LeAnne Porter, our fellow Master and dear friend, passed away this last Friday. We extend our deepest condolences to her husband, Steve, and her family, and we share their loss. Arrangements are being made for an early June memorial service. Further details are available at: http://johns-ridouts-fun-parlors.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Leanne-Morgan-Porter-102475557.
For any of you who missed Bethany’s excellent App’s Presentation, you can access it here.
A number of our Master Gardeners were able to attend the state meeting in Cullman. See the awards page for presentations to our Master Gardeners.
The Speak with a Master Gardener Booth at the Birmingham Home and Garden Show was very successful thanks to the work of so many of our Master Gardeners, only some of whom are shown here.
February 10th, 2015 was our Reach for the Stars annual awards program, with Ken Hall as the Master of Ceremonies.
The following Master Gardeners received awards for their 2014 service:
BRONZE - 24 Mary Babbit, Peggy Comer, Elizabeth Ellaby, Jane Fike, Karen Harmon, Nonhlanhla Jones, Dan Jones, Linda Joseph, Mitzi Link, Donna Madison, Jamie Martinez, Elizabeth McKean,Kay Milstead, Therese Mitchell, Martha Norville, Becky Parr, Gail Pless, Su Reid-St John, Dinah Sisson, Stephen Sisson, Peggy Thompson, Ray Thweatt, Sue Webb, Diane Wehby
SILVER - 12 Julie Adams, Sarah Bettinger, Mary Connolly, Hope Cooper, Diane Fisher, Margaret Fritsma, Ann Gray Harvey, Richard Healy, Jennifer Hicks, Diana Jones, Dona Musgrave, Maurice Picardy
GOLD - 3 Carol Hagood, Robin Mansfield, Darlene Walker
GOLD NAME BADGES - 6 Kaye Carlisle, Roger Clark, David Doggett, Alberta Fields, Linda Grissom, Diane Remick
PLATINUM NAME BADGES - 4 Ken Hall, Glenn Peoples, Bruce Steele, Thelma Stichweh
JEWELRY 3 RUBY Nora O’Connor and Linda Systrom, EMERALD Fran Brandon
If you haven’t renewed your Master Gardener Membership yet, please send your 2015 dues ($22: $12 local, $10 state) to our treasurer, Tom Douglass. Click on the Master Gardener Service report link to the right and sign in. Go to the Directory link at the top and scroll down to Tom’s name to find his address.
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