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CLUB PROJECTS 2022-2023

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

The 42nd City of Frederick Arbor Day/Tree City USA celebration was held at the South Frederick Arboretum . Our club’s $250 donation was presented. 100% club participation

 

MISS MOTTS & THE SKATERS’ SHELTER at BAKER PARK

We are continuing to work with the city of Frederick and the Friends of Baker Park to maintain the plantings around the Skaters’ Shelter with a budget of $500. 80% club participation

 

TANEY AVENUE SENIOR CENTER

Garden Therapy programs will be held at the Taney Senior Center 2022-2023 in October, December, March, and May. The first being October 18th, with other specific dates to be determined. Activities will be conducted at the center. As there are no noon meal groups with the center's kitchen remaining closed due to the pandemic, Seniors will need to sign up to participate in the programs. Additionally, a project is planned for the planting of a small vegetable garden in the Spring of 2023, in the hopeful anticipation that the center's kitchen will reopen. 20% club participation

 

FREDERICK CITY HANGING BASKETS

We gave a substantial donation and several of our members are active on 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 2021, 64 trees were made by club members using greens from our own yards, 35 decorated and 27 undecorated trees, and 2 courtesy trees. Our net profit from this fundraiser was $3,452.17. 95% Club Participation

 

FAITH HOUSE

We continue to partner with the Garden Club of Frederick to complete a Fall clean up and decorations for the seasons at the grounds of the Faith House on North Market Street, a shelter for homeless women and their children. We also decorated for the Christmas holidays and in the spring we planted a vegetable garden and added annuals for the residents’ enjoyment. 100% club participation

 

MEMBERSHIP

This year we welcomed enthusiastic new members Roxanne Frank, Teri Yunes, Stasha Swartz, Nate Swartz and Miriam Meglan to Tasker’s. After over 45 years of contributing to our club, Joan Crouse chose to move from active membership to Associate membership as did active members, Pat Custer and Sonja Rasmussen. Much to our regret, we accepted the resignation of long-time member, Carolyn Smith. Other members resigning were Amy McGreevy and Jan Welty. Sadly, Bea Smith, who had been a member since 2006 passed away in February. Thus, our membership totals 42, including 26 active, 10 associate, 3 social and 3 honorary members.

TRIPS

We made a trip to Ladew Gardens in Monkton, MD in the spring of 2022. We hope to have another trip or two planned this upcoming year and also may participate in trips offered by the district and state organizations.

 

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS/PROJECTS

Tasker’s Chance continues to support many projects sponsored by various organizations. We look forward to new and challenging projects. We have made or will make the following donations to the following in the past year and the current year:

Eagle Scout Project
Natural Disaster Project USA (Through Federated Garden Club) Art in Bloom
Flowers Over Frederick
Penny Pines
Skaters Shelter
Faith House
Senior Center