Is your social life starting to wilt? If you love plants and flowers, why not get together with others who share your interests? Your social life could begin to blossom should you join one of the many garden clubs to be found throughout the county. New members are always welcome. You don't have to have a green thumb nor do you have to have indoor plants or an outdoor garden at home. An interest in learning more about gardening, horticulture, conservation and civic beautification is all that is required. Some of the clubs also hold fashion show luncheons, card parties, flower shows, flower arranging workshops and other special events throughout the year. Check the list below for the club nearest you.
-- The BAY BOUQUET GARDEN CLUB of Dunedin meets at 9 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Officers are Marilyn Harrity, president; Julie Easterday, 1st vice president; Sheryl Roberson, 2nd vice president; Cathy Kindle, recording secretary; Carolyn Buck, corresponding secretary; and Phyllis Bowles, treasurer. Call (727) 447-7805.
-- The BELLEAIR GARDEN CLUB meets October through May at 903 Ponce de Leon Blvd. General meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. Horticultural meetings are scheduled the second Wednesday at 10 a.m. Officers are Wendy Knaack, president; Ashley Dressel, 1st vice president; Francine Pettina, 2nd vice president; Beth Reid, recording secretary; and Debbie Halvorson, treasurer. Call (727) 586-4021 for information.
-- The BELLEAIR BEACH ISLAND GARDEN CLUB meets at Belleair Beach City Hall, 444 Causeway Blvd., at 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month, October through May. Officers are Mary Chacanias, president; Jan Rives, 1st vice president; Sara Kolodisa, 2nd vice president; Sherrie Morton, secretary; and Sue Edmunds, treasurer. Call (727) 517-3618.
--The CLEARWATER GARDEN CLUB holds its general meetings at 405 Seminole St. (corner of Seminole and N. Fort Harrison) on the second Friday of each month, October through May, at 12:30 p.m. A newly established "Gardening on Saturday" program is scheduled the second Saturday of each month. Time is 10 a.m. Horticultural meetings take place at 10 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of October, January, February and March. Officers are Arline Giolli, president; Hilda Sinnett, 1st vice president; Jean Columbo, 2nd vice president; Elaine Lukens, recording secretary; Marsha Clark, asst. recording secretary; Helen Hoskins, corresponding secretary; and Cathy Foley, treasurer. Directors are Belen Brown, Sylvia Bullaudy and Pat Snow. Call 504-3585 for general information, 442-5856 for Saturday program information or 441-2719 for information on horticulture meetings.
-- The DUNEDIN GARDEN CLUB schedules its meetings at 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, September through May, at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Officers are Deborah Whalen, president; Marti Weber, vice president; Patricia Brum, recording secretary; Alice Changstrom, treasurer; and Dale Menzer, assistant treasurer. Call (727) 501-9333.
-- The GARDEN CLUB OF LARGO meets at noon the second Monday of each month, September through April, at The Barrington, 901 Seminole Blvd. Officers are Chris Irwin, president; Anna L. Hanson, 1st vice president; Elaine Bicknell, 2nd vice president; Irene Miller, recording/corresponding secretary; and Beth Bartz, treasurer. Call (727) 596-8388 or (727) 535-1522.
-- PALM HARBOR GARDEN CLUB members gather at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Rd., the second Monday of each month, September through May. Time is 11 a.m. Officers are Anastasia Seelig, president; Joan Mahar and Caroln Desmaris, co-1st vice presidents; Carol Angier, 2nd vice president; Roz Corbo, recording secretary; Evelyn Wilke, corresponding secretary; and Gail Meltzer, treasurer. Call (727) 781-9049 or (727) 786-7472.
-- The SAFETY HARBOR GARDEN CLUB meets monthly at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 2nd St. N., at 9:30 a.m. Officers are Marilyn Mabe and Marlene Kelley, co-presidents; Jo Billings and Sally Uhler, co-1st vice presidents; Cathy Nelson and Arlene Wich, co-2nd vice presidents; Clayce Martens, recording secretary; and Sue Caisse, treasurer. Call (727) 726-3794 or (727) 724-8957.
-- The GARDEN CLUB OF TARPON SPRINGS schedules its meetings at 11 a.m. on the first Monday of each month, October through May, at the Craig Park Recreation Center. Officers are Sue Jones, president; Pauline Slavik, 1st vice president; Linda Leinbach, 2nd vice president; Lori Ruddy, recording secretary; Mary Ann Hartman, corresponding secretary; and Callie Gentry, treasurer. Call (727) 938-2947.
-- TOP OF THE BAY GARDEN CLUB members meet at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month, September through May, at the Woman's Club of Oldsmar. Officers are Loretta Wyandt, president; Karen Dunn, vice president; Debbie Markham, recording secretary; Sue Welborn, corresponding secretary; and Tami Toms, treasurer. Call (813) 855-1931.
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