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ALBANY 2003 CONVENTION
AWARDS PRESENTED
June 25-29, 2003

         Click to view your choice of Awards or scroll thru list:

   Beautification Award (Home Garden)
  
George Spader Award                       Scholarship Awards                              
    Honor Clubs                                         Service Club Awards                                     Newsletters                                          Spade Club Awards        
    Photography                                        Trowel Club Awards
   
Beautification Award (Home Garden):
      Marli  GalettIi    Northland Gardeners of America, MO     
   
      
George Spader Award:
       For the greatest percent increase in membership over the
       previous year:

       Central Great Lakes   The Gardeners of Lima     OH        89.74 %

  Honor Clubs:
 
    Percent Increase in Membership:

    -  Mid-America          Lake Mills Area Garden Club     IA    70.0 %
                                         Indianola Garden Club                 IA    25.0 %
    -  Ozark                      Kress Farm Garden Club            MO  54.6 %
    -  Florida-Georgia     Palm Beach Garden Club           FL   43.6 %
    -  Southwest             Arlington Men's Garden Club     TX   26.8 %

    -  Mo-Kan                    Northland GOA                             MO  20.5 %
                                         Emporia GOA                                KS   10.4 %
    -  Illinois-Wisconsin  Elgin GOA                                     IL    17.7 %
    -  Rocky Mountain      Denver GOA                                CO  16.7 %
    -  Northwest                Gallatin County MGC                  MT  10.3 %
   
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  Newsletters:
               
  Editor       Newsletter                  Club or Region
  
Region Award
   1st Place:  Paula Singleton     Johnny Appleseed Broadcaster
                    Central Great Lakes Region

 
Class A Club Award:   (101 + members)
   1st place:   Patsy Bell Hobson     The Clay Digger
                     Northland Gardeners of America, MO 
   2nd place:  Norman Wagner       Austin Gardener
                     Garden Club of Austin, TX
   3rd place:  Mary Haynes       The Spreader
                     Men's Garden Club of Syracuse, NY 
 
  
Class B Club Award:    (51-100 members)
   1st place:  Geraldine Herman   The Manure Spreader
                    Stow Community Garden Club, OH
   2nd place: Thomas L. Wood      The Grapevine
                     Men's Garden Club of Atlanta
   3rd place:  Karen Williams   The Nite Crawler 
                     The Gardeners of Spokane, WA   

  
Class C Club Award:   (50 or less members)
   1st place:  Kevin Cox     The Comm-Poster
                    East Valley Garden Club, AZ
   2nd place: E. Harry Ofverstedt      The Sprout 
                    Gardeners of Overland Park, KS
   3rd place:  Larry Golubski     Excelsior Sprigs
                    Excelsior Springs Garden Club, MO

    Honorable Mention Certificates:
    Bob Ploger       The Green Thumb
    First Men's Garden Club of Dallas, TX

    C. Anthony Harding      The Germinator
    Men's Garden Club of Youngstown, OH

    Anthony Chepanowske        Fort Pitt Farmer
    The Gardeners of Western PA

    Milton Moldane        Parkway Sun
    Gardeners of Parkway, MO                            
                                                                                                 
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Photography:
Best of Show Winners
   Best of Show:       Rodney Toth         MGC of Youngstown
                                Oyster Mushroom                        
   1st  Runner-up:     Rodney Toth         MGC of Youngstown
                                Dahlia 'Kenora Majestic  
   1st  Runner-up:     Bert Konzal           Valley of the Sun Gardeners
                                English Primroses                  
   1st Runner-up:      Cecil Spray           Garden Club of Austin 
                                Daffodil with Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly   
Click here to View Photos
             
 
Best of Section Winners: 
Section   Description                  Winner               Club Name
     A          Roses                                 Rodney Toth         MGC of Youngstown
     B          Annual Flowers                John Eichhorn      Valley of the Sun GOA
     C          Perennial & Biennial        Sherrill Lynch      Member at Large,
                 Flowers (excluding Bulbs)                             Countryside, IL
     D          Bulb-Like Flowers             Bert Konzal          Valley of the Sun GOA
     E          Specialty Flowering          Helen Lynch        Member at Large,
                 Plants                                                                  Countryside, IL
     F          Trees, Shrubs & Woody     Sherra Schuck     GOA of Overland Park
                 Vines
     G          Edible Fruits and Nuts      Kathryn LeBlanc  Garden Club of Austin
     H          Vegetables                         James Tracy         Rockford Area GOA
     I           Plants Grown in                  Bert Konzal          Valley of the Sun GOA
                 Containers, Pots, or
                 Hanging Baskets 
     J          Wildflower                             Rodney Toth        MGC of Youngstown
     K          Private, Public & Natural     Warren Abele      Albany MGCA
                 Landscapes
     L          Specimen Photography       Rodney Toth         MGC of Youngstown
     M         Miscellaneous                        Rodney Toth         MGC of Youngstown

