Youth

DATES OF IMPORTANCE!!!

Dec. 1   SAR & NGC Youth Awards Applications due to SAR & NGC chairman. They should be on NGC 
              application forms. the GCNC state chairman does not receive these awards.

Jan. 22  Smokey Bear local winning posters must be received by State Chairman, Marilyn Wright. 

              In celebration of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday, children from the first through fifth grade

              are invited to participate in the 2019 National Garden Clubs Poster Contest. The U.S. Dept.

              of Agriculture Forest Service and National Garden Clubs are giving students the opportunity

              to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear their understanding of wildlife

              prevention. Please note: only pictures that depict Smokey Bear will be accepted for this

              year’s contest.

 

Feb. 14  YGC Annual dues and Rating Sheets due for Early Birds

March 1  Annual dues, Rating Sheets, and Award Applications due to State Chairman for Youth Clubs

               Pledge to make favors for GCNC Youth Banquet due (Banquet April 7, 2019)

Due to the illness of Betty Gorrie, 3rd Vice President, Youth Chair, I have appointed Marilyn Wright to take over the duties of Youth Chair through the end of this term. I have, today tried to get in touch with all the Youth Leaders, but I may have missed one or two. If your club sponsors a Youth Garden Club, please make sure that they are notified of this change and have this information for Marilyn Wright. Her address is 818 Jakes Mountain Road, Deep Gap, NC 28618. Marilyn’s phone number is 828-264-9727 and email is wrightstuff48@bellsouth.net.  Please  send all youth correspondence, applications, Smokey Bear Poster Contest Drawings, etc. to her. When mailing their Annual dues and rating sheets, please ask that they update their contact information for the YGC Handbook and the Gardener.
 
Betty and Marilyn also co-chaired National Presidents/SAR Director’s Project Awards. Please send those applications to Marilyn Wright, 818 Jakes Mountain Road, Deep Gap, NC 28618.
 
Thank you and if you will, please keep Betty and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

National Garden Club’s Pollinator Power

“The Frightened Frog, An Environmental Tale”

“The Frightened Frog” is an early reader book written to educate elementary children about the environmental issues affecting amphibians. It includes Fun Frog Facts, a story describing the challenges of being a frog, and ways children can Leap Into Action to help protect, preserve and support frog and amphibian habitats in their own backyards!

http://www.gardenclub.org/youth/the-frightened-frog-elementary.aspx

NGC Related Youth Activities and Contests:

GCNC-YGC-Membership-Guidelines National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), South Atlantic Region (SAR), and The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., (GCNC) are dedicated to sponsoring and encouraging youth gardening groups, beginning at age three and continuing through the teen years. They seek to inspire a love of gardening and the natural world in our youth, not only to improve and maintain our environment but also to share the sheer fun of “digging in the dirt”. Membership benefits include:

  • Introduction to the art and science of gardening using fundamental math, reading and writing skills, as well as practical applications.
  • Increased awareness of the environment, natural resources, ecology, conservation, composting, and recycling.
  • Help in raising standardized test scores, especially in science.
  • Encouragement of creativity through observing the cycle of life.
  • Development of leadership skills.
  • Opportunity for participation and recognition in state, regional and national contests and awards.
  • Possibility of future hobbies and career opportunities.

 

There is a lot of supported information and award information at the NGC – Youth site

An example is the Native Plant project with the Girl Scouts.

Girl_Scouts_Native_Plants_Patch

THE ROSTER OF YOUTH CLUBS IS LOCATED IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION OF WEBSITE.

 

DEADLINES

ALL ITEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE GCNC YOUTH CHAIRMAN ON OR BEFORE THE DATE INDICATED BELOW:

December 1 – Entries for all SAR and NGC awards (except for the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster contest; that deadline is January 21st.)

March 1 YGC-dues-form10-29-18 and a check for $10.00 payable to GCNC and MAILED to the GCNC State Office and the Rating Form EMAILED to State Youth Chairman . (New instructions this year)

YGC dues form. mail to the GCNC State Office

Rating sheet for YGC 2017-19 e-mail the State Youth Chairman

March 1 – Entries for all GCNC awards

April 1 – Favors for the Youth Banquet at the GCNC Annual Meeting

There are 41 Youth Garden Clubs with 1,432 members in North Carolina. For complete information on the youth program, contact the GCNC Youth Chairman, Marilyn Wright, 818 Jakes Mountain Road, Deep Gap, NC 28618, 828-264-9727, wrightstuff48@bellsouth.net