NORTH DECATUR GARDEN CLUB ATTENDANCE AWARD #1

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Wine Cooler given by the North Decatur Garden Club, will be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB WITH 20 MEMBERS OR LESS HAVING THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PAID, ACTIVE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE AT ALL FEDERATION GENERAL MEETINGS DURING THE AWARDS YEAR.. NO APPLICATION NECESSARY.
Percentage is determined by dividing the total number of members attending by (total club membership multiplied by the total number of Federation General meetings). Example: Members present--36. Club membership--24. Federation General Meetings—7. 36 divided by (24X7=168) = .21 or 21%


VALLEY HILL GARDEN CLUB CALYX CHAPTER
ATTENDANCE AWARD #2

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Wine Cooler given by the Valley Hill Garden Club Calyx Chapter, will be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB WITH MORE THAN 20 MEMBERS HAVING THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PAID, ACTIVE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE AT ALL FEDERATION GENERAL MEETINGS DURING THE AWARDS YEAR. NO APPLICATION NECESSARY.
Calculation is the same as for Award #1 above.


100% ATTENDANCE AWARD #3

A certificate will be presented TO EACH GARDEN CLUB REPRESENTED BY ONE OR MORE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE AT ALL FEDERATION GENERAL MEETINGS DURING THE AWARDS YEAR. NO APPLICATION NECESSARY.
The count will be based on the members present as recorded at the meeting on attendance sheets. An individual member is counted each time she/he attends the Federation General Meetings. Each member must sign in and indicate club(s)name.


SAGAMORE HILLS GARDEN CLUB PROGRAM AWARD #4


A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Punch Bowl given by the Sagamore Hills Garden Club, will be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB WITH 20 MEMBERS OR LESS FOR THE BEST SERIES OF GARDEN CLUB PROGRAMS DURING THE AWARDS YEAR.
SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW

List all monthly club programs, workshops and field trips, giving title of programs, identification of speakers (distinguishing between guest speakers and club member speakers), and number of members attending.
Subsequent pages should include a brief synopsis of each program and a description of workshops and/or field trips.
Seven programs must have overall adherence to garden club subjects including one program devoted to horticulture and one program devoted to environmental concerns (litter, water, air quality, etc.).
30% or more of members must attend any workshop or field trip for the event to be considered a program.
This program Awards Application should not include any photographs.

Judging for this award will be based on the following Scale of Points.

7 programs/workshops or field trips with adherence to garden club subjects           

30 pts.

Quality of Programs 20 pts.
            Originality and distinction (10 pts.)
            Varied manner of presentation: slides, power point, workshop, lecture,
            CD/DVD (5 pts.)
            Field trip associated with program (5 pts.)

20 pts.
Required Programs
            One program devoted to horticulture (10 pts.)
            One program devoted to environmental concerns (10 pts.)
20 pts.

One program and/or workshop involving a club member                    

20 pts.
Field trip related to program                                                          
           Example: If club has a program on hydrangeas, then follows up with a
           field trip to a hydrangea garden (garden, greenhouse, flower shows, GCG            State HQ, State Convention
           Annual District Meeting, etc.)
5 pts.

Conformance and distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation)        

5 pts.
TOTAL                                                                                                          100 pts.

TUCKER GARDEN CLUB PROGRAM AWARD #5

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Ice Bucket, given by Tucker Garden Club, may be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB WITH 21 MEMBERS OR MORE FOR THE BEST SERIES OF GARDEN CLUB PROGRAMS DURING THE AWARDS YEAR.  

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS LISTED IN AWARD #4.
Judging for this award will be based on the Scale of Points noted in Sagamore Hills Program Award #4


NORTHCREST GARDEN CLUB SCRAPBOOK AWARD #6

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Bowl given by the Northcrest Garden Club, may be awarded TO THE CLUB HAVING 20 MEMBERS OR LESS AND THE BEST SCRAPBOOK BASED ON THE AWARDS YEAR MARCH 1ST – LAST DAY OF FEBRUARYAny type scrapbook may be used, or if you prefer, the GCG regulation scrapbook (16" x 18") is available from the National Library Bindery Company of Georgia (770-442-5490). 

SCALE OF POINTS FOR SCRAPBOOK AWARD

Format

Cover – name of club and city (1 pt.)
All pages used must be numbered. Each side of paper used counts as one page.
Number of pages may not exceed 100 (either 100 fronts or 50 two-sided). (1 pt.)
Conformance for first 6 pages (6 pts.) 

10 pts.
1.     Name of club, town and date of awards year (Mar 1st-Feb 28th/29th)
2.     Table of Contents
3.     President's name and picture
4.     Names of officers, number of members, names of members and committee chairs
5.     Scrapbook Chairman's name and, if applicable, scrapbook committee names
6.     President's Annual Report (narrative resume´ of year's activities)

Yearbook in envelope (glued to inside back cover)  (1 pt.)

Logical arrangement of material  (1 pt.)

