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Garden Club Update


The May meeting of the Fairfield Harbour Garden Club included the election of the Board of Directors for next year (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025). On behalf of the Nominating Committee (Pam Kubik, Carolyn Barry, Phyllis Godwin, Robin Gale, and Ginger Thompson), Pam Kubik informed the members of the slate of Officers for the 2024-2025 Fiscal Year:

President- Barbara Paulsen

1st Vice President- Jan Ritzel

2nd Vice President-Yvonne Meissner

Corresponding Secretary- Kathy Halquist

Treasurer-Julia Sherman

Assistant Treasurer- Rhonda Harrington

The Membership approved the new Board, which will be installed at the June 10, 2024 Meeting.

At the May meeting, the membership voted on the annual membership fee for the next year, as per the organization’s By-Laws. All favored increasing the yearly costs to $20.00 per household.

Scholarship Winner:

The Garden Club is pleased to announce that Layla Prescott is this year’s $1,000.00 Scholarship Award recipient. Layla is a graduate of Pamlico High School and will be attending UNC at Chapel Hill. Layla will major in Environmental Science/Public Policy. The Fairfield Harbour Garden Club awards the scholarship annually to a student furthering their education in a field related to Horticulture, Agriculture, etc. Thank you to everyone who supported the scholarship fund through your donations and the purchase of raffle tickets.

Scholarship winner Layla Prescott

May Yard of the Month Winner:

The Yard of the Month Committee for Fairfield Harbour Garden Club chose 906 Coral Court, home of Jim and Leah Abell, as the outstanding yard in Fairfield Harbour for the month of May 2024

Jim and Leah have a lovely eye, eye-appealing yard. Upon first looking at the yard, you see a healthy grouping of well-maintained rose bushes and a beautifully manicured lawn. Several garden areas are noted in the front yard with various shrubs. A beautiful potted arrangement is set outside the front door. Your attention is also drawn to an arbor with a bench in the middle facing the water. This provides a relaxing atmosphere. Their love of gardening is evident. Congratulations, Jim and Leah!!

President’s Luncheon:

The Annual President’s Luncheon was held on May 13th at the Harbour Pointe Restaurant. It was a chance to get together and enjoy a wonderful lunch and the company of other Garden Club Members. Thank you to Sandy Riggs for again coordinating this event and to Lucille Durst and Jane Hauessler for the flower arrangements at each table, which were raffled off at the conclusion of the luncheon.

Sandy Riggs

Lucille Durst and Jane Hauessler preparing flower arrangements


The June meeting of the Garden Club will be on June 10, 2024, starting at 9:30 am in the FH Community Center. The meeting will include the installation of officers, followed by a light brunch and social time. All are invited to attend.

There are no garden club meetings during the summer months. The first fall meeting will be on September 9, 2024.

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