Seven members of the Lodi Garden Club received certificates in recognition of their years of membership in and service to the club. Two members received certificates for 20 years of membership: Clara Bitterman and Gwen Tecklenburg.
The other five each had several more years of membership acknowledged because their 20-year status came at a time when only a few select members received certificates. President Jeanette Moore brought matters up to date by recognizing Mary Ellen Beckman, 36 years; Lida Mueller, 36 years; Dorothy Pendleton, 35 years; Arilee Pollard, 32 years; and June Silveira, 31 years.
In other business, Toni Miller gave an interesting talk on gourds: their history, types, uses, and how to grow them. She exhibited some of the decorative uses to which she has put them. For those who want to see more, there is a gourd festival in Folsom on the last Sunday on September.