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AWARDS

2019 District IX Ongoing Civic Project Award – due Nov. 1

 

District IX will again offer for 2019 the Ongoing Civic Project Award, which seeks to recognize and reward our district garden clubs for their continued hard work on projects in their communities. This is a broad category and could encompass many kinds of Civic Projects, from landscape projects to youth and therapy gardens to front yard beautification recognition. 

 

Winning entries in each membership division* will receive a $50 prize. Winners are announced at the March 10, 2020, District IX annual meeting. Any club that won the previous year will not qualify for a prize this year.

 

When preparing the 3-page Award Application Form, be sure to emphasize the impact of your project on your community and what makes it unique. Don’t forget to attach the District IX Award coversheet to your 3 pages. 

 

Your application should describe the location of project, give a brief history and benefit to the community, include involvement of any outside agencies and persons and what members do as part of the project (list chair/s and number of members participating). Include financial costs, a landscape plan if applicable (does not need to be professionally drawn), overall photos of the project and current publicity or recognition.

 

And don’t forget that Nov. 1 is the deadline for many state awards. Did you know that your entry for the District IX Ongoing Civic Project Award is also suitable for the GCI #23 Civic Concern Award, which is sponsored and funded by District IX? Duplicate your 3-page entry, fill out the state coversheet and submit it to the state chairman. For more information on state awards, see https://www.gardenclubsofillinois.org/awards.

 

I look forward to your entries.

 

Nancy Reese

District IX Awards Chair

awards.dist.ix.gci@gmail.com

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Yearbook Award

Application

Due October 1, 2019

Civic Concern  Award

Application

Due November 1, 2019

All star Award

Application

Due February 12, 2020

AWARDS

 

District IX will again offer three awards for the 2019 calendar year. They will be awarded at the District meeting in March.

 

These awards are:

 

• District Yearbook Award: due Oct. 1

 

• Ongoing Civic Project/Civic Concern: due Nov. 1

 

• District All-Star Award: due Feb 12

 

Winning entries in each membership division* will receive a $50 prize for the Ongoing Civic Project. Winners in each membership division* will receive $50 for first place and $30 for second place for the District Yearbook Award and District All-Star Award. 

 

In addition to the dollar prize, winning Garden Clubs will be featured on the District IX website and receive a certificate and “virtual” ribbon for posting to the club’s website or Facebook page. ​

 

*District IX membership divisions are determined by number of members for whom NGC and state dues are paid, including Active, Associate, Inactive, Honorary, etc.

 

Small Club: 29 members and under

 

Medium Club: 30 – 59 members

 

Large Club: 60+

 

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Nancy Reese

District IX Awards Chair

awards.dist.ix.gci@gmail.com

And the 2018 winners are…

On March 12, 2019, District IX awarded clubs in three categories, the new Ongoing Civic Project Award, the Yearbook Award and All-Star Award.

 

All-Star – Small clubs – 29 members and under

1st—Plant & GC of Wauconda

2nd—GC of Lake Zurich

 

Yearbook – Small clubs – 29 members and under

1st—Field & Flower/Barrington

2nd—Woodlands GC

 

Ongoing civic project – Small clubs – 29 members and under

1st—Woodlands GC

Commendation—Wheeling GC

 

Medium clubs – All-Star – 30–59 members

1st—South Barrington GC

2nd—Buffalo Grove GC

 

Medium clubs – Yearbook – 30–59 members

1st—Antioch GC

2nd—Northbrook GC

 

Medium clubs – Ongoing civic project – 30–59 members

1st—Town & Country GC, Libertyville

Commendation—Highland GC

 

Large clubs – All-Star Award – 60-plus members

1st—Park Ridge GC

2nd—GC of Mount Prospect

 

Large clubs – Yearbook Award – 60-plus members

1st—Park Ridge GC

2nd—Des Plaines GC

 

Large clubs – Ongoing civic project – 60-plus members

1st—Des Plaines GC

Commendation—Park Ridge GC

Commendation—GC of Mount Prospect