May Plant Exchange

Indian Pink


This native woodland perennial will be one of the plants up for grabs!

Plants will be displayed just outside the Fireside Room ramp.

Cumming Baptist Church

10:00 a.m.

Shown below are some plants swapped in 2017.


April 9 Meeting

A President's Legacy


A comprehensive scrapbook presentation of Heidi Stuckman's 2017-2019 presidency was presented by Sherry Brownlee (acting as club historian).

Material showing the club's activities included projects dating from 1966 (Library Design) and 1998 (Poole's Mill Park).


March 2019 Meeting Recap

Installation of 2019-2021 Officers


Officers for the upcoming term were inducted prior to a luncheon enjoyed by club members at the home of Linda Hardie.

L to R: Shirley Puch, Secretary, Heidi Stuckman, President, Judy Ree, President-Elect, Charlotte Dewberry, Vice President,  Linda Hardie, Treasurer.

(Betty Smith, Parliamentarian not shown)

Frances Tidd Inducted New Officers


Focus of the installation was Conservation, so incoming officers were given a token made of a renewable resource which contained a message to remind them of their duties. Symbols chosen reflected some of the items necessary to complete a meal or a successful table setting. Frances spoke of the officers contribution of strength, vitality and resources as their projects and leadership are shared.

Heidi Stuckman Inducted for a Second Term


Heidi was presented with a Meat Fork that signifies the meatiness or importance of the office of President, a leadership function involving both responsibility and opportunity.

As a gift in recognition of her presidency during 2017-2019, social chair Terra Manton presented her with a bronze horse ornament that evokes her love of horseback riding. She named it Laurel in honor of Laurel District, with which CGC is affiliated.

Symbols Given to Other Officers


Club members in attendance were given a Dinner Fork, with the admonition that we must not spend the next two years in the kitchen drawer,

but always be at the table supporting our officers and the projects and goals of the club.



January 2019

  • January 8:  Club Meeting "Create a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary" . . . Cumming, GA
  • January 9‑10:  NGC Environmental School - Course 2 . . . Rome, GA
  • January 16:  Native Plant Symposium . . . Athens, GA
  • January 18‑19:  NGC Gardening School - Course 2 . . . Griffin, GA

February 2019

  • February 6:  Native Plant Symposium . . . Athens, GA
  • February 8-9:  NGC Gardening School - Course 4 . . . Griffin, GA
  • February 12:  Club Meeting "The Enviroscape - Watershed Model" . . . Cumming, GA
  • February 15:  Arbor Day in Georgia
  • February 20:  Capitol Conservation Day '19 . . . Atlanta, GA

March 2019

  • March 8-10:  Atlanta Orchid Society Show and Sale . . .Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA
  • March 11-13:   Deep South Region Convention . . . Jekyll Island, GA
  • March 12:  Club Meeting "Spring Luncheon and Officer Installation" . . . Cumming, GA
  • March 20-21:   NGC Environmental School - Course 3 . . .Rome, GA
  • March 27:  South Georgia Native Plant Symposium . . . Tifton, GA

April 2019

  • April 9:  Club Meeting "A President's Legacy" . . . Cumming, GA
  • April 16-18: Garden Club of Georgia Convention . . . Columbus, GA
  • April 21‑27:  Garden Week in Georgia
  • April 29-May 2:  National Garden Club Convention . . . Biloxi, MS

May 2019

  • May 14:  Club Meeting "Plant Exchange" . . . Cumming, GA
  • May 15-16:  NGC Environmental School - Course 4 . . . Rome, GA