Marguerite P. Warren West Piedmont District Director
Marguerite has been in the Greenville Garden Club of Greenville, S.C. for over thirty years and is a member of the Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Club for the past eleven years. Currently she serves as Greenville Council of Garden Clubs Treasurer, is a former Council President serving four years, served past two years as West Piedmont Co-Director, and has served as WPD Horticulture Chairperson. She has served as President of the Greenville Garden Club and in many leadership capacities through the years. Marguerite is a Master Gardener and currently serves on the GGMG Grants Committee.
While serving as the Greenville Council President, she was very active in many capacities. She is very pleased to have served as Co- Chairman of the Flower Show School for the past four schools. Educational programs increased under her leadership. Especially fulfilling is the preservation of the historic, Kilgore-Lewis House, headquarters of the Greenville Council of Garden Clubs. Marguerite will use the following for her West Piedmont District Theme: “Birds, Bees and Butterflies…Natives in our Gardens.”
Marguerite grew up in the Midwest – Texas and Oklahoma. She attended Ok
lahoma Baptist University majoring in elementary education; she has advanced Masters education in Human Resources Law and Banking. She served in several capacities in the Banking Industry and Human Resources.
Other interests include gardening, landscaping, literature, antiques, classical music, travel and participating in local garden club events. Favorites in the garden include hydrangeas, English roses and herbs.
Marguerite Warren is honored to be serving on the GCSC Board 2017-2019 as the West Piedmont District Director and working with Dee LeMay, West Piedmont District Co-Director.
Dee LeMay, West Piedmont District Co-Director
LeMay is looking forward to working with our District Director, Marguerite Warren, who has a true servant’s heart! And together they will be working to serve the garden club members of the
West Piedmont District. LeMay is a member of the Garden Trail Garden Club in Anderson.
LeMay comes to the Co-Director’s position with varied gardening experience
– both administrative and hands- on “dig in the dirt”:
Garden Club of South Carolina – Currently 3rd Vice President, 2017-2019; and Corresponding Secretary 2015-2017.
Anderson Council of Garden Clubs – President 2013 to Present; Vice President 2011-2013. Heritage Garden Club: Co-President 2011-2013; President 2010-2011.
From 2010 to Present she has won several awards for projects – WP District, GCSC, SAR and NGC. She has been Garden Council Awards Chairman for 6 years and an Awards Judge for the Greenville Garden Council. During her terms as Vice President and President of the Anderson Garden Council she has chaired six Awards Luncheons as well as the 2014 West Piedmont District Meeting which had the largest attendance ever for their District Meetings.
Anderson County Master Gardener Association – President 2014-2016; Vice President 2012- 2014; Recording Secretary 2010-2012.
She is interested in all areas of gardening, but more specifically has taught Junior Master Gardener classes to 4th and 5th graders who became the first certified Junior Master Gardeners in Anderson County. While President of the MG Association she was responsible for planning, procuring and planting The Heritage Garden at the Anderson County Museum. She interacted with a landscape architect, County Employees, other MGs, and several nurseries in The Upstate to see the project to completion.
During her business career she held many varied positions where she honed her people skills and learned to produce results. As an example, two positions were the Manager of a Publications Dept. for a large architectural/engineering firm; and as a manufacturing schedule analyst for a large General Motors plant. In both jobs she interacted with all areas of management from the top down to hourly workers as well as suppliers and customers. She learned firsthand that anyone can get the job done with enough money and people, but a real leader gets it done with the resources that are available!
Her last ten working years she learned the real meaning of teamwork when she was a nurse in hospital critical care and in-home settings where she cared for handicapped children. She enjoyed working in a team environment and describes herself as a worker bee but can also be the “Queen Bee” when necessary.
West Piedmont District Federated Garden Clubs:
379WP -Anderson Garden Club, Anderson
460WP- Azalea GC, Greer
327WP- Bud ‘N Boom,GC, Anderson
054WP- Camellia GC, Greer
213WP- Chrysanthemum GC, Greenwood
118WP- Chrysanthemum GC, Abbeville
195WP- Clarice Wilson GC, Greenville
035WP- Creative GC, Abbeville
056WP- Dahlia GC, Greenwood
103WP- Dogwood GC, Honea Path
453WP- Electric City GC, Anderson
651WP – Etta Greer GC, Piedmont
572WP- Foothills GC, Clemson
429WP- Fort Hill GC, Seneca
233WP- Fountain Inn GC, Fountain Inn
463WP- Four Seasons GC, Hodges
585WP- Frances Hart GC, Anderson
326WP- Garden Trail GC, Anderson,
328WP- Golden Hour GC, Anderson
196WP- Gower Gardeners GC, Greenville
445WP- Greenville GC, Greenville
584WP- Heritage GC, Anderson
204WP- Hillcrest GC, Greenville
432WP- Holly GC, Greenwood
347WP- Lake and Hills GC, Salem
136WP- Lake Forest GC, Greenville
199WP- Laurens Road GC, Greenville
642WP- Mauldin GC, Mauldin
390WP- McCormick GC, McCormick
089WP- Mimosa GC, Anderson
512WP- Morning Glory GC, Greenwood
381WP – Mountain Laurel, Greenville
298WP- Pickens GC, Pickens
316WP- Primrose GC, Greer
253WP- Rose GC, Greenwood
357WP- Rose GC, Abbeville
250WP- Shamrock GC, Iva
523WP- Simpsonville GC, Simpsonville
216WP- Travelers Rest GC, Travelers Rest
455WP- Unit One GC,Ninety Six
650WP – Westcliffe GC, Greenville
C02WP- Abbeville GC Council
C17WP- Anderson GC Council
C12WP- Greenville Council of GC
C01WP- Greenwood Federation of GC
C15WP- Greer Council of GC.