Presidents Message
May 2022

Hello ladies!  Hope you all enjoyed a lovely Easter and our beautiful tradition of celebrating May Day here on Naples’s Island. It’s such a feast for the eyes to stroll the island and view everyone’s creativity!  How fortunate are we that our community comes together to decorate our doors and gates with beautiful flower arrangements.  It was also a perfect opportunity to acknowledge a neighbor or friend with a fun flower bouquet!  We can enjoy them all on our NIGC website with the pictures you sent in 💐.

I also wanted to let you know, if you hadn’t already read it in the NIA Newsletter/Hot Topics, that Naples has an opportunity to listen to the candidates running for 3rd District Council.  Here’s the information:

Saturday, May 14th
9:00 AM • The Colonnade

The NIA Board reached out to City of Long Beach City Council 3rd District candidates and invited them to attend a candidate event on May 14, 2022 at 9:00AM. This event will take place at the Colonnade. Candidates have been asked to make a 5 minute address regarding their candidacy and then at the conclusion of the event, candidates can meet with residents to answer additional questions and address concerns.
I look forward to seeing you at our next General Meeting at the Sea Scout Building… in person and upstairs in our meeting room… snacks and all… finally ;)!
Warmest regards,

p.s. Check out the wonderful article written up in the NIBA email… we should all feel so proud!

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