spring certainly took it’s time getting to Metro Detroit this year.! Everyone I talked to couldn’t wait for the sunny and 50+ degree days to arrive. At the Annual Meeting in January I was elected as President of the Detroit Garden Center for two more years. The other officers elected are: Secretary, Royanne Johnson; Treasurer, Marie Mainwar-ing; Vice President of Programs, Marcia Geibel; Vice President of Membership, Monica Silverston; and Dorothy Barnes, Correspondence Secretary. The advisors to the Detroit Garden Center Board are: Sue Auch, Beverly Donaldson, Marilyn Gushee, Harriett Murray, Liz Hardwick and Karen Shea. It’s wonderful having these board members and advisors who continue to help guide the Garden Center.
I’m currently attempting to fill Barbara’s shoes as she deals with her late husband’s business. She may not be tall but her shoes are big ones to fill! I go to the Center several times a week to check phones messages, emails and the mail. If you call and leave a message, please understand it may take a day or two to return your call.
I’m pleased that this issue of the Bulletin has been published, and would like to thank Karen Foy for her assistance. As you will read in the Bulletin the Detroit Garden Center was busy the past year continuing to bring programs and events to the members and guests. The calendar of events is beginning to grow for this year. We are looking for ideas for trips, classes and workshops. Please let us know what types of things you would like the Detroit Garden Center to offer to members and guests.
The Detroit Garden Center is having the same issues and problems all organizations and non profits are having - dwindling memberships, poor attendance at events, and remaining financially solvent. What are your thoughts on the Detroit Garden Center and how can we improve in the areas mentioned above? I would like to hear from you , so email or call.