The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc.

TENTATIVE CALENDAR of EVENTS

JUNE 2021 – JUNE 2023 

Garden Clubs Make Things Happen

2022

September

1DEADLINE – All GCM Chairmen and Treasurers receiving donations for eligible projects/programs for Noncompetitive Awards as listed in Miss Gardener Directory shall prepare the Award Certificates of Appreciation for the previous club year (2021-2022) and shall forward them to each district’s Director no later than September 1.   (No minimum donation required.)
19-22NGC Fall Board Meeting, St Louis, MO

October

1DEADLINE – Yearbook Award Applications to GCM Yearbook Chairman Martha Jo Mims.
1Register Youth Clubs with Youth Coordinator Allison Ashmore.
4River Road Fall District Meeting -TBA
5Hills & Delta Fall District Meeting -TBA
6Tombigbee Fall District Meeting -Little GC, Corinth, MS
11Natchez Trace Fall District Meeting -Raymond GC, Raymond, MS
12Southern Pines Fall District Meeting -Ellisville GC, Ellisville, MS
13Spanish Trail Fall District Meeting -Bay/Waveland GC, Waveland, MS
18GCM FALL ACTIVITIES –Starkville and MSU campus (Holiday Inn Express), GCM block rate TBA             9:00 AM – Meeting of Finance Committee (Hotel)            11:00 AM – Meeting of Executive Committee (Hotel)            12:00 Noon – Lunch Break – Members of Advisory Council, Finance and Executive Committees             1:00 PM – Meeting of State Headquarters Board of Trustees (Hotel)             2:00 PM – Meeting of Board of Directors – Hotel             6:00 PM – Board of Directors ‘Dutch-Treat’ Dinner TBA (Honoring MSU Recipients of GCM Scholarships)
1967th   Edward C. Martin, Jr. Landscape Design Symposium, 9 am to 12 Noon.

November

1DEADLINE – Information for Miss Gardener winter issue due to Editor Christye VanHorn. Also, each district’s Director sends Editor ALL information regarding their 2023 Spring District workshop.  (Information for conventions and Spring District Workshops in this issue received in February 2023.)

December

1DEADLINE – Youth Award Contests entries due to designated GCM Chairman. (See Awards on GCM website)
1GCM DEADLINE – Clubs’ Award Applications to designated GCM Chairman.  (See Awards on GCM website)
1DEADLINE – GCM Chairmen forward ALL award applications received to GCM Awards Chairman Debby Cooper.

2023

January

TBAMeeting of Awards Committee
TBAGCM Winter BOD Activities
25DEADLINE – Club’s Publicity Press Book award application to GCM Chairman Jennifer C. Flautt

February

1Special Award #39-State President’s Award applications due to GCM President Pat Young
10Arbor Day in Mississippi (Always 2nd Friday in February.)

March

1NOTICE DEADLINE – ALL making monetary donations for current 2022-2023 club year for Noncompetitive Awards may send chairmen donations during the club year, but they must be received by and/or postmarked by the March 1, 2023 deadline; otherwise clubs will not receive credit on their 2021-2022 Club President’s Annual Report.  The President’s Report is due to club’s outgoing Director by June 1.
15DEADLINE – All GCM chairmen receiving checks during outgoing (Pat Young) administration must forward all checks, which were received for GCM programs/projects, to GCM Treasurer Amye Kelly by this date.                                           
TBADeep South Garden Club, Inc, Convention

April

17-2094th  GCM State Convention, Starkville, MS.  

May

1DEADLINE – President’s Name Form, even if same as previous year-Club/Council Pres. name, address, and email contact to GCM Executive Secretary Angelia Wade. (ALL GCM information sent to address on file.)
2-5NGC Convention, The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV
15DEADLINE – All 2021-2023 BOD members send authorized expenses, with receipts, to GCM                                         Treasurer Amy Kelly.  The fiscal year ends May 31; past expenses cannot be paid after that date.                                                                                                                                                                                
16Spanish Trail Spring District Workshop-TBA
17Southern Pines Spring District Workshop -TBA
18Natchez Trace Spring District Workshop -TBA
23River Road Spring District Workshop -TBA
24Tombigbee Valley Spring District Workshop-TBA
25Hills and Delta Spring District Workshop -TBA

June

1GCM Club/Council Dues Payable, $10 per club member – $5 per Council.  Please use current Membership Form provided by GCM Treasurer.
1DEADLINE – Club President’s Annual Report for the recently completed 2022-2023 club year sent to their district’s OUTGOING Director.  
1DEADLINE – Each GCM Chairman and Treasurer receiving monetary donations for Noncompetitive Awards shall send a list of all making donations to each district’s outgoing Director by this date. This facilitates directors judging reports and verifying donations.
1DEADLINE – Information due to Miss Gardener Editor for summer Directory issue. Each district’s new director shall send Editor ALL details for 2023 Fall District Meetings. (This directory is received in August 2023 before the Fall District Meetings.)                  
1DEADLINE – Each GCM Chairman and Treasurer receiving monetary donations for Noncompetitive Awards shall send a list of all making donations to each district’s outgoing Director by this date. This facilitates directors judging reports and verifying donations.