Nan McCabe President of Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri

“We Want You!”

A quick “Hello” to all garden club folks. Hope everyone survived the hot summer - crisp fall days are definitely here! Just reminding you that we do have some FGCM positions up for election. If you have the desire to broaden your horizons and become more involved in our state-wide organization, meet new people, make new friends, travel to new places and just plain have fun, then this is your opportunity.

The three positions coming up for election are: 3rd Vice President, Recording Secretary and Treasurer.

Each office has specific responsibilities that are outlined in the state manual. Don’t be afraid to step up - thoughtful, knowledgeable folks will be there to help guide you into those duties. There are many of you who would be eligible and certainly have the ability to fill these positions SO, if you think you might want to get your feet wet, please contact me as soon as possible and I will get an application out to you or click here to fill out application(PDF).

Nominee Resume

Joan Eads, Chair

FGCM Nominating Committee


Also, Congratulations to her Executive Committee for 2019-2021

First Vice President: Linda Houston

Second Vice President: Beverly Wattenbarger

Third Vice President: Tanya Stanley

Recording Secretary: Diane Neterer

Treasurer: Marjorie Motley

Corresponding Secretary: Mary Officer

Parliamentarian: Sheri Menscher

Garden Forum Editor: Barbara Harrison

Web Manager: Chuck Clark

Their information can be found in the new roster for 2019-2021



October 7, 2020

Dear Members of Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri,

It is with great sadness to share that FGCM has canceled the Annual State Convention May 3-5, 2021 that was to be held in Cape Girardeau, MO. We are following in the footsteps of National Garden Clubs who has canceled the Annual National Convention that was to be held in East Rutherford, N.J. May 17-20, 2021.

On the other hand, I am so happy to hear that so many clubs are busy working on their Yearbooks for 2021. Please be sure to visit our FGCM website calendar for the dates for your 2021 Yearbooks. All of the Executive Committees for our state, our region and our nation remain the same as you have in your 2020 Yearbook.

Many Garden Hugs,

Nan McCabe

President FGCM 2019-2021


*Landscape Design School-April 14, 15, and 16 2020. Cancelled !

*NGC Flower Show School-May 22-24, 2020. Cancelled !


*NGC 91st Annual Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cancelled!

*Garden School-June 2-3, 2020. Cancelled!

*Central Region Convention-October 19-20, 2020, Cancelled!


Presidents Message from Summer 2020 Issue of the Garden Forum

Greeting Members of FGCM,

Plant America: Keep Missouri Blooming

Dear Garden Club Friends,

As I write this article, we are still quarantined in our homes due to COVID-19/coronavirus. It will be July when

you read this, and I pray by then our lives are back to normal. But without knowing and until then, I pray you’re

well. I hope that this time, although fraught with concerns, has been restful. That it has been a time when you could

stay home and do things you had been thinking of doing but hadn’t had time to get done. That it has been a time

spent leisurely working in your gardens because there has been no place where you rushed to go or no obligation to fulfill. I pray it has been a time for doing and thinking at a slower pace. Hopefully slowing down has been the blessing

of this time!

Canceling the state convention, spring district meetings, plant sales, and garden club meetings has, at best, been difficult. Thank you to all of you for following the restrictions. Doing so has helped keep the virus from being worse! It has been fun to learn how clubs have been communicating with each other through Zoom meetings and sharing gardening tips and other club information through email. In this Issue of THE garden forum we have listed all the awards that would have been printed in the Awards Program and given at the 87th Annual FGCM State Convention.



When we are no longer quarantined and are back to normal in our nation, state, and communities, please let me know the new date/location and time if your club reschedules your plant sale. Looking ahead, plan to enter and attend the State Fair Flower Show on Federation Day, August 19, in Sedalia. The Flower Show Schedule is in the spring issue of THE garden forum. Visit the website of the Central Region Garden Clubs, and register to attend the Central Region Convention, October 19-20, 2020, in Middlebury, Indiana. Visit our FGCM website to see all the new, updated changes that have been made including the addition of the entire Garden Club Manual. Check our FGCM calendar for date changes of all the national schools, then register to attend.

We have so many things to look forward to doing while we wait, rest, and catch up! I look forward to seeing you all at your fall district meetings! Until then, Plant America and “Keep Missouri Blooming”— if only in your own yards!

Many garden hugs,

Nan McCabe, FGCM President

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 80 affiliated garden clubs with 1734 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.........