HISTORICAL TIMELINE
FGCNYS, Inc.
1923 - Mrs. John Paris, former President Flushing Garden Club formulated plans to federate all garden clubs in NYS.
1924 - In February 43 people representing 20 organized garden clubs met and discussed forming a Federation.
1924 - In March the Federation was formed with 12 clubs; 12 more joined in three months. These are the 24 charter clubs of FGCNYS, Inc.
1925 - First Annual Meeting held at the Roosevelt Hotel, NYC
1928 - First newsletter published.
1929 - National group organizational meeting in NYC. Named the National Council of State Garden Club Federations, Inc. FGCNYS was a charter member.
1930 - National Council held first convention in Chicago
1931 - FGCNYS hosted first course in judging flower shows. 153 people from 11 states attended.
1934 - Name changed to National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc.
1959 - Headquarters moved from NYC to St. Louis with dedication of headquarters.
1999 - Name changed to National Garden Clubs, Inc.
CHARTER CLUBS FGCNYS: Staten Island GC, Community GC of Garden City-Hemstead, Douglaston GC, Port Washington GC, GC of Kinderhook, Katrina Trask GC, Ithaca GC, Rochester GC, GC of Dobbs Ferry, GC of Larchmont, GC of New Rochelle, Scarsdale Woman's Club, Garden Section, GC of Nyack, 
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Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc
FORMER PRESIDENTS

1924-1928Mrs. John W. Paris* (Founder)
1928-1930Mrs. Fred Joel Swift*
1930-1932Mrs. Samuel A. Brown*
1932-1934Mrs. James Baird*
1934-1936Mrs. Ralph Pratt Hinchman*
1936-1939Mrs. William Crocker*
1939-1941Mrs. Brice P. Disque*
1941-1943Mrs. Clement G. Bowers*
1943-1945Mrs. Charles Doscher*
1945-1947Mrs. Jack beck*
1947-1949Mrs. Wirt Darrow*
1949-1952Mrs. Charles Hoffman*
1952-1954Mrs. Wallace B. Lydecker*
1954-1956Mrs. John R. Lane*
1956-1958Mrs. Herbert H. Land*
1958-1960Mrs. Robert Crosby*
1960-1963Mrs. Otto H. Langhans*
1963-1965Mrs. Frank L. Walton*
1965-1967Mrs. Edward C. Madison*
1967-1969Mrs. Gerson T. Hirsch*
1969-1971Mrs. George Dalziel*
1971-1973Mrs. R. Reydel Peliconi*
1973-1975Mrs. Kenneth B Robinson*
1975-1977Mrs. Carl Arend, Jr.*
1977-1979Mrs. A. Roland Wheeler*
1979-1981Mrs. Edwin A. Duryea*
1981-1983Mrs. Wilton J. Gates*
1983-1985Mrs. John Maybee*
1985-1987Mrs. Harry C. Baden
1987-1989Mrs. Henry J. Sandlas, III
1989-1991Mrs. Vincent DeSomma
1991-1993Joan Corbisiero
1993-1995Patricia Cargnoni
1995-1997Adrienne Langan
1997-1999Jeanne T. Nelson
1999-2001Phyllis Besch
2001-2003Donna Pair*
2003-2005Phoebe L. Hunt-Fontaine
2005-2007Barbara M. Campbell
2007-2009Jean Beryl Metz*
2009-2011Elaine DiPietro*
2011-2013Pam Foesher
2013-2014Gail McGee
2014-2017Patricia Wania
2017-2019 Monica Hansen
2019-2021 Victoria Bellias​


*deceased