The Central Region Unified Project “Together We Bloom and Grow” will focus on individual member clubs and State Federations working together on especially projects, especially those sponsored by NGC. Special plantings focusing on flowering trees, projects of landscaping and revitalizing areas around schools, nursing homes, churches, Blue Star Memorials, etc. will qualify as a Unified Project, especially concentrating on our youth and senior citizens.
Submit completed forms of these projects to your CR Unified Chairman, who will evaluate the project.
Information will be used by the State Unified Project Chairman to complete a book of Evidence that includes club and district entries. please send your Book of Evidene to our Regional Unified Project Chairman: Sharon Yantis, 6306 Cherrywood St., Portage, Michigan 49024-2332. it must be received on or before Sept. 15, 2012. A Book of Evidence will be submitted to the National Garden clubs, Inc. Awards Chairman for judging.
The Presidents Project, “Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems”, recognizes that it is of utmost importance and urgency that members of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. identify and address critical water issues at local state ,regional and national levels. It is imperative that we become proactive in preserving our aquatic ecosystems by developing and implementing specific watershed management plans, recognizing and initiating strategies for conservations, improvement and protection of our coastal waters, wetlands, aquifers, watersheds, lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, marshes, bogs, springs, flood plains and ponds.
Garden clubs, districts, states and regions are encouraged to partner with other organizations, (such as Clean Water Network) as aquatic ecosystem advocates in order to have a more effective voice with local, state and regional governments. Garden clubs, districts and states are urged to create and promote educational hands-on programs for youth (classrooms, Scouts, 4-H, Junior Gardenclubs) and to sponsor seminars, workshops and community education events to foster awareness and strategies for protecting aquatic ecosystems.
Districts, states and regions should identify, adopt and plan strategies to safeguard at least one aquatic ecosystem in its area. A comprehensive report of all projects will be presented at the 2013 NGC Convention. Members of NGC need to be visible and vocal advocates of active protection of our aquatic ecosystems.
Chairman: Mary Sue Colvin (318)723-4725
10473 Hwy. 562
Fort Necessity, LA 71243-5122
Co-Chairman: Sandra Ford Donna Pair
6575 Plantation Lane 109 Cedar Heights Drive
Boise, ID 83703-2644 Jamesville, NY 13078-9471