Director: Glenda Dawson
 Assistant Director: Kathleen Hawryluk

Theme: "Together we grow"

Spring 2014 Lewsletter
Spring 2014 CALL
District IX has 1420 members
30 Clubs, 7 Circles and 2   Councils

Red Hibiscus

Sambucus Simpsonii

  Blue Star Memorials around District IX

District IX Garden Clubs

Meetings and Events


Officers and Chairmen

Presidents of Circles, Clubs & Councils


National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Deep South Region

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc


10:00 AM until 1:30 PM, $15.00 fee for each workshop
Make checks payable to District IX and send to:Glenda Dawson,1725 Sims Place, Lakeland, FL 33803-3529,
                                                                           Your check will be your Registration and Reservation

                                                               Students are to bring newspaper to cover work space and a bag lunch each time. Coffee, iced tea and desert will be provided.
  June 11th   “Succulent Container Gardens",  Instructors:    Leslie Montwid and Eileen Clawson. Search “Succulent Container Gardens" for ideas, (Succulent Garden Images site has hundreds to view)
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte 33952 . Students are to bring a small to medium container and some succulent plants. Potting medium and some pass-along small starter plants will be provided..
 July 10th    “Garden Glass Sun Reflectors” , Instructor:  Peggy Gallagher/Glenda Dawson , Winter Haven Council of GC: 715 3rd St. NW and Lake Silver, NW, Winter Haven 33881
Search “Images of Glass Flower Garden Art” to get ideas; Students will make a glass art flower. Students are to bring a small to medium plate, smaller plate or bowl to go on top, and a compote or sherbet type piece for center.  The more pieces used the greater the depth. Students also need to bring E600 glue which can be found at Wal-Mart or any of the hardware stores.
To make the flowers, Students will need a minimum of 3 pieces of glass plus a narrow cylinder glass (spice jar, narrow caper or olive jar, etc.) to glue the flower to, so that it can then be placed on a rod. 
August class TBA

(L-R) Sandi Witzke, President of Port Charlotte G C, Anne Hudson, Port Charlotte G C Blue Star Chairman, Sue Killian, President Lemon Bay G C, Bill Truex, Chaaaaarlotte County Commisioneer, Sue Angle, President of Florida Federation of G C, Betty Call, FFGC Blue Star Chairman, Glenda Dawson, FFGC District IX Director and Libby Curnow, FFGC Distriict IX Blue Star Chairman and Co-Chairman of this event.
Armed Forces Day, May 19, 2014

Port Charlotte Garden Club dedicated a new Blue Star Memorial Marker at the Andrew T Jacobson VA Home in Port Charlotte.

 Anne Hudson put togheter this moving honor to the family members of the Port Charlotte Garden Club.

(L-R) Unveiling the Blue Star Marker is Representative Ken Robson of Port Charlotte, Libby Curnow and Anne Hudson.

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