Steps to Start a Club

  • Step 5 – Join The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.

    18 August 2017

    Per the Federation Bylaws, Article III – Membership: “A club shall maintain an active membership for at least six months and shall be willing to uphold the standards of the Federation.  Two delegates from the Federation must have attended one of the regular meetings of the club.  A report of…

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  • Step 4 – Organize the Club

    18 August 2017

    Establish the Club name. Draft your “Purpose” ─ which must include “Educational and Charitable.” Write Bylaws Elect Officers Maintain a written record of each meeting Determine the amount of dues based upon the total projected expenses for programs, projects, and any fees for meeting space. Obtain a Federal Employee Identification…

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  • Step 3 – Determine the Club’s Purpose and Goals

    18 August 2017

    Is the purpose of the club singular or multifaceted? If a singular purpose, what will it be? Landscape Design Conservation Floral Design Church members who provide floral designs for services and landscaping of the church grounds Horticulture Community Environmental Issues Educating the community about sound gardening practices Beautification of the…

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  • Step 2 – Select a Meeting Place and Time

    18 August 2017

    Be flexible to accommodate busy schedules. Establish the date and time for the first meeting.  Allow the club members to determine what day and time works best for the schedule of future meetings. Meetings rooms are often available at libraries or community centers without a fee. Local nurseries might be…

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  • Step 1 – Contact Prospective Members

    17 August 2017

    Prominently post flyers at high-traffic locations. Nurseries Garden Centers Libraries Book Stores Parks  Environmental Stores  Community Gardens  Community Centers Place a print an ad in small local newspapers. Solicit friends and neighbors to join.

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