Presidents Message
May 2020

Hello Ladies.


I know April was a rough month and, as we continue to “Stay At Home” during May, I want you to know the NIGC Board is still addressing Garden Club operations. I am sure we all agree these are exceptional times and, as a result, unprecedented and new actions are required.

I want to share with you the fact that our Garden Club By-Laws do not address emergency situations such as we find ourselves in these days. As a Club, we are required to vote on a slate of officers to begin terms in June. In order to achieve this, the Board has voted to send out upcoming ballots via email. Soon, probably mid-May, you will receive an email ballot asking you to respond to two questions: the first is to vote on the slate of new officers, and the second is to vote on ratifying the Board's actions during the 2019-2020 term. This will require a simple Yes or No on each of the two questions and then sending the ballot back via REPLY email. Please DO NOT REPLY ALL. The ballot will be sent to Active NIGC Members only. If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact me anytime, either by phone or email.

I know so many of our favorite events have been cancelled, which is disheartening. I am so grateful to all the wonderful women who have worked so hard on all of these activities. I would like to say to everyone who has spent time, creativity and efforts on cancelled events “Hold Those Thoughts” NIGC will use them next year.

We have had some much-needed rain and now we look forward to days filled with sunshine. We are very fortunate to live in such a lovely paradise when times like these happen.

Harmony in the garden


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


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

5872 Naples Plaza

Long Beach, CA  90803

For membership information email


Meetings are limited to members and their invited guests

Officers 2018-2019

President - Marianne Huntley

1st Vice President - Ginny Clark

2nd Vice-President - Lynne Clarke

Treasurer - Ducky Caswell

Corresponding Secretary - Ann Devlin-Snyder

Recording Secretary - Margaret Dineen-Kern

Past President - Barbara Jordon


5872 Naples Plaza, Long Beach, California

Sumera Wacker, Webmaster

Marianne Huntley, President


Lynne Clarke, Membership Chair


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