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Central Region# 25 Award of Excellence for Regions – Central Region Project

The Central Region theme “Cultivating Connections” will focus on individual member clubs and State Federations working together on projects, especially those sponsored by NGC incorporating the NGC and State Logos into all signage and publicity. This includes: flyers, website announcements, programs, business cards, event signage etc.

Plan an event that is open to the public promoting the Bee Gap Program, Pollinators, Monarch Watch, The Frightened Frog book activities, Bee a Wildlife Action Hero and Leap into Leadership. (Visit nationalgardenclub.org for more information on the NGC President’s Projects.) A project related to a local concern, involving one or more natural resources is especially important. All will qualify towards a Regional Project, especially by sharing our knowledge, caring for community and environment, and abiding by the conservation pledge provided the NGC and State Logos are included on all signage and publicity.

Information will be used by the State Unified Project Chairman to complete a Book of Evidence that includes club and district entries. State Presidents, please send your Book of Evidence to our Regional Project Chairman: Liz Murken, 1323 Maricopa Drive, Oshkosh WI, 54904-8150, lizmurken@nullgmail.com.

Project information must be received on or before Sept. 15, 2016. Liz will prepare a Book of Evidence and submit it to the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Awards Chairman for judging. Award to be given at 2016 CR Convention.

Award of Excellence for Regions. Application for this award will include Member, Club, District and State participation in Region’s Theme, “Cultivating Connections”. Final deadline to submit evidence November 15, 2016 to Liz Murken, CR Unified Project Chairman.

Application

Central Region Award 1 – “Cultivating Connections” CR Project: A Certificate and $50.00 to the State Garden Club that has the most clubs program participation in the Central Region’s Project #25. This award will be judged on the Book of Evidence above, submitted to Liz Murken. Sponsored by Judy Newman.

Central Region Award 9 – Cultivating Community Plantings Certificate and $25.00 award to a Garden Club that make a difference in their community with plantings. Eligible clubs: 29 members or under.

Central Region Award 10 – Sharing National Garden Week Certificate and $25.00 to Member clubs documenting activities with “brief” and pictures on how you celebrated National Garden Week.

Application

Central Region Award 7 – Protecting our Future Certificate and $25.00 for outstanding work in the field of conservation, natural resource development or wildlife refuge. May be with youth and/or adults.
Central Region Award 11 – Sharing the Future Certificate and $50.00 to a Member Club or Council for establishing or maintaining a “special garden” such as a learning garden, a healing garden, children’s garden, and/or butterfly garden. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation

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Central Region Award 12 – Caring by “Planting Pink” Certificate and $25 for each category promoting the awareness of the fight against breast cancer a National Project. Award to a club or an individual club member planting gardens or containers at hospitals, cancer centers, or memorial gardens etc. using pink flowers. Sponsored by Wisconsin Federation of Garden Clubs.

Application

Central Region Award 2 – Sharing Our Gardens Certificate and $25.00 to a Member Club (s) or Council(s) for holding a garden walk open to the public, a garden tea and/or tour, or a garden therapy outing with a “unique” twist. Sponsored by Federated GC of Minnesota.

Central Region Award 13 – Sharing Native Plants Certificate and $25.00 to a club or individual club member for a project working with the Girl Scouts to earn their native plants patch from NGC or establishing a wildflower garden, or memorial garden utilizing native plants.

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Central Region Award 6 – Caring through Garden Therapy Certificate and $25.00 to a member club with the best single program or project of services for an activity with nursing homes, senior centers, developmentally and/or physically challenged.

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Central Region Award 5 – Sharing with Habitat for Humanity – Certificate and $25.00 for the best landscaping of a Habitat for Humanity Home with hardy trees, shrubs and plants that attract pollinators, involving the community and/or projects(i.e. sponsoring plant share, educational workshop(s)).

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Central Region Award 4– YOUTH: The Greatest Gardening Future Certificate and $25.00 to the State Garden Club with outstanding participation in NGC Youth Award Programs for 2013 and 2014 Poetry, Essay and Sculptor contests. State youth activities chairman need to report to CR Awards chairman the number of entries they had in their state for the youth contests. Sponsored by Jim Pavelka.

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