Member News

PGC Newly Elected Officers Installed

Jane Kruse - District II/III Director

Claire Kukielka - Corresponding Secretary

Maria Dax - Recording Secretary

Cynthia Dunton - Treasurer

Kendra Copley - Vice President

Helen Papathanasiou - President

At the May meeting, our club officers were installed by District II/III Director Jane Kruse, who then awarded each new officer with a succulent dish arrangement. Members will serve for the May 2024 to April 2026 term. 

2023 Photography Contest Winners 

L to r: Darlene Wenhold, Ann Kirka, Nancy Smith, Helen Papasanathiou, Nancy Schrader, Marie Peart and Barbara Campbell.  Congratulations on your beautiful winning photographs!

Photography Chair Cynthia Dunton announced the winners of the 2023 photography contest at the February 12th meeting at Jordan Lutheran Church. Entries of pictures taken by club members throughout the year were collected by Cynthia and reviewed by Dan's Camera City to choose the best ones in 11 categories.

2023 Photo Contest Winners: 


Garden Landscape Summer - Marie Peart

Garden Landscape Spring - Nancy Schrader

Garden Landscape Fall - Marie Peart

Garden Landscape Winter - Tom Campbell

Wildlife - Helen Papathanasiou

Wildlife - Barbara Campbell

People in the Garden - Nancy Schrader

People in the Garden - Nancy Smith

Insects - Ann Kirka

Plant Details  Close-Up - Darlene Wenhold

Plant Details - Lorraine Kunkel

GCFP "Exceptional Horticulturist Award - 2023" Given to Kirk Brown

Kirk Brown is an award winning author, lecturer, recipient of Pennsylvania Nursery and Landscape Association "Green Achiever" award for advancing horticulture in PA, and has been inducted to the Hall of Fame for International Garden Communicators. He is also a member of the Parkland Garden Club. The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania honored him with the "Exceptional Horticulturist Award - 2023 ".

From left, Brenda, Awards Chair, Kirk Brown holding the award and President Claire at the Parkland Garden Club's November meeting.

Congratulations Kirk!