District IV

Connie Wallace 
Director 2017-2019


Project:  Racheff House and Gardens DIV Unified Community Project

Elected Officers

District IV Director
Connie Wallace
, Dixie Highway GC

Connie Barker
, Sun-Up GC, 

Acting Recording Secretary
Judy Schwartz
, Heartsease GC

Corresponding Sec.
Barbara Brimer
, Sequoyah Trail GC                                                   

Kathleen Boryla-Payne
, Kanunsita GC                                                  
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Assist Treas.
Linda Lee
, Tuckaleechee GC 

Appointed Officers

Laquita Misner
, Dixie Highway GC

Marion Bloomer
, Garden Guild
Connie Wallace, District IV Director, has been garden clubbing for 38 years as a member of the 93 year old Dixie Highway Garden Club in Knoxville, a perennial Club of Excellence. A lifelong resident of Knoxville and a retired ICU/OR Nurse, I now immerse myself in my Community. I believe such organizations as Random Acts of Flowers, The Dogwood Arts Festival, Racheff House & Gardens, TFGC State, District and Knox County Council of Garden Clubs endeavors help make Knoxville, and our entire District, a better place to live, work, and play. I subscribe to the Scout creed of "leave no trace" and value the principles of conservation, environmental responsibility, and harmony with our natural world, wishing to leave the place I stand better when I am gone. I will endeavor during my term of office to visit all clubs in my District to encourage, support, and bond us together. I believe we are better together and that strength in numbers will make our voices heard. My theme of "Growing Together, Sowing Harmony" mirrors my wishes for District IV and our President's theme for Peace of Planting Seeds of Kindness. One of two Fund raising projects is to repeat our wildly successful "Floralrama" workshops, in a timely fashion demonstrating Design principles from our new Handbook for Flower Shows. Our second is to produce DIV note cards with photographs taken by our exceptional naturalist, flower show judge, and photographer Nancy Robinson, whose only proviso was they must be "correctly botanically named". No worries there, except the chore of selecting few from such spectacular choices. Our DIV Unified Community Project for 17-19 will be to encourage all clubs in DIV to improve Racheff House and Gardens, our TFGC Headquarters, by supporting it with their time, talent, and treasure. To that end, Racheff has updated a "wish list" and all clubs will be asked to work in some fashion as able, turning in their reports, requests, and working with Racheff personnel each 6 months of our 2 year term. Here's to a great two years together. I am looking forward to the fellowship and good works we will do together.