District VI Summer Newsletter

Enclosed please find the District VI Summer Newsletter: District VI Summer

Our Garden Club at Palm Coast is one of 15 garden clubs in District Six of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. The Federation consists of 12 districts covering all of the State of Florida with a total of 235 garden clubs.


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Garden Theme Cruise

Dear Garden Club Member,

Come Join the Journey!

The Garden Club at Palm Coast has organized a “Garden Theme Cruise” on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas sailing out of Port Canaveral from February 4 thru February 11, 2018.

This cruise will visit the western Caribbean. Gardens are available to tour on the island of Jamaica and in Cozumel, Mexico.

We will also host a few lectures and power point demonstrations on board as we sail along.

Cabin Choices: (Book before July 9, 2017)

  • Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
  • Central Park View with Balcony
  • Ocean View Stateroom (no balcony)

The pricing on the registration form includes Port Fees and Taxes. Pricing is per person based on double occupancy.  A deposit of $500 per cabin is due when you book your cabin. The deposit is per cabin, not per person. If you are sharing a  cabin with a friend please use the same registration form and register at the same time.

This link will take you to the Royal Caribbean website and booking form. Click on the Oasis of the Seas PDF brochure for further information.


Book early as we have 50 staterooms on hold.


Denise Garcia and Kathleen Terlizzo
Fundraising Committee

PS Please feel free to share this e-mail with your family, friends and neighbors.


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Jan’s Fairy Garden

Here is a contribution from our club member Jan Wulff.

Next to the driveway in plain sight, but easily overlooked, is a miniature garden.

Jan invites you on a stroll through her Fairy Garden which she made for her  3 yr. old grand-daughter.






I started with a fairy house and added the steps to the pool.






Then a bridge to a garden was built.






The garden.

Those fairies are pretty busy.

My grand daughter is delighted to see what the fairies do next every time she comes to Mimi’s house.

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June = Garden Club Month

Did you know that June is National Garden Month?

In addition the City of Palm Coast made a Proclamation that June is Garden Club Month.  This is done by the Mayor and City Council “to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of the Garden Club at Palm Coast for fostering an appreciation of the enormous pleasure gardening brings to our community”.

Below you see the Proclamation made by the City.

We also have a display in front of the Main Library (2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW) dedicated to our club. It is already up and will be there until mid June.

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Garden Club Tree Dedication May 12: video

The Garden Club Tree Dedication on May 12 was recorded on video.

To view the video, please click on the link to the City of Palm Coast Facebook page:

Video on the Palm Coast Facebook page

Pardon the wind blowing into the microphone.


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Annual Picnic 2017

On May 8th the Garden Club at Palm Coast held its annual picnic which serves as the conclusion of the 2016-2017 club season.

Peg Senecal and Bob Tabit with the 2017 Scholarship recipients.




First there was attention for the business portion of the picnic meeting.

The new board members for the 2017-2018 club year were installed at the picnic.




And then the real purpose of the meeting: FOOD.

….and socializing, of course.



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2017 GCPC Scholarships Recipients

At the annual picnic of the Garden Club at Palm Coast on May 8th, 2017, three Flagler Palm Coast High School students each received a scholarship in the amount of $1000.

The recipients are:

  • Christopher Caschera, who plans to attend the University of South Florida with a focus on Geology
  • Cassandra Gubala who will attend Nova Southern University with a focus on Biology
  • Danial Thomas who will attend Davison College, N.C. with a focus on Biology and Global Health.

The photo shows the three high school students when Peg Senecal handed them the invitation for the GCPC picnic. At the picnic the Scholarships were going to be issued.

Also Josh Ore, an earlier scholarship recipient, who will graduate from University of Florida with  a degree in Urban Entomology; is now receiving the “Hilda & Joe Gotwald  & Garden Club at Palm Coast scholarship”. His check is also in the amount of $1000.

Congratulations to all scholarship recipients!!

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Garden Club Tree Dedication, a Report (updated May 27)

On Friday, May 12th, 2017, a tree was dedicated by the Garden Club at Palm Coast. The tree was planted in Central Park at Town Center, in honor of two deceased club members: Joyce Birrell and Dorothy Leary.

The planted tree is a Muskogee Crepe Myrtle. This crape myrtle is a fast-growing tree that will have an abundance of lavender purple flowers blooming during the summer. This hybrid was developed in the early 1960s by the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., and given the name of the native American Indian tribe “Muskogee.” This variety has become one of the most widely planted crape myrtles in the United States.







The ceremony was led by our president Cindy Balazik, starting with the Pledge of Allegiance.







Reverend Don Scott, Trinity Presbyterian Church, did the Invocation.


Several club members shared their memories of Joyce and Dorothy.


The tree was then officially dedicated by the Mayor of Palm Coast, the Honorable Milissa Holland. You can read the Mayor’s remarks here:

Mayor Holland remarks Garden Club Arbor Day MAY 2017




The family of Dorothy Leary was represented by one of her daughters Ms Eileen Roggemann, who flew in from New York. She was deeply touched by the ceremony and expressed her gratitude for the club memorializing her mother.

The club members who attended the event were very impressed with the Arbor Day Tree dedication.

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Invitation: Arbor Day – Garden Club Tree Dedication

Arbor Day – Crepe Myrtle

Here is a photo of the Arbor Day tree that is being dedicated by the Garden Club at Palm Coast.  Please consider going to the ceremony this Friday May 12th at 10:00AM.  The event is held at Central Park at Town Center.  The Garden Club At Palm Coast will dedicate the tree in memory of past members Joyce Birrell, and Dorothy Leary.

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Bulletin May 2017

The Garden Club May Bulletin is available for download:

May 2017 GCPC Bulletin

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