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Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens announces 2013 Board of Directors

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens announces new Board of Directors for 2013

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce its 2013 Board of Directors. Tricia Noble will serve her first term as president, taking over for Past President Henry Ray. Scott Walton returns as treasurer and Barbara Burton will serve her first term as secretary. Hanson Slaughter will serve as president-elect. Jeanie Sherlock will assume the role of vice president of development, while Brian Barr returns as vice president of facilities and planning. Carl Jones will serve as governance chair. Lou Willie and Elizabeth Broughton will serve as officers. Sherlock is one of seven new board members for 2013, a group that includes: Mary Boehm, Chris Boles, Emily Bowron, Beverly Hoyt, Houston Gillespy, and Charles Goodrich. Five 2012 board members will rotate off: Shane Boatright, Sheryl Kimerling, Mike Malone, Fred Murray and Janet Taylor. 

Completing the 2013 Birmingham Botanical Gardens Board of Directors are: Cathy Adams, Laurie Allen, Maggie Brooke, Gary Burley, Tricia Holbrook, Robert Holmes, Margi Ingram, Clarke Gillespy, Kathryn Porter, Lucy Tutwiler and Mary Williamson.

2011 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Monday, December 12th, 2011

(L to R: Barbara Burton, Frances Blount, Shannon Blount)

2012 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

On Thursday, December 8, Birmingham Botanical Gardens hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciaton Luncheon, recognizing some of its most gracious individuals that have given time to The Gardens in the last year that has allowed prosperity. A crowd of nearly 150 gathered in the Ruth B. Strange Auditorium for a potluck luncheon. Entertainment was provided by The Crestwood Trio, featuring Melanie Rodgers, Chris Griffin and Niamh Clarke. Director of Education Henry Hughes presented Kathy Rostand with the Educator of the Year award. Special Events Coordinator Shelly McCarty presented Carol Beard with the Plantsperson of the Year award. Executive Director Fred Spicer presented the Herb Army with the Volunteer Partner of the Year award. Director of Library Services Hope Long presented Virginia McLean with the A. Brand Walton, Jr. Volunteer of the Year award, and Director of Development Olivia Alison presented Frances Blount with the Ida C. Burns Volunteer of the Year award. Blount served The Gardens as honorary chair for Antiques at The Gardens in 2011, raising over $390,000 to fund educational programs like Discovery Field Trips, the flagship program that has served over 85,000 students in the metro Birmingham area at no cost.

Educator of the Year: Kathy Rostand

Plantsperson of the Year: Carol Beard

Volunteer Partner of the Year: The Herb Army (L to R: Marian Van Voast, Donna Taylor, Chris Boles, Joyce Dean, Maria Kearny, Donna Musgrave, Ann Garrett, Mimi Boston, Robin George, Winyss Shepard, Suzanne Hovater)

A. Brand Walton, Jr. Volunteer of the Year: Virginia McLean

PHOTOS: Annual Donor Appreciation Event

Friday, November 18th, 2011

(L to R): Lucy Thompson, Executive Director Fred Spicer, Peggy Balliet, Michael Balliet, Fay Ireland

On November 17, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens held its annual Donor Appreciation soiree at the home of Lydia and Taylor Pursell. Approximately 100 donors enjoyed the cocktail party, enjoying a wide array of hor d’oeuvres provided by Whole Foods. Among guests in attendance were current board members: Tommy Amason and his wife, Yates, Lou Willie and his wife, Cindy Comford, Sheryl Kimerling and her husband, Jon, Tricia Noble and her mother, Janie Meadows, Board President Henry Ray and his wife, Carolyn, Scott Walton and his wife, Kelley, Mary Williamson and her husband, Lex, Laurie Allen, and Louise Wrinkle and her husband, John. The board also toasted its new members in attendance, who will assume their new roles in 2012: Cathy Adams, Brian Barr, Tricia Holbrook and Barbara Burton.

(L to R): Kim McBride, Lydia Pursell

(L to R): Mary Williamson, Director of Marketing and Membership Andrew Krebbs, Laurie Allen

(L to R): Laurie Allen, Barbara Burton, Philippe Lathrop, Judy Crittenden

(L to R): Executive Director Fred Spicer, Nancy Latimer, Lamar Latimer

(L to R): Ogden Deaton, Helen Harmon, Chris Harmon, Francie Deaton

(L to R): Joy Kloess, Price Kloess, Lex Williamson

(L to R): Bob de Buys, Holly de Buys

(L to R): Scott Walton, Kelley Walton

(L to R): Tricia Holbrook, Board President Henry Ray, Leah Taylor

(L to R): Ann Katholi, Bill Warren, Michael Balliet

(L to R): Don Cosper, Pat Cosper, Phillip Morris

(L to R): Sheryl Kimerling, Leah Taylor, John Roberts, Tricia Holbrook

(L to R): Charles Katholi, Ann Katholi

(L to R): Mary Evelyn McKee, Taylor Pursell

(L to R): Mary Williamson, John Forney, Ann Forney

PHOTOS: Charlotte Moss Book Signing

Friday, October 7th, 2011

(Pictured, Top L to R: Show Ambassador – Richard Keith Langham, Co-Chair – Barbara Burton, Committee Members Molly Clark and Cameron Crowe. Bottom L to R: Co-Chair – Elizabeth Broughton, Charlotte Moss, Honorary Chair – Frances Blount)

Following her lecture at the Linn Henley Lecture Hall and book signing outside of Leaf & Petal, Charlotte Moss had lunch at The Garden Cafe by Kathy G., and took time to pose for the above photgraph with Antiques at The Gardens committee members.

Below are more photos from the book signing: