The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc.

TENTATIVE CALENDAR of EVENTS

JUNE 2019 – JUNE 2021 

       Mississippi … Planting Today Preserves and Ensures the Future

2019

October

15    GCM 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

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 – Dinner at Harvey’s / Highway 12 Starkville

16 64nd   Edward C. Martin, Jr. Landscape Design Symposium, MSU. 9 AM  to 12 Noon.

November

1 DEADLINE-Information for Miss Gardener winter issue due to Editor Christye VanHorn. Each district’s Director sends Editor ALL information regarding their 2020 Spring District Workshop. Information for conventions and Spring District Workshops are included in this winter issue, which should be received in February.

11 Natchez Trace District Flower Show – “Gardens of the Galaxy” Hosted by McComb GC, Magnolia Electric Power 3027 US 98, Summit, Mississippi

December

1 DEADLINE-Youth Award Contests entries due to designated GCM Chairman. (See Awards in Miss Gardener 2019 Directory. (GCM winners must be to DSR Chairmen by Feb. 1, 20120.)

1 GCM DEADLINE-Clubs’ Award Applications to designated GCM Chairman.  (See Awards in Miss Gardener 2019 Directory.)

5-6 Gardening School, Mississippi State University

15 DEADLINE – GCM Chairmen forward ALL award applications received to GCM Awards Chairman Debby Cooper.

2020

January

TBA Meeting of Awards Committee

25 DEADLINE – Club’s Publicity Press Book award application to GCM Chairman Dixie Vance.

28 – 29 Flower Show Judges Symposium / Confederate Memorial Building / 215 Henderson Street / Greenwood

February

11 GCM Leadership Seminar / Leader: Robin Porkorski, NGC Pacific Region Director
Brandon City Hall / 1000 Municipal Drive / Brandon

14  Arbor Day in Mississippi  (Always 2nd Friday in February)

15 Special Award #39-State President’s Award application due to GCM President Ebner.

March

1 NOTICE DEADLINE – ALL making monetary donations for current 2019-20 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, 2020 deadline; otherwise clubs will not receive credit on their 2019-20 Club President’s Annual Report.  The President’s Report is due to club’s District Director by June 1.

15 DEADLINE – All chairmen receiving checks during 2018-2019 club year must forward all checks received for GCM programs/projects to GCM Treasurer Godwin by 1st .         

24 Southern Pines District Flower Show, Meridian                         

Hosted by Meridian Council, Dalewood, and Forget Me Not Garden Clubs

April  

13-16  Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc. Convention – Tampa, FL

27-29  GCM 91st Convention – Starkville

May

1 DEADLINE – President’s Name Form, even if same as previous year, Club/Council Pres. name,        address and email contact to GCM Executive Secretary. (ALL GCM information sent to address on file.)

11-15  NGC Annual Convention – Milwaukee, WI

GCM SPRING WORKSHOP MEETINGS,  2020,  BEGIN

19 Spanish Trail District – Spring District Workshop Meeting – TBA

20 Natchez Trace District — Spring District Workshop Meeting – Raymond (Raymond GC)

21 Southern Pines District — Spring District Workshop Meeting – Forest (Forest GC)

June 1, 2020  through May 31, 2021 GCM Fiscal Year Begins

June

1 GCM Club/Council Dues Payable, $10 per club member – $5 per Council.  Please use current Membership Form provided by GCM Treasurer Godwin.                                                                    NOTE:  Treasurers, it is suggested that dues be collected in May in order to have funds and accurate membership information to send to GCM Treasurer Godwin by June 1.                                                                               Please verify all members’ mailing information used on the Membership Form.  USPS now charges GCM for returned Miss Gardener issues; therefore, it is now a GCM policy that clubs be billed return postage for incorrect addresses submitted.

1 DEADLINE – Club President’s Annual Report for the recently completed 2019-2020 club year sent to their district’s Director.                                                                                  

1 DEADLINE – 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.  

1 DEADLINE – Information due to Miss Gardener Editor Christye VanHorn for summer Directory issue. Each district’s Director shall send Editor VanHorn ALL details for 2020 Fall District Meeting. (This Directory is received in August 2020 before the Fall District Meetings.)  

2 River Road District – Spring District Workshop Meeting – Greenville (Greenville & Greenville Junior.Garden Clubs)   

3 Hills & Delta District — Spring District Workshop Meeting – Winona (Winona GC) 

3 Hills & Delta District Flower Show, Winona / Hosted by Winona Garden Club

4 Tombigbee Valley District — Spring District Workshop Meeting – Columbus (Galaxy GC)   

7-10 MSU Summer Hort Camp (Tentative Date)

7-13 National Garden Week (Always First full week in June including a Sunday).

TBA Lanoux Youth Nature Day Camp.  Details TBA.

TBA Horticulture Summer Camp (MSU). Ages 15-17, 3 nights all-inclusive $175.00. Send Donations and Registrations to Chairman Elaine Thompson. Details TBA.

