Program - National Garden Club
Ms. Colvin provided for the club a conversation in which she showed the importance of our National Garden Club.
She said that hands have the power, hands can power growth and creativity, can power the community, and that it comes in all shapes and forms. "Together as one, our hands and hearts are POWER - Protecting Our Worlds Environment and Resources. We can love, beautify and protect our world by living green and living clean. We can make a difference! "
The power of the garden clubs and members as "together as one" can transform, beautify and protect our region. Each of us have this power to bring about a revolution in our communities.
The Deep South division of the club has 40,000 members and the national club over 200,000 members and over 600 member garden clubs. Projects include "Golden Days" where 100 thousand dafodils have been planted to change the land from unsightly blight to garden beauty. Scholarships by the National Garden Club provide training for gardening. Other projects include the Blue Star Memorial and Live Oak registration.
"National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides education, resources and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility."
The Speaker - Mary Sue Colvin
Mrs. Colvin is the director of the Deep South Regional Council of the National Garden Clubs. She is a resident of Fort Necessity, Louisiana having attended Louisiana State University graduating with a degree in elementary education then later tought at Gilbert High School. She is the mother of four children.
After her children grew up she joined the Garden Gate Study Club, ultimately became the club president then in 1985 she became the District V Director and has been on the Executive Council of the Louisiana Garden Club ever since. Between 2001 and 2001 she was president of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation and has served as the served as Deep South Recording Secretary for three Regional Directors and has served on the NGC Board of Directors as NGC Endangered Species Chairman for six years and as NGC Environmental Concerns Coordinator for the past two years.
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