Scholarship Awards:
     Candidate                      Affiliation                          Score

Jonathan David Scott       Ohio State University                    569
                                         Akron MGC Sponsor
                  
Walter Pickens                 Ohio State University                     559
                                         Akron MGC Sponsor  

Ty
Allen McClellan           Kansas State University                  545
                                         Missouri-Kansas Region Sponsor

Miho Kataoka                   Kansas State University                  535
                                         Missouri-Kansas Region Sponsor

Aubrey Michelle Hake      University of Missouri                      528 
                                         Missouri-Kansas Region Sponsor

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 Service Club Awards:

      Club Name                                           State     Year     Anniversary
Gardeners of America-Denver               CO       1938         65 yrs
Men's Garden Club of Atlanta                 GA       1938         65 yrs
Webster Groves Men's Garden Club    MO       1943         60 yrs
Marietta Gardeners Club                         GA       1948         55 yrs
Rochester Men's Garden Club                NY       1948         55 yrs
The Garden Club of Kent                         OH      1948         55 yrs
Men's Garden Club of Grosse Point       MI      1953         50 yrs
Richmond Heights Garden Club             MO     1953         50 yrs
The Gardeners of Lima                            OH      1953         50 yrs
Spartanburg Men's Garden Club            SC      1953         50 yrs
Valley of the Sun                                        AZ      1968         35 yrs
Indianola Garden Club                               IA       1968         35 yrs
Stow Community Garden Club                OH      1968        35 yrs
Gardeners Club of Green Bay                  WI      1968        35 yrs
Northland Gardeners of America            MO     1973        30 yrs
Gardeners of Watchung Hills                   NJ      1978         25 yrs
Mountain Shadow Garden Club               GA      1983         20 yrs
Arthur Peters Memorial Garden Club      IA      1988         15 yrs
Sunflower Gardeners of America           KS     1998           5 yrs
    

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   Spade Club Awards:
  For recruiting the most new members:

   John Hunt - Richardson, TX - 12 Members recruited in 2002.
   Greater Kansas City GOA - 13 Spade Club Members for 2002 recruiting.
   Dale D. Luthi - Kansas City, MO - Recruited 30 members in 7 years and
                                                       92 members in 20 years.

  2003 Spade Club Members:
   One Year Spade Club Members - 40 - Various clubs.
   Two Years:
   -  Bob Almond           Spartenburg        NC
   -  Winnel Harvey       Des Moines          IA
   -  Henry Pittman        Spartenburg        NC
   -  Bill Wilson              Spartenburg       NC
   Three Years:
   -  Kay Elliot                Kansas City         MO
   -  Beulah Harvey        Des Moines         IA
   Four Years:
   -  Dan Dickerson         Kansas City         MO
   -  Karen Vanbuskirk    Des Moines          IA 
   Seven Years:
   -  John Hunt                 Richardson         TX
   Eleven Years:
   -  Grace  Brasher         Kansas City        MO
   -  Jack Fletcher            Kansas City        MO
   Fifteen Years:
   -  Charles Brasher        Kansas City        MO
   Eighteen Years:
   -  Robert M. Smoker     Tecumseh          KS
   Twenty Years:
   -  Dale D. Luthi             Kansas City        MO  

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     Trowel Club Awards:
   
For recruiting new members who renew for a 2nd year.

      Class A  (101 or more members)
      Spartanburg Men's Garden Club - 2 members with 5 renewals


      Class B   None

      Class C  (50 or less members)
      Olathe Gardeners of America - 2 members with 4 renewals

   
2003 Trowel Club Members
      Beulah Harvey        MGC Of Des Moines       IA
      Winnel Harvey        MGC Of Des Moines       IA
      Melissa Hanlin        Olathe GOA                    KS
      Robert Smoker       Topeka GOA                   KS
      Tracy Williams        Olathe GOA                    KS
      Jim Bagwell           Spartenburg  MGC          NC
      Bill Wilson              Spartenburg  MGC          NC

                                         
    
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