Thursday night's Annual RPMGA and MGV Member Recognition and Achievement Meeting and Potluck was held at Craig Center on the Rock County Fairgrounds.
Tables were dressed with autumn centerpieces, and the delicious aroma of home made dishes wafted through the air. The event was informal and conversation hummed through the air during dinner.
|The tables were decorated with festive fall centerpieces, most made from items harvested from the gardens of the makers. Centerpiece by Deb Grams.|
Master Gardeners, both veterans and new-comers, were introduced to the group and recognized for their work and their years of service. Rock County Horticulture Educator Christy Marsden gave a presentation highlighting a number of the projects from the past year, some which were completed, others which are on-going.
Deb Grams and Ruth Flescher, members of the RPMGA Advisory Committee, explained the kinds of programs the committee had organized over the past year and emphasized that the committee is interested in any ideas for programs or projects MGVs would like to see the group undertake. An open invitation to assist the Advisory Committee was issued, as well as an invitation to all who might be interested in becoming committee members.
|Beverly Feltz (left, certified 2007) is the go-to person for key Children's Educational Programs at Rotary Botanical Gardens. Ruth Oren (center, certified 2015) commuted to Rock County for MGV training. At right, Christy Marsden.|
Please note: The achievements noted in the captions under the photographs are not all inclusive and may not reflect the sum of the work that MGV has achieved either this year or over their career. There were 35 guests at the event, Not all are pictured here. The MGVs in attendance, and those who were unable to attend, donated a total of well over 2,000 volunteer hours for this year. Congratulations to all the MGVs who chose to certify their skills and to use those skills to give back to the community.