AQUILEGIA GARDEN CLUB

LINDA PROFANT

lprofant@gmail.com

AVON-ON-THE LAKE GARDEN CLUB

ELAINE GEORGE

elaine.george76@gmail.com

BAY VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB

EILEEN ERNST

ernst.eileen@gmail.com

BEACH CLIFF GARDEN CLUB

MICHELLE COX

mm7.cox@gmail.com

BEREA GARDEN CLUB

JANET LOWE

lowearlingtonfar@peoplepc.com

BUD N BLOOM GARDEN CLUB

MARY LYNNE MADZY

marylynnemadz@gmail.com

CHIPPEWA GARDEN CLUB

JO ANN BARTSCH

jabartsch@att.net

CLEVELAND FLOWER ARR GUILD

JO’C WALKER

jocwalker20@gmail.com

EAST LIVERPOOL CALCUTTA GARDEN CLUB

MARY BETH GILL

marybethgill619@outlook.com

EMERALD NECKLACE GARDEN CLUB

PAULINE DEY

rpdey1@cox.net

FOREST CITY GARDEN CLUB

TRACEY SALINAS – GCO Rep

tselinas@yahoo.com

FOUR SEASONS GARDEN CLUB

ELAINE LAROCCA

elainemarie156@yahoo.com

GARDEN CLUB OF BENTLEYVILLE

LINDA CAMPBELL

ribunruner@gmailcom

GARDEN TRAILS GARDEN CLUB

SUSAN VILLA

susanvilla@windstream.net

GATES MILLS GARDEN CLUB

JANET KIRSCHENBAUM

gmgcpresident@gmail.com

HIGHLAND HTS GARDEN CLUB

DONNA SCHOTT

donna.schott7@gmail.com

INDEPENDENCE GARDEN CLUB

KATHY GUZY

kathyguzy@sbcglobal.net

JEFFERSON GARDEN CLUB

CINDY MEYER

cam200549@hotmail.com

LAKE SHORE GARDEN CLUB

CHERYL BRICKMAN

clbrick408@yahoo.com

LAUREL GARDEN CLUB

BARBARA PAULITZKY

paulitzky@roadrunner.com

LYNDHURST GARDEN CLUB

ANDREA LO PRESTI

a.lopresti@csuohio.edu

MADISON GARDEN CLUB

JULIA MC LEOD

kkecherishedkids3@gmail.com

MAYFIELD VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB

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LINDA KANDRAC- GCO REP

lkandrac@yahoo.com

NORTH ROYALTON GARDEN CLUB

PAMELA WETTERAU

pwetterau@sbcglobal.net

PERENNIAL GARDENERS

RACHELLE HRUSOVSKY

rdstagl@gmail.com

RIDGEWOOD GARDEN CLUB PARMA

BARBARA OKLESON

barbokleson@sbcglobal.net

SEVEN HILLS  GARDEN CLUB

JOANN PREDINA

jpredina2@cox.net

WEST SHORE ARRANGERS

DARLENE HRITZ

dar.hritz@gmail.com

WESTLAKE GARDEN CLUB

CAROLYN STEIGMAN

sunpetsnews@yahoo.com

THE HERB GUILD

FRAN WILHELM – GCO Rep

msfiddlesticks@hotmail.com

NORTH EAST OHIO IRIS SOCIETY

FRED PEDERSEN

fpedersen@neo.rr.com

HOLDEN FORESTS & GARDENS

GARY ESMONDE

gesmonde@holdenfg.org

Meet the Cleveland District Co-Directors Joann Predina & Helen Vladic

Joann Predina

My dad managed a vegetable garden, a grape arbor, cold frames, and compost pile at our home. Our beautiful privet and rose bushes, peonies, pussy willow, lilac and mock orange were supplemented with red geraniums, always red geraniums. I moved those same family peonies and a floribunda rose to my landscape; they warm my heart every year. Coincidently, my garden club’s flower is the red geranium. Roses and violets are my favorites, and I never turn away a fresh zucchini.

During pharmacy school at Ohio State, I took classes focused on pharmacognosy- the study of medicinal drugs obtained from natural sources. I practiced pharmacy for 15 years, then 27 years as a State of Ohio Pharmacy Board Compliance Specialist.  I retired two weeks before Covid hit the USA.

Holding GCO board positions since 2009, I now serve Seven Hills Garden Club, GCO, CAR and soon Ohio Judges Council. I am a Master Flower Show Judge, and will help you with flower or horticulture shows. Aggie, Betty, Deanna, Gail, Shirley, Barb O & S, and remembering Margaret and Marian, thank you for leading me in directions I could not imagine for almost 20 years.

Garden Club of Ohio members are an amalgam of super smarts, energy, and big hearts. I encourage you to ask any club member their “story”- be prepared to be amazed.  I am looking forward to learning more about you and your clubs, and continuing to be amazed.

Helen Vladic

For over 15 yrs., I have been a member of the Highland Heights Garden Club, and also served as President for several terms. I was introduced to gardening at an early age. My family had a home vegetable garden and Mom started us kids planting veggie seeds when we were very young, and I was hooked! Presently, I am the Horticulture Book Review Chairman for the “Garden Greetings” publication. I retired from GE in 2008 and started volunteering at the Euclid Animal Shelter where I continue to support their causes. I am currently living with 5 dogs, 2 birds and a turtle! Life is GOOD✨.