Greetings 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
Those 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
The 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.
The natural landscapes of the Deep South Region states are among this
Nations 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.
The 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 an award.
DSR Alternate Director, Nancy Moore, is serving as the DSURP Chairman.
Please read the complete DSRUP information on our website and contact
Nancy if you have questions.
The 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 information.
During 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!
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service
of others. ¯ Mahatma Gandhi