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87 th Annual FGCM State Convention 2020

posted Dec 5, 2019, 1:49 PM by chuck clark

87 th Annual FGCM State Convention
“Clearly See Missouri Blooming”
Hosted by Southeast District
Monday, May 4 – Thursday, May 7, 2020
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Environmental School Announcement

posted Sep 22, 2019, 2:28 PM by chuck clark

See the attached file for the "Environmental School Announcement"

Gardening Study School Course 1

posted Sep 11, 2019, 2:38 PM by chuck clark

Gardening Study School Course 1 sponsored by Jarden du Lac & Boone Country Garden Clubs will be held on June 2,3,2020 7249 S. Hwy 94 in St. Charles, Mo 63304
Course Chairman Pat Schnarr (schnarrpat@gmail.com)

Teaching Missouri's Children to Plant America Grant Prgm

posted Aug 30, 2019, 10:52 AM by chuck clark   [ updated Aug 31, 2019, 5:33 AM ]

Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., has been blessed with a gift for a project and have chosen Grants for Children's Garden Clubs in Missouri.

1. The amount of the grant will depend on the number of youth participants and the project outlined in the application.  Award amount up to $300.
2. Available to new and existing children's clubs sponsored by garden clubs of Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc.
3. Consideration given to a one-time event sponsored and carried out by a carden club in the Federation where there is no children's garden Club.
4. Grants available until fund is eshausted.
5. Report results in 6 months.

So, apply for the Children’s Grant Program titled “Teaching Missouri’s Children to Plant America”, to help fund your program. Our members generously voted at convention to match the monies we had been given that started the grant. So, we have money to spend to support your new Children’s Programs! But you must apply!

The Gift of a Life Membership

posted Aug 5, 2019, 1:09 PM by chuck clark

Have you and/or your District considered what an honor it is to have a Life Membership in the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc.? This gift not only recognizes the outstanding volunteer hours the person receiving it has made, but also continues to reward students with college scholarships for majors in plants sciences and associated majors. 100% of the money goes to fund our FGCM Scholarship Program. Each Life Membership is only a $50.00 contribution. All new and current Life Members are recognized at the Wednesday Members Breakfast at the FGCM Convention, and also in the Garden Forum.

You can buy a Life Membership for yourself, or your husband can buy one for you. Friends can buy Life Memberships for each other! Hey Districts, what about a Life Membership for your outgoing District Director? These gals really deserve a grand notice and this is just the way to do it! A Life Member’s pin may also be purchased for just $10.00, to be worn with pride. Life Members are a select group of the most outstanding garden club members, just so you know. And remember, once a Life Member always a Life Member.

You may find a Life Members Application Form online at: fgcmo.org Fill out the form, add your check made out to ‘FGCM Scholarship Fund,’ and mail to Life Members Chair Nancy Bahn to make an outstanding garden club member very happy.

Poetry Theme 2019

posted May 21, 2019, 8:05 AM by chuck clark

FGCM POETRY CONTEST 2019

Adventures in a Garden”

Encourage Creative Writing

Excite and encourage our Youth to express and explore their creative thoughts through different types of poetry. NGC’s Poetry Contest enables our Youth to embrace their creativity through the art of writing. Be imaginative and join the winners to see your poetry in a printed booklet.

ELIGIBILTY:

Special Education and English as a Second Language. Kindergarten through Ninth Grade General Education.

CONTEST RULES:

  1. All entries must be typed and titled.

  2. Include name, address, age, grade and school of participant on the back of entry

  3. Sponsoring garden club and state garden club name must also be identified.

  4. Sponsoring garden club may be that of a grandparent.

  5. Poems do not have to rhyme.

  6. Poems may be traditional verse, acrostic, blank verse, chinquapins, diamond poems, limerick or Haiku.

SCALE OF POINTS

Title: 10 %

Contents: 40%

Creativity: 30%

Style: 20%

Total: 100%

Deadline to District Chair October 31, 2019

Deadline to State Chair Mary Bullock November 30, 2019

174 Stagecoach Ln

Gravois Mills Mo 65735

573 374 1151 webjeepn1@gmail.com


[It is highly suggested the theme should NOT be used as a poem title]


Poetry Contest....

posted Apr 26, 2019, 7:55 AM by chuck clark

POETRY CONTEST

2018 [awarded in 2019 “POP GOES THE SEED’

Notice of this years’ theme was announced in the Spring Garden Forum with a follow up E mail to each District Director.

There were four districts and thirteen clubs participating with forty eight entries in this years’ contest.

