Our first meeting of the 2018-19 year will be Tuesday September 18 at the historic OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB!
Reservations are due by noon on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14.
The schedule is as follows:
9:00-9:45: Check in
9:45-10:45: Business Meeting
11:00: Brunch on the Porch
12:00: Program - Fownes Room - BATTLING BAMBI - Doug Oster
Author, radio and TV personality, Emmy-award winning producer DOUG OSTER, Pittsburgh's go-to guy for all things gardening will kick-off the Club year with a program titled "Battling Bambi" sharing information on which bulbs, shrubs and perennials are deer resistant and how to deal with the four legged pests when they visit your garden. This is a great meeting for guests as he is well known for his Sunday morning radio program and his weekly Thursday morning appearances on Pittsburgh Today Live.
If you would like more information please contact us through the form on the “Contact” page.
Save the Date; Nov. Luncheon
Save the Date!! Plans for our annual November Luncheon are well underway and it will be here before you know it.
"UNWRAP THE MAGIC" is the theme for the Garden Club of Oakmont's 14th annual benefit luncheon on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the historic Oakmont Country Club.
Take a chance on winning the magical Gift Card Tree valued at $1,200. Win a collection of Chilean and Peruvian wines and accessories included in a spectacular display titled Feliz Navidad. Stock up on Christmas cookies, candies and breads at the Sweet Shoppe. Our Chinese Auction baskets are among the best around.
Fall and Christmas- themed floral arrangements and swags will be available for purchase. One lucky attendee at each table will go home with a gorgeous centerpiece. Favors, door prizes, a delicious three course luncheon and entertainment by local favorites Darryl and Kim will put you in the holiday mood. Their soulful voices are enjoyed by audiences throughout the area.
Reservations can be made by contacting Ann Galm at 724.331.3275 beginning September 15. We expect another sell-out crowd so do not delay. All this and more for $60!
Your support provides the planting and watering of the stunning flowers on the Boulevard, a $2,000 scholarship, gardening therapy programs at two Oakmont senior facilities and so much more.
2018 GCO Scholarship Award Recipient
The Garden Club of Oakmont is pleased to announce the 2018 Scholarship winner is Marina Paulone. Marina graduated from Riverview High School. Her proud mother is Anette Paulone.
Marina will be attending St. Vincent College this fall, and plans to major in Dentistry.
The Scholardhip was awarded on May 9th at the Oaks Theater. On June 19th, Marina and her Mom were the guests of the Garden Club for Brunch at Oakmont Country Club. Marina was presented with her award and congratulated by all Members attending. Bravo Marina!
GCO Library Arrangements Committee
The Library Arrangements Committee of the Garden Club has provided arrangements to our library for many, many years. Those who serve on this committee provide weekly arrangements to our local library throughout our club year, running September through June. During December, the Holiday Arrangements Committee takes charge and provides a beautiful array of trees and decorations throughout the month and into early January.
The Library arrangements committee allows our members to show their individual creativity in providing whatever “suits their fancy” to showcase at the main entrance to our library. Usually we follow the seasons and holidays to share our talents; but can also be anything the creator wants. Nothing is ever turned away! Library visitors enjoy what we provide each week and we receive many compliments on what is on display.
Stop in sometime to see what our creative volunteers’ supply—it’s a real treat!
Programs Calendar Update...
The 2018 - 2019 Programs Calendar has been updated. Once again, we have a great list of informative and entertaining speakers lined up.
Click Here to check it out...
2017 November Fundraiser Luncheon
Our Annual November Luncheon, held on November 15, 2017 was a sellout. The members of the club outdid themselves making treats for the “Sweet Shop”, creating many unique Chinese Auction baskets as well as spectacular centerpieces and decorations.
Thanks to our many donors and generous members our gift card tree, silent auctions and International Wine basket were all huge successes.
All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed a return performance by singer Judi Figel and her accompanist David Crisci, and a delicious 4 course luncheon. It was a wonderful way to start off the Holiday Season.
Next year’s November Luncheon will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018, so save the date.