Buds and Banter Bulletin

October 2022

Hello Everyone,
What a fun, exciting meeting we had on Wednesday, September 21 at Westwinds! It was so nice to see everyone and our Committee Fair was a Hit! A big Thank You to all of our committee chairs for putting together their festive displays and to all of our generous members that donated their time and talents to bring in some serious money for our charities. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, we had beautiful handmade greeting cards, homemade pies, Prosecco, a 50-50 raffle and even auctioned off two wreaths made by Anne Collins. We started our club year off netting a little over $2000 and got ourselves seven new GTGC members. I could not be more excited or proud for this club! You Rock!

Can’t wait to see you all on October 19 at Westwinds for our All Hands on Deck Holiday Bazaar Crafts Extravaganza!

Knowing how busy we all get during the upcoming season go ahead and save the dates for our Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 12 and our GTGC HOLIDAY luncheon on Thursday, December 8. Can’t wait to see y’all!

Remember, we never walk alone!
Lori Echols, GTGC President

Members’ Meetings at-a-glance: Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
FFGC District 1 Fall Meeting (for meeting details, go to our website: calendar of events This is an important District meeting so please plan to attend. I would like to see a great turnout to show support for our GTGC members who are on the District 1 Board.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
We will meet again at the Westwinds Conference Center. We will have a hands-on meeting, learning tree/wreath decorating and other items that will be sold at the November Holiday Bazaar. Various GTGC members will share their creations/techniques with the group.

Saturday, November 12, 2022
We are excited to once again participate in the Holiday Bazaar at Cantina Laredo. This is our big fundraiser of the year which funds many of our charities, such as the Mercer Scholarship. Sign up and join other GTGC members by donating your own holiday creations (wreaths, decorated trees, baked goods, etc.) This is a one day event.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
It’s time for our annual Holiday get-together. Once again, Judy Zito and her husband Joe, have graciously offered their home located in Burnt Pine, to host GTGC’s Holiday Cheer! Enjoy a lite fare, champagne and wine not to mention the holiday fun and music. Members, guests and spouses are welcome.

The electronic copy of the GTGC Yearbook is available in the Members Only section of the GTGC website. If you wish to order a hard copy of the Yearbook, please request a copy from Jan Shuttleworth or Nancy Sack (the Yearbook is $10 per copy).