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President's Letter October 2018

Mary Bruce Rae-Grant

Dear Friends,

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By the time you read this, fall will be upon us. I look forward to our joint meeting with Garden Club of Cleveland. I hope to see you at Cleveland Botanical Garden on October 16 for what promises to be an interesting program.

Susan White and I shall leave for the Presidents’ Council meeting in Dayton the next day. One of my assignments for the meeting is to write a 3 minute presentation for Dede Petri, GCA President, describing what makes our club different from others. We have so many wonderful qualities. I had difficulty choosing. Eventually, I settled on two of my favorite elements: our sense of history and our penchant for getting our gloves dirty.

We recently had our Centennial Anniversary in 2015, and our centennial anniversary as an affiliate of GCA will be next year. For 103 years we have been digging in the dirt, both literally and figuratively. From our collaboration with others to stop the building of an interstate through historic Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights, to our groundbreaking creation of a Charitable Projects Committee, we have a remarkable history to be proud of.

Each year we raise funds to support worthy local endeavors. Please take a moment to review this past year’s projects and donations to the Grosscup Scholarship on page 7 of your Directory.  Our generous contributions continue to make a difference in our community. I wonder what projects we will support this year? I also look forward to learning who will be the deserving recipient of the Grosscup Scholarship. In the next weeks and months, we will learn more about our annual Charitable Projects and the Katherine Grosscup Scholarship. We shall continue to be proud of our history and our sense of purpose. Meanwhile, do not forget to enjoy digging in the dirt as you put away your own garden for the winter and plant bulbs for next spring.

 All the best,

 Mary Bruce

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