Published March 28, 2011

Connie Marsocci has sponsored Joyce Colvario from Boston, MA.  Joyce has not only managed the graphic arts department for the Verizon yellow pages, but has also owned an art studio in SOWA (Boston’s answer to SOHO in NYC).  She also has advanced skills in Mac and Adobe software.

Arlette Bradley is sponsoring Bernadee Learn from St Catherine’s, Ontario.  Bernadee has run the gift shop and produced floral arrangements for Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario. Her hobbies include landscape design, scuba diving, and water and snow skiing.

Ellen Meister, the owner of the beautiful Casa De Pina on our House Tour, has been sponsored by Sue Vernia. This talented lady has owned a nursery school and restaurant; is a fitness instructor and realtor, and has worked as a manager/buyer for Ralph Lauren, Polo. Thank you Ellen, for sharing your beautiful home and gardens with us.

Michel Franklin, sponsored by Connie Kappus, is from Greenburg, PA.  Michel, who is proficient in desktop publishing and photography, is also very active in various Art Associations including the Westmoreland and Naples Museums of Art, the Von Lebig and Art League of Bonita Springs. Michel spent 12 years in journalism; print and TV (ABC, NBC affiliates); as well as 8 years in public relations and marketing!

Ann Westerfield has sponsored Susan Brock from New Canaan CT.  A fellow league member, Susan is active in the New Canaan Garden Center as well as the NC Garden Club where she has held the Program, Membership, Hospitality, Nominating and Directory Chair positions. Welcome Susan, you will be a wonderful asset to our club.

Joy Armbruster and Sue Synnott have sponsored their Kappa Alpha Theta sorority sister Leona Curzi.  An educator hailing from Longville, MN, Leona has been very involved with community gardens and maintenance and enjoys Bridge and the GulfShore Theatre. This lovely lady enjoyed our recent Flower Show with her mother and Master Gardener husband.

Congratulations to our New Actives: Lois Selfon, Marv Diamond, Ed Westwood, Sue Morrison, Sandy Lasch, Carol McMenamy, Katie Ryan and Marie Heck Bentz. Bobbi Juster, Maureen Imes, Jane Corbly, Evie Packard, Gail Barry, Joy Armbruster, Linda Young, Carol Maus. Carol McCann, Pat O’Hara, Mitzi Nicholas, Jill Johnson, Sandy Snyder and Ellen Meister (who completed her Provisional requirements in record time).

by Arlette Bradley