Motivate ❖ Activate ❖ Participate
These are the grassroots foundations of The GClub, dedicated to the greening of our Riverwalk Park and the creation of a more sustainable, more grounded downtown lifestyle. The GClub serves as the launch pad for an ongoing series of projects with the inaugural project the installation of decorative clay pots throughout the park, spilling over with lush, tropical flowers and trees.
- A matching grant for $22,500 was secured for the project through the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Business Capital Improvement Program (BCIP).
- Bob Dugan and EDSA donated $10,000 in-kind services to get this project off the ground.
- Terry Rynard of The City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation will oversee the installation and maintenance of the potted planters.
Members from the Riverwalk Trust and the Leadership Broward Foundation were joined by Genia Duncan Ellis and the Citizen’s Volunteer Corp to plant and place the pots of Phase One along the Riverwalk on February 13, 2010; a day that will surely plant seeds for the betterment of our community. 110 Volunteers helped us complete the planting process in record time on this cool and breezy Saturday morning.
- Thank you to OUR team: Leadership Broward Class XXVIII, Courtney Crush, Lee Sheffield & Titan, Bud Bentley, Gloria Reese, Tom Tharrington, Lynn Mandeville, Ginny Miller, Joe Marotta, Jennifer Nayak, Jackie Carlson, Jason Leidy, Serge Atherwood and Ryan Hughes.
- Thank you to OUR supporters: Genia Duncan Ellis and the CVC, Area Business and Neighborhood Associations, Maxine Singh, Alex Alghussain & the Fort Lauderdale Student Ambassadors, Jeri Pryor, Tony Beall, Margarethe & Paul Sorenson, Patsy Mennuti, Dawn Costello, Jenni Morejon, Hal Barnes, Ron Centamore and especially Mayor Jack Seiler and Commissioner Bobby DuBose for coming to work with us!
- We could not have made this possible without Gene Dempsey, the Parks & Recreation Team and their leadership, Terry Rynard and Phil Thornburg.
Renee Quinn, Ginny Miller & Joe Marotta
GClub at Riverwalk Trust Founding Chairs
Riverwalk GClub Project History – Click Here