FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF NEW YORK STATE, INC.
Charter Member: National Garden Clubs, Inc.
a non-profit educational organization. The membership of NGC is composed of 5602 member garden clubs with 178,946 members in the fifty states. In addition, there are 654 international affiliates, making NGC the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world
Member: Central Atlantic Region
Office address: 21A Brookedge, Guilderland, NY 12084-9110
Phone and Fax: 518-869-6311
The office is open Monday and Wednesdays 9-1 and 2-5
Tuesday and Thursdays 2-5
Closed Fridays *Note new hours!!!!!!!!*
The Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc., was founded in 1924 and incorporated in 1930 for the purpose of supporting the Garden Clubs of New York State. The FGCNYS presently includes more than 250 garden clubs with 8105 members across the state.
Membership in the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. offers garden club members the opportunity and privilege of participating with others in advancing and promoting the objectives and purposes for which the State Federation was formed:
BEAUTIFICATION PRESERVATION CONSERVATION
Officers and Dates for YEARBOOKS (2019-2020)
NGC President: Gay Austin
Need to communicate with NGC President other than email, please contact headquarters
CAR Director: Gail Corle
9956 William Penn Rd
Imler, PA 16655-8460
FGCNYS President: Vikki Bellias
11 Black Duck Dr
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Vikki assumes office May 21st
NGC Convention April 30-May 5, 2019, Biloxi, Miss
NGC Board Meeting Sept 18-20 St. Louis, MO
CAR Conference Oct. 24-25, Arlington, VA
CAR Symposium Oct. 25-26 Arlington, VA
FGCNYS Annual Meeting May 19-21 Hyatt Regency, Long Island
Board Meetings will be posted on the web site as they are approved by FGCNYS Board. You may include this phrase.
21 A Brookedge, Guilderland, NY 12084-9110
SHOP National Garden Club Member Services for all your garden club needs. Go to gardenclub.org and shop.
The NEW HANDBOOK is available
2019-2021 Theme: Plant America: Spreading Roots ThruNY
HAS YOUR CLUB JOINED "THE FROG BAG" Project?
Family Outreach Program
The program was designed to reach families using a different approach! This program began in one Club and has now become a state-wide initiative. Many Libraries are struggling to stay open so getting creative was their only answer. Our local library decided to lend out gardening and home improvement tools making it possible to borrow a shovel, hoe or a hammer, items donated by hardware stores, or from home owners downsizing, etc.
As the program grew we decided what a great idea! How can we as a Garden Club get on the band wagon……Thus the "Frog Bag" was born. Using a local Printing Company we created a washable book bag that kids could borrow!
Since we started the program in the Spring of this year, it was decided books, newsletters to the kids and their parents, along with give-always, would change with the seasons. Starting with Spring, the bag contained the National Garden Club President’s book “The Frightened Frog”, a zip lock bag containing peat pots, soil for pots, sunflower seeds and string bean seeds. Also enclosed were directions to the parents and child on how to plant and replant when the seedlings are ready for the ground. The child was able to borrow the bag for a week then at the end of that week, return the bag and book and keep the give-away. As a Club we had had made up many zip lock give-away packets and letters to the family. The librarian was requested to reload the bag for the next child to borrow. As Summer approached, the contents of the bag switched to a Summer theme. The Library was told they could choose one of their books using the theme of bugs, leaves, or plants. Along with a newsletter to the families the bag contained a magnifying glass, directions on making a Ecological Survey site in their back yard, and directions on making a Nature Explorer's Journal to record their sightings. After a week the book and bag would again be returned for the next child to borrow. As Fall is approaching the bag contents will change and we will be adding the new National book the “The Saved Seed”! Along with a newsletter to the child and parents, the child will receive 3 flower bulbs to plant, craft directions on making things with leaves and saved pumpkin seeds. With each newsletter in the bag parents are encouraged to help teach the child the importance of saving our environment. At the same time given information on joining a local garden club. We have 4 libraries in our area on board with the program. And a waiting list of children waiting to borrow our Frog bag.
Family Outreach Chairman
Digital version of new handbook now available from member services for $25.
Heard over the garden gate:Upcoming events...please email Barbara Campbell with events to be posted. Let everyone know what clubs are doing!
WE ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK under Federated Garden Clubs of New York State...you may now link up!
Our latest well in the village of Hai Jadit in Wau, South Sudan. The Chief is Aleu Ngor Aguer. It's the 345th well dug. GPS: 7.733900,28.000328
Click below for fabulous Newport Flower Show Trip June 19-21, 2019
Joanne Schiffner, FGCNYS Yearbook Chairman has ALL NEW INFORMATION to make your Yeabook a winner...GO TO AWARDS Information to see these helpful pages.
Scroll down for dates/officers for new Yearbooks!
Skaneateles Garden Club presents
"Art, Music and Gardens" Tour
Friday June 28th and Saturday June 29th 10-4
Questions and ticket info go to:
NGC 2018 PLANT AMERICA GRANT WINNERS
In KIT magazine which is posted above on Home page the following winners have been announced from New York State.....CONGRATULATIONS!!!
82 grants were approved from 162 applicants nationwide
Please send me photos of your project so I can post them for all to see on this web site.
Ardsley Garden Club
Ballston Spa House and Garden Club
Forest Stream Garden Club
Garden Club of Peekskill
Little Gardens of Tarrytown Garden Club
Shawangunk Garden Club
Three Village Garden Club
2019 CAR-SGC Conference and Symposium, October 24-25 and 26-27th Arlington Hilton, Virginia.Go to sgc-car.org for details
Click below for latest yearbook information from our state chairman, Joanne Schiffner
Heritage Garden Club is having a Herb, Perennial Plant and Garden Decor Sale on Saturday June 8th from 9 - 1 at the Italian American Center 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY. All plants sold will grow in Zone 4. More info: email@example.com
What's Happening in Landscape Design
Great News from World Gardening Chairman, Lucille Bauer. This year FGCNYS contributed $16,594 to Dig Deep and $6039.07 to Water for Sudan. Lucille thanks all who made these generous donations.
World Gardening Checks Have Been Sent !
Landscape Design School Course II October 9 &10, 2019, Rochester, NY
Congratulations to all who successfully completed Course I
Ballston Spa Home and Garden Club 9th Annual Plant Sale. Click below for Form
Photos from Biloxi...FGCNYS is winning tons of awards..stay tuned for details.
PROJECT WINNER NGC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2019
Thank you Vikki and Monica for photos
Our contribution to Dig Deep provided clean water systems to three families. There will be an update this summer on the project.
Vikki Bellias President, 2019-2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Fred Kopyt, husband of 3rd VP Cheryl. Fred was with us at Convention at the time of his sudden death. 8616 Canning Rd. Waterville, NY 13480
President Vikki Bellias receiving very prestigious Five Star NGC Award. It means she has attained master status in all five schools NGC offers.
FSS COURSE IV, Dewitt, ,NY
October 14 and 15 with Exam on October 16