Thank you all for allowing me the privilege of serving as your president for the next two years. I am grateful for your support and am looking forward to working with all of you to make the club the best it can be.
During my term as president, I have identified three goals which support the goals of GCA and its strategic plan.
Streamline and Improve our Infrastructure:This will include simplifying our club communications; facilitating improved record keeping and continuity; holding fewer and shorter business meetings; and improving continuity and documentation within the committee structures as well as the Executive Board in order to help improve the incoming leadership. Improving and streamlining our infrastructure will support my second goal.
Increase our Membership Pipeline: With the exposure we have received from the Garden Tour last May, we’ve had potential new members reach out to us which is very exciting! Creating a welcoming club environment for members, guests and prospective new members adds to the positive, fun energy I want to bring to the club during the next two years.We have been working hard this summer to create a simpler, easier, rolling system for proposing new members. We are also well on our way to streamlining the nominating process.
Increasing the knowledge of our Members: Hosting more hands-on workshops and events, some of which will be open to the public, will benefit the membership socially and help the club members discover their hidden talents and increase their knowledge of gardening.These events will create exposure to recruit potential new members and allow us to reach out into the community to showcase our club.
I am very excited about this year’s programs and events and I look forward to serving as your president.