TICONDEROGA-Carillon Garden Club member Joyce Mouradian of Ticonderoga was the recent recipient of one of the highest awards given by the National Garden Club.
The Award of Honor was given to Mouradian at the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. annual spring conference held at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs March 30.
The Award of Honor is given to an outstanding garden club member whose volunteer efforts have made outstanding contributions to their club and community over a minimum of five years. A Book Of Evidence is prepared and submitted for review and then judged by a national committee. Contributions in civic development, conservation, floral design, horticulture therapy, horticultural landscape design, youth and all around excellence are considered.
Throughout her lifetime, Mouradian has made outstanding contributions in the local, state, national and world arenas, according to Betty Rettig, president of the Carillon Garden Club. She served as Carillon Garden Club president from 2006-2008, FGCNYS District IV awards chairwoman from 2001-2008, is the recipient of the May Walton (Floral) Designer of the Year award in 1999, and the recipient of the FGCNYS President's Proud Pedestal Pin in 2008 for all around service.
She also helped to organize the New Horizons Club and the Champlain Valley Chorale. Mouradian was also the New York State President of Christian Women United from 1984 -1987 and received its highest honor, the Valiant Women Award. She served on the Staff Parish Relations Committee for 20 years, was the Church Council Chairwoman for 10 years for the Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church and also served on the by-laws committee for the Methodist Church Troy Conference from 2006-2009.
Mouradian is the 2004 recipient of the Law Day Award from the Essex County New York Bar Association. She has been a Moses Ludington Hospital foundation member and continues to serve on the Parks, Recreation, Historic Lands & Monuments Committee of Ticonderoga. Along with her late husband, Dr. Henry Mouradian, she participated in two medical mission projects with the Christian Medical Society to the Dominican Republic and Taiwan.
"The Carillon Garden Club is very proud and honored to have such a distinguished member who continues to serve the club, the community and the world. Joyce has been and continues to be a leader and role model in her charming and humble way. It is truly a pleasure to work together and carry out the missions of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., the FGCNYS, Inc and the local Carillon Garden Club," said Rettig.
For more information about the National Garden Clubs, Inc. go online at www.gardenclub.org. For information about the Carillon Garden Club contact Rettig at 585-7247 or Joyce Cooper at 585-2640.
The Carillon Garden Club generally meets on the third Thursday each month at 10 a.m. at the Hague Community Building on Route 8 in Hague and is eager to have new members.