District Awards

 

 

WSD AWARD APPLICATION-2017-19

West Sandhills District Awards

2017-2019

  1. CLUB YEARBOOK AWARD

Send one copy to GSCS President, Donna Donnelly, 4494 McCord’s Ferry Road, Elloree, SC 29847, and one copy to West Sandhills District Director, Jan Burch, PO Box 27, Trenton, SC 29847 postmarked before September 1.  The District first place winner in each of the following categories will be forwarded to the GCSC Awards Chairman for statewide competition:

  1. Clubs with fewer than 20 members
  2. Clubs with 20-29 members
  3. Clubs with 30-44 members
  4. Clubs with 45-69 members
  5. Clubs with 70-99 members
  6. Clubs with 100-299 members
  7. Clubs with over 300 members
  8. Council

See score sheet for Yearbooks on GCSC website.

  1. CLUB/COUNCIL PRESIDENT’S REPORT AWARD

Send one copy to GCSC President, Donna Donnelly, and one copy to West Sandhills District Director, Jan Burch , postmarked before February 1.  This report recognizes the most informative and thorough report of a West Sandhills District Club or Council.  The District first place winner in each of the following categories will be forwarded to the GCSC Awards Chairman for statewide competition:

  1. Clubs with fewer than 20 members
  2. Clubs with 20-29 members
  3. Clubs with 30-44 members
  4. Clubs with 45-69 members
  5. Clubs with 70-99 members
  6. Clubs with 100-299 members
  7. Clubs with over 300 members
  8. Council
  • Use the form found on GCSC Website and does not include pictures or publicity.
  • West Sandhills District Awards MAY be taken from the President’s report if it includes a complete, descriptive, informative narrative, and is sent by the postmark deadline.

DISTRICT AWARDS are completely separate and may differ from STATE AWARDS. Award applications are found on the GCSC Website.  Please be sure to adhere to instructions when applying for each award. Send the District Award application to West Sandhills District Awards Chairperson, Kay Williams, 23 Partridge and, St. Matthews, SC 29135.  The Deadline for District Awards is January 15.

DISTRICT AWARDS

  1. Backyard Wildlife Habitat Award

This award goes to the club reporting the highest percentage of members becoming Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat members within the year.

  1. Youth Award

This award recognizes a club or club member for meritorious accomplishments with South Carolina’s youth in areas of GCSC, Inc. areas of emphasis such as wildlife, conservation, horticulture, civic beautification and the environment.

  1. Garden Therapy Award

This award recognizes the club with the most resourceful project involving a nursing home, clinic, hospital, doctor’s office or similar location dealing with a “unique” population.

  1. Arbor Day Award

Applicants will be judged on the scope of the event.  Efforts should be made to include other organizations.

  1. National Garden Week Activities Award

This award recognizes the club, group of clubs or council with the most outstanding project, exhibit or activity to celebrate the National Garden Week.

  1. District Meeting Attendance Award

This award recognizes the club with the largest number of members in attendance at each district meeting.  Host garden club(s) counts will be excluded for the meeting they are hosting.  No application is needed.

  1. Civic Beautification Award

This award is given to a club for an outstanding civic beautification project.  Project need not to have been completed before submitting.  (This award may not be won by the same club for two consecutive years)

  1. Healing/Serenity/Meditation Garden Award

This award recognizes a club for the most outstanding project or activity in the area of garden therapy.  This might include taking gardening to patients, placing bird feeders outside windows where patients can enjoy them or creating an outside garden with raised beds for patients with limited mobility.

  1. Community Participation Award

This award recognizes the club, group of clubs or council with the greatest community participation (largest number of participants) in a garden-oriented project.

  1. Conservation/Recycling Award

This award recognizes the club with the most innovative conservation or recycling project.

  1. Flower Show Award

This award recognizes the club having the most outstanding flower show.

  1. Christmas Beautification Award

This award goes to the club with the most outstanding project decorating a public building such as a nursing home, library, hospital, etc. for the Christmas season. (Pictures must be included and be part of the three page maximum.)

  1. Native Plant Award

This award is given to the Club with the best native plants program and/or club project.

  1. Heirloom Gardening Award

This award is given to the Club with the best heirloom gardening program and/or club project.