the official Deep South Butterfly - The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Reprint with the permission of Anne Leonard, photographer.
Deep South Unified Regional Project
National Garden Clubs, Inc Newsletter
to the members of the Deep South Region of the National Garden
Clubs, Inc. and to the visitors of this website!! On this Award
winning website, you will find information about the Deep South
Region (DSR) and the State Garden Club organizations that make
up this region. Club members will find this information useful
as they plan their meetings, programs and projects for the upcoming
garden club year. Specific information includes 2015-2017 DSR
Awards and Deep South Unified Regional Project (DSURP). Take
time to check out the Committee & Projects and the Forms
pages frequently as updated reports are posted. On the Deep
South States page, you will find the most recent Deep South
Matters, the NGC Award winning, quarterly newsletter. You will
also find educational opportunities listed by state.
that think life in the Deep South is slow paced do not know
much about "garden club life" in the Deep South. Slow
paced is never a phrase I would use to describe the events and
opportunities that the many active garden club members take
advantage of throughout the year. In just the past few months,
many have attended the Deep South Region, State and National
Garden Clubs, Inc. Conventions where they attended workshops,
programs and learned of the Awards their hard work garnered
for the year. Garden Clubs in the Deep South Region are alive
and well and meeting the many challenges their communities face.
members of the Deep South Region are no strangers at taking
action whenever the need or the opportunity arises. Whether
located in large cities or small towns, members' sense of place
lies within their communities, be it a subdivision, neighborhood,
or the entire town.
natural landscapes of the Deep South Region states are among
this Nation's most beautiful and are quite diverse, ranging
from the Great Smokey Mountains to white sandy beaches, with
rolling hills, prairies and deltas in between. Natural resources
are abundant and so are the challenges. Litter control, declining
aquifers and educating citizens on the health aspects of gardening
are just a few.
2015-2017 Deep South Region Theme, "Service Through Action",
addresses the fact that to serve our communities by beautifying,
conserving water, teaching or learning, etc., requires Action.
The Deep South Unified Regional Project (DSURP), "Community
Action", directs clubs to initiate a project or projects
within their communities involving Environmental Efforts, Gardening
Efforts and/or Educational Efforts. This two year project will
involve DSR Clubs, State Organizations and Youth. Cash Awards
offered for Club Competitions are significant and meant as incentives
for clubs to begin and complete a new project and to apply for
Alternate Director, Nancy Moore, is serving as the DSURP Chairman.
Please read the complete DSURP information on our website and
contact Nancy if you have questions.
DSR Council roster, which is composed to the DSR Officers and
DSR Chairmen, may be found on the DSR website, www.dsregion.org.
I encourage state chairmen and club members to contact these
DSR Chairmen if you have questions or need or want to share
the hiatus that most garden clubs have during the summer, use
this time to replenish your energy and ideas to be refreshed
and full of creativity for that September meeting. Garden clubs
have so much to offer their communities through knowledge, experience
and their willingness to share. Service Through Action is the
vehicle - take it for a ride!
best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service
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