July

1 DEADLINE – 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, 2021

August

September

1 DEADLINE – 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 (2019-2020) and shall forward them to each district’s Director no later than September 1.   (No minimum donation required.)

23-25 NGC Fall Board Meeting – Fargo, ND

October

1 DEADLINE – Yearbook Award Applications to GCM Yearbook Chairman Martha Jo Mims.

1 Register Youth Clubs with Youth Coordinator Allison Ashmore.

FALL DISTRICT AWARDS MEETINGS, 2020, BEGIN

6 River Road District – Fall  District Awards Meeting – Leland (Leland-Deer Creek Garden Club) 

7 Hills & Delta District —  Fall  District Awards Meeting – Greenwood (Design Masters Study Club)   

8 Tombigbee Valley District — Fall  District Awards Meeting – Oxford (Oxford GC)

13 Spanish Trail District — Fall  District Awards Meeting — TBA   

14 Natchez Trace  District — Fall  District Awards Meeting – McComb (McComb GC)   

15 Southern Pines DistrictFall  District Awards Meeting – Council of GC of Laurel & Jones County   

20  65rd   Edward C. Martin, Jr. Landscape Design Symposium, 9 AM  to 12 Noon.

20-21 GCM 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)

November

1 DEADLINE – Information for Miss Gardener winter issue due to Editor Christye VanHorn. Also, each district’s Director sends Editor ALL information regarding their 2021 Spring District Workshop.  (Information for conventions and Spring District Workshops in this issue received in February.)

December

1 DEADLINE – Youth Award Contests entries due to designated GCM Chairman. (See Awards in Miss Gardener 2019 Directory.)

1 GCM DEADLINE – Clubs’ Award Applications to designated GCM Chairman.  (See Awards in Miss Gardener 2019 Directory.)

15 DEADLINE – GCM Chairmen forward ALL award applications received to GCM Awards Chairman Debby Cooper.

2021

January

TBA Meeting of Awards Committee

20 GCM Winter BOD Activities, Brandon

25 DEADLINE – Club’s Publicity Press Book award application to GCM Chairman Vance.

February

1 Special Award #39-State President’s Award applications due to GCM President Ebner.

12 Arbor Day in Mississippi (Always 2nd Friday in February.)

March

1 NOTICE DEADLINE – ALL making monetary donations for current 2020-2021 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, 2021 deadline; otherwise clubs will not receive credit on their 2020-21 Club President’s Annual Report.  The President’s Report is due to club’s outgoing Director by June 1.

15  DEADLINE – All GCM chairmen receiving checks during outgoing (Ebner) administration must forward all checks, which were received for GCM programs/projects, to GCM Treasurer Godwin by this date.                                            

21-22        Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc.  Convention – Tuscaloosa, AL        

April        

12-15 92nd  GCM Annual Convention – Hernando (Young Installation).          

15 Post-Convention Meeting of new Board of Directors, 2021-23 

May 

16-20 NGC Convention, East Rutherford, NJ                                                                                                             

1  DEADLINE – President’s Name Form, even if same as previous year-Club/Council Pres. name, address, and email contact to GCM Executive Secretary. (ALL GCM information sent to address on file.)

15 DEADLINE – All 2019-2021 BOD members send authorized expenses, with receipts, to GCMTreasurer Godwin. The fiscal year ends May 31; past expenses cannot be paid after that date.                                                                                                                                                                                

June 1, 20 through May 31, 2021 GCM Fiscal Year Begins June

 1 GCM Club/Council Dues Payable, $10 per club member – $5 per Council.  Please use current Membership Form provided by GCM Treasurer.                                                                                                                                   

1 DEADLINE – Club President’s Annual Report for the recently completed 2020-2021 club year sent to their district’s OUTGOING Director.   

June

1 DEADLINE – 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. 

1  DEADLINE – Information due to Miss Gardener Editor for summer Directory issue. Each district’s new Director shall send Editor ALL details for 2021 Fall District Meeting. (This Directory is received in August 2021 before the Fall District Meetings.)                      

6-12 National Garden Week  (First full week in June including a Sunday)

NEW ADMINISTRATION’S SPRING DISTRICT WORKSHOPS, 2021, BEGIN-Save the dates.

7 Spanish Trail District – Spring District Workshop Meeting – TBA

8 Southern Pines District — Spring District Workshop Meeting – TBA

9 Natchez Trace District — Spring District Workshop Meeting – Jackson (The GC of Jackson)

15 River Road  District — Spring District Workshop Meeting – TBA

16 Hills & Delta District — Spring District Workshop Meeting – Greenwood (Greenwood GC)

17 Tombigbee Valley — Spring District Workshop Meeting – TBA  

TBA      Horticulture Summer Camp at MSU – Ages 15-17  

TBA      Lanoux Youth Nature Day Camp