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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: 292 Washington Ave. Ext. STE 104, Albany, NY 12203-6385
Phone and Fax: 518-869-6311
fgcnys@verizon.net
 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 200 garden clubs with 6511 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:
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Officers and Dates for YEARBOOKS (2020-2021)
NGC President: Gay Austin
         gaylaustin@gmail.com
Need to communicate with NGC President other than email, please contact headquarters

CAR Director: Gail Corle Manna
             9956 William Penn Rd
             Imler, PA 16655-8460
            gcorle1214@gmail.com
            814-932-3231 (c)

FGCNYS President: Vikki Bellias
             11 Black Duck Dr
             Stony Brook, NY 11790
              vikkibellias@gmail.com
             631-689-7337



Landscape Design Course IV Nov. 14-15, 2020, Rochester, NY

Board Meetings will be posted on the web site as they are approved by FGCNYS Board. You may include this phrase.

292 Washington Ave. Ext. Suite 104, Albany, NY 12203-6385
518-869-6311    fgcnys@verizon.net
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
Digital version of new handbook now available from member services for $25.
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
What's Happening in Landscape Design
World Gardening Checks Have Been Sent !
Our contribution to Dig Deep provided clean water systems to three families. There will be an update this summer on the project.
Vikki Bellias standing in front of FGCNYS seal on carpet at NGC Headquarters, St. Louis

BOARD MEMBERS
All information for board members: registration, dates, forms, minutes, etc. will be located on Directory page which is password protected. Contact me if you do not have the password.
FABULOUS NEW MEMBER ADVERTISEMENT: print publicize and promote!
2020 Woodsy Owl Smokey Bear Contests
EACH ONE PLANT ONE!
NEW NGC Initiative...each member plant one native tree...details to follow!
President Vikki Bellias standing in front of newly dedicated Butterfly sculpture at NGC Headquarters, St. Louis
Vikki receiving Prestigious  5 STAR Certificate from NGC President Gay Austin

GOOD NEWS!
$50,000 available for
PLANT AMERICA GRANTS
Take the membership challenge

If your club or District is starting to meet in person, please be sure to follow all NYS Covid  19 Protocols. It's a liability issue!.
Nancy A. Binger Dix Hills Garden Club Third Place WInner NGC Photography Contest..Congratulations Nancy!!!

Class 1 Near- Sighted Close up and/or Macro
Susanna Funk Dix Hills Garden Club
NGC Photo Contest Farsighted Class 2 Judged most creative/artistic in class
Congratulations Susanna!
CLICK BELOW Excellent as Always
Water for Sudan has been working with local primaryhealth care centers to get running water in 10 clinics that did not have any functioning wells and to distribute soap and other necessary items as these people too are fighting the coronavirus.
    YOUTH Poetry Contest deadline May 5, 2021
Many schools are taking place around the country by ZOOM. You can sit in your pj's and take courses.. Go to new NGC website for all schools and locations gardenclub.org
Flower Show School
Landscape Design School
Gardening School
Environmental School
This is the perfect thing to do during Covid...take courses via zoom

Klemwood Garden Club You Tube video
Alice Dawes has recorded a fabulous Thanksgiving Cornucopia you can make...see above link