Garden Club of DeLand
January 3, 2019 9 AM
Program: Scrub Jays
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Marigold
Speaker: Stephen Kitner
Garden Club of DeLand 2017-2019
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS 2017-2019
Arbor Day Weedettes
Awards Jennifer Condo
Bricks Debra (Rusty) Gaffney
Thought for the Day Janie Owens
Door Prizes Hosting Circle
Downtown Planting Jennifer Stone
Fun with Flowers Suzanne Locke
Garden of the Month Jennifer Stone
Greeters Hosting Circle
Grounds Norma Thomas
Guest Basket TBA
Habitat for Humanity Nancy Salem
Historian Betsy Dieguez
Horticulture Norma Thomas
House Sue Altom
Junior Gardeners Janet Stone
Membership Jennifer Condo
National Garden Week Marti Walker
Newsletter Valerie Seinfeld
Pageant of Crosses Judy Maurer
Photographer-Special Events Betsy Dieguez
Publicity Suzanne Locke
S.E.E.K. Barbara Fiano
Sensory Garden Karen Hall
Plant Sale Norma Thomas
Ways & Means Lisa Schnetzer
Website Valerie Seinfeld
Wekiva Elaine Waidelich
Wildflower Festival Marcia Baker
November 1, 2018 9 AM
Program: What’s the Buzz about Bees?Design: Thanksgiving
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Rose Circle
Speaker: Marlin's Bees
November 30th FFGC Award Applications are Due
Garden Club of DeLand, Inc.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2018-2019
September 11-13 FFGC BOD - Headquarters NGC BOD - Orlando, FL
September 26-28 NGC BOD - Orlando, FL
October 6 - "Annual Plant Sale" - The Garden Club of DeLand
October 15 - Fall District VI Meeting
November 4-6 Fall Symposium
December 6 - Awards Judged - Headquarters
January 8-10 - FFGC BOD - Headquarters
January 11 - "Horticulture Day" – The Garden Club of DeLand
January 18 - Florida Arbor Day
January 23-24 - 63rd Annual Tropical Short Course
March 11-14 - DS Convention – Jekyll Island, GA
April 6-9 - FFGC Convention - St. Augustine - INSTALLATION NGC Convention
April 14 - "Pageant of Crosses" - The Garden Club of DeLand
April 26 - Arbor Day
April 29-May 2 - NGC Convention - Biloxi, MS- INSTALLATION
February 7, 2019 6 PM
Program: Nature Photography
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Firecracker
Speaker: Paul Garfinkel
Upcoming Events and Programs
March 6, 2019 9 AM
Program: Annual Meeting
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Magnolia
Speaker: Seek Guest
May 1, 2018 Time: 11:30 AM
Program: Installation Luncheon
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Blue Sage Circle
May 4 Downtown DeLand Planting 7:30am
April 3, 2018 9 AM
Program: African Violets
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Daisy Circle
Speaker: Howard Jeffries
April 14, 2019
53nd Pageant of Crosses
2018 - 2019
COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION – Attending Chamber of Commerce meetings keeps us informed and involved in community projects. Members from all circles maintain planters in downtown DeLand and help care for the DeLand Garden Center grounds. Plants for the downtown planters are provided by the City of DeLand.
DISTRICT VI SPRING AND FALL MEETINGS – Club delegates and circle representatives join with FFGC and District officers to exchange pertinent information.
FAIRY GARDEN PARTY – This outreach event for children focuses on nature, the environment, and gardening. FFGC STATE CONVENTION – The Club President attends yearly. Members are urged to attend also.
FLORAL DESIGN SCHOOL – A series of six study units in basic design and three units in advance design taught by certified instructors. All members are encouraged to participate.
FLOWER SHOW – One standard flower show staged during each two-year administration. Each circle participates. GARDEN TOUR – This fundraiser features the gardens of club members as well as other DeLand residents.
JUNIOR GARDENERS – This program is designed for preschoolers through sixth grade to encourage their interest in the world around them. Circles work with the children during the school year on a monthly basis.
PAGEANT OF CROSSES – This annual Palm Sunday event featuring floral arrangements created by circle members and community churches and businesses is presented at the club house as a complimentary outreach to the community.
PLANT/TRASH & TREASURE SALE – This fundraiser features plants grown by garden club members and garden related items donated by members. All circles participate.
SENSORY GARDEN – This is a special garden in DeLand for people to explore and enjoy with all senses (touch, taste, smell, sight and sound). It is located in Bill Dreggors Park at North Stone Street.
SHORT COURSE – A fun learning experience of interest to all garden clubbers, conducted in June by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Florida in Gainesville. All members are encouraged to attend.
SHORT COURSE NORTH – This is an exclusive FFGC educational opportunity with speakers, horticulture and design, workshops, field trips, food, vendors and door prizes.
SUNFLOWER PARK – This community park created by the Sunflower Circle in cooperation with the city of DeLand was a State and National Award Winner in 2007. It features a covered stage, path, benches, tables, and a water feature.
TROPICAL SHORT COURSE – A two-day event of lectures and demonstrations on horticulture, landscape, design, conservation and floral design held in January at West Palm Beach. All members are encouraged to attend.
WEKIVA YOUTH CAMP – Available from June to August for students in grades 3-8. Scholarships are available. All circles provide monetary assistance.
December 6, 2018 9 AM
Program: Floral Design
Design: Christmas Designs to be Auctioned
Speaker: Karen Hall
Host: Greeters & Door Prizes: Pansy Circle
*Bring a teddy bear to give to a needy
December 6 FFGC Judgement Day for Awards at FFGC Headquarters
September 6, 2018 1 PM
Program: Meeting followed by Ice Cream Social
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Executive Board
Location: Garden Club of DeLand
Sept. 19th at 9 am Sensory Garden Clean up
September 25, 2018 1- 3 pm
Butterfly Seminar with Jim West
Location: Garden Club of DeLand
Garden Club of DeLand 865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724 * 386-624-6960
October 4, 2018 6 PM
Program: Planting for Success
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Sparkleberry Circle
Speaker: Norma Thomas and Jennifer Stone
October 6 Annual Plant Sale
8 am- 3 pm
Rain or Shine
Cash or Checks only
October 15 FFGC District VI Fall Meeting Cocoa Rockledge Garden Club