NGC is here to help make your club successful in every endeavor. Need more assistance? Contact Membership@GardenClub.org
Parliamentary Authority - Organizational Documents - This video covers the basics of bylaws, standing rules, polices, procedures, custom, quorum, and parliamentary authority like Robert's Rules. This is a great primer for organizing your club's business or creating a new club. View the Parliamentary Basics presentation here.
Parliamentary Procedure for Meetings - In this video, NGC Parliamentarian Patty Arndt and NGC Leadership Chairman Robin Pokorski present the key elements of parliamentary procedures for meetings including credentials, how to make a motion, handle, table, or postpone a motion, how to establish a quorum, how to record minutes of motions, and the role of the parliamentarian. View the Parliamentary Procedure presentation here.
NGC Membership Brochures - Print these out and add your own club contact information. These are great to have at public events, garden tours, and to give to new residents in your neighborhoods.
A Guide for Club Presidents - This leadership booklet is chock full of helpful information for every club officer, including sample templates of agendas, minutes, budgets, 501(c)(3) information, membership ideas, and much more.
Membership Matters Booklet - This booklet provides ways to help your club Recruit, Retain, and Revitalize its membership.
8 Steps to Success - How to create a successful project in eight simple steps. (4 minutes)
Find A Club - this video demonstrates how to add your club's contact information to our NGC club director.
3 Rs- RECRUIT Presentation:
3Rs- RETAIN Presentation:
3Rs- REVITALIZE Presentation:
3Rs Reboot- Sharing Club Success Stories
Join clubs across the country who have mastered the 3Rs: recruiting new members, retaining current members through investment and education, and revitalizing an older club by embracing new outreach programs.
Leadership - Asking and Answering the Difficult Questions
This video addresses the sticky questions each club has sent us asking for help.
-How to disagree agreeably
-How to handle an obstructive member
-How to use parliamentary motions
-How to get clubs to federate with us
-What are the traits of a great leader
NGC Sponsored Grants & Success Stories
This video introduces you to the Ames Tool grant and the Espoma Fertilizer grants with success stories from club who have used them to help their communities thrive.
NGC Grants Part 2: Introduction to three NGC grant programs for members
1. $5000 Natural Disaster Grant - for restoration after a weather event
2. $500 Native Plant/Wildflower Education Grant - to teach communities about the importance of native plants and wildflowers
3. $200 Youth Pollinator Grant - to teach children how to plan and plant for pollinators
NGC SCHOOLS OVERVIEW:
Gardening School - NGC Gardening School consists of a series of four courses, scheduled over two days of instruction, followed by an exam for those interested in becoming a NGC Accredited Gardening Consultant.
This video provides an overview of the school with interviews of instructors, school chairmen, students, and consultants so that you can decide if this path is right for you.
For more educational videos, drop into our Video Cafe
To explore NGC publications with news and educational information for adults and children about gardening, floral design, landscaping and environmental responsibility visit our Publications page.
Membership Monday is a free monthly Zoom event for all federated garden club members. Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month from 2PM - 3PM EST. Learn new skills, share success stories, resolve commonly encountered issues, and brainstorm solutions with fellow members across the Americas.
Membership is the lifeblood of our organization, and we can all benefit when we help each other Recruit, Retain, and Revitalize our clubs. Together we are stronger!
Membership Monday workshops present a topic of the month with a special guest speaker, followed by a Q&A session and follow up. We may not have every answer, but NGC Membership is committed to bringing us all together to explore solutions in a spirit of collaboration.
Videos of previous workshops are linked in the Video Café and the Member Resource Library under the Club Resources tab.
Reach us at Membership@GardenClub.org.
Below is the list of our upcoming meetings and the registration links for each:
MEMBERSHIP MONDAY CALENDAR & LINKS
November 2022: NGC Grants part 2 - National Disaster Grant & Wildflower Grant. Join us as we explore these two NGC grants. Learn how other clubs have benefited and how you can apply.
December 2022 - NGC Awards - Join us as we explore the various NGC awards that clubs can apply for through their state and hear from winners about their projects.
January 2023 - People, Plants, and Programs a 4 part series on NGC Schools.
February 2023 - People, Plants, and Programs - Part 2 - Flower Show School - learn directly from the NGC Flower Show Schools Chairman about this wonderful program of Design and Horticulture Study which enables you to become an accredited Flower Show Judge.
March 2023 - People, Plants, and Programs - Part 3 - Landscape Design Study - learn directly from the NGC Landscape Design Schools Chairman about this wonderful course which enables you to become a Landscape Consultant.
April 2023 - People, Plants, and Programs - Part 4 - Environmental Study School learn directly from the NGC Environmental Study Committee about this timely course which enables you to become an Environmental Consultant.
If you have questions regarding membership, inquiries may be directed to:
Trish Bender, National Membership Chairman
Explore NGC publications with news and educational information for adults and children about gardening, floral design, landscaping and environmental responsibilityExplore Here
Newscape is the biannual NGC Landscape Design newsletter (published in the spring and fall) which provides news from the various state Landscape Design Councils and news about Landscape Design Schools.Browse Newscape
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