UPDATES & NEWS
MEMBER DIRECTORY & YEARBOOK – Sylvia Swartz has been working diligently on the 2020 – 2021 Garden Club of Cape Coral Member Directory & Yearbook. This year the directory can be picked up at Sue Lawson’s or snail mailed if you prefer. Call to make arrangements. If you would like to become a member please click MEMBERSHIP.
ONLINE MONTHLY MEETINGS! Our monthly meetings will be held online for 2020.
POSTER CONTEST! Children in grades 1 to 5 are invited to compete in the Woodsy Owl poster contest. Grand prize is a trip to Washington D.C. More information is available here: Woodsy Owl Poster Contest
THRIFT SHOP! It’s time to start preparing for March in the Park Annual Plant Sale. The Thrift Shop is asking for practical and useful donations. Please arrange to drop off your donations.
FFGC 2021 CALENDARS! The 2021 FFGC Calendars are now available for order. These handy calendars are a great gift idea and only $8.00 each. Please contact Sue Lawson to order yours today.
ZOOM and Bloom
Our regular monthly meetings begin again in September 2020. Due to Covid 19, we will be holding our meetings online using ZOOM. More information will be emailed to all members. You will be able to enjoy the meeting from the comfort of your home and our snowbird members can join us from anywhere in the world. We will have educational guest speakers for each meeting, regular garden club updates, and Dona Baliotis, our horticulturalist, will give us a plant update. Thank you to Dona and the board for organizing these online meetings. Please watch your email and the online calendar for more information. The event calendar is located here: Event Calendar
Blue Star Memorial Marker
Blue Star Memorial Markers in the United States pay tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces. The National Council of State Garden Clubs, now known as National Garden Clubs, Inc., started the program in 1945 after World War II. The Blue Star was used on service flags to denote a service member fighting in the war.
We have raised money for a marker in Eco Park just off of Veterans Parkway. The presentation will coincide with Cape Coral’s 50th Anniversary in 2020! The BLUE STAR MEMORIAL MARKER has been purchased and shipped. Frank and Sons Moving and Storage will receive and hold the marker until we can have it installed. A BIG THANK YOU to Frank and Sons!!! They will be donating the cost of storage and delivery of the marker to Eco Park. We will be hiring a contractor, getting a permit and getting it installed in Eco Park as soon as possible. Our Blue Star Memorial Ceremony will be happening outside and on a smaller scale than originally planned on November 9th 2020. More details to follow.