Posts Tagged ‘Annual Member Celebration’

2014 Annual Member Celebration

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

[Dr. John Floyd, Birmingham District 2 Councilor Kim Rafferty, Birmingham Botanical Gardens Executive Director & CEO Fred Spicer]

2014 Annual Member Celebration

On Thursday, January 23, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens held its Annual Member Celebration at the Garden Center. Continuing its year-long, 50th anniversary celebration, The Gardens hosted an evening themed as “Looking Back, Growing Forward,” in which it reflected on its rich history and teased a bright future with Executive Director & CEO Fred Spicer.

[Kara Scholl, Shelly Lindstrom, Kristen Murphree]

[Chris Boles (Board Member), Dona Musgrave, Mimi Boston]

[William A. Lalor, Mindy Lalor, Zhaleh McCullers]

[Ed Meadows, Janie Meadows, Andrew J. Noble, Tricia Noble (Past President)]

[Mary Boehm (Board Member), Courtney Pigford, Jay Pigford, Christopher Boehm]

[Charles W. Daniel, Lyndra Daniel]

[Elizabeth Broughton (Board Member), Emily Bowron (Board Member), Leah Hazzard]

48th Annual Member Celebration

Friday, January 25th, 2013

(Emily Bowron, Bill Bowron, Frieda Murfee, Frances Wheelock, George Wheelock)

48th Annual Member Celebration

On Thursday, January 24, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens held its 48th Annual Member Celebration at the Garden Center. More than 150 members and staff gathered in Strange Auditorium for drinks and hors d’oeuvres catered by Savoie Catering. The festivities moved to the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall for the evening’s featured speaker, Kerry Smith. Smith, the State Master Gardener Coordinator for Alabama Cooperative Extension System (A.C.E.S.) led a talk titled “Your A.C.E.S. in the Hole,” a discussion about the unique relationship between Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Alabama Cooperative Extension System, which houses a satellite office at the Garden Center. 

Martha Espy, Fred Spicer, Peggy Bonfield, Orrin Ford, Valerie Abbott

Annette Drummonds, Pat Cosgrove, Bethany O’Rear, Joann Wissinger

Tricia Noble, Alleen Cater, Chris Boles

Orrin Ford, Peggy Bonfield

Coquette Barnes, Tommy Amason, Yates Amason, Bill Barnes

Alpha Goings, Betsy Gresham, Louise Walton

Fletcher Harvey, Roger Clarke, Susan Jackson, Kerry Smith

Nina Miranda, Anita Dark, Bonnie McDonald

Mary Williamson, Lex Williamson

Jeanie Sherlock, Scott Walton, Kelley Walton

Katy Eldridge, Jamey Eldridge

Janet Taylor, Jerry Taylor

Kerry Smith – Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Kerry Smith – Alabama Cooperative Extension System

On January 24, Birmingham Botanical Gardens welcomes Kerry Smith as the featured speaker at the 48th Annual Member Celebration.

Kerry Smith is the Home Grounds team Co-leader in the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.  Working with County and Regional Extension personnel she develops, supports and delivers programs that inspire smart yards for home landscapes.  Kerry is also the State Program Coordinator for the Alabama Master Gardener Program, a large volunteer group assisting the same mission of promoting sustainable, smart yard landscapes. 

Most recently Kerry was an Interpretive Horticulturist with the Education Department at Callaway Gardens.  She has also been a school teacher, an estate gardener, and many things in between.  

A native of north Florida, she earned a Master of Science in Ornamental Horticulture from Auburn University with a minor in Urban Forestry.  She inherited a love of flowers from her mother’s daylilies and an appreciation of the earth from her father’s vegetable rows.  Her family now includes Chris, her husband and avid plant rescuer, and a 19 lb. menace named Scooby. 

 To learn more about the Annual Member Celebration, visit www.bbgardens.org/annualdinner. There, you can also reserve your seats online.

47th Annual Members Celebration at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Friday, January 20th, 2012

(L to R: Alfreda Kincaid, Bernard Kincaid, Fred Spicer)

The 47th Annual Members Celebration was held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Thursday, January 19. Over 200 people attended the sold-out event, formerly known as the Annual Member Dinner. Catering was provided by Kathy G., whose newly renovated The Gardens Cafe is expected to open on February 1. Magic City Harvest Executive Director Paulette Van Matre spoke to the group in the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall about her organization’s long relationship with The Gardens. Each year, The Gardens donates more than 3,000 pounds of food from the Bruno Vegetable Garden to help feed Birmingham’s hungriest. To learn more about how you can become a member at The Gardens and help support its educational goals, visit www.bbgardens.org/membership.

(Tyler Richards, Kate McCalla)

(Allen Weatherford, Diane Weatherford)

(Andy Grimsley, Lynn Grimsley)

(Ann Harvey, Fletcher Harvey)

 

(Bill Satterfield, Louis Montgomery)

(Bitsy Williams, Babs Simpson)

(Bobby Boone, Kelly Boone)

(Chris Boles, Mimi Boston, Win Shepard)

(Claude White, Sallie Aman)

(Coquette Barnes, Bill Barnes)

(Eleanor Cheatham, Martha Norville)

(Frances Wheelock, Isabel Maynard, David Jackson)

(Glenn Davis, Chris Davis)

(Janice Williams, Mel Cleveland, Mary Carolyn Cleveland, Fred Murray)

(Karla Vevle, Dick Vevle)

(Katherine Bishop, Billy Bishop)

(Lex Williamson, Mary Williamson)

(Linda Sanders, Carl Sanders)

(Marvin Snydey, Gail Snyder)

(Nicholas McLaughlin, Jessica Smith)

(Scott Walton, Kelley Walton)

(Teri Bossard, Rikesha Foster)

(Tom Broughton, Elizabeth Broughton)

(Valerie Harper, Jane Killian, Tom Killian, Robert Holmes)