East Low Country
“Staying the Course”
Director, Yvonne Jordan
Yvonne and her husband, Dave retired to the Charleston area from Northern Virginia in 2001. They have two sons who are married and between them have four grandchildren. Upon moving to James Island, Yvonne was invited to join a local garden club on James Island. She rapidly became involved in all areas of her local club, Lawton Bluff Garden Club and the Council of Garden Clubs of Greater Charleston (CGCGC). She was elected to many offices in her garden club, including being President twice. She has served on the Board of the CGCGC for the past eight years and has been Chairman/Co-Chairman of the Annual Flower Show for three years. She became a member of The Garden Club of Charleston in 2013 and is the Yearbook chairman this year. She is a member of Saint James Church and is the Events & Catering Manager for events held there.
Co- Director, Michael Pound
Michael Pound, a South Carolina native, moved to Charleston, SC in July of 2003 with his partner Dean due to job relocation for both of them. Upon moving here to Charleston, Michael was approached at the Coastal Carolina Fair in Ladson in 2003 (as he was entering horticulture) to join a local garden club in the area. Michael became involved with his garden club by serving on committees and becoming the Vice President and the President . Michael has been the Chairman of the “Breath of Spring” Flower Show which is held at beautiful Cypress Gardens for the past three years and also has served and chaired many committees on the Council of Garden Clubs of Greater Charleston, and is the Historian and the Arbor Day chair for the 2015-2017 year. He also is currently serving on The Garden Clubs of South Carolina Board as your East Low Country Co-Director for the 2015-2017 Year.
Michael also serves on many organizations outside the garden club and Council that keeps him busy as well. He currently served on the Charleston Pride Festival Board of Directors, Keep North Charleston Beautiful Board, Community Pride Inc, of Charleston County Board where he served as Vice Chair in 2013 to 2015 and now is the Chairman of the Board for 2015-2017, and works with the City of North Charleston in late October each year to decorate the inside lobby of Park Circle on North Charleston.
Michael is currently a member of the Nationally Accredited Judges Club of South Carolina as a Student Judge but becoming later in the year an Accredited Judge for South Carolina. Michael currently is a garden club member of Magnolia Garden Club of John’s Island.
Michael is looking forward to be representing you as you East Low Country Co-Director theses coming years and encourages you to reach out to him so that we can grow together.
375EL- Alhambra Garden Club, Mt. Pleasant
147EL- Azalea Garden Club, Manning
590EL- Belle Isle Garden Club, Pineville
112EL- Berkeley Hills Garden Club, Hanahan
367EL- Camellia Garden Club, Manning
059EL- Camellia Garden Club of Greater Charleston, North Charleston
352EL- Eutaw Garden Club, Eutawville
168EL- Flowertown Garden Club, Summerville
001EL- Garden Club of Otranto, Hanahan
299EL- Green Thumb Garden Club, St. George
183EL – Isle of Palms Garden Club, Isle of Palms
101EL- Ivy Garden Club, Holly Hill
262EL- Ivy Garden Club, Dorchester
087EL- Lawton Bluff Garden Club, Charleston
346EL- Magnolia Garden Club, Johns Island
086EL- Manning Garden Club, Manning
380EL- Melrose Garden Club, Charleston
568EL- Petal Pushers Garden Club, North Charleston
113EL- Pink Dogwood Garden Club, Summerton
468EL- Potpourri Garden Club, Holly Hill
580EL- Ridgeville Garden Club, Ridgeville
418EL- Riverland Terrace Garden Club, Charleston
135EL- South Windermere Garden Club, Charleston
542EL- St. Paul’s Garden Club, Meggett
271EL- St. Stephen Garden Club, St. Stephen
180EL- The Garden Club of Charleston, Charleston
509EL- The Groves Garden Club, Mt. Pleasant
128EL- Town & Village Garden Club, Pinopolis
060EL- Virginia’s Pride Garden Club, Manning
424EL- Wando Woods Garden Club, North Charleston
C08EL- Council of Garden Clubs of Greater Charleston
C25EL- Manning Council of Garden Clubs