Presidents Message
NOV 2022

Greetings Fellow Members,

“Autumn, the season that teaches us that change can be beautiful.”   – Heather Stillufsen

Yes, autumn is a time for change: a change of seasons, change in weather and change in tempo. With the holidays fast approaching, our pace picks up as we plan Thanksgiving gatherings, winter parties, and that holiday gift list. Well, what could be a better time for our Fall Fundraiser at Romance Etc.? Attack that gift list and contribute to our NIGC Beautification Fund at the same time.

So much change has occurred over the nearly 50 years of Naples Islands Garden Club! There have always been new members with fresh ideas, shaping NIGC and our Islands. Today we are fortunate to have a talented group of new Members, Ladies-In-Progress and Ladies-In-Waiting coming onboard, all eager to be involved. Sponsors, please take charge and help them to find the right committees, projects and events. Participate and share the excitement!

One thing that does not change during autumn is our commitment to keeping our Naples Islands beautiful. This cannot be possible without YOU, so please gather and garden with your fellow members at any and all of our Beautification parties: La Bella Fontana Park, Naples Elementary School, Naples Plaza and 2nd Street pots. Grab your red aprons, ladies, and join in the fun! And again, thank you all for volunteering and supporting our Garden Club and our treasured Naples Islands.

We look forward to seeing everyone on November 11 at our annual Veterans Day Ceremony, always a meaningful, memorable morning.

And please remember to wear your aprons and Poppy pins!

Thank you.


Gathering - Gardening - Giving

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

128 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 -Deborah Smith

1st Vice President - Linda Frame       

2nd Vice-President - Maureen Schultz

Treasurer - Ann Devlin-Snyder

Corresponding Secretary - Lynne Clarke           

Recording Secretary - Beverly Butters               

Past President - Pam McCredie