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President Karen Blackmore's theme : "Plant America-Make Missouri Bloom"


Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) whose national headquarters is located in St. Louis, MO. There are 100 affiliated garden clubs with 2180 members in Missouri. FGCM was officially organized on March 30, 1933, in St. Louis, by representatives of nine clubs from various sections of Missouri. The state is divided into 10 geographic districts. FGCM joined NGC in 1937.........



Missouri Gardeners had a wonderful time Bloomin in Blue Springs at the 85th FGCM Convention. Thank you to West Central District members who did a fantastic job! The Adams Point Hotel was a beautiful choice for a meeting of our size. The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. A big thank you to the awards chairmen, Sherry Wilson, Francine halter , Anna Luellen, Patty Orsborn, Nancy Bahn, Martha Ellen Lankheit and Nancy Moore worked hard to select outstanding members and acknowledge their work.  Several members were recognized as our Brightest Blooms as well. 

The National Convention in Philadelphia was another outstanding event. Several awards were brought home to Missouri to be handed out at the Fall District Meetings! You made me proud to be from Missouri! I know you are working on the awards for this year! 

The Bloomin Bus Tour, photo above, to Ohio and Kentucky was another fun one. Carolyn Oates is looking for a new adventure for us and would appreciate suggestions.

This summer has been a tough one! Japanese Beetles are devouring our gardens and even more, our trees!  Heat is a constant problem. Patience is a virtue they say! This is trying mine!

Our members are to be congratulated for beautiful tours and flowers shows. Vegetable are being processed all over, according to Facebook posts. There is more going on than we know! I am amazed at the activities of our 2000 plus Missouri members! That is growing by the way. If you are reading this message, we invite you to join one of our 94 Missouri clubs. You will enjoy us. We “Make Missouri Bloom”!

Karen Blackmore

FGCM President




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  • Recommendations and Additions to Garden Club Manual The recommendations and additions to be voted on at the 2019 convention can be found in the attached document.Thank you so much,Beverly Wattenbarger
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