The Talbot County Garden Club Installs its New Officers


The Talbot County Garden Club is proud to announce its new team of officers that were installed on June 27th, 2017.  This year in particular is very special for the Club and all of its members as it is the Club’s Centennial Celebration.

The Garden Club’s Board includes chairs from its key committees and the recently installed Executive Board includes:  Pamela Keeton as president, Rita Osgood as vice president, Ann Ashby as treasurer, Lucy Spiegel as recording secretary, Meg van den Berg as corresponding secretary, Peggy Hegwood as parliamentarian and Mary Louise Maechling as member at large.

Talbot County Garden Club’s new officers installed on June 27th 2017 from L-R – Peggy Hegwood, Parliamentarian, Peggy Hegwood; President, Pamela Keeton; Corresponding Secretary, Meg van den Berg; Recording Secretary, Lucy Spiegel; Treasurer, Ann Ashby; Vice President, Rita Osgood and Member at Large, Mary Louise Maechling (Photo Credit by Marsie Hawkinson)

As the Club celebrates its Centennial and looks forward to its next 100 years, this new Executive Board is well positioned for its leadership role.   The executive team comes to the table with a range of senior leadership experience in Finance, Healthcare, Journalism/Television, the Arts, and the Military; as well dozens of years of board experience.

“This Executive Board is a very talented and strong group of women.  They all come to the table with career experience that enhances their role on the Board.    Our new Board will do an amazing job at jumpstarting the next century for Talbot County Garden Club”, said Mary Louise Maechling, immediate past president.

About the Talbot County Garden Club

The Talbot County Garden Club was established in 1917 to enrich the natural beauty of the environment by sharing knowledge of gardening, fostering the art of flower arranging, maintaining civic projects, supporting projects that benefit Talbot County and encouraging the conservation of natural resources.  Noteworthy projects include maintaining the grounds of the Talbot Historical Society, Talbot County Courthouse, Talbot County Free Library, the fountain and children’s gardens at Idlewild Park and numerous other gardens and activities.  There are currently a total of 101 active, associate and honorary members.

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