The Sarasota Garden Club hosts annual meeting and luncheon
The Sarasota Garden Club spent the morning recapping a successful year and recognizing members for their efforts at an annual meeting and luncheon at IMG Academy Golf Club.
Members participated in a meeting that included an update on the historic lantern and welcomed new members to the club. Afterward guests mingled before being seated to lunch. The guest speaker for the luncheon was Ron McCarty, curator for the Ca d'Zan former home to John and Mable Ringling. The home holds significance for the Sarasota Garden Club because Mable Ringling helped start the club and served as the first president.
Following the luncheon two more guests of honor were high school seniors and scholarship recipients India Pawlowska and Jennifer McGann. Both students received $2,000 to go toward their studies in natural sciences that they will apply at the University of Florida. A third scholarship was awarded to University of Florida sophomore Raymond Odeh. He is studying horticultural therapy and also received an award from the club as a senior graduating Cardinal Mooney.
Former club president and current president for the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Sue Angle recognized a handful of members with the Pillar of Pride membership to the organization.
President for the Sarasota Garden Club Olivia Haynes gave out club awards including a Leadership Award to Judith Hydeman.