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Our Liaisons

The liaisons of The Association serve as a connection between OAGC and another entity or as an internal position dedicated to OAGC.

Liaisons are appointed by the president-elect with executive committee approval and do not have a term limit.

Website Liaison –  Emily LeVan


In 1990, OAGC acquired their own registered domain name and started a website under the guidance of Jan Harmon. The website was redesigned in 2016 to modernize its look and layout. In 2023, the website moved to the membership based platform, Wild Apricot, under the guidance of Emily LeVan, OAGC's first Marketing Department Chair. This new platform allowed for a lot of expanded options and educational tools for the membership.

The website continues to be a vital source of information and helps keep The Association’s membership linked and up-to-date no matter where they may be in the world.

The webmaster is responsible for maintaining the OAGC website.

The Garden Path, Editor – Sally Ruth

The editor of The Garden Path is responsible for the production of The Association’s official quarterly publication whose subscription is a benefit of membership. It is the responsibility of the editor to prepare and edit material pertinent to the activities of The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, Inc.  

With the assistance of state officers, state department chairs, regional directors and guest writers, The Garden Path promotes the many facets of garden club activities. Publicity news of upcoming regional, county and local club activities are to be submitted for inclusion in the “Via the Grapevine” column. Club members who have passed away will be remembered in the “In Memoriam” column.

Social Media Liaison – 

Kim Long

Our social media liaison oversees all of OAGC's social media channels.

Current social media channels are:

Facebook Page          Facebook Group

Instagram                   Pinterest



Wahkeena Nature Preserve is located six miles south of Lancaster, Ohio in Fairfield County on the edge of Hocking Hills. Carmen Warner, an OAGC member and Nature Study Camp creator, turned the rundown hill farm into an oasis of beauty and named it ‘Wahkeena’ a Pacific Northwest Native American word meaning ‘most beautiful’.  This outdoor education area was willed to the Ohio Historical Society in 1956 and is used for nature study and a preserve for birds and other wildlife. The 150 acre nature preserve features interesting flora, including great rhododendron and mountain laurel; and about 33 types of ferns including Christmas and maidenhair. The property also features sandstone cliffs, part of the famous Black Hand sandstone, and is forested primarily with tulip trees and oak. Twelve native orchids have been identified here, including the showy orchid and pink lady’s slipper.

Jim Chakeres

Ohio State Fair Flower Show Liaison – Jim Chakeres –

The Ohio State Fair Flower Show liaison is the connection between the Ohio State Fair Board and OAGC. Ohio State Fair Flower Show Liaison duties include writing the Ohio State Fair flower show schedules, publicizing and encouraging participation in the flower shows, securing judges and coordinating all efforts with the Ohio State Fair board.

Diane Daniels

Archival Manager -

Diane Daniels

The Archival Manager is responsible for assembling minutes, financial reports and other documents designated by the executive committee in preparation for permanent storage.  The archival manager will hold documents (preferably by the decade) and arrange for storage in acid free boxes that will provide safety and accessibility in heat and humidity controlled conditions.

The following is a complete list of items housed in the Ohio History Connection as of November 2, 2022.

OAGC Full Board Minutes1931-2020

OAGC Executive Minutes1931-2020

OAGC Foundation Minutes1983-2008, 2011-2020

Garden Paths 1940-2019

Accredited Flower Show Judges, 1956

Application for Membership

Convention Program Booklets 1955-2000, 2006, 2009, 2010

Handbook for Garden Clubs, 1956 and 1998 revision

Organization and Management Handbook

Program Questionnaire To Be Sent To Members (with program suggestions)

Sources of Information for Garden Clubs

The official OAGC Archives are preserved at the Ohio History Connection’s (formerly the Ohio Historical Society) Archives/Library in Columbus. If you want access to the OAGC Archives, contact the Ohio History Connection by phone at 614-297-2510 or by email at for an appointment. To access the OAGC Minutes Archives, request Collection #MSS 1512. To access the OAGC Garden Path Archives, request Collection #635.905 G 168.

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