Presidents Message
Oct 2021

Happy Fall Garden Club Ladies!

I love this time of year as we move into cooler nights and the wonderful scent of a delicious pot of soup simmering on the stove!

It was great to see so many faces at our first in-person General Meeting at the Sea Scout Base!  All things considered, it went off without a hitch ;).  Thank you, again, to Susan Bell’s husband, Richard, for helping with the connection to secure this facility.  The Garden Club is off to a great start with our fundraising, activities and events! Naples Ribs Company Dine-out was a blast, as always, and our New Member Orientation, held in the lovely garden of the Scanlin home, was certainly a treat for all!

There are lots of wonderful events coming up on our calendar.  These include our next General Meeting at Shinoda Design Center and a Dine-Out night at Nico’s on October 19th. Can’t wait… “we are back, ladies!”

Our annual fundraiser at Romance, Etc. is coming up and begins on Monday, November 1st and continues through Sunday, November 7th. Please mark your calendars for our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Start making your holiday gift lists and come out and support this fun event. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

All the best,
NIGC President

NIGC History

The fertile soil and gentle climate of the South were perhaps the reason the first garden club in America was founded there. The Ladies Garden Club of America was formed in 1891 in Athens, GA.  Garden clubs quickly expanded throughout the South and then across our nation. The National Garden Club, of which we are members, was established in 1929.  These clubs were not just concerned with teas and genteel Flower Shows or improvement of members’ private gardens. Many clubs were the earliest advocates of civic beautification, planting of street trees, maintenance of parks, and campaigns against blight especially billboards.  Restoration and maintenance of nearby historic gardens was also a priority of many clubs.

14 Years as a "Blue Ribbon" Club

One that participates in and fulfills the objectives of the CIGCI and National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), and demonstrates a well rounded program with many diverse activities and projects - all for the good of the community.  

NIGC Membership

133 Members

Meetings 2nd Monday of the Month

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. -  Social

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  -  Program

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm. - Business Meeting


NIGC P.O. Box 14688 Long Beach, CA 90803-4688

For membership information email


Meetings are limited to members and their invited guests

Officers 2021-2022

President -Pam McCredie

1st Vice President - Deborah Smith               

2nd Vice-President - Lynne Clarke

Treasurer - Ann Devlin-Snyder

Corresponding Secretary - Susie Armstrong                Recording Secretary - Tish Camp                  

Past President - Marianne Huntley