A LITTLE ABOUT US ...
The Harbor Island Garden Club was organized in 1952. The present membership - forty-nine (49) active members, thirteen (13) honorary members, two (2) lifetime members, and four (4) emeritus members - is comprised of beach residents, children of current members, or members who lived at Wrightsville Beach when they joined the club but later moved inland.
The Harbor Island Garden Club has a reputation for being an outstanding club, winning many awards over the years. Actively involved in community beautification, the club has worked closely with various city programs for environmental improvements. Each year, our members donate hundreds of volunteer hours to maintaining the island gardens, supporting our junior gardening program, raising funds, and preserving our coast.
Our organizational memberships include:
2020-21 Executive Board
Kathy Gresham, President
Ashley Miller, First Vice President
Patti Jacaruso & Susan Snider, Second Vice Presidents
DeLaine Ferrell, Third Vice President
Katy Cofer & Heidi Lee, Fourth Vice Presidents
Nan Spainhour, Recording Secretary
Wylene McDonald & Francine Streich, Corresponding Secretaries
Beth Golder, Treasurer
Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/harborislandgardenclub
Club Colors: Shell Pink and Sea Green
Club Flower: Gaillardia (Beach Daisy)
On day three of the creation
God looked down and then he smiled
For clinging bravely to a sand dune
Appeared a daisy, growing wild.
Not an ordinary daisy -
This one seemed to take its cues
From the colors of the sunset
Gold and crimson's vibrant hues.
Needing a little cultivation
Always facing toward the sun.
How we love this humble flower
In our hearts, it's number one.
- By Fran Russ, HIGC Club Member