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This and That ; Reflections on 25 years of BAGSC

I have been a member of BAGSC for most of it's twenty-fiveyear history and during that time I have seen its members undertake some large and significant projects with energy

and enthusiasm.

'Gift's from Japan' is the latest undertaking and is of tremendous importance to botanical art through its outreach. For BAGSC to be asked to participate and be the lead in this venture under the direction of Robert Hori from the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, is an undertaking that we can say falls into the category of significant and memorable.

I can't be more proud to be a member than right now with the success of the 'Gift's of Japan'. At the same time BAGSC is undertaking the Mt. San Antonio exhibition and demonstrations, the updating of the blog and website, as well as the planning for the celebration for our 25th Anniversary.

BAGSC had a very informative field trip to the Greenwood Daylilly Garden Iris Farm, a flower farm in Somis begun in 1989 by John and BAGSC member Cynthia Schoustra.

The planning of our educational programs during the rest of the year, our quarterly meetings and planning for future exhibitions are also happening. It is no wonder that with everyone giving of their talents, that our membership has grown and many of our programs are being adopted by other ASBA chapters.