The Poway Valley Garden Club (PVGC) instated its 2018-2019 board and announced awards for the previous year at a June luncheon and ceremony. Ann Dahnke and Donna Kaptain are this year’s co-presidents.

PVGC earned 22 awards, and the Youth Garden Club earned 17 – an impressive number that also gained the club the California Garden Club, Inc., (CGCI) Sweepstakes Award Class V for receiving the most CGCI awards for the year. The club also won the CGCI #1 Community Impact Award and Kellogg Civic Achievement Award. On the national level, PVGC won first place for the National Garden Club’s Community Beautification Award.

Individual award-winners include Joanie Espy, Palomar District CGCI Woman of the Year, and Reinhold Mueller, Palomar District CGCI Man of the Year. Rosemary Anderson won the CGCI Award of Merit for her creative vision and ingenuity in advancing club and district goals.

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