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Meet Our President

GCOCC President Ann Block (2019 - 2021)

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President's Message

It was an honor for me to accept the position of President and to represent The Garden Club of Cape Coral for the next two years. With your help, I hope to carry on the work of our Past Presidents.
2019-2020 is going to be a very exciting year for us with many fun activities, including a Fashion Show to raise money for the Blue Star Marker we intend installing at Eco Park in 2020 – Cape Coral’s Golden Anniversary Year. Our Standard Flower Show at the end of April will also celebrate this golden anniversary.
March in the Park 2019, our annual major fund raiser in which we all participate, was our best yet and allowed us to make donations to local schools and the butterfly garden at Rotary Park, give scholarships to local high school kids, and design and install the landscape at Habitat’s Cape Coral Women’s Build. Next year’s MIP, on March 14, will be our 12th – can we break records again?
Thanks to our Program Chairs, Nora Hoover and Elsa Schutzman, we have an excellent program of speakers to look forward to, plus fun special events throughout the season organized by our Special Events Committee, Lois Luber, Christine Prestella and Donna Schneider. We are updating our Website to be more user friendly and interactive with our modern-day communication devices. Don’t forget, if you’re buying anything on the web, click on the Amazon widget on our web page
It takes a village to make our “working” Garden Club VERY SPECIAL. This new season, we will continue to be educated, to promote civic beautification, focus on environmental awareness, and give back to our community. I’m sure we all look forward to enjoying and creating long lasting friendships with our fellow Gardeners.
My special thanks to our weekly Columnists, Jean Shields and Joyce Comingore, who introduced me to The Garden Club of Cape Coral through The Cape Coral Breeze newspaper. I sign off with...

Happy Gardening...Until We Meet Again!

Ann Block

Current Officers
(2019 - 2021)

2019 Officers of the Board of the Garden Club of Cape Coral


Ann Block

First Vice-Presidents

Elsa Schutzman and Nora Hoover

Second Vice-President

Susan Noble

Recording Secretary

Martha Howard

Corresponding Secretary

Nancy Wallin


Ria Benton

Assistant Treasurer

Dona Baliotis

Past President

Susan Lawson