Are you ready? We are!

Since the save-the-date email was sent out, lots of things for the LGP Reunion has been planned. LGP Reunion 2011: Celebrating 45 Years will be at the Italian Water Garden of Longwood Gardens, which rarely opens to special events. We all are excited!

(The Save-the-Date email)

As the event leader, I appreciate what the Marketing, Guest Relations, and Program Committees have been planning. The Reunion webpage is live, the invitation will go out soon, the menu looks scrumptious, and the day-of activities sound delightful.

There’s one more committee that I would like to thank and that is the Honorary Alumni Committee (HAC):

Eric Tschanz, ‘77, President and Executive Director, Powell Gardens

Nancy Bechtol, ‘84, Director, Office of Facilities Management at Smithsonian Institution

Patrick Larkin, ‘95, Executive Director, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Mark Richardson, ‘04, Adult Programs Manager, Brookside Gardens

Eric Tschanz

Nancy Bechtol

Patrick Larkin

Mark Richardson

These four enthusiastic former Fellows have given us great feedback throughout the planning process. It has been especially helpful to discuss the formation of the LGP Alumni Association with people who are quite supportive of the idea. (Maybe some of them could even be the first officers – no pressure!). You will hear more about the Alumni Association soon, so stay tuned.

Lastly, I would like to recognize the UD Alumni Association for their generous financial support offered through the Satellite Assistance Program.