at our Monthly Meetings
2023 -2025 color key - Speaker Programs, Field Trips, Workshops
Photos of these Speaker Programs or Workshops are listed below in a Collapsible group.
Photos of the Field Trips are listed under Club Activities, ''Field Trips''
Elizabeth Miller's Abstract Creative Design Presentation ~ July 6, 2023
Elizabeth Miller has been a member of the Purcellville Garden Club for 20 years. She has been a Flower Show Judge for 5 years. As she works in the medical field in a "high stress" job she finds that working with flowers helps to relieve any anxieties that she has.
Gray textured background might be even better?
Gray background helps.
Black background doesn't show wire.
Showing movement with barbwire.
Another view of an Abstract Creative Design.
Frank Filipy's River Keeper Presentation ~ August 1, 2023
Frank, and his equally dedicated wife, Lisa, live in Luray, VA. Frank a key participant and coordinator for Shenandoah Riverkeeper’s Trash Free Shenandoah campaign, and has been on the Host Committee and Sponsor for our Annual Gala.
Frank addressing the club and guests at member Linda's beautiful riverfront home.
Frank discussing the algae found in the Shenandoah River.
"Blue algae" found close to the meeting.
Another view of the algae buildup.
Although the Shenandoah River isn't what it used to be...the view is still charming.
Bill Bynum our guest speaker ~ November , 2023
Bill Bynum an amateur mycologist, lives in Rappahannock County now, since 2016. He first became interested in fungi in 2005 when curiosity about an intriguing mushroom growing in his yard led him to join the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society(CVMS). Attending the CVMS club’s weekly forays, he began to learn about all sorts of fungi that were collected and discussed by experts. Bill was CVMS President for several years before moving to Rappahannock. Bill and his partner Madlyn have enjoyed walks in the Virginia woods and have been surprised and happy to find morels in much greater numbers than ever found in Connecticut.
Bill has presented Introduction to Mycology programs for many public mushroom events, garden clubs, libraries, and Virginia Master Naturalist training classes.
Some of Bill's photographs and the meeting attendees are attached, below.