Saturday, May 4, 2024

Adirondack Garden Club honors Jeanne Warner for service to the club

Two woman pose, one is holding an award

Keene, NY— Jeanne Warner, of Keene Valley and New York City, was recently awarded the Adirondack Garden Club’s Gretta Prince Memorial GCA Cachepot, a distinction given annually to a member in recognition significant contributions to the club. The special award was established in 1993 by Happy Marsh in honor of her mother, for whom the award is named.

Jeanne, a cherished member of the Adirondack Garden Club since 2015, was awarded the Cachepot for her service and contribution to the club. She applies her financial acumen gained as an executive at Chase Bank in New York City to keep the club’s accounts and records in tip-top shape and advise members on the club’s financial matters.

Jeanne also oversees the 1928 Founders Fund Grant Committee, ensuring that the legacy of our club’s founders lives on through meaningful contributions to our community.

Beyond the numbers, Jeanne’s passion for gardening is reflected in her beautiful Keene Valley perennial and vegetable gardens. Her knowledge of horticulture enriches our club’s horticultural endeavors, making her a valuable resource for all members.

A woman holds an award and stands with other past winners

Jeanne Warner was awarded the Adirondack Garden Club’s Gretta Prince Memorial GCA Cachepot. She is surrounded by previous winners of the award, including Club Co-President Jennifer Lagor, Nancy Howard, Delia Thompson, Jeanne, Liz Jacques, Maureen Ecclesine, and club Co-President Lyn Flynn. Photo by Michael Simmons.

As club Co-President Lyn Flynn says, “Jeanne Warner is a true silent force within our club, and a testament to the invaluable contributions that often go unnoticed. Her financial acumen, dedication to the club’s mission, and unwavering commitment to her passions in gardening and horticulture make her an exemplary member and a source of inspiration for us all.”

“Jeanne is the perfect embodiment of the AGC’s motto “labour not for themselves alone,” says Co-President Jennifer Lagor. “We are so fortunate to have her in our club.”

Adirondack Garden Club was founded in 1928.  The club’s mission is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to aid in the protection of native plants and birds, and to encourage civic planting, and the conservation of our natural resources.  Its purpose is the conservation of the plants, shrubs and trees native to the Adirondack region, and the making of both wild and cultivated gardens characteristic of the environment in which they are placed, the furthering of the cultivation of gardens throughout the Adirondack area, and the promotion of civic conservation and beautification. The Adirondack Garden Club is a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization. More information is available on the club’s website.

Photo at top: Jeanne Warner is awarded the Adirondack Garden Club’s Gretta Prince Memorial GCA Cachepot by club Co-President Lyn Flynn. Photo by Michael Simmons.

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