The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc.

TENTATIVE CALENDAR of EVENTS

JUNE 2021 – JUNE 2023 

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2021

July

1DEADLINE – GCM DUES – Dues are considered delinquent, and clubs are not considered in good standing if dues are not paid in full for all members and postmarked by July 1. NOTE: New club members may be added throughout the club year. Send name, mailing address and dues to GCM Treasurer Amy Kelly by March 1. Treasurer must have all new information and dues to NGC Headquarters before March 31, 2022.  
20GCM-Summer BOD Activities- City of Pearl Community Center, 2420 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, MS                   
9:00 – Meeting of Finance Committee                
11:00 – Meeting of Executive Committee                 
12:00 – Lunch Break                                                                                              
1:00 – Meeting of State Headquarters Board of Trustees                  
2:00 – Summer Meeting of BOD

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 (2020-2021) and shall forward certificates to each district’s Director no later than September 1.  (No minimum donation required.)
22-24NGC Fall BOD Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri
28Hills and Delta Fall District Meeting-Design Maters Study Club, Grenada, MS (See Forms Page)
29Tombigbee Valley Fall District Meeting – Oxford Garden Club, Oxford, MS  (See Forms Page)
30River Road Fall District Meeting -Leland-Deer Creek Garden Club, Stoneville, MS (See Forms Page)

October

1DEADLINE – Yearbook Award Applications to GCM Yearbook Chairman Martha Jo Mims.
1Register Youth Clubs with Youth Coordinator Allison Ashmore.
5Natchez Trace Fall District Meeting-Wesson GC, Wesson, MS  (See Forms Page)
6Spanish Trail Fall District Meeting -Richton Home and Garden Club, Richton, MS (See Forms Page)
7Southern Pines Fall District Meeting- Council of GC Laurel and Jones County, Laurel, MS  (See Forms Page)
19-20GCM Fall Activities–Starkville and MSU campus.  Holiday Inn Express, 110-b Hwy 12W, 662-324 0076.  Turn off Hwy 12 at Ruby Tuesdays.  GCM Block Rate for Monday and Tuesday TBA
19GCM-Fall BOD Activities  
9:00 – Meeting of Finance Committee (Hotel)
 11:00 – Meeting of Executive Committee (Hotel)  
12:00 – Lunch (Members of Advisory Council, Finance and Executive Committees) Hotel    
1:00 – Meeting of State Headquarters Board of Trustees (Hotel)    
2:00 – Meeting of Board of Directors (Hotel)    
6:00 – BOD Dutch-Treat Dinner at TBA Honoring MSU Recipients of GCM Scholarships.              Meeting of GCM Nominating Committee.
2066th   Edward C. Martin, Jr. Landscape Design Symposium, MSU. 9 am to 12 Noon.

November

1DEADLINE-Information for Miss Gardener winter issue due to Editor Christye VanHorn.  Each district’s director sends editor ALL information regarding their 2022 Spring District Workshop. Information for conventions and Spring District Workshops are included in this winter issue, which should be received in February.

December

1DEADLINE-Youth Award Contests entries due to designated GCM Chairman. (See Awards Listing on GCM website. GCM winners must be to DSR Chairmen by Feb. 1, 2022.)
1GCM DEADLINE-Clubs’ Award Applications to designated GCM Chairman.  (See Listing on GCM website)
15DEADLINE – GCM Chairmen forward ALL award applications received to GCM Awards Chairman Debby Cooper.

2022

January

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

February

10Arbor Day in Mississippi (Always 2nd Friday in February).
15Special Award #39-State President’s Award application due to GCM President Pat Young

March

1NOTICE DEADLINE – ALL making monetary donations for current 2021-2022 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, 2022 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 District Director by June 1.
6-9Deep South Convention Natchez, MS
15DEADLINE – All chairmen receiving checks during 2021-2022 club year must forward all checks received for GCM programs/projects to GCM Treasurer Amye Kelly by 1s

April

18-2093rd Annual GCM Convention, Brandon, 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.)
17-20NGC Annual Convention, Rosen Plaza, Orlando, FL
24Southern Pines Spring District Workshop-Town & Country GC (L), Louisville, MS
25Natchez Trace Spring District Workshop – McComb GC, McComb, MS
26Spanish Trail Spring District Workshop -Dogwood Plantation GC, Ocean Springs, MS
31Tombigbee Valley Spring District Workshop -Galaxy GC, Columbus, MS  

June

1River Road Spring District Workshop -Openwood Plantation GC, Vicksburg, MS
2Hills and Delta Spring District Workshop-Winona GC, Winona, MS  
1GCM Club/Council Dues Payable, $10 per club member – $5 per Council.  Please use current Membership Form provided by GCM Treasure Amye Kelly. NOTE: Treasurers, it is suggested that dues be collected in May in order to have funds charges GCM for returned Miss Gardener issues; therefore, it is now a GCM policy that clubs be billed return postage for incorrect addresses submitted  
1DEADLINE – Club President’s Annual Report for the recently completed 2021-2022 club year sent to their district’s 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 Director by this date.  This facilitates directors judging club reports and verifying donations.   
1DEADLINE – Information due to Miss Gardener Editor Christye VanHorn for summer Directory issue. Each district’s Director shall send Editor VanHorn ALL details for 2022 Fall District Meeting. (This Directory is received in August 2022 before the Fall District Meetings.)   
5-11National Garden Week (Always first full week in June including a Sunday).
TBALanoux Youth Nature Day Camp.  Details (Contact Allison Ashmore: flowersquaw@yahoo.com)
TBAHorticulture Summer Camp (MSU). Ages 15-17, 3 nights all-inclusive $175.00. Send Donations and Registrations to Chairman Elaine Thompson. Details TBA.

July

1DEADLINE – GCM DUES – Dues are considered delinquent, and clubs are not considered in good standing if dues are not paid in full for all members and postmarked by July 1. NOTE: New club members may be added throughout the club year. Send name, mailing address and dues to GCM Treasurer by March 1. Treasurer must have all new information and dues to NGC Headquarters before March 31.

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.