Congratulations to 12 SVMGA members on their 1000 volunteer hour awards!

At the November 30, 2016 meeting MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Educator, Mary Wilson, presented new gold name badges to the following SVMGA members:


Ann Birkam

Elaine Rappley

Bob Schust

Gus Schulwitz

Gloria Shuler

Wuanita Pettiford

Brian Ott

Crystal Kauer

Sheila Hempsted

Grey Gitzen

Melva Bond

Aileen Cowan


These Saginaw master gardeners are among 350 master gardeners statewide with 1000 volunteer hours or more.  Below are pictures Andrea took of each member receiving their name badges. (Ann Birkam and Aileen Cowan were not present to receive their awards.)