Garden club members attend convention
Joyce Lewis, FGCM state president, and Maisie Keeser, former FGCM state president of the Clarksville Garden Club, joined federated garden club members throughout the St. Louis metro area as well as members from seven states at the 81st Central Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Convention held in northern Indiana on Oct. 16-18.
A presentation was made by Sonja Miller on “Quilt Gardens of Elkhart County, Ind.” Also, interactive seminars with WNIT television in South Bend, Ind., filled the afternoon. A reception prior to dinner honored National Garden Club President Linda Nelson and Central Region Director Gerry Ford. After dinner, there was a demonstration on how to patch together a “funky junque flower show.”
Garden club members from the central region are affliated with National Garden Clubs, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis. NGC includes 188,146 members and 5,737 garden clubs, as well as 70 national affiliates across the United States and 293 international affiliate member clubs.
These garden clubs provide education, resources and networking opportunities for their members, to promote the love of gardening, floral design and civic and environmental responsibility.
Garden clubs often are involved in their local community beautification projects plus encouragement of future generations through college scholarships. For information on joining a local garden club, contact Joyce Lewis at 573-242-3821.