Garden Club of North Carolina News

“Growing Forward Together to Plant America”

I have picked my theme for the next term “Growing Forward Together to Plant America” to go with the New National President, Nancy Hargrove’s theme “Plant America”. She asked all the presidents’ to do this as she wants to make a singular focus on gardens and gardening. This concept supports the results of a recent survey at a meeting of the NGC Board of Directors that the main reason people join a garden club is to learn about gardening. This theme will have its own graphic logo for visual recognition of the program’s name. I learned at the NGC Convention last month that this same theme will be carried over through the next two administrations. The theme can cover any and every aspect of gardening, horticulture, garden design and community service – even water issues, as one cannot garden without water! It applies to every kind of garden: Blue Star plantings, vegetable gardens, community gardens, container gardening on town streets, neighborhood plantings, etc. There will be more about this on the websites with Plant America Community Project Grants Guidelines and Application, so if you’re interested check this out.

We were excited to see our own Judy Barnes, installed as SAR Director at the NGC Convention. Mary Lou Goodman, also one of our own, will be Alternate Director of SAR. We all have a busy year ahead of us, so let’s put our heads together and make this a wonderful year for the GCNC. May each and every one of you have the best year ever!

We are so happy to announce that we welcome a new affiliate member to The Garden Club of North Carolina. Help us in welcoming the Audubon Society of NC to our membership. We look forward to working with and having a long relationship with them.

Invitation to All Club Members

Upcoming National GC Meetings

  • NGC Annual Convention 2019 Apr. 30 – May 5, 2019 Biloxi, Mississippi Beau Riva

Officers – Newsletters
The Garden Club of North Carolina Inc.

President, Gail Hill, 336-292-8007;

1st Vice President (Membership & District Directors), Brenda Crocker, 252-443-6513;
2nd Vice President (Awards) Darene Honeycutt, 910-587-6283;
3rd Vice President (Youth Garden Clubs) Betty Gorrie, 336-623-0633;
Treasurer: Barbara Walters, 910-389-9742;
Recording Secretary: Pat Cashwell, 919-801-2446;
Corresponding Secretary: Marilyn Wright, 828-264-9727;

Headquarters – The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.,
Ruth Garver, Office Manager;

PO Box 33520, Raleigh, NC 27636-3520;
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Physical location: JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh, NC

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