 
(THE SEQUENCE LISTED BELOW IS SUGGESTED, BUT NOT BINDING)

Comprehensive Coverage of Year's Work 60pts.
1. Programs (quality): Location, subject, speaker identified, number attending each meeting, supported by pictures and data, member participation. Pictures must be identified. Programs should be suitable to garden club work (30 pts.)
2. Projects (quality, pertinent to garden club work, continuing or new): Location, description, member participation, supporting data, and before and after photographs must be included. Example of projects includes civic beautification, community service, youth work, club flower show, etc.(30 pts.)

Other Activities Field trips, fundraisers, socials, club member achievements, awards received, publicity
Participation in related organizations (DeKalb Federation, Redbud District,
GCG, Deep South Region, NGC), financial support (donations)

15 pts.
Yearbook (place in envelope glued to inside back cover of scrapbook) 5 pts.
Must include affiliated memberships, club membership roster with addresses, officers, and committee chairs
5 pts.

Distinction 10 pts.
Artistic use of color, marked superiority (programs, projects, participation, achievement), presentation (quality, concise, neat, photos identified)

10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.


LAKE IVANHOE GARDEN CLUB SCRAPBOOK AWARD #7

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Tea Service given by the Lake Ivanhoe Garden Club, may be awarded TO THE CLUB HAVING 21 MEMBERS OR MORE  AND THE BEST SCRAPBOOK BASED ON THE AWARDS YEAR MARCH 1ST – LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY

RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS FOR SCRAPBOOK AWARD #7 ARE THE SAME AS FOR AWARD #6 ABOVE.

OAKHURST GARDEN CLUB YEARBOOK AWARD #8

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Water Pitcher given by Oakhurst Garden Club, may be awarded TO THE CLUB HAVING 20 MEMBERS OR LESS AND THE BEST YEARBOOK BASED UPON EITHER THE CALENDAR YEAR, CLUB YEAR OR AWARDS YEAR

SCALE OF POINTS FOR YEARBOOK AWARD

Format 15 pts.
A - Book Structure
       1 - Practical, convenient size, durable, neat)   

3 pts.

B. Arrangement of Contents           

1. Cover Name of club, town, state, year (design optional)
If using a permanent binder cover, substitute with paper cover and so note and include required cover information
2. Title page .
Club name, town, state, year, number of members, list of affiliated
organizations (DeKalb Federation of Garden Clubs, Redbud District,
GCG, Deep South Region, NGC)
3. Subsequent Pages (in any order useful to members)
Club officers and committee members; club membership roster with
complete mailing addresses and telephone numbers; names and addresses of NGC President, Deep South Regional Director, GCG President, Redbud District Director, DeKalb Federation President, Garden Center address and telephone number; calendar of events.

2 pts.

2 pts.

8 pts.

C. Optional .
            Bylaws; budget; fundraising; roll call; NGC/DSR/GCG, District and Federation             themes; club theme, if used, should be evident throughout book

Programs .
Study on variety of GCG and NGC goals and objectives such as: Birds, Blue Star Markers, Butterflies, Civic Achievement, Conservation, Environment, Flower Shows, Floral Design, Historic Preservation, Horticulture, Horticultural Therapy, Landscape Design, Legislation, Litter Control, Roadside Beautification, U.S. and World Gardens, Wildflowers, World Gardening, Youth, etc.
1. At least 7 meetings a year 3 pts.
2. Date, location, address, time of meeting 3 pts.
3. Speaker’s name, qualifications (brief), program title 4 pts.
4. Programs, workshops, tours furthering GCG and NGC Goals & 40 pts.
Objectives, give brief word description (lecture, slides, demonstration,
hands-on workshop)
a. Variety of program topics (theme not required)(12 pts.)
b. Variety of styles of programs (lectures, slides, tours, etc.)(12 pts.)
c. Variety of speakers (specialists, members, panel, etc.)(12 pts.)
d. Portion or full program explaining projects of GCG/NGC Pres.(2 pts.)
e. Portion or full program on NGC Member Services items (2 pts.)

50 pts.
Projects (judged upon scope of projects) .
Projects involve actual membership participation that benefits the community and further GCG/NGC Goals and Objectives (does not include fund-raising or social activities)
1. List Continuing and New Participating Projects (15 pts.)
2. Give brief word description of projects: location, how others benefit, (20 pts.) how members are expected to participate, chairman, etc. List donations (amount, in-kind donations, to whom, sale of GCG/NGC products, such as Vision of Beauty calendars, state cookbook, etc.)
35 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

LILLIAN FERGUSON YEARBOOK AWARD #9

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Tray given in honor of Lillian Ferguson, will be awarded TO THE CLUB HAVING 21 MEMBERS OR MORE AND THE BEST YEARBOOK BASED UPON EITHER THE CALENDAR YEAR, CLUB YEAR OR AWARDS YEAR.
RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS FOR YEARBOOK AWARD #9 ARE THE SAME AS FOR AWARD #8 ABOVE
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 FEDERATION BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT AWARD #10

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Compote, and $50 to the first place garden club winner; $30 to the second place winner; and $20 to the third place winner may be awarded FOR THE BEST BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT BY A GARDEN CLUB


SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW.
Each entry should contain: a description of the project (when started, location, materials used, provision for maintenance); the role played by the sponsoring club; list of cooperating groups if any; actual work done in the current awards year; cost and how funded; member participation; before and after photographs.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

