Brigantine Garden Club

Hello, January! Mother Nature certainly showed her fury so far in 2018 with snow and record-breaking cold. Many of our end cap beds may have taken a hit from the snow plows or having snow piled on them. Please report to your bed tender coordinator if your bed may need recovery assistance from the club.

In the meantime, remember that the seeds and bulbs are all still dreaming beneath the snow. We are all like snowflakes: all different in a beautiful way. Let's think of snowflakes as winter's butterflies.

You should have received an email from President Debbie Pucci stating: "After working along with the City, I am happy to report at the City’s Council Meeting on January 3, 2018, Council had a voice resolution recognizing The Brigantine Garden Club as a body that works on city property, and thereby falls within the city’s insurance benefits." This is wonderful news, and we sincerely thank all of those involved with this resolution.

Before the snowbirds fly away, the board will be meeting on Jan. 22. As usual, any member is welcome to join us at the president's house at 6 p.m.

I regret to inform you that due to work obligations, Randa Minton resigned her position from the board. She will remain in the club and perhaps at some future date will be able to rejoin the board.

In the meantime, congratulations to Gina Bergin, who will be assuming the position and responsibilities. At the last general meeting, Randa and Gina were tied with votes for the position. So thank you, Gina, for taking over. Welcome.

Club members will be meeting on Jan. 23 for rock painting. "Rock painting?" you say. Correct. Stay tuned to this column for more information about our newest, fun-inspired activity that will include the whole community, natives and visitors alike. There's always something to look forward to with the Brigantine Garden Club.

In the meantime, stay safe and warm. "It's a Wonderful Life."

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