Information for Prospective New Members
Nordland Garden Club Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting an interest in gardening and associated subjects such as landscaping, flower design, horticulture, community service and community beautification. We are a member of National Garden Clubs Inc., Pacific Region, Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs, Olympic Peninsula District.
Elected officers of the club consist of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three Trustees. Trustees are responsible for and have authority to schedule the use of the hall. Nominations for the next year’s officers are open in March of each year. Yearly dues are $20 which includes a subscription to the District Newsletter, “Prattle”.
The club house and grounds are owned by Nordland Garden Club Inc. at a tax exempt status. Fund raising activities are necessary to provide financing for property maintenance, grounds upkeep, insurance fees, utilities, National and Regional dues, scholarships and more. Wreath sales are our main fund raising activity. It occurs yearly in November and is a week long workshop with lunch breaks for soup and bread. It is a festive, fun event and every member is expected to participate in some way.
Our other main fund raising events are a Plant Sale held every other year and a Craft Fair with local artists and craft people participating. This is held yearly in the first week of July. The Plant Sale alternates every other year with a Flower Design and Horticulture Show. This is not a fund raising event.
General meetings of the club are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the club house from September to June. A Christmas Party is held in December, replacing the monthly meeting. The business meeting starts promptly at 10 am. Upon completion of the meeting, there is lunch and social time followed by a program and speaker. The lunch is prepared by 4-5 garden club members. Every member, with the exception, of “Life Members” is expected to serve on a hostess committee for one monthly meeting. The sign up for a hostess committee is in May of each year.
A candidate for membership must be a full or part time resident of Marrowstone Island and have an active interest in gardening and related activities. She will be eligible for membership after attending 3 meetings or club activity. She must submit a membership application signed by two member sponsors. As a member she will be expected to participate in fund raising, attend monthly meetings, participate in club activities and serve as hostess once a year.