As I write, our beloved Cavs are midway through the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference finals. The prospect of a sequential NBA championship title has Clevelanders rallying together for this unprecedented and exhilarating potential victory. You may wonder what on earth basketball has in common with Shaker Lakes Garden Club. Admittedly, it seems like a stretch until you dig below the surface. Shaker Lakes Garden Club is also on a roll and picking up steam.
We are heading into the home stretch of our club’s 2016-2017 season and I can’t help but draw parallels between our club members and the Cavs players. The enormous talent, dedication and teamwork our members have contributed to our successful year are not dissimilar to the traits that have produced the winning season for the Cavs. We have accomplished so much together - fabulous programs & visiting gardens trips, streamlining communications & going green, giving back to our community and multiple SLGC members winning awards at GCA Flower Shows around the country - barely skim the surface of our achievements.
Mary Anne Liljedahl, Leslie Marting, Robin Schachat and I shared the privilege of attending the Garden Club of America’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore May 4-7th. It was an educational and beautifully orchestrated event and was a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow GCA members from all over the country. More on this to follow at our Annual Meeting in June.
We look forward to the final events of our SLGC year. Please be sure to mark your calendars as the event details are not listed in the directory. The Annual Meeting will be a luncheon held on Tuesday, June 27 at Margaret Ransohoff’s home in Shaker Heights. Please RSVP. And the Provisional Tea will be held on Tuesday, July 11 at Judy Eakin’s home in Gates Mills. Please RSVP. I look forward to seeing you at these events.