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GBTS President’s Message:


 What’s the Buzz…

Time flies when you are having fun!  I am beginning the fourth year as President

of Gardeners By The Sea, finishing my second term in the spring of 2024. 

Members Matter Most has been the theme of my presidency. 

Members are the Key to Success!   YOU prove that over and over again. 

Our Club was able to grow before, during and after the pandemic, to recruit,

retain and truly flourish….all because of YOU.

Our National and Central Atlantic Region Presidents continue the Plant America themes, both focusing

on environment. Brenda Moore of NGC: GO GREEN – Plant America – Feed America. Monica Hansen of CAR-SGC: Plant America for a Cleaner, Greener and Healthier World. Our Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs President, Ginny Cardona, has chosen Bee Aware, Bee Involved, Bee Kind as her theme for 2023-2025, and I would like to apply it to GBTS as well.



When we ask members why they want to join garden club, it is to LEARN.  You will see that each meeting provides an opportunity to learn from our speaker and from one another. As we learn, we are more aware.  Over the past few years environmental concerns have grown. GBTS made conscious decisions to create less waste at our meetings, encouraging members to bring our own reusable bottles, rather than providing plastic bottles of water.  Literature and our programs urge us as gardeners to restore habitats and plant native, to protect our bees and other pollinators.  BEE AWARE of new partnerships and opportunities to make a difference in our communities and enhance the presence of our Club.



ACTIVE members are most important for our success!  Please attend meetings and actively participate in committees. The President’s Challenge continues, encouraging every member to share horticulture, floral designs and photography.  We will elect new leadership for GBTS this year. Please volunteer!! 



FRIENDS are the best outcome of belonging to Gardeners By The Sea!  Birds of a feather, flock together!  We added time to mingle and get to know one another before our business meetings. It is an honor to serve as President of Gardeners By The Sea.  As we share our passion for gardening and our garden club, we will all continue to grow, bloom and… create quite a buzz!



   September 2023

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Alva Hutchison

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