Quality of project and value to community 35 pts.
Suitability of plant material (to climate, location; ease of maintenance) 20 pts.
Percentage of participation by club members and outside groups 15 pts.
Provision for maintenance 15 pts.
Documentation (photographs, publicity, letters of appreciation)   5 pts.
Conformance and distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation)   10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

DIAL HEIGHTS CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD # 11

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Platter given by the Dial Heights Garden Club in honor of Mrs. Walter H. Pickens, may be awarded TO THE CLUB THAT ACHIEVES OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN ALL AREAS OF GARDEN CLUB ACTIVITIES AS ENDORSED BY THE DEKALB COUNTY FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS, INC. AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OBJECTIVES OF THE GARDEN CLUB OF GEORGIA, INC. AND NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS, INC. 

SEE GENERAL RULES.

No photographs. Include a copy of the Club Yearbook in a manila envelope glued to the inside back cover.  First place only will be recognized.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR CLUB OF THE YEAR

Club Activities  75 pts.

Programs; (35 pts.)
                        Quality/Creativity/Varied Presentation (20 pts.)
                        Pertinence to Garden Club work (10 pts.)
                        Member participation (3 pts.)
                        Field trip to appropriate location with at least four members (2 pts.)

Projects (35 pts.)
                        Community beautification - civic, school/campus, litter control, recycling,
                        entranceways, etc. (15 pts.)
                        Community service – garden/horticultural therapy,mini-garden center,
                        Christmas decorating contest, club flower show, etc. (15 pts.)
                        Youth (involve youth, sponsor a junior GC) – (5 pts.)

Other Club Activities (5 pts.)
           Workshops, participation in related organizations other than the Federation (i.e.,            Redbud District, GCG, DSR, NGC)
Federation Activities 22 pts.
Attendance at General Meetings of the Federation (7 pts.)
            Support of Federation Projects
                      Garden Center – donations, club use, volunteer, library use, other (10 pts.)
                      Other Federation Activities – special events, flower show, mini-flower show,
                      awards applied for, ways and means (5 pts.)
Conformance and Distinction
                      Special club and/or individual honors, increase in membership, etc.
                      Marked superiority, neatness, presentation
3 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

WINDING WOODS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD #12

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Cake Plate given by the Winding Woods Garden Club, may be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB THAT PROMOTES THE GREATEST IMPACT UPON THE COMMUNITY THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS.

Entry must be a community service project/s other than a beautification project as described in Award #10. May be a single large project or a combination of smaller projects.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Quality and scope of project/projects 30 pts.
Value to community 30 pts.
Percentage of club participation 15 pts.
Other agency/organization involvement 10 pts.
Supporting data (i.e.photographs, publicity, letters of appreciation) 10 pts.
Conformance & Distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation) 5 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

MRS. BOYCE GILBERT BIRDS/WILDFLOWERS AWARD #13

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Tray given by the Tucker Garden Club in honor of Mrs. Boyce M. Gilbert, may be awarded TO THE GARDEN CLUB DEMONSTRATING THE MOST OUTSTANDING WORK IN THE PRESERVATION OF BIRDS AND/OR WILDFLOWERS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY DURING THE AWARDS YEAR

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW.

Entry must consist of work over and above the programs at regular garden club meetings.  Examples: 1. Teaching the identification and preservation of birds and/or wildflowers to the greatest number of people of any age.  2.  Sponsoring an outstanding exhibit on birds/wildflowers at a standard flower show.  3. Creating bird sanctuaries, planting wildflower areas.  4. Nature hikes.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR BIRDS & WILDFLOWER AWARD

Value of project activities outside club meetings 30 pts.
Impact on preservation of birds and/or wildflowers 30 pts.
Involvement of other groups and/or organization 10 pts.
Percentage of club member participation 10 pts.
Supporting data, photographs, publicity, letters of appreciation    10 pts.
Conformance & Distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation) 10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

PINE ISLAND GARDEN CLUB ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD #14 

A perpetual silver trophy, a Silver Tray given by the Pine Island Garden Club in honor of its founding President, Mrs. Robert Heenan, may be awarded TO THE CLUB WITH THE BEST ACTION PROGRAM OR PROJECT TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT*, AND/OR TO PROTECT OR CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES.

SEE GENERAL RULES AND SCALE OF POINTS BELOW.
*Environment (defined): Projects or programs encompassing land use, litter control, education, recycling, pollution of air or water, reclamation, conservation of natural resources and other related fields.

No set number of specific activities required. Promotion of state and national organizations such as Audubon, the Georgia Conservancy, etc. may be used providing the service is performed by club members in the name of the club.
A club may win this award in succeeding years if new aspects or projects have been added.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

Impact of project on protective/conservation of environment    40 pts.
Involvement of other groups and/or organization 15 pts.
Percentage of club member participation 20 pts.
Supporting data, photographs, publicity, letters of appreciation    15 pts.
Conformance & Distinction (marked superiority, neatness, presentation) 10 pts.
TOTAL 100 pts.

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