2015 New Members Tea

2015 New Members Tea

The club actively welcomes new members. Following a long tradition, all prospective members must have a sponsor to propose you as a member, and be endorsed in writing by one other active or honorary member. If you do not currently have a sponsor, don't worry! Reach out to us, and we will facilitate matching you with an active member who may become your sponsor.

During this introductory phase, the candidate is required to attend one club event as the guest of their sponsor. Once this has been accomplished, along with the letters of recommendation, their name is presented to the board of directors for election to membership. New members are immediately eligible to join any of the committees and are encouraged to participate as much as possible.

Membership activities begin in September with a tea honoring new members. Members are expected to attend an orientation meeting, a mechanics of floral design class, and support the fundraiser by purchasing a ticket to the Annual Benefit. Members are encouraged to participate in a committee. This involvement is one of the best ways to get the most advantage from the club; meeting new friends and sharing skills. Programs and luncheons take place on the third Tuesday of the months between September and April. In May, the annual luncheon meeting culminates the year's activities.

Members are also offered opportunities to attend classes and tours with people of like interests. Some very successful trips were made to the Chelsea Flower Show in London and the annual bulb auction in the Netherlands. Within California the club has visited many important gardens and specialty nurseries like Annie's Annuals in Berkeley, Lotusland in Montecito and Quarry Hill in Glen Ellen.

The Garden Club office is in the Metropolitan Club where we also hold our different programs and lunches throughout the year.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this dynamic organization please contact our office (click here).