January 5, 2017     6  PM
Program: Robert Bowden, Leu Gardens

Accessory: Sunflower
Design: Featuring the Color Yellow

Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Sunflower Circle

STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS 2016-2017


Arbor Day                                Darcy Jesmain

Awards                                     Valerie Seinfeld         
Bricks                                       Debra (Rusty) Gaffney
Christmas Parade                     Judy Maurer

Devotions                                 Sue Thurmond & Alice Libby
Door Prizes                              Hosting Circle

Downtown Planting                 Diana Bitler

Fairy Garden Party                   Suzanne Locke

Garden of the Month                Jennifer Stone

Greeters                                    Hosting Circle
Grounds                                    Norma Thomas 
Habitat                                      Nancy Salem
Historian                                   Orthal DeShazo
Horticulture                               Norma Thomas
House                                        Darcy Jesmain
Junior Gardeners                       Susan Osterhout

Membership                              Jennifer Condo
National Garden Week              Marti Walker

Newsletter                                 Valerie Seinfeld
Pageant of Crosses                    Elaine Waidelich
Photographer-Special Events    Betsy Dieguez

Publicity                                    Sharon Gullett
Rentals                                      Karen Hall
S.E.E.K.                                    Barbara Fiano
Sensory Gardens                       Karen Hall

Plant Sale                                  Norma Thomas
Ways & Means                         Lisa Schnetzer

Website                                    Valerie Seinfeld
Wekiva                                     Elaine Waidelich
Wildflower Festival                 Marcia Baker


December 1, 2016          9 AM
Program: Holiday Auction

Accessory: Holiday Jewelry

Design: By Garden Club to be Auctioned

Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Daisy Circle


December 3 DeLand Christmas Parade

Fairy Theme

November 3, 2016    9 AM
Program: Leaf Manipulation, Barbara Willey Accessory: Pumpkin
Design: Featuring a Pumpkin
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Magnolia Circle


November 5 Downtown Planting

National Garden Club, Inc.

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

Garden Club of DeLand Inc.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2016-2017
September 14-15...............FFGC Board of Directors Meeting, Headquarters, Winter Park

September 30....................BBQ on the Grounds
October 3..........................Clean-Up Day at the Clubhouse
October 8..........................Plant Sale
October 19........................District VI Fall Meeting, DeLand October 28-29...................District VI Flower Show, DeLand November 5......................Downtown Planting

November 30....................FFGC Award Deadline

December 1 .....................FFGC Awards Judging, Headquarters, Winter Park
December 3 ......................Christmas Parade


2017
January 11-12 ...................FFGC Board of Directors Meeting, Headquarters, Winter Park

February 25 ......................Mardi Gras Dog Parade
March 11 ..........................Fairy Garden Party
March 25 ..........................Wildflower Festival
April 9 ..............................Pageant of Crosses
April 26 ............................FFGC Pre-Convention Meeting,
Orlando April 26-28 .......................FFGC Convention, Orlando
April 29 ............................FFGC Post-Convention Meeting, Orlando

May 6 ...............................Downtown Planting
May 16-21 ........................NGC Convention, Richmond, Virginia

February 2, 2017        9 AM
Program: Healthy Heart

Accessory: Something Pink

Design: Featuring a Heart
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Pansy Circle

In the Spirit of Love, INVITE A FRIEND


February 25  Mardi Gras on Parade - Dog Parade

Upcoming Events and Programs

March 2, 2017     9 AM
Program: Miniature Gardens, Mr. Alexander, Local Artist
Design: Featuring Herbs
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Marigold Circle


March 25 Wild Flower Festival


May 4, 2017          11 AM
Program: Spring Luncheon &

New Officers Installation

Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Firecracker Circle


May 6 Downtown Planting


April 6, 2017  6 PM
Program: SEEK and Wekiva Reports

Accessory: Garden Tool
Design: Using a Tall Container
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Blue Sage Circle


April 9      51st Pageant of Crosses


2016 - 2017


Events


PROJECTS

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.

Garden Club of DeLand

General Meetings

Garden Club of DeLand   865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724  * 386-624-6960

September 1, 2016  9 AM

Program: Organizational Meeting

Accessory: Rose
Design: Using Roses
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Rose Circle


September 30  BBQ on the Grounds



October 13, 2016    New Date   6  PM
Program: Bears, Dinah Pulver

Accessory: Animal
Design: Featuring an Animal
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Sparkleberry Circle


October 3 Clubhouse Clean Up Day

October 8 Plant Sale-

October 19 FFGC District VI Fall Meeting


District VI Judges Council Flower Show

"Games People Play"

Free and Open to the Public

October 28 Flower Show  1pm - 4pm

October 29 Flower Show 9am - 3pm