Sandra Robinson, the new NGC President, has announced many new projects which our garden clubs can participate in. Supporting the NGC partnership with Crown Bees and the BeeGap program will continue; however, new opportunities to protect pollinators and their habitat have been announced. This includes the Million Pollinator Garden Project as well as a youth program to educate young children on the dwindling population of frogs and salamanders.
Since the value of partnerships is strongly emphasized in many of the NGC projects, GCFM President Suzanne Bushnell's project (promoting partnerships) will also emphasize building partnerships to inspire affiliated groups to support our efforts to protect our pollinators and their habitat. Her theme Growing Together — Inspiring Change encourages our member clubs to work together to promote positive change in our efforts to beautify our communities. In addition, emphasis will be placed on developing new leaders in our ranks to help our clubs grow and prosper as per the NGC's President's theme of Leap Into Leadership.