Broad Bay Garden Club scrapbooks and yearbooks, 1960-2001 (bulk, 1970-1991)

Broad Bay Garden Club (Virginia Beach, Va.).


4 boxes ; 14 x 55 x 45 cm.
Organized into the following series: I. Yearbooks & Annual June Luncheon invitations ; II. Personal Broad Bay Garden Club scrapbook of Rita O'Connell (1971-1978) ; III. Scrapbooks arranged chronologically ; Miscellanea.
Typed yearbooks (4 x 6 inch 6-hole binder pages, unbound, tied with yarn) include lists of officers, committee chairs, and members, meeting locations and themes, budget, library books, and proposed projects.
Personal Broad Bay Garden Club scrapbook of Rita O'Connell (1971-1978) includes prizes won, newspaper clippings, and some color photographs.
Scrapbooks include color photographs (many with identification) of Garden Club events, including programs at homes of members, luncheons and programs for various Council activities, and photographs of projects, including annual clean-up and beautification of the Broad Bay neighborhoods and visits to nursing homes.
Box 1. Series I. 20 yearbooks (1971-1991) -- Series II. Personal Broad Bay Garden Club Scrapbook of Rita O'Connell -- Series III. Scrapbooks 1961-1964 ; [1966-1967 (in Box 3)] ; 1967-1969.
Box 2. Series III. (continued) Scrapbooks 1974-1975 ; 1975-1976 -- Box 3. Series III. (continued) Scrapbooks, 1966-1967 ;1980-1981 ; 1984-1985 -- Box 4. Series III. (continued) Scrapbooks 1990-1991 ; 1999-2001 -- Box 4. Series III (continued) Miscellanea: program book, 22nd Annual Hands Workshop, Norfolk Va. May 22-24, 1979 ; flier for Broad Bay Island Garden Club Dragonfly 2000 Plant Sale ; Anchor Inn Menu, undated ; 2011 Paramount Greenhouse & Nursery (Norfolk) catalog.
Broad Bay Garden Club was founded in October 1960. The original Constitution and By-Laws stated "Membership shall be confined to residents of The Island comprising Broad Bay Point, Broad Bay Colony, and Bay Island." The Broad Bay Garden Club has been a member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc (South Atlantic Region), the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., Tidewater District VFGC, and Council of Garden Clubs Virginia Beach.

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