Yuma Garden Club

Yuma Garden Club is an organization with the goals of promoting a better understanding of horticulture and serving the community through a variety of service activities. Founded in 1938, it is the oldest garden club in Yuma. Its membership is over fifty members, all enthusiastic gardeners. Garden club meetings afford an opportunity for members to enjoy socializing with fellow gardeners while learning more about local gardening. Visitors are always welcome.

Club Flower:…..…………………. Bougainvillea
Club Motto:…………….…….. A Greener Yuma
Club Theme: “Cultivating Smiles & Better Gardeners”
Goal: “To Help the Community find their Joy of Gardening”

Officers for 2019- 2020
President – Dori Weissman

email: weissteddybear@gmail.com
1st Vice President – Dr. JoAnne Mowczko
email: jmowczko@hotmail.com
2nd Vice President – Lydia Reibel
email: rrroy@hotmail.com
Treasurer – Roberta Adams
email: adams3699@roadrunner.com
Rec. Secretary – Judi Kirkland
email: judi Kirkland@msn.com
Corres. Secretary – Trudy Gauntt
email: Trudy.ag@hotmail.com
Historian – Sharon White
email: sharonlwhite@gmail.com

Oct.: “An Introduction to Decorating Gourds”, Sandra Thomas, creator of purses, art and musical instruments from gourds

Nov.: “Container Gardening in the Southwest”, Mary Thode, Master Gardener

Dec.: Christmas Potluck Luncheon

Jan.: “Native Seeds Search”, Karen Reichhardt, Co-founder of Native Seeds Search and vice-president of Yuma Native Plant Society

Feb.: “Proper Techniques and Tree Trimming Maintenance of Landscape Trees in the Southwest”, Frank Saldana, certified arborist and owner of ArborTech

March: Tour of U of A Research Center and brown bag lunch

April: Tour of Urias Farm and brown bag lunch

May: Installation of New Officers and Crazy Hat Parade

STANDING COMMITEES 

Contact……………………………………………………Evelona Ackley

Host/Inspiration……………………………….……….Jennell Goodwater

Membership……………………………………………… Dori Weissman

Program………………………………………………… Gary L. Rowland

Public Relations……………………..…………………………(Ex. Board)

Yearbook…………………………… Roberta Adams & Executive Board 

PROJECT CHAIRMEN

Alma C Schott Memorial Rose Garden…………………..Gary L. Rowland

College Scholarship Fund………………..…………….….Valerie Gleave

Crossroads Mission…………………………………………………Gary L. Rowland

Creative Design Group…………………………………………………..Lydia Reibel

Home & Garden Show…………………..………….……Executive Board

Design Consultants…..……………Dori Weissman & MaryLou Milstead

Penny for Pines……………………………………………..Dori Weissman

Sunshine Committee………………………………………Evelona Ackley

Trees to Honor Members………………………………..Gary L. Rowland

YUMA GARDEN CLUB PROJECTS

Blue Star Memorial Marker Cactus Garden

Planting trees to honor outstanding YGC members

Crossroads Mission (collecting donations, toiletries & canned goods)

Alma C. Schott Memorial Rose Garden

Floral Design Study Group

Kids Growing Strong: Educating children in horticulture/science through fun

Sunshine Committee: creating flower arrangements to be given away

Offer Scholarships for Master Gardener and NGC Classes

College/University Scholarship Fund

Floral Displays at Art Beat, Tribute to the Muses, and Invitational

Yuma County Fair participation in Horticultural and Floral Design Divisions

Participate in the Home & Garden Show

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