Our C lub Organization
Because our club is large, the Gainesville Garden Club members have the option of joining one of six different Circles or may also be a General Member of the Club. The Circles meet at varying times on the fourth Thursday of each month from September through May unless impractical due to holidays in which case, the meetings may be moved back 1 week. The meeting place may change from month to month as programs often include visits to area gardens or activities.
There are meetings and workshops at the Garden Club during the year with educational programs of wide interest for all members and guests. Check our calendar on the Events page for dates and topics.
Members elect a Board of Directors that includes the GGC President, 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents, a Corresponding Secretary, a Recording Secretary, and a Treasurer. Chairs of each of our 6 Circles, elected along with other Circle officers by their members also serve on the Board of Directors. The President can appoint members as Chairs of a variety of Standing Committees to meet specific needs of GGC. Together they manage the calendar of events, the facilities, the rentals, and many special projects. The GGC is entirely a volunteer-run, non-profit organization with no paid staff or directors.
As a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, our members have opportunities to participate in events at a district, state and national levels. In our District V, there are two meetings a year hosted by various clubs in the north central Florida area.
The Gainesville Garden Club is 98 years old and proud of the long history and legacy of education and civic involvement. Read our history for a glimpse of the role our members have played in making Gainesville a wonderful community.