Mission Statement

 

The Ukiah Garden Club, Inc., was established to:

  • Promote, encourage, foster and cultivate interest in garden floriculture.
  • Assist all members in the care and maintenance of their gardens.
  • Encourage civic beautification and roadside development.
  • Assist in projects for the conservation of natural resources.
  • Cooperate with other agencies in furthering the interests of conservation, horticulture and landscape design.

 

History

 

The Ukiah Garden Club was established May 1, 1947 and incorporated under General Nonprofit Corporation Laws of the State of California on November 16, 1966.The Garden Club House was bought in 1956 and is governed by the Board of Directors, Executive Board and its members

 

Organization Information

 

The Ukiah Garden Club is a member of the California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI), the largest nonprofit gardening organization in the state with an affiliation of over 250 garden clubs and plant societies.CGCI represents over 19,000 members.It is also affiliated with the National Council of State Garden Clubs.

 

CGCI sponsors courses in horticulture, environmental education, gardening, flower arranging and landscape design.For a complete list of events, classes, seminars and other interesting information go on line at www.californiagardenclubs.org.Information is also available in your bi-monthly issue of Golden Gardens.

 

Club Meetings

 

General Membership Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month from September to May.Evening/night meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month from September to May.

  • Regular Meetings12:30 p.m.
  • Luncheon Meetings12:30 p.m.
  • Evening/Night Meetings7:00 p.m.

 

Board Meetings are held the First Wednesday of the month all year at 10:00 a.m.

 

All club meetings are held at the Club House unless otherwise announced.

 

Membership Obligations

 

A successful club is dependent on the participation of its members.The more you join in, the more fun you will have.Some members need encouragement to get involved, thus it is required that:

 

Each member

  • Serves on a hostess committee at least once a year and
  • Participates in at least one fund raising project per year.

 

Membership dues are due and payable in advance for the period July 1st to June 30th.Please bring your dues to a meeting or send to the Ukiah Garden Club, Financial Secretary at P.O. Box 447, Ukiah, Ca. 95482.

 

Regular member dues†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $25.00

Couples (family) or Associate dues ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $35.00

 

Club Projects

 

Civic Beautification:The club is sponsoring freeway wildflower plantings, concentrating on the Hwy. 101 Perkins St. on/off ramp

 

Garden Tour:A fun yet educational time for the public to view a group of outstanding local gardens.Date:May 17, 2008.

 

Monthly education programs:†† Ukiah Garden Club offers daytime and evening programs on topics of interest to seasoned and new gardeners.†† Topics cover plants, cultivation, and wildlife.

 

Spring plant sale: The club offers plants to the community which come out of memberís gardens and are sure to grow in our community.Members are on hand to answer questions. Date:April 14, 2012.Location:9400 West Rd., Redwood Valley.

 

Summer Excursions:Once a month, one day field trips to nurseries or gardens are planned during the summer.Members usually meet at the club house and car pool.Call chairman Sandy Spencer with any ideas you have for trips or places you would like to visit.

Community Service

 

Educational Programs:The club services members and the public through demonstrations, programs and classes on gardening and conservation.

 

Horticulture Department Program with Mendocino Community College:Students are invited to Garden Club programs and activities.

 

Library Contribution:Members place flowers and plants in the library.

 

Penny Pines:Membersí penny contributions are used to plant pines in State and National Forests.

 

Scholarship Fund:The club awards a $500 scholarship each year to a student pursuing a degree in Horticulture or a related field.

 

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