District, Council and Club News

GCNC District Meetings

Half the Districts have meetings with the state officers  this year and the other half next year.

Check the years of your meetings as well as the date its self.

For District News & Photos click on the District Number

District 1
Elaine Hefner

Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Swain, Transylvania


2019 12 December Newsletter

2019 11 November Newsletter 4

2019 10 October Newsletter 4

2019 9 Sept Corrected Newsletter

2019 9 September Newsletter

2019 8 August Newsletter

2019 7 July Newsletter

2019 6 June Newsletter

2019 4 April Newletter



District 2
Charlotte Mizells
Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancy

Banner Elk Garden Club decorating the music stage for performances during the 41st Annual Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk on Saturday and Sunday October 20 and 21,2018.

Photos from District 2 Garden Club meeting Tuesday October 9,2018 at Holston Camp Banner Elk,NC.


District 3
Barbara Miller
Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenberg, Montgomery, Richmond, Rowan, Rutherfordton, Stanley, Union

district 3 dinner with state officers, 

state officers at  district 3 meeting— Mad Hatters Tea Party


yearbook winners– Susan Hooper -Sardiswood club and Nancy Ulven– Troutman club

District 4
Anne Sullivan

Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, Part of Guilford

The Advance Garden Club is often asked to give floral presentations to various local groups. To make our presentation just a little different, we designed a program call “Antiques Roadshow Meets Floral Design”.  Members select vintage and/or antique containers, not originally intended for flowers or plants, and through their creative design skills have been successful in crafting very unique and often “puzzling” creations. The audience then attempts to guess the original use of the container. This project has not only been entertaining to our audiences, but educational as well.  The picture disappeared in a computer malfunction.  So sorry ladies.

Members of the Advance Garden Club removed summer plantings and replaced them with fall/winter plantings at the courtyard garden outside the Infusion Room at Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center. The Advance Garden Club will be recognized for the garden they planted and maintained during 2019 at the Christmas Tree Lighting on December 5, from 5:30-7:00 PM, at Novant Clemmons Medical Center.


Kathleen Johnson, owner of Wildlife Design and a master gardener, shared a slide presentation and handouts for “Successful Shade Gardening at the May meeting of the Advance Garden Club. She suggested many different types of native NC plants to incorporate in a shaded area along with helpful tips about color, brightness, texture, contrast and other  varieties of plants to use in a shade garden. 


District 5
Jo Ann Lasker
Randolph, Rockingham, part of Guilford




With a gentle breeze and a warm morning sun, the weather was perfect for Cedarwood Garden Club’s April 11 tour of the Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at High Point University.  Their guide was Matt Mahoney, Landscape and Exterior Enhancement Manager.  As the members gathered at various garden areas, Matt gave interesting histories of the development, the processes and reasons for the designs, and unique information on plants ranging from rare trees to familiar perennials.   It was a delightful morning and many members plan to visit again in the near future, possibly with family members to enjoy the beautiful gardens.

             After the tour, many members went to the Rice Paper, a Vietnamese restaurant,  for lunch, where they  relaxed, chatted and enjoyed some delicious food.  It was a lovely time to be together.

District 8*
*No 6 or 7
Nancy Jackson
Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Robeson, Scotland

2019 District 8 Fall board registration form

District 9

Catherine Phelps
Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, Warren, Vance

Heritage GC Oct Meeting in the new pollinator garden at Hillandale School in Durham.

Hi Patsy and Diane-

 I wanted to share with you all- I just got home from Hillandale and while there, I ran into one of the kindergarten teachers. She told me that her kids have been absolutely thrilled with the garden. She said that daily at recess, she has multiple children who use the bench to sit and look at the garden and watch the butterflies. She said she has seen her kids sitting on the bench together and holding hands and looking so content and peaceful. She also told me that they were over the moon when they saw the Halloween decorations you put out. She said all the classes were crowded around the garden pointing out the pumpkins and flowers, etc. She also expressed how beautiful the teachers felt this garden was and how much it does for morale to have a beautiful space like this on their playground.


I just wanted to give you all the feedback that this garden is making a big difference and is very appreciated by the kids and teachers at Hillandale. We are so grateful for you all and your work on this!!


Let’s keep up the good work.


Patsy Morgan


Hillsborough Library in recognition of the Right For Women to Vote 100thAnniversary. Sponsored by DAR General Davie Chapter and Catherine Phelps NGC Flower Show Judge. The flowers were a combination of Britain’s and United States of America’s colors.

Britiain’s colors were purple for loyalty, white for purity, and green for Hope. America changed green to golden yellow first with the Kansas State Flower the sunflower which later transformed to the yellow rose. The yellow color was for enlightenment.

Suffragette’s were the rebels in the movement and suffragists were the more peaceful women in the movement.

Thank you Hillsborough Library for pulling your literature on Woman’s right to Vote 100thAnniversary.


CHAPEL HILL  flower arrangeing for evacuees. 9-18

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who made the flower arranging activity possible for the young North Carolina flood evacuees staying at the Friday Center.  It is amazing what this club can accomplish in under 24 hours.  You received the email late Thursday and Friday afternoon children were enjoy being under the trees and “arranging/playing” with flowers.  The children had definite opinions on color combinations.  And let me tell you they knew exactly where they wanted us to cut the stems their scissors wouldn’t handle. The care they gave planning their arrangement for Mother was heart warming.  One adult who had lost everything said just looking at the flowers gave her peace.

A great outreach!

Thank you CHGC and thank you Katie Stoudemire for the idea,



District 10
Shay Blakemore
Franklin, Johnston, Wake

For the past 4 years, Cary GC have been working with the Town of Cary, the Friends of Page Walker, and the Cary Women’s Club to cultivate this beautiful garden. Officially it is called thePollinator Garden, but at this time of year, it functions more as a Butterfly Gardenfilled with various types of milkweed. The Garden has been certified as an official Butterfly Garden and recognized by the Wildlife Foundation as an official Wildlife Habitat.; both signs can be found on display within the garden space. The monarch butterflies have been busy munching and have recently started to emerge. You can actually see a caterpillar on the milkweed leaf and a chrysalis nearby in one of the photos.A couple of the Monarchs are testing their wings in the other two photos. This has been a great joint venture with the work and expense of up-keep being shared among all the partners involved.  Before long, the Monarchs will be on their way to Mexico….and then the cycle begins again

District 11
Tula Satterfield
Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Sampson, Wayne

  The District 11 meeting will be held in Southport October 8, 2019


District 12
Eleanor Broderick
Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Date, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northhampton, Perquimans, Pitt, Pasquotank, Tyrell, Washington and Wilson.