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President’s News



A Letter from the President!  

As I write this, it’s the first week in January and the temperatures here have been unusually cold.  I’m ready for spring, but I’m afraid I may have a long wait!  Now is a good time to check out those gardening magazines and plan for spring planting.  Gardeners always have hope!

Speaking of planting, I am happy to announce that, at the December board meeting, an additional $2500 was approved for the Pollinator Garden Grants.  At the time of the board meeting, twelve applications had been received and the initial allocation of $2400 had been approved.  If your club is interested in applying for a grant, please check the guidelines on the TGCI website. You will find the guidelines and the application under the section All Forms.  If you have questions feel free to contact the chairman, Sue Rosiak. This is an opportunity for your club to receive financial help from your state organization for your project .

Another upcoming event that you will want to check out is the Flower and Patio Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds March 10-18th.  Garden Club members can receive a 50% discount on tickets and garden club members will be present in our booth on those days.  If you would like to volunteer to staff the booth for a few hours, contact Rosie Springer who is coordinating our volunteers. 

This is an exciting time for garden clubs as you plan for a new garden club year.  If you are a new officer, thank you for being willing to serve your club.  If you are a retiring officer, thank you for your past service.  Our clubs would not be able to do all of the wonderful work they accomplish without the willing volunteers in all capacities in our clubs.  Thanks to all of you!

Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!