April President’s Message

April is here and so is the opening of flower buds, leaves growing, critters flying around, and weeds in the gardens. It’s a month of renewal as we move forward to the warm weather and begin to spend more time outdoors. I am looking forward to cleaning out the flower beds, weeding, and putting in my seasonal flowers. It is always so rewarding to see the out of doors shedding its winter coat for the warmth of summer.

Volunteers are paid in six figures… S-M-I-L-E-S.Gayla LeMaire

When I saw this quote, it reminded me of all of the times we have done something for others, and although we always receive a thank you, it is the smile that makes all of the difference.

The Garden District Spring Conference and Achievement Day is coming and Ann Ca. has all of our art registrations and members checks sent in. I know that all your projects will shine along with our friends in other clubs in the Garden District. Good luck to all of you!

The NJSFWC State Convention is scheduled to be held from May 1-3 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Thirteen members are registered to attend with 3 attending for all three days and the rest of us attending on Wednesday, May 3rd. I am looking forward to going to this amazing event with so many of you.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our “Pizza For A Purpose” Fundraiser. It will take a few weeks to find out what we made but I have heard that we had a lot of vouchers turned in. Look for information regarding our next fundraiser…Spring flowers and hanging baskets. I can’t wait!

We have a speaker coming to our April 11th meeting. Dr. Ferghesi will be coming to speak with us about Dementia and Altzheimers, an important topic for all of us. Thank you to Linda M. for scheduling this speaker for us.

Our Second VP, Cynthia H-B. has organized our yearly New Member Orientation Night. This event is to be held on Tuesday, April 25th. All are invited to attend. Look for more information in this month’s Tidbits.

Eight of our Club Members had an excellent night attending the ECF Yoga, Wine and Chocolate Fundraiser at 4 Star Catering. What a wonderful time! We did about 45 minutes of yoga and ended the evening with delicious wine and chocolate goodies. This was a really fun way to support our State Project. No…there will be no pictures of us in our yoga poses😊

How is your exercising going? Did you see the 130 Challenge Zoom that Carol D. did on Water Exercise Activities? As the weather warms up, this is another good way to keep active. I continue to document my numbers and hand them in. Every little bit helps us feel better.

Also, if anyone wants new club shirts or name tags, please let Cynthia know. She is putting our order into Rolferry’s shortly so that we can get our shirts and name tags before the end of the club year.

Please make sure that you pay your yearly dues at our April Meeting if you have not already done so. I have to make our yearly report by May 1st and need to have our up-to-date numbers. Also, if you plan to attend our June dinner meeting, please bring your monies to Peg at our next meeting as well.

Don’t forget to read my “Shout Out to Members” article. Our work does not stop after each meeting.

Please read all of Tidbits each month as our newsletter is our informational portal to all activities. Everything you need to know is in our monthly reports.

Finally, do not forget your Secret Pal gifts and let’s wear an Easter Bonnet to our next meeting. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just fun. J

Happy Easter to all!

April