Welcome from Past President David A Adams
President of the DGC
Let us get "Back to Basics".
Archive of Message(s) from the President
(Introduction to DGC 2022-2023 YearBook)
We had a rocky two-year period with COVID-19, forcing us to cancel and postpone many scheduled meetings and events. Many of the events in the 2020-2021 Yearbook therefore were cancelled and did not take place. Because of the ongoing uncertainly we opted not to publish a 2021-2022 DGC Yearbook, but instead used e-mail, Newsletters and a total revamped website (www.dorchestergardenclub.com) to keep our membership updated. In May 2021 we were able to start having meetings again, via ZOOM and in person outdoors. Then we resumed indoor meetings at the Cambridge Yacht Club.
I am happy to have a Yearbook for 2022-2023 for your use. Everything you need to know about what is going on at Dorchester Garden Club is in the Yearbook and I hope you find it as useful as previous Yearbooks.
We were fortunate December 2021 was a knockout month. The “Holiday on the Choptank” Gala, held at the Hyatt Regency, was a huge success. We had record attendance (close to 200 people). It was such a huge success we will be holding a second annual Holiday Luncheon at the Hyatt on Friday, December 2, 2022.
All of this was made possible by you, DGC members, who donated your time and supported our activities. I would like to thank all of you for your support.
David A. Adams
President of DGC, 2021-2023
Cover Photo (above) for the YearBook taken by David Adams at the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken at the Royal Palace in Brussels, Belgium, in April 2017
I would like to continue sharing a prior Aug 2021
Special Welcoming Message with all of you:
(as it gives our history during COVID19 period)
A Message from the DGC President
Just when we were beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, wham, it was extinguished very quickly. While I could go on and on with statistics and preaching, I will simply say please, be careful, protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID19. We aren’t out of the woods yet.
I can proudly say that even though 2021 got off to a rocky start, with the determination and help of DGC officers and program committee members, we successfully hosted 2 outdoor meetings, (April and May 2021), the Annual Picnic (June 2021), a trip to a local lavender farm (June 2021), and our first in person meeting at The Cambridge Yacht Club (July 2021). Attendance has been high, and everyone seems to enjoy being together once again.
While we do not know what the future holds, our September 10, 2021 meeting at the Cambridge Yacht Club is still on track with a program presented by Terry Holman on “Microgreens in the Kitchen”. We have programs confirmed for the remainder of the calendar year. I will be sending that information to you soon, and it is also available on our redesigned website: http://www.dorchestergardenclub.com. In addition to monthly meetings, other events include: The District 1 semi-annual meeting on October 6 (Virtual), a tour of local gardens on October 9, “Holiday on the Choptank” Gala at the Hyatt Regency on December 2, and the Wreath Making Workshop on December 7th. Look for detailed information in the coming weeks and on our website.
It has been a great challenge putting together club meetings and events during these challenging times. I appreciate the kindness and patience you have shown to all of us who are learning to “work outside of the box” to bring you these events and programs.
Let us know how you like this updated web site.
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is continuously updating these web pages.
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The Dorchester Garden Club was
Organized February 7, 1930