DISTRICT II - Metairie Ridge Garden Club Metairie LA Deeds and Doings
Metairie Ridge Garden Club 2022 Christmas Luncheon Metairie Ridge Garden Club Christmas Luncheon was celebrated by Stella Bowman making lovely Gnomes for members, Jackie Ciuffi selecting lovely table settings for door prizes, and garden club members bringing a garden related gift with each person receiving an exciting gift. Pictured front row are Stella Bowman, Suzanne Sciortino, Jackie Ciuffi, Charmaine Kathman, Sara Stapleton, Daria Vincent and Jaynell Zimmerman. Back row pictured are Karen Whitaker, Sharon Rojas-President, Betty Murray, Pat Terranova, and Susan Larson.
Metairie Ridge Garden Club attending 2022 JPCGC Christmas Tea The Christmas Tea was an enjoyable fellowship. Along with lots of delicious food, all members brought a special ornament obtained from throughout the years to present along with a warm-hearted sentiment that they told. Some made you cry and others made you laugh! One was a little drummer boy magnet that one person remembered their son would put on the refrigerator before they decorated the tree, few dated back to a hundred years, some were ornaments with a sentiment in memory of a loved one, while others honored a spouse. Pictured back row are: Betty Murray, Debbie Corales, Sharon Rojas-President, Jaynell Zimmerman, Daria Vincent, and Stella Bowman. Sitting left to right are: Jackie Ciuffi and Charmaine Kathman.
Metairie Ridge Garden Club 2022 Christmas Decoration Door Contest Metairie Ridge Garden Club Christmas Decoration Door Contest winners made exquisite entries and were awarded ribbons. Pictured from left to right are Karen Whitaker - 3rd Place, Stella Bowman - 2nd Place, and Daria Vincent - 1st Place. Congratulations!
Metairie Ridge Garden Club decorating Lafreniere Foundation Center Metairie Ridge Garden Club, along with the Jefferson Parish Council Garden Clubs, Inc., decorated the Lafreniere Foundation Center with a large Christmas Tree in festive beautiful colors of red and green along with hanging large coordinated colored Wreaths above the windows. Pictured left to right are Jackie Ciuffi, Betty Murray, Daria Vincent, Debbie Corales, and Stella Bowman.
Members of the Metairie Ridge Garden Club participated in the Plant Giveaway at the Jefferson Parish Council Garden Clubs, Inc. in the Foundation Center of Lafreniere Park. Pictured left to right are Sharon Rojas-President, Jackie Ciuffi-Historian, Stella Bowman-Recording Secretary, Daria Vincent-Vice President, and Karen Whitaker-Corresponding Secretary.
Metairie Ridge Garden Club (MRGC) along with the Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans sponsored a native plant giveaway. Pictured left to right are Bonnie Johnson-Master Gardener, Betty Murray (MRGC), Sharon Rojas-President, Rodney Bell-Master Gardener, Stella Bowman (MRGC), Daria Vincent-Environmental Consultant (MRGC), and Tammany Baumgarten-Master Gardener.
Rodney Bell, Master Gardener, gave an informative presentation on "Indoor Plants to Improve Air Quality" to the Metairie Ridge Garden Club. Pictured back row left to right, Karen Whitaker-Corresponding Secretary, Sharon Rojas-President, Debbie Corales-Treasurer, Jaynell Zimmerman, Betty Murray held in her lovely home, and Daria Vincent-Vice President. Front row left to right, Sara Stapleton, Pat Terranova, Marty DeBolt, Jackie Ciuffi-Historian, and Rodney Bell.
Metairie Ridge Garden Club won 1st Place for Scariest Scarecrow, "Wicked Jester" at the New Orleans City Park Fall Scarecrow Trail. Pictured left to right are Sharon Rojas-President, Jackie Ciuffi-Historian, Betty Murray, and Charmaine Kathman.
June 28, 2022
Metairie Ridge Garden Club members attending the President’s Meeting June 28, 2022 at Lafreniere Foundation Center were left to right, Sharon Rojas- President, Jackie Cuiffi, Daria Vincent, and Stella Bowman.
Metairie Ridge Garden Club, at their Annual Awards Luncheon, Members and Guests at attendance were seated from left to right, Debbie Corales, Sharon Rojas, Charmaine Kathmann, Kathleen Piazza, and Dottie Pechon. Standing left to right, Jackie Ciuffi, Betty Murray, Stella Bowman, Charlotte Benton, Liz Hahn, Daria Vincent, Cindy Piazza, Lisa Piazza, and Karen Whitaker.
Metairie Ridge Garden Club, at their Annual Awards Luncheon, honored the following pictured from left to right for Perfect Attendance, Betty Murray, Jackie Ciuffi, Debbie Corales, Karen Whitaker, and Daria Vincent - Awards Chairman.
Metairie Ridge Garden Club, at their Annual Awards Luncheon, honored the following pictured from left to right, Jackie Ciuffi - Garden of the Year, Daria Vincent - Best Patio, Karen Whitaker - Best Backyard, and Sharon Rojas - President.
Metairie Ridge Garden Club - group luncheon Metairie Ridge Garden Club held their annual Awards Luncheon. Members pictured seated left to right are: Dottie Pechon, Suzanne Sciortino, Kathleen Piazza, Janet Gussman, Jackie Ciuffi. Pictured back row left to right are: Kathleen Urquhart (guest who is Kathleen Piazza's daughter), Debbie Corales, Sharon Rojas, Betty Murray, Sara Stapleton, Wanda Adams, Carrie Martin, Stella Bowman, and Daria Vincent.
Awards Gardens Metairie Ridge Garden Club awarded club members for the following at their annual Awards Luncheon: Pictured left to right are Daria Vincent - Best Patio, Jackie Ciuffi - Garden of the Year, Carrie Martin (President), Stella Bowman - Most Improved Garden, and Karen Whitaker - Best Backyard.
Mayfair Home and Gardens Metairie Ridge Garden Club, one of nine Garden Clubs of Jefferson Parish Council of Garden Clubs, Inc., went to Mayfair Home and Gardens in Slidell for a Luncheon and Tour of the Beautiful Gardens. Pictured standing left to right are: Suzanne Sciortino, Carrie Martin, Stella Bowman, Jackie Ciuffi. Sitting in front left to right are: Susan Larson, Sara Stapleton, Janet Gussman, and Debbie Corales. Others in Metairie Ridge Garden Club are Wanda Adams, Patsy Clement, Kala Corcoran, Marty DeBolt, Betty Gibbs, Maria Griffin, Betty Murray, Dottie Pechon, Kathleen Piazza, Sharon Rojas, Pat Terranova, Daria Vincent, and Jaynell Zimmerman.