District VI Director Donna Moran and Finance Committee Chairman Carolyn Todd attended the planning meeting for the District VI Fall Meeting hosted by Belle Oaks Garden Club. MINUTES
District VI President's Meeting
District VI Garden Clubs President's meeting held June 16 at Middendorf's.
Belle Oaks attendees included Rose Doles and president Sandy Grimm. Center, Hammond Garden Club President Jennifer Allen.
Installation Banquet for Belle Oaks Garden Club - May 10, 2023 - Buddy's Bar & Grill Steakhouse, Hammond LA
The May meeting held at Buddies Bar & Grill was brought to order by the ringing of bell by Parliamentarian, Debbie Lobell. Sandy Grimm, Club President, asked Vicky Fannaly to read the Club Prayer and Conservation Pledge. We all stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Maude, Correspondence Secretary, did roll call; eleven present-5 absent We missed Peggy Hoover, Tanya Pearson, (Jan) Jeanette Roelke, Charlotte Shaw and Rosemary Tobey. We did have one guest. Rebecca Eisenman’s son, Thomas. Treasurer, Carmen Robertson Thompson, gave our report. Club received a thank you from Louisiana Garden Club Federation for the $30 our club sent in memory of Isabelle Peterson, Carole Smith and Kelly Tobey. Vicky Fannaly spoke at the Convention in Vidalia, Louisiana. Carmen sold raffle tickets.
Sandy gave Darlene Breland a Federation pin as a thank you for her 12 years as President of Belle Oaks Garden Club. Darlene then thanked Carmen Robertson Thompson and Maude Abadie Rizzuto for all the years they have given to the club.
Sandy thanked all who served as officers this past year and thanked all members for being so kind and helpful. She mentioned that she had a gift bag for these officers (candies & a wooden plant-pot); these were given at the end of the Installation. Sandy then asked Darlene to begin the Installation of new officers. Two of new officers were absent for installation-Tanya Pearson and Charlotte Shaw. Darlene spoke encouraging words about each office to the person who would hold that office…presenting small gifts to each. Cindy Miguez presented Sandy a gift from club members as a THANK YOU for her efficient service as Club President. Sandy gave Perfect Attendance Certificates to: Darlene Breland, Virginia Hawkins, Carmen Robertson Thompson, Cindy Miguez and Maude Rizzuto. Maude Rizzuto also received a Certificate of Most Helpful.
Members of Belle Oaks Garden Club helped beautify the exterior of the Hammond Branch Library by filling the 5 planters with Phlox, Salvia, Pintas, Coleus, Impatiencs and Crocosmia. Participating members were Rebecca Eisenman, John Grimm and Sandra Grimm. Hayley Smith from the library is also pictured.
April monthly meeting, held at Painting with a Twist made for a fun event. Election of officers and plans for the installation banquet were set. Hosting the District VI Fall Meeting also made the agenda. We even played a "Hot Cup" game while waiting for paint to dry!
On Tuesday, March 14, Belle Oaks donated 3 children's books on gardening to the Hammond Library. Nathan Hicks was the library director who received the books, and Sandra Grimm was the Belle Oaks representative. Nathan was very appreciative and liked our selection.
Camellia Show at Summerfield Assisted Living February 15, 2023
Judged Camellia Show at Summerfield Assisted Living Center presented by Belle Oaks Garden Club, Hammond. Club is a member of District VI, Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs Inc., and National Garden Clubs Inc.
Thanks to Debbie Lobell, Charlotte Shaw, John and Sandra Grimm, BOGC members who helped with the Summerfield Camellia Show, as well as Nick Piazza from the Camellia Club of New Orleans. We had 20 residents and 4 staff members from Summerfield participate in picking 1st 2nd and 3rd place blooms from four different categories as well as Best Overall (Best of Show). Everyone enjoyed the blooms and had an enjoyable time.
Tangipahoa Joint Garden Clubs Annual Meeting February 8, 2023
Belle Oaks Garden Club attended the Tangipahoa Garden Clubs Annual Meeting February 8, held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ponchatoula. All clubs attending were members of District VI, Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs Inc., and National Garden Clubs Inc.
Arbor Day February 1, 2023
Belle Oaks Garden Club planted a flowering crape myrtle tree at an Options group home, 11076 General Ott Dr., Hammond LA on February 1. Assisted in the planting by Steve Leon of Options Inc. Options is a non-profit service for people with disabilities.
Pictured are two an Options staff member, an Options client, Belle Oaks President Sandra Grimm, Leon, Arbor Day Chairman Cindy Miguez, Tanya Pearson, Maude Rizzuto, Gardenette Vicky Fannaly and an Options client. The tree was dedicated to three members who passed away in this club year: Kelly Tobey, Carol Smith and Marie I. Peterson.
Belle Oaks is a member of District VI Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs Inc., and National Garden Clubs Inc.
Christmas luncheon at Roux &Brew Seafood and Steak House was attended by John Grimm, Sandy Grimm,Charlotte Shaw, Cindy Miguez, Virginia Hawkins, Darlene Breland, Carmen Robertson, Rosemary Tobey, Maude Rizzuto, Tanya Pearson and Kelly Tobey.
September Meeting - September 14, 2022
Vicky Fannaly, Gardenette president, gave a program on the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc. (LGCF Inc.) website to Belle Oaks Garden Club at their September 14 meeting, held in the home of Tanya Pearson. As LGCF Inc. Webmaster, she enumerated the interesting education opportunities to learn gardening, environmental, landscape design and floral arrangements. She stressed all the fun socials that were available to member clubs. Gardenettes and Belle Oaks are members of LGCF Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs Inc. and National Garden Clubs Inc.
Birthday Social - August 15, 2022
The Birthday girl is Marie Isabelle Peterson.
Seated members are Maude Rizzuto, Marie and Charlotte Shaw. Sandra Grimm is standing.
Belle Oaks Garden Club members gathered at Summerfield Senior Living August 15 to help celebrate club president Sandy Grimm's mother's 101st birthday! What a joyous event!