Regular meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month or as directed by the Board. Meetings generally follow this time frame:
Coffee at 9:30 AM
Business meeting at 10 AM
Program at 11 AM
Luncheon and fellowship following the meeting. Guests are welcome!
New and Continuing Projects
To raise awareness of the goals and objectives of MGC and NGC and to educate its members, a specific State or National goal or objective is highlighted at each business meeting.
In support of MGC, Inc., GIGC is represented at District I Spring and Fall Meetings, District I Presidents' Meetings, and the State Annual Meeting.
In support of MGC, Inc., GIGC pays a portion of the registration fee, hotel room and mileage for the President and First Vice-president, or a representative, to attend the Annual Meeting of the MGC, Inc.
In support of the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc., and the National Garden Clubs, Inc., GIGC contributes financial support to Habitat for Humanity ($25), Loda Lake Wildlife Sanctuary ($25) and World Gardening/Disaster ($25) projects. Additionally, memorials are sent to the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc., Scholarship Fund in the name of a deceased member, and a State Life Membership is presented annually to a club member.
To help enable high school youth pursuing college studies in the areas of horticulture, landscape design, etc., GIGC has established and funds an annual academic scholarship presented to a qualified high school student in the amount of $1000.00.
To encourage the study of horticulture and floral design, GIGC reimburses, budget permitting, a portion of the registration fees for a member to attend the NGC, Inc.,-sponsored Schools of Flower Show Judges, Landscape Design and Gardening Study Consultants; Environmental Study and the MSU-sponsored Basic Master Gardener Course.
In keeping with the conservation objectives of the NGC and MGC, GIGC contributes financial support to the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy ($50).
To educate and assist members and the public in establishing perennial gardens, GIGC sponsors an Annual Perennial Exchange.
For the enjoyment and horticultural education of the public, and to further the study of floral design, GIGC may stage a Standard Flower Show, with members serving on communities and providing design and horticulture entries.
To further the study of and interest in horticulture and floral design, GIGC continues to build and maintain a horticultural reference library.
Grosse Ile Garden Club
PO Box 413
Grosse Ile, Michigan 48138