Greetings! It is with great excitement that I write my first letter to the Membership as your National President!

Way back when I stepped up and offered my services as Vice President, little did I realize what fun (and hard work!) I would have learning and preparing for such a huge role in an organization that is near and dear to me. Now, here I am, eager to get started serving Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association.

The next two years are full of exciting events and opportunities for every member of Farm & Garden. The first event is this fall in Ambler, Pennsylvania. WNF&GA will be honored at Rhapsody in Bloom, an event to benefit the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, on September 15th. All members of Farm & Garden are invited to attend this event. Invitations with information about the cost to participate will be mailed to you shortly.

In conjunction with this event, I am calling a Executive Committee meeting for Friday, September 14th.

The highly productive 2012 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh was a whirlwind of educational tours, networking, committee meetings, and the big annual meeting itself on Saturday, June 9th.  Much was accomplished as we reviewed the work that the Vision and Planning Steering Committee completed over the past one-and-a-half years.  The membership voted to adopt new mission,
values, and vision statements, as well as an organizational restructuring plan.

WNF&GA has played an integral part in horticulture & agriculture for almost 100 years, and, as we near our Centennial, we are
developing a more streamlined, efficient, member-driven organization that will serve us well for the next 100 years.  You are encouraged to be a part of this by stepping forward to serve in whatever capacity you can to help WNF&GA grow! No role is too big or too small.

Yours in Farm & Gardening,

Julia Siefker