East Low Country

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Director, Michael Pound
 843-343-4133 [c]

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 chaired several local flower shows and also has served and chaired many committees on the Council of Garden Clubs of Greater Charleston, where he is serving a second term as Historian for the 2017-2019 year.

Michael also serves on many organizations outside the garden club and Council that keep 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, Chairman of the Board for 2015-2017, and stills serves as an acting board member/advisor for them.

Michael is currently a member of the Nationally Accredited Judges Club of South Carolina as an Accredited Flower Show Judge and judges wonderful flower shows around the state. Michael currently is an active garden club member of Magnolia Garden Club of John’s Island.

Michael also gives programs to garden clubs on Flower Arranging (learning basic home arrangements to advance flower show designs), Wreath Making for all seasons, and would love to come and share with your garden club those wonderful ideas.

Michael is looking forward to representing you as your East Low Country District Director theses coming years and encourages you to reach out to him so that we can grow together in our district.


Co- Director, Sue Lawley
843-696-3794 843-696-3794 [c]

Immediately after their wedding April 24, 1965 in Mobile, Alabama, Sue and her husband Glenn moved to Charleston and have happily resided here since then. She worked as a Civilian Federal Employee for a little over 30 years before she retired in 1995. During her career she was employed as a Secretary in offices at the Charleston Air Force Base, the United Kingdom Office in the Navy Supply Center, and Charleston Naval Shipyard. She was Public Affairs Officer for Southern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command which covered 26 states East of the Mississippi for 10 years before her retirement.
Her father taught her from a young age about growing flowers, shrubs, trees and vegetables. Because of this, she has always loved to dig in the dirt and watch things grow into beautiful plants. Because of this love of gardening, she immediately became a Master Gardener in 1996. She had always longed to be a member of a garden club and joined Lawton Bluff Garden Club in 1997 and then The Garden Club of Charleston in 2004.
She has been actively involved in both clubs as chairman for a number of projects and events. She has often said she prefers working in the trenches. She has extended her service to the garden club by providing extensive service for 8 years to the Council of Garden Clubs of Greater Charleston as committee chairman for several projects, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. For the past 10 years, she has served on the GCSC Board as NGC and SAR Life Membership Chairman, Flower Show School Chairman, Students and Corresponding Secretary. For the past 4 years she has served on SAR board as NGC Life Membership Chair.
She is an Accredited Landscape Design Consultant and has served as Secretary for the Landscape Design Consultants of South Carolina.
Sue is an Accredited Life Judge and is a member of the Nationally Accredited Judges Club of South Carolina and served on its board for 4 years.
Glenn and Sue have no children of their own but have been blessed with 13 nieces and nephews, 18 great nieces and nephews and 3 great, great nieces and a nephew who they consider as their own. Basset Hound lovers for many years, they now have a beautiful five month old Boston Terrier mix rescue puppy that Sue found in of all places at a Council meeting in Charleston. Bella has become the love of their lives.

East Lowcountry Federated Garden Clubs:

147EL- Azalea Garden Club, Manning
590EL- Belle Isle Garden Club, Pineville
367EL- Camellia Garden Club, Manning
059EL- Camellia Garden Club of Greater Charleston, North Charleston
352EL- Eutaw Garden Club, Eutawville
581EL – Evening Primrose Garden Club, Manning
168EL- Flowertown Garden Club, Summerville
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
346EL- Magnolia Garden Club, Johns Island
086EL- Manning Garden Club, Manning
380EL- Melrose Garden Club, 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
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