CENTRAL with Arrowhead, Bittersweet, Capital, Grow & Glow, Fulton, Mexico, Centralia, Eldon and Lake Bloomers garden clubs {nine clubs

EAST CENTRAL, Oakville garden cub

MID-CENTRAL, Owensville garden club

SOUTH WEST with Brentwood and Shepard of the Hills garden clubs

First Place winners in state for 2018

Kindergarten Keelan Renae Bowan, Fulton Garden Club

First Grade Andrew Luce, Fulton Garden Club

Second Grade Jenna Vore, Fulton Garden Club

Third Grade August Hunt, Owensville Garden Club

Fourth Grade Averie Hotle, Lake Bloomers Garden Club

Fifth Grade Devan Brown, Grow and Glow Garden Club

Sixth Grade Mahaila Brunner, Capital Garden Club

Seventh Grade Sienna Shea Stafford, Bittersweet Garden Club

Eight Grade Ashley Kozak, Grow and Glow Garden Club

Winners were sent on to Central Region for judging and to the Garden Forum for publication

A copy of these winners were printed in the Garden Forum and Central Region Spring News Letter I included a copy for each entries folder.

2018 [2 districts, 5 clubs and35 entries]

2019 [4 districts, 13 clubs and 48 entries]


Submitted by:  Mary Bullock (poetry Chair)           

2019 Garden Tour application for clubs

posted Mar 24, 2019, 6:24 AM by chuck clark

The new 2019 Garden Tour application form has been added to the forms section and listed below......

FGCM’S BETTY JONES MEMORIAL GAZEBO

posted Aug 27, 2018, 2:27 PM by chuck clark   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 2:32 PM ]

The Betty Jones Memorial Gazebo on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia was built in 1993 for $5,400.00 from the donations from the 243 Missouri Federated Garden Clubs and its members. President June Kummer spear-headed this project with the assistance from many other dedicated garden club members. The octagon-shaped Gazebo was dedicated in memory of longtime garden club member Betty Jones for her love and support of gardening and Flower Shows in the West Central District and her kindness to others. Visitors to the State Fair enjoy the Gazebo as a place of rest, and occasionally, musical entertainment during the two-week Fair.

Over the years, garden clubs have made Club Contributions on the Club President’s Report to maintain this beautiful structure. Since 2002, earliest records show the total annual Club Contributions for the Gazebo average at $459.18; however, since 2013, that average has dropped to $398.66. Clubs contributing to this designated fund has dropped from 172 garden clubs in 2002 to 94 clubs in 2018, which may explain this difference.

This Fund pays for cleaning the wood, staining and resealing, and repairs, if needed. Every three or four years the Gazebo requires power cleaning and re-staining, and this cost varies from $700.00 to $800.00. A private company is hired to do this job.

The money also pays for maintaining the landscape around the Gazebo: Removal of dead and overgrown plants, purchasing plants and replacing flowers, shrubs and trees, the needed weeding and mulching, water hoses for watering, and bright flower baskets to be hung in the Gazebo before the first week of the State Fair. For the last several years this fund has paid for landscape companies to do most all of this work, as the local garden clubs have been unable to complete this task. Our newest Sedville Petal Pushers Garden Club may be able to take over some of these duties.

From 2002 to the present, the Total Club Contributions and Donations were $7,347.00, plus Convention Overages of $4,957.45 equals a Total Designated Fund of $13,266.04. Total Disbursals are at $13,005.96; leaving a balance of $260.08 in the Designated Gazebo Fund. The Board of Directors voted to use the Convention Overage in 2005, 2016 and 2017 to offset the larger expenditures. In 2016, the BOD voted to use up to $1,000.00 annually, if needed, from the Convention Overage to cover the costs of ongoing Gazebo maintenance.

Have you visited our Betty Jones Memorial Gazebo and sat on the benches viewing the other Fair-goers and taking a rest? Have you seen the Blue Star Byway Marker in front of the Gazebo? Have you visited FGCM’s State Fair Flower Show? Does your Garden Club contribute to Gazebo maintenance annually through Club Contributions? Maybe your garden club would like to take a day trip on the first Wednesday during the Missouri State Fair to visit the Federation Day Flower Show held in the adjacent Floriculture Building? You can have lunch on the Fairgrounds with friends and visit the many booths and exhibits, and sit in our Betty Jones Memorial Gazebo. Enjoy yourself!


Native Plant Database Info:

posted Oct 12, 2017, 8:24 PM by chuck clark


For a native plant database, Top Ten native plant lists, a resource guide to suppliers of native plant products and services, and many other native plant resources, visit www.grownative.org

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