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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: 21A Brookedge, Guilderland, NY 12084-9110
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 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



CAR Mini Conference, October 25-26, 2017, Annapolis, MD
other dates listed under News and Events

NEW Officers for YEARBOOKS (2017-2019)
NGC President: Nancy L. Hargroves
  inbleum@me.com
Need to communicate with NGC President other than email, please contact headquarters

CAR Director: Regina L. Brown
            116 N. Main St.
            Smyrna, DE 19977
            delasilver@comcast.net
            302-653-8232 (c) 302-670-8333

FGCNYS President: Monica Hansen
             21 Henning Drive
             Orchard Park, NY 14127
              johnmonica@verizon.net
             716-667-1434

Awards Presented at Fall Conference, Kingston, New York
2016 NGC Awards
Riverhead GC Tommy Donan Certificate Cookbook Publication
District II SFS  Treasures on Long Island
District III
Germantown GC Newsletter Publication
Greenbush GC Membership Publication
Germantown GC SFS An Apple a day
GC of Kinderhook SFS This Land is Your Land
District III Publicity Press Book
District IV
Schuylerville GC SFS Prose, Poetry and Posies
District VI
Town & Country, Oxford and Norwich  GC Near Club SFS Celebrating our Victorian Past
District VII
Hilton GC Yearbook
Town of Ontario GC SFS Leisurely Pursuits
District SFS Holiday at the Inn
District VIII
Newsletter Publication
Holland GC SFS Let's Go to the Movies
Judge's Council SFS Rock and Roll in the Garden
Kenmore GC SFS Public Building Legends
Orchard Park GC Publicity Press Book
District IX
New Horizons GC SFS Celebration
Pound Ridge GC The Wedding
District IX SFS As Time Goes By
Lake Mahopac SFS April in Paris
Pound Ridge GC Special Achievement First Place
Scholarship Recipient: Jacob Rathbun
Yearbook Winners:
Dist II Bay SHore GC 2nd Place class 3
Dist II Nathan Hale GC HM class 4
Dist III Saugerties Society of Little Gardens 1st Place class 1
Germantown GC 1st Place class 4
Dist IV Ballston Spa & Garden  GC 2nd Place class 1
Dist IV Schuylerville GC 3rd Place class 3
Dist IV Lake George Community GC 3rd Place class 5
Dist VI Spade & Trowel GC 1st Place class 2
Dist VI Binghamton GC 3rd Place class 4
Oneonta Federated GC 2nd Place Class 5
Ithace GC 2nd Place class 5
Ithace GC 1st Place class 6
Dist VII Webster Country Gardeners 2nd Place class 2
Geneseo GC 2nd Place class 4
Dist VIII Ken-Sheriton GC HM class 1
Cinderella Isle GC 3rd Place class 3
Hamburg GC 1st Place class 5
Orchard Park GC 2nd Place class 6
Dist IX Ardsley GC 3rd Place class 1
Dist X Community GC of Pine Bush HM class 2
Dist X Clarkstown GC HM class 3








WE ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK under Federated Garden Clubs of New York State...you may now link up!
21 A Brookedge, Guilderland, NY 12084-9110
518-869-6311    fgcnys@verizon.net

Welcome our new secretary Linda Zell  Photo of Pat Wania with Christine Davis and Linda Zell.
SHOP National Garden Club Member Services for all your garden club needs. Go to gardenclub.org and shop. 
The NEW HANDBOOK is available
Monica Hansen
President 2017-2019
2017-2019 THEME Plant America For a Cleaner, Greener, Healthier World
Click below for World Gardening Update
First Vice President Lucille Bauer meets with Salva Dut from Water for South Sudan WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
We are back partnering with Brent and Becky's bulbs. Order spring and fall bulbs and support FGCNYS.
Fall Conference Judge's Council Designs
Click below for latest KIT




HAS YOUR CLUB JOINED "THE FROG BAG" Project?
Family Outreach Program
FGCNYS, Inc

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.

Carol Brown
Family Outreach Chairman
FGCNYS, Inc.

Digital version of new handbook now available from member services for $25.
Wishing you all the best this holiday season and good health in the new year.
ATTENTION ALL CLUBS: 
NGC and FGCNYS Youth Poetry Contest entries are due shortly. NGC entries must be to Chairman Barbara Millington by Jan. 10, 2018. FGCNYS entries are due March 30, 2018.
546 County Rt 76 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866