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Anchorage Chapter

Volume 9, Issue 2

ALASKA MASTER GARDENERS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

February 2007

From the President's Corner Dana Klinkhart

The AMGA members elected four directors to the MG Board at our annual business meeting on January 15th. I am very pleased to welcome JoAnna Littau, Joyce Palmer, Gina Docherty and Sue Lincoln to the Board of Directors. Elections were held for officers and the results

were:

Anita Williams

Co Secretary

Pat Anderson

Co Secretary

Dana Klinkhart

President

Marge Olson

Vice President

Sue Lincoln

Treasurer

The Board of Directors will now serve the association and run all the business required to keep everything flowing smoothly. We always hope that you will feel welcome to contact us with your ideas and your concerns. It takes all of us to keep the organizational gears running. Did you realize that in addition to officers, numerous committee chair persons volunteer to serve our gardening community as well? Our new volunteer coordinator is JoAnna Littau, Sandra Harrington creates the directory and maintains the membership database and Marge Olson heads the educational committee to bring us great programs and tours. And each month, we all receive our eight page newsletter designed and published by Gina Docherty. The service projects at the Pioneer Home and the Alaska Botanical Garden function efficiently because of the leadership of Mary Shier, Judy Christianson and Beth Schlabaugh. And kudos to all members who generously give of their time and talent to teach others in our gardening community!

Thanks to the numerous responses on the membership renewal forms, we have a creative list of ideas for programs and tours. This year promises to bring us together to experience new ways to garden and then to pass that knowledge along. Stay tuned!

Please help us to keep your contact information accurate during the course of the year. You can contact Sandra Harrington at: dsharr@ptialaska.net or 346-3599 to make the changes.

A survey is being designed to serve as a tool for the board of directors to review the operation of the Alaska Master Gardeners Association. We want to hear from you. We want to know what you appreciate and what is not working for you. This survey will be generated through an email message with a link to the site for participation. It is planned to take just a few moments of your time. So please, watch for the questionnaire in the coming weeks.

We are already filling our calendar with plans for gardening. The Alaska State Master Gardener Conference is March 16 & 17 at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, the ABG Spring Conference is being held here in Anchorage on March 31st, and the Alaska Garden and Art Festival has been scheduled at the State Fair Grounds on July 21. Ah… so many things, so

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