Guest Blog by Nancy Del Presto
At the March 6, Kennywood, meeting we will ask for wine and spirit donations for the Basket of Cheer for the Benefit held on Friday March 15th. Adrienne will be at this meeting so please either bring $$ donations or wine/alcohol donation (with receipt so duplicates can be returned).
Additionally, I would like to propose the a change to the Blackridge Garden Club By-Laws. It has been increasingly hard to find members to agree to the President position and even the Vice President for my tenure accepted her job with the proviso that she not ever be considered the heir to the presidency. I mention that to show that it is hard to get someone to agree to lead the club as a solo. I feel that the job will seem less daunting and more time-manageable if we could have co-presidents.
Therefore, I propose, under Article VII. (OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES), Section 1, The officers shall be Co-Presidents (elect 2), Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer. Nominees for Co-Presidents should have been a member of the club for three years, played an active role on one standing committee, or had work or life experience that qualifies the nominee for the administrative position. Section 2, It shall be the duty of the Co-Presidents to preside at all meetings of the Membership and Executive Board. Section 3, It shall be the duty of either of the Co-Presidents to conduct the business of the presidency in the absence of the other.
We can have discussion and vote on this change at the March meeting so I hope many members can attend.
Hope everyone is surviving this snowy, cold winter,
Guest Blog by Adrienne O'Toole
Hi all you savvy online members! Nancy has asked me to do the luncheon for the March 6 Bill Henninger's history of Kennywood Park talk and, particularly because it is on a Wednesday, I have little to go on for number attending. Would really appreciate a yes/no reply. Would you mind hitting the respond key and letting me know. (Or call: 244-1864)
Second, I have heard Bill give this talk and have been urging that he come to Blackridge, either thru the BCA or the Garden Club. We got him first and I can't tell you enough about how interesting it is. I would urge you to alert neighbors who might be interested (I'm thinking of folks like the Schryers or Jean Peterson, for example) and any at home spouses. I must admit a fear that Bill will come and we'll only have a handful of people.
Third, a heads up on super exhibit at the History Center. Ed and I went Wednesday and loved it! The theme of this traveling show is 1968: the year that changed America. It runs into May, parking is across the street,
I guarantee it to be enjoyable and informative -- and heavy on the nostalgia!
Finally, once again I am collecting bottles or cash donations for the Basket of Cheer benefit prize. So far I have ONE contribution. I'll bring a carton from the state store to the March 6 meeting or you can leave donations inside either the back or front door at my house: 1648 Georgetown.
Thanks for reading all this! Adrienne