Recognitions & Ribbons

Floribunda Award

The 2021 Floribunda Award was presented at our Annual Membership Meeting to Marilyn Sharry, Co-Chair of Civic Beautification.

 

In the year of COVID, many members have contributed to the efforts in the continuation of The Club's activities and its mission. Ingeniously adapting programs to suit the inability of meeting in person. Several have been Floribunda Award recipients in the past, which only demonstrates the commitment of the memberships' "long haulers." This in no way diminishes this year's Floribunda Award recipient's contribution to The Club's mission, she also adapted to the challenges of the year. She has demonstrated the ability to reach a goal through the leadership of a combined group of members from two different committees, Civic Beautification and Conservation, that have a shared interest in the goal. The goal-to research and choose a NATIVE tree, and a pianting site in celebration of Arbor Day. This special tree is also a memorial to one of our deceased members, who was an avid horticulturalist. Two committees, two goals! She has embraced the challenge to plant a Native tree, in support of our Conservation Pledge, as well as the initiative of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc, and The National Garden Clubs, Inc. 

Today, and throughout this process, the recipient exemplifies the qualities honored in our Creed. She demonstrates the "spirit of kindness and fellowship." She serve(s)" with an open mind", "with a smile and kind word, with friendliness and good will".

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Floribunda Award Winners

2006 – Joyce Kelleher
2007 – Ann Marie Carlson
2008 – Alice Erickson
2009 – Irene Lupo
2010 – Joan Kenney
2011 – Nancy Walsh
2012 – Dolores Ahearn
2013 – Nancy Bailey
2014 – Diane Cochran
2015 – Debby Faulconer
2016 – Natalie Mason
2017 – Kathleen Schatz
2018 – Nancy Wong
2019 – Simone Perrier
2020 – Nancy Beless

2021 – Marilyn Sharry

Floribunda Awards

are presented each year at the

Southeastern District Annual Luncheon

bythe club president to recognize

outstanding contributions to the club.

Club winners include: