May 4, 2018      This is an early evening event
Friday Evening
Celebration!

Beverages and Appetizers 

A Reunion for All Members, Past and Present
We End Our 90th Year With A Bang!

Accessory:  Birthday Candle
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Sparkleberry Circle


May 5  Downtown DeLand Planting


Events


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

October 5, 2017            6  PM
Program:  It is Celebration Time  

Accessory: Butterfly
Design: Fall
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Blue Sage

​Speaker:  Jim West

 

October 12  

Petite Standard Flower Show &

90th  Birthday Celebration 5 pm - 8 pm

Ticketed Event


October 13 Petite Standard Flower Show

10 am - 3 pm FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC


October 17  FFGC District VI Fall Meeting


​​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

January 4, 2018      6  PM
Program: TBA

Accessory: TBA

Design: Plant of the Month

Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Firecracker Circle



Garden Club of DeLand 2017-2019


​STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS 2017-2019


Arbor Day                               Weedettes

Awards                                     TBA        
Bricks                                       Debra (Rusty) Gaffney

Thought for the Day                 Susan Baurle
Door Prizes                              Hosting Circle

Downtown Planting                 Diana Bitler

Fun with Flowers                     Suzanne Locke

Garden of the Month                Jennifer Stone

Greeters                                    Hosting Circle
Grounds                                    Norma Thomas 

Guest Basket                             Susan Bauerle
Habitat for Humanity                Nancy Salem
Historian                                   Betsy Dieguez
Horticulture                               Norma Thomas
House                                        Sue Altom
Junior Gardeners                       Susan Osterhout

Membership                              Jennifer Condo
National Garden Week              Marti Walker

Newsletter                                 Valerie Seinfeld
Pageant of Crosses                    Judy Maurer
Photographer-Special Events    Betsy Dieguez

Publicity                                    Suzanne Locke
Rentals                                      Linda Eaglin
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 7, 2017          9 AM

Program: "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town~~
Does your Santa have a story to tell?"

Accessory: Santa Claus

Design: Christmas floral designs  to be auctioned off

Host: Greeters & Door Prizes: Magnolia Circle

"Members bring a teddy bear to be shared with needy children"


December 1     FFGC Award Applications Due Date

December 7    FFGC Judgement Day for Awards


September 7, 2017  9 AM

Program:  Let's Start at the Beginning

Accessory: Hats and Gloves
Design: Plant of the Month
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Garden Club Board

Speaker: Louise Caccamise


September 30, 2017 Annual Plant Sale  8 am - 3 pm

Location: Garden Club of DeLand


November 2, 2017    9 AM
Program: Gardening By A Master

Accessory: Garden Tool
Design: Plant of the Month
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Daisy Circle

Speaker: Tom McCobbin


November 4     Downtown  DeLand Planting

NGC Gardening Study Course I
Nov 7 - Nov 8 ·

Location: New Smyrna Beach Garden Club 

February 1, 2018        9 AM
Program: Water Conservation

Accessory: Watering Can

Design: Valentine's Day Design
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Marigold Circle

Speaker:  Linda Landrum


Upcoming Events and Programs

April 5, 2018    6 PM
Program: Roses for Dummies

Accessory: A Rose
Design: Creative design with roses
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Rose Circle

Speaker:  Norma Thomas




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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017-2018
September 5 - 7.............. FFGC Board of Directors Meeting,                                           Headquarters, Winter Park
October 12 ..................... Standard Petite Flower Show
October 12 .................... 90th Birthday Celebration

October 13 ..................... Standard Petite Flower Show

November 4 ................... Downtown Planting

November 7 - 8 .............. NGC Gardening Study Course I

December 1 .................... FFGC Awards Deadline

December 7 .................... FFGC Judging Awards at         
                                          Headquarters. Winter Park

2018
January 9-11 ................. FFGC Board of Directors Meeting,                                          Headquarters, Winter Park

February 27 - 28 .......... Symposium - Fernandina Beach, 
March 18 - 20 ............... DS Convention - Memphis, TN
April 21-22 ................... FFGC State Flower Show -

                                         St. Augustine "Fabulous Florida"
April 22-24 ................... FFGC Convention - St. Augustine

                                        "Viva La Florida"

May 5 ............................ Downtown Planting
May 21-24 ..................... NGC Convention -Philadelphia, PA







March 1, 2018     9 AM
Program: Designs for Spring

Accessory: Spring Flower
Design: Plant of the Month
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Pansy Circle

Speaker: Penny Decker, designer



March 25, 2018

​52nd Pageant of Crosses




2017 - 2018