The Central Region Unified Project “Together We Bloom and Grow” will focus on individual member clubs and State Federations working together on special projects, especially those sponsored by NGC. Special plantings, projects of landscaping and revitalizing area around schools, nursing homes, churches, Blue Star Memorials, etc. will qualify as a Unified Projects, especially those concentrating on our youth and senior citizens.
The Unified Project form may be reproduced in the event multiple copies are needed for more that one award application.
Submit completed forms of these projects to your CR Unified Chairman, who along with the State Awards Chairman 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 Evidence 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.
To All Central Region Members,
Central Region is celebrating another year as a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. We are proud to have this opportunity to be the liaison between NGC and our seven states in the middle of America.
We are once again putting all the award information in the “Centerfold” for your easy use and removal. Keep it with your other state award information as some of our projects may qualify for both awards.
Award applications are to be sent to: Fran Stueck, 5589 22nd Avenue Trail, Vinton, Iowa 52349. Tby phone at (319) 472-3032, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Clubs, Inc. awards chairman for judging.
CR Award 1 -“Together we Bloom and Grow”Unified Project: $50.00 and a Certificate to the State Garden Club that has the most program participation in the Central Region’s Unified Project. This award will be judged on the Book of Evidence above, submitted to Sharon Yantis, 6306 Cherrywood St., Portage, MI 49024-2332 E-mail: Sharon.Yantis@sbcglobal.net
CR Award 2 – Celebrating Our Future
Member clubs or districts eligible. The winner will receive $25.00 and a certificate for the youth involved in gardening related activities . Sponsored by Marge McGoff,06016 pine Lake Club Drive, Charlevoix, MI 49720-9399
Central Region Award Application
Award # __________
Name of Award_______________________________
Date of Application Submitted____________________
Name of club(s), district, state:____________________
Contact Person: ________________________________
Copy this form as needed
Quality of Design, suitability of materials
For type and/or kind of period 20
Successful Completion or near Completion 45
Proof of Accomplishment (25)
Member Involvement (5)
Distinction or marked superiority 15
Significance, fulfillment, value and performance 20
CR Award 3 – Celebrating Our Gardens
Certificate and $25.00. Member Club(s) or Councils are eligible. Given for a garden walk, garden tea and/or tour, garden therapy outing (and the like) with a “unique” twist. Sponsored by Federated Garden clubs of Minnesota.
CR Award 4 – Celebrating Flowering Trees
Certificate and $25.00 first place to the State that plants the most flowering trees in the year. State tree Chairman please send your States count to Central Region Awards Chairman. Sponsored by Central Region Director, Florence Smith, 28626 Oak Point Drive, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331=2706
CR Award 5 – Celebrating Central Region Talents in…
“Visions of Beauty”
Certificate and $25.00 to the CR State with the largest number of entries featured in the Vision of Beauty Calendar. No application required. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Indiana, INc.
5a. Vision of Beauty Calendar 2011
Given at CR Meeting in Michigan
5b. Vision of Beauty Calendar 2012
Given at the NGC Convention in New York
CR Award 6 – YOUTH: The Greatest Gardening Treasure
Certificate and $25.00 to the State Garden Club with outstanding participation in NGC, Inc. Youth Award Programs for 2011(poetry and essay contests) as determined by the Region Youth Activities Chairman. State youth activities chairmen need to report to Fran Stueck the number of entries they had in their state for poetry and essay. Sponsored by Fran Stueck, Vinton, Iowa.
CR Award 7 – Celebrating Through Landscaping
Certificate and $25.00 for the best landscaping of a Habitat for Humanity Home with hardy native trees, shrubs and plants that also attract butterflies, involving the community, both adult and young gardeners.
Sponsored by The Garden Club of Illinois
CR Award 8 – Celebrating Through Garden Therapy
Certificate and $25.00 to a member club with the best single program or project of services for an activity with nursing homes, senior centers, developmentally and or physically challenger.Sponsored by Jeanne Poll,, 707 Aster Ave., Holland, Michigan 49423-6855
CR Award 9 – Celebrating Beauty: Lunching with Butterflies
Certificate and $25.00 for outstanding work in the field of butterfly education regarding the butterfly’s habitat. May be with youth and/or adults. Sponsored by Judy Sheets, Farmington, Missouri.63640-2321
CR Award 10 – Celebrating Creativity
Club, Council, and District Flower Shows eligible.
Certificate and $25.00 for best overall Flower Show schedule. Sponsored by Deannie Picciotti, 2394 Sunset Bluff Drive, Holland, Michigan 49424-223
CR Award 11– Celebrating Community Plantings
Certificate and $25.00 award given in memory of Mrytle Glass, Missouri, for Garden Clubs that make a difference in their community with plantings. Eligible clubs 29 members or under. Sponsored by Mountain View Garden Club, Mountain View, Missouri 65548
CR Award 12– Celebrating National Garden Week
Certificate and $25.00 to member clubs documenting activities with write up and pictures on how you celebrated National Garden Week
Sponsored by Kathie Dominguez, 501 W. Geneva Drive, Dewitt, Michigan 48820-8773
CR Award 13-Celebrating the Future
Certificate and $25.00 to a Member Club or Council for establishing or maintaining a “special garden” such as a learning garden, a healing garden and the like. Sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, Inc.
CR Award 14 –Celebrating Pink
Certificate and $25 for each category promoting the awareness of the fight against breast cancer a National Project. Award to a club or an individual club member planting gardens or containers at hospitals, cancer centers, memorial gardens etc. using pink flowers. Sponsored by Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc.
CR Award 15 –Celebrating Blue Star Memorials
Certificate and $25.00 to a Member, Member Club(s), Council, or District or State Garden Club for an outstanding project in establishing Blue Star Memorials. Sponsored by Jane Buck, 1725 Meadow View Circle, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-1911.
CR AWARD 16 –Youth, fluttering with the Buterflies
Certificate and $25.00 to a club or individual club member with the best project with your involvement in the field of butterflies. Sponsored by Sandy Wales, 24265 Cardinal Court, Muscatine, Iowa 53761