The FWLNA held its last meeting of 2017 on December 7th.
The program was the Future of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Big changes underway in our Garden and it was very interesting to hear from the experts about those changes. League Director Susan Urshel, a professional gardener, moderated a panel of the following Botanic Garden principals:
Sandra Youngblood, Assistant Director, Fort Worth Park & Recreation
Bob Byers, Director, Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Laura Harrison, President, Fort Worth Garden Club
Judy Koslow, Past President, Fort Worth Garden Club
It was a very interesting discussion revolving around the 2010 Master Plan and the 2016 Strategic Plan for the garden. The biggest change may not be visible but will smooth the operation of the garden and the implementation of needed improvements. That change is to the organizational structure, allowing better financial management and control. The strategic plan may be found on the Botanic Garden website.
In addition to the program, the following officers and directors were elected to serve through 2018.
League Board of Directors – 2018
|Gene Bibb||President||Stoneglen at Fossil Creek HOA|
|Doyle Willis, Jr.||VP||Oakhurst NA|
|Belinda Fenter||Secretary||Ridgmar NA|
|Julie Alexander||Treasurer||Central Meadowbrook NA|
|Andrea Anderson||Marine Creek Ranch HOA|
|Peggy Carr||Western Hills North NA|
|Paul Clark||Meadows West HOA|
|Maureen Corns||West Byers NA|
|Fred Fernandez||White Lake Hills NA|
|MeLinda Hamilton||Carver Heights East NA|
|Donald Jones||Overton South NA|
|Carl Pointer||Glencrest Civic League NA|
|Susan Urshel||North Hi Mount NA|
|Sarah Walker||United Riverside NA|
The next membership meeting of the League will be March 1, 2018, and subsequent meetings will be quarterly on the first Thursday.