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Director's Message

Greetings to the members of the South Central Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and to the visitors of this website. We are one of eight regions of the NGC, the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. South Central Region (SCR) is comprised of Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The four states combined have 458 garden clubs and 21 youth clubs. We have nearly 12,000 members.

The states of South Central Region offer a series of educational opportunities: Environmental Schools – Gardening Schools – Landscape Design Schools – Flower Show Schools and Judges Symposiums. Check our website for the dates and locations of these schools.

Our theme for the 2019-2021 term shall be “United to Plant America”. I would like to see projects where our garden clubs work with other groups such as Master Gardeners, Civic Groups, Plant Societies, Park Departments, Youth Groups, Museums, Hospital Gardens, Art Leagues, etc. I am so proud that some of the SCR states are already working on projects that fit into the scope of Plant America. I am very excited to be your 2019-2021 Director, and I hope to see many members in Little Rock, Arkansas August 5-6, 2020.

Linda Lawson
SCR Director 2019-2021
Theme: “Unite to Plant America”
Regional Project: Beautifying Our Communities

 

Members of AFGC making Christmas topiaries at a workshop.
Members of AFGC making Christmas topiaries at a workshop.
NMGC members created 140 centerpieces for the Alburquerque Annual Holiday Fair.
NMGC members created 140 centerpieces for the Alburquerque Annual Holiday Fair.
Members of Alva Tulip Garden Club of OGC making floral arrangements during National Gardening Week.
Members of Alva Tulip Garden Club of OGC making floral arrangements during National Gardening Week.
Members of TGC and volunteers are planting new plants and beautifying Texas Garden Clubs Headquarters.
Members of TGC and volunteers are planting new plants and beautifying Texas Garden Clubs Headquarters.

2019-2021 South Central Region Officers

  • Director –
    Linda Lawson
    Linda_Lawson@cox.net
  • Alternate Director –
    Donna Marsheck
  • Recording Secretary –
    Jan Smith
  • Treasurer –
    Sheri Eoff
  • Historian –
    Idalia Aguilar
  • Corresponding
    Secretary –
    Mary Early
  • Parliamentarian –
    Barbara Baker
  • Immediate
    Past Director –
    Isabel Olsen