About Us

Executive Officers:

Linda Stricker

President

 

Presides at all meetings.  Is an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee and appoints the chairperson of all committees.  Will fill all vacancies with the approval of the Executive Board.

Linda's garden passion is planting perennials. She loves to see them return every year, and greets them like good friends. She also enjoys garden decorations, like rocks and signs with inspirational sayings and a bird bath to attract the birds. "I love being a member of the Frisco Garden Club because of the many friends I have met, and the fact that I am constantly learning about new garden techniques and the environment."

President's Message

I joined Frisco Garden Club in 2008 when I retired from teaching. My husband and I moved here from Cincinnati, Ohio to be near our children and grandchildren. My neighbor was President of FGC and I quickly became involved in the Wildflower Luncheon and worked on the raffle and auction items. I met so many wonderful women and continued to work on Main Street Gazebo gardens and membership as well as the Wildflower Luncheon. The last 4 years I was Chairman of the Crozier-Sickle House at Heritage Village. 

I have found that the best way to make good and lasting friendships is to get involved in the wonderful projects that the Frisco Garden Club sponsors. Through the years I have learned so much about gardening from our programs and fellow gardeners and have felt so fulfilled by contributing to the gardens and events.

It is an honor and pleasure to be President of this fantastic Club.  -Linda Stricker

Kathy Stone

Vice President/Programs

In charge of programs for the year and will present a program schedule for the yearbook.  In the absence of the President, the Vice President will serve in that capacity.

"My grandmothers who lived in Kansas both had small flower gardens and both grandfathers grew gladiolas. My mother grew bearded iris several summers when we moved to Colorado but I think my love of gardening started with pansies. A couple of years at Easter my mother put pansies in our Easter baskets to be planted outside - in Colorado they are a spring and summer flower. Every year in when the weather turns "cool" enough I plant several flats of pansies using bone meal and then sprinkle the plantings heavily with Rabbit Scram to help keep the rabbits away." -Kathy 

Donna Schmittler

Treasurer

 

Will be responsible for all receipts and expenditures of all funds, and will keep an accurate record of all financial affairs of the Garden Club.  If the club chooses, the Secretary and Treasurer office may be combined.

Robin Bennett

Recording Secretary

Will record the minutes of all meetings, read all correspondence, and conduct all correspondence as directed by the President.

Robin's Garden Passion is growing flowers and trying new plant materials. She loves figuring out their perfect spot in the garden.

Her Garden Nemesis is the Texas heat. "I love it ...but my plants only tolerate it sorta." 

Her Garden cannot do without Butterflies! "I love to see them flitting about.... busy, busy, busy!"

What keeps her in the Club? "I enjoy working in the gardens and tending the flowers and plant material. I specifically love all of the different presenters at our meetings that teach us about new plants and help us to grow as gardeners."

In 2012, I was invited by a close friend and Club member, Dottie Jones, to visit Frisco Garden Club.  I don’t know if she invited me because my lawn was on life support or because she knew I would find kindred spirits, gathered to learn about plants, horticulture and the environment. Whatever the reason, I found a place to blossom and grow.

-Marlene Byndon, Club President 2016-2018

Marlene Byndon

Parliamentarian

 

Will be prepared to advise on all points of parliamentary procedure when called upon by the chair and/or membership.  Will serve as a member of the Revision Committee and will incorporate into the by-laws and standing rules all changes voted on by the club.

"The peace I find when I dig in the dirt or watch a seed turn into something wonderful. That fuels me to continue to blossom, bloom and grow. The Frisco Garden Club allows me to learn, and give back to the community through the many civic projects we support throughout the City."

General Board Officers:

Kathy Grieser

Reservation Secretary

 

Via email and/or phone calls, will remind members of the next club meeting, advising members of the cost of the meeting luncheon, and requesting members to make their reservations by a certain date and time.  After receiving reservations, will advise the meeting/luncheon club delegate of the number of reservations required.

Kathy's Garden Passion: "trying to keep my plants alive especially in the Texas heat."

Garden Nemesis: "I have so many rabbits and trying to find plants that they do not like to eat is a problem.

Her Garden Cannot Do Without: "I love my palm trees."

What Keeps Her in the Club: " I’m from Ohio and I have enjoyed learning about the Texas soil.  I have enjoyed making new friends and the ladies are great."

Historian

 

Will compile the history of the Frisco Garden Club in written form and, at the end of the club year, will add a copy of the report to the club year's minutes.

Roxanne Goodman

Wanda Carley

Membership Coordinator

The Membership Coordinator will be the Membership Committee Chairperson or a designee from the Membership Committee.

"As a fairly new gardener, I have found FGC to be a wealth of information. It is fun and challenging to watch your hard work come to life in the garden! Being from Louisiana I wanted beautiful southern plants that grow so easily there, I've had to adapt to similar North Texas perennials that thrive here. To have the opportunity to garden with FGC members and learn new tricks is so fun!" - Faye

Member Advisor 

 

A Club Member in good standing with at least five years experience in the Frisco Garden Club and having served on a prior board or as a committee chair. The President appoints this position from volunteers that meet the criteria.

Faye Lipham

Shirley Zeigler

Member-At-Large 

A Club Member in good standing who wishes to serve with fresh perspective, preferably with less than five years Frisco Garden Club experience. This member is a volunteer, appointed at the suggestion of the Executive Board.

Shirley moved to Texas from Ohio in 2009 and joined FGC in 2019. She was never known for her green thumb but has found more success since attending the FGC educational programs! Her favorite plant is the Vinca because the flowers are so colorful, prolific, and easy to care for.