The mission of the Naples Garden Club is to foster appreciation and understanding of horticulture, design and the environment by providing opportunities for learning and sharing because we value teamwork, creativity, friendship, community involvement and education.
The 2017 Service Award was given to Liz Chehayl at the April General Membership Meeting. The award was presented by Linda LaRue Brown, 2017 Service Award Committee Chair. “Some people in the Club are stars and we know who they are because we see them in leadership positions,” Linda told the membership. “We also have members who are planets and they are even more important. They are the people behind the stage, who work to make everything that we do as a club happen and happen more smoothly. Liz Chehayl is both.” As the chair of the 2007, 2008 and … Continue reading →
Just when we thought we had packed away all things Cinderella, who should appear at the April 3 Membership Meeting but “Miss Ella” herself, complete with her ball gown and signature “Disney do.” Actually, it was Donna McGinnis, the new Naples Botanical Garden President, who was channeling Cinderella one last time to receive the check for our 2017 grant to the Garden. Eight other organizations, listed below, also received checks at the meeting. Sandy Lasch, NGC President, made the check presentations. She noted that NGC “is pleased to support the efforts of these diverse organizations. The projects we fund support … Continue reading →
In 2008, when June Kroeschell was President of NGC, Brian Holley and Jill Barry from the Botanical Garden approached senior members of the Club to discuss naming rights for the second phase of capital improvements. One of the proposed options was the garden area outside of what was to become Kapnick Hall. The contribution would be made up of Garden Club funds combined with contributions from members. Liz Chehayl became president in April 2008, as negotiations were still going on. Along came the big downturn in the summer of 2008 and many things changed. In phase two, only the Asian … Continue reading →