A New Year!! by Harriett Jackson


The Webster Dictionary defines NEW as follows:

adjective ˈnü, chiefly British ˈnyü, in place names usually (ˌ)nu̇ or nə or (ˌ)ni
   :not old : recently born, built, or created…  (projects: the Fall Conference: to be held
        here in Chilton Co.)
   :not used by anyone else previously.. (pencils and paper, I love new pencils and paper)
  :recently bought, rented, etc… (Shoes! ok maybe that’s just me.)
Full Definition of NEW
 1 :  having recently come into existence :  RECENT, MODERN
 2   a- (1):  having been seen, used, or known for a short time: NOVEL  <rice was a new crop for the area>
          (2):  UNFAMILIAR  <visit new places>  (new garden tours)
b-  being other than the former or old <a steady flow of new money> (new members,
             new friends)
3    :    having been in a relationship or condition but a short time <new to the job> <a new wife>
4    a-  beginning as the resumption or repetition of a previous act or thing  <a new day>
           <the new edition>..  (Plant sales, Home Tour)
     b- made or become fresh <awoke a new person> ( new Committee heads and chairs ,
             a new Demo garden)
c- relating to or being a new moon
5     :   different from one of the same category that has existed previously <new realism>
          (new President,  new board)
6     :  of dissimilar origin and usually of superior quality <a new strain of hybrid corn>
7     capitalized :   MODERN 3;  especially :  having been in use after medieval times
— new·ish adjective
      — new·ness noun
We have a new year, a new president, a new board, a new agenda, new projects, new ways to do things, new ideas about things to do. A renewal of everything Master Gardener.  A new opportunity to bring to Master Gardeners your ideas, your hopes, your dreams. How/What do you want Your Master Gardener Association to be, grow, learn, see, do, visit; the possibilities are endless.
Because you, everyone of YOU, are Chilton County Master Gardener Association, a part of a new whole. I hope to see you at the New Meeting  January 13, 2015,  with new pencils and new paper with Your New ideas about our New Master Gardener Association.