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CLUB PROJECTS 2019-2021

Every member of Tasker’s Chance Garden Club has devoted hours to make all of these efforts a success. In addition, the annual dues paid by each member contributes to our ability to give back to the Frederick community.

ARBOR DAY

Our club always participates in the Arbor Day event in Frederick. This year the program was held at West Frederick Elementary School. After a brief program, our club donated $250, which was gratefully received by the city.


CITY HALL, MISS MOTTS &THE SKATER’S SHELTER at BAKER
PARK

We are no longer supporting the gardens at City Hall, but are continuing to work woth the City of Frederick and the Friends of Baker Park to maintain the plantings around the Skater's Shelter. 80% club participation

TANEY AVENUE SENIOR CENTER
Garden Therapy programs are provided for Senior Citizens who go to the Senior Center for their noon day meal. There are usually 16 men and women who participate. Programs are scheduled following their meal. Projects vary according to the time of year and plant material available. In November, we worked on lovely autumn arrangements. Baskets of boxwood with decorations were assembled in December. In February, small, live arrangements were created in Valentine's vases and in May, we filled blue and white porcelain teapots with pink and white roses. 20% club participation


FREDERICK CITY HANGING BASKETS
We gave a substantial donation and several other members of our club were part of the committee. The goal of the group is to have sixty hanging baskets adorn the streets each year. Our members also assisted in assembling the baskets for the holiday season. 15% Club Participation includes representatives on committee, 100% Club Participation with donations


CHRISTMAS GREENS SALES
Each year in December, TCGC makes and sells decorated and undecorated boxwood trees to raise money for our civic projects. In 2018, 65 trees were made by club members using greens from our own yards, 43 decorated and 22 undecorated trees. Our net profit from this fundraiser was $3026.00, netting an almost $500.00 increase from last year with 12 fewer trees sold. 95% Club Participation

MEMBERSHIP
Tasker's Chance Garden Club's membership consists of 27 active, 9 associate, 6 social and 4 honorary members. We were happy to welcome the following 4 new members who joined our club during the year: Lisa Allen, Barbara Falkenstein, Jennifer Ludke, and Michele Patton. The club also honored a long time member, Peggy Smith Stegman, by presenting her with an Honorary Membership for her many years of service. On the other hand, we were sorry to accept the resignation of 15 year member, Karen Keller, who has relocated to another state. Two informative and social receptions were held during the year , at which members invited friends who may be potential members. These receptions were hosted by Ann Attanasio and Pam Robey. New magnetic name tags were printed and used at our first meeting of the club year in September.

TRIPS
Due to weather, club and personal business, we only had one outing this past gc year. In June, ten members from Tasker's Chance and two members from the Howard County GC traveled to Hershey Gardens for a guided tour of the gardens and also the new Butterfly Exhibit in the recently constructed conservatory. Following our tour, we visited the Hershey Hotel and had a great lunch at one of the restaurants on the property. The weather cooperated and it was a great day.

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS/PROJECTS
Tasker’s Chance continues to support many projects sponsored by various organizations. We look forward to new and challenging projects. We made the following donations in the past year:

Arbor Day $200

Art In Bloom $250

National Disaster Fund $200

Flowers Over Frederick $500

Penny Pines $68

North AY $100