Forest Hill Garden Club
Our membership was entranced and thoroughly entertained at our April Meeting by a talk on Early Rubens, the current exhibition at The Legion of Honor Museum. The presentation by Gretchen Turner, docent par excellence, with impressive knowledge of art, history, geography and decades of experience leading tours, captivated the group with her insights and her slideshow of Peter Paul Rubens’ early career. The talk highlighted the use of Rubens biblical and mythical tales and sensuous colors, as well as his relationships with the movers and shakers of the early 1600s. Gretchen said she had read so much about Rubens, she felt she knew him like a "brother."
A sumptuous tea, provided by the culinary offerings of Nancy Butte, her husband Bruce, and Ingeborg McGlynn, followed the program and provided opportunity for those attending to further discuss Rubens’ style. Everyone also admired the floral arrangements of Nancy Hagosian and Anna Bolechowski, who also set up tables and chairs for the meeting.
An abbreviated business included election of officers for 2019-2020. Thanks to Louise Bacigalupi, Sima Talai and the Nominations Committee members for their work.
Ingeborg McGlynn, along with her other duties, gave us our marching orders for spring garden work.
Our May program will be the annual Strawberry Social on Monday the 20th at 1:00PM, including the installation of 2019-20 officers. Please come merrily with your most beautiful hat on and join us to celebrate our most senior club member Maxine Dickson's 100th birthday! Please RSVP. This is our club's last general meeting before we go into summer recess.
As our Garden Club fiscal year is drawing to a close, we wish to thank all the dedicated members who served steadily throughout the year by hosting events, arranging speakers, creating beautiful flower bouquets, baking, cooking, and giving valuable time to take care of the Club's business. Our appreciation goes to all for giving us the trust to serve you these last two years. Thank You!
— Yen Bachmeier and Kathe Farrell
(all events are held at the clubhouse unless noted otherwise)
NOTE: May 31st through September 1st - Summer Recess
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