SCR Regional Director’s Project – 2019-2021
“Unite to Plant America”
Linda Lawson’s Theme “Unite to Plant America” for SCR emphasizes the spirit of the NGC Theme. She would like to see all garden clubs network with other community organizations to accomplish this goal. There are so many organizations that too beautify their communities: Master Gardeners, Civic Development Groups, Plant Societies, Park Departments, Youth Groups, etc., by planting and maintaining gardens around Libraries, Hospitals, Museums, Cemeteries, Parks, churches, adult centers, assisted living/retirement homes; the list can continue to include may public locations. As the 2017-2019 Alternate Director Shirley Tetreault said,“This is probably one of the most rewarding aspects of being a garden club member.”
Gay Austin, 2019-2021 NGC President: “I challenge all garden club members to reach out to individuals who want to learn more about gardening. This act will broaden the exposure and awareness of National Garden Clubs. It is proven that gardening not only has health benefits, but it also strengthens our communities through beautification projects as we work together to bring beauty and pride to our communities.”
So let us continue with that momentum and expand on beautifying our communities. Networking within our communities can only impact the awareness of our desire to “Unite to Plant America.”
Project Qualifications: Scope of the project Interaction with another group Benefit to the community Overall distinction
40 points 30 points 20 points 10 points
The deadline for states to submit the application will be Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
Send project description and photos to:
Donna Marsheck, 402163 W 2650 Drive, Bartlesville, OK 74006-0555 firstname.lastname@example.org – 918.440.1325
Each state that submits an application and qualifies for the SCR Regional Director’s Project will receive an achievement Plaque and a $100 Award.
National Garden Clubs Inc. has established a grant program for clubs entitled PLANT AMERICA Community Project Grants It may be done in one simple application process. The purpose is to provide financial support for new or existing projects. The types of projects included are beautification and/or restoration, community gardens, School gardens/classroom, Habitat for Humanity to name a few. Check NGC’s website for details and application form. www.Gardenclub.org
The timeline is: application deadline November 1, 2017, winners announced and money awarded January 31, 2018, and project completed by May 2019.