Iris Elm Members Attend National Garden Club Convention

Iris Elm GCThe Garden Club of Indiana, Inc. (TGCI) held its 85th Annual State Convention hosted by Central West District on April 11-13 at the Canyon Inn, McCormick’s Creek State Park, Spencer, IN. Over 135 federated garden club members and guests from across the state of Indiana gathered to learn about “Nature’s Palate.” Darlene Fritz, President, Wanda Zahrt Vice-President, Sybil Sutton, and David Zahrt from The Iris-Elm Garden Club of Winamac attended this conference.
Highlights of the programming was a presentation by Betty Trusty on “Indiana State Flag,” enhancing the kicking off of the TGCI “Blue and Gold Floral Tribute to Indiana’s Flag” during this year of the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration. TGCI is encouraging everyone to plant blue and gold flowers.
Local federated garden clubs promote interest and education in Horticulture, Landscaping, Floral Design and Environmental Concerns. Local clubs are affiliated with District, State, Region and National Garden Clubs, all together, growing our world and green in our communities.

A National Garden Club program is the Blue Star Memorials. TGCI will dedicate a Blue Star Memorial on the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis in June and Iris-Elm will be dedicating a Blue Star By-Way marker in Winamac in August. Members create a powerful voice and expansive network for advancing common interest.

National Garden Club is one of the most recognized non-profits in the United States and the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world with nearly 6,000 federated garden clubs and about 200,000 members. For information about joining a garden club contact Darlene Fritz at 574-946-3572 or go to email