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2013- 2015 TGC VP AWARDS Betty Edwards edwardsb@texasgardenclub.org


This committee is one of the most active in the Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. These awards help give clubs a focus for a goal in that year. Awards may involve special educational programs suited for a club's particular interest, creation of a butterfly garden within the neighborhood or partnership with a scout troop on a project. During the year, clubs around the state are busy pursuing their goals and filling out forms about these accomplishments. At the Spring State Convention, and the Awards Banquet is much anticipated. The Banquet ends with Clubs of the Year being recognized.


District Awards Chair Information


Welcome and thanks to each of you who have taken on the important duties of receiving and judging award entries for the 2013- 2015 administration. I look forward to working with and for you. Let's make this a most successful awards program, and help as many clubs as possible to participate.

Review any materials passed on to you by the previous Chairman. If you do not have a procedure notebook, prepare one. Be sure to include:

1. Current Awards Brochure - If you are judging YEARBOOKS, SCRAPBOOKS, FLOWER SHOWS, FLOWER SHOW SCHEDULES OR CLUB PROGRAMS, you must have the specific Manual for these awards - these are available from Headquarters, prices are listed in The Lone Star Gardener or call Headquarters at 817-332-6602. Scroll down to Forms for link to download the brochure.

2. The revised National Gardener Awards Issue October 2011 taking effect January 1, 2012.

 3. Issues of The Lone Star Gardener containing awards information, corrections & updates.

4. Other information regarding your chairmanship.

As a State Chairman you are responsible for guidance of your corresponding District Chairmen. A list of these chairmen is provided for you. Please urge them to have a procedure notebook containing the above materials. A list of suggestions is enclosed which you may amend if you wish before sending on to your District Chairmen. A report form for the District Chairmen to send back to you and form(s) for you to send your report(s) to me are enclosed also. Photocopy these suggestions and forms as needed to provide necessary documents for you and your District Chairmen. Any of these forms may be downloaded and used.


Please mail all awards forms to:

Betty Edwards

743 N Cedar

Kermit, TX 79745



November 1 - Award Entries to District Chairman

December 1 - Award Entries from District Chairmen to State Chairman

December 15 - State Chairmens Reports to State Awards Chairman




1. It is VERY IMPORTANT that points NOT be deducted for anything not SPECIFICALLY in the Scale of Points for that award.

2. When points are deducted, tell why they were deducted. It is frustrating to clubs to have points deducted but no reason given. Clubs need to know how to improve their entries next time.

3. Be sure the deduction is warranted. If points are deducted for an omitted item, make certain that the item was not inadvertently overlooked.

4. All who serve as judges should be informed, competent and fair. They do not have to be Flower Show Judges, but they should be familiar with awards and using a Scale of Points. They should take time to adequately evaluate each entry and give clubs the benefit of the doubt. They should not be too strict or technical. It is better to err in favor of the club. A club that is "cut down" severely will probably not enter again. Let's do what we can to fairly encourage our clubs to join in the Awards Program!



Please note: National Garden Clubs Rules and Awards are published in the September/October issue of The National Gardener in odd-numbered years; changes and/or corrections are published in the even-numbered years. Changes in rules and award requirements published in TNG will take precedence over the TGC Awards Brochure.


The NGC website www.gardenclub.org is available for the new rules from National Garden Clubs.

The following award forms are in PDF format - to view you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader - you can download the latest version of the program here

                                                        http://www.gardenclub.org/awards/awards-list.aspx for scholarship forms

TGC 2012 Awards Brochure

TGC Awards Cover Sheet 2012

TGC Awards Contents 2012

TGC Club Ratings Application-pdf 2009

TGC Flower Show Brochure

National Awards Manual 2011-13

TGC Scrapbook Awards Form

TGC Awards Brochure 2011

TGC National Yearbook Awards Form


SCR Awards Handbook 2012



We are aware of all the frustrations you have filling out the forms below. However, after researching the problem by inquiring with the web designer, we find it is a very complicated and a very, very costly procedure to build this process in to the website.  

So, here is a tip. We have learned that some officers have saved the form to their hard drive and fill it out on their computer. However, you still will have to delete spaces as you type.

Or, you will have to download and print the form and fill out by hand. 

Also, when forms are submitted by the Chairmans to the web master, they are uploaded "as is" to the sight. If anyone sees a problem with the formatting of the form, please email Headquarters and they will notify the Chairman that submitted the form for corrections to be made.



TGC President's Report 2013  PDF   DOC-X   DOC



TGC President's Affilate Report 2013  PDF   DOC-X   DOC


TGC President's Judges Report 2013   PDF   DOC-X   DOC  


TGC President's Council Forum

or Federation Report 2013  PDF   DOC-X  DOC


TGC President's Report Green Club 2013   PDF   DOC-X   DOC


TGC District Directors Annual Report 2012  PDF   DOC-X   DOC


If you are having any problems with forms, notify me immediately!   Webmaster:


Other reports available from the Headquarters are:

By Laws- Word

By Laws- PDF

Standing Rules- Word

Standing Rules- PDF

Guidelines for Email Voting - Word

Guidelines for Email Voting- PDF

Policy Statement- Word

Policy Statement- PDF

Guidelines for State Chairmen


Programs for garden club

Arbor Day Grant Fund Award Guidelines 2013 - pdf


What Every Garden Club Member Should Know

Youth Awards