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DES MOINES 2004 CONVENTION
AWARDS PRESENTED
June 23 - 26, 2004

         Click to view your choice of Awards or scroll thru list:
          Note: Some winners to be posted later as available.

   Beautification Award (Home Garden)
   Creativity Award                                   Presidential Citation
   Environmental & Conservation         Scholarship Awards      
   Gardening from the Heart                  Service Club Awards    

  
 George Spader Award                       Silver Medal                   
    Honor Clubs                                         Spade Club Awards
    Newsletters                                         Trowel Club Awards         
    Photography                                       
                                      
   
Beautification Award (Home Garden):
       Charles Parsons - Gardeners of Spokane
   
      
Creativity Award:
        First Men's Garden Club of Dallas   (For their calendar)

Environmental & Conservation Achievement Award:
         Charles Brasher, Greater Kansas City Gardeners of America

Gardening from the Heart:
          John Ware and Bob Dore, Gardeners of Tucson

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George Spader Award:
       For the greatest percent increase in membership over the
       previous year:

       Missouri-Kansas   Mission Springs GOA     KS        53.9 %

  Honor Clubs:
 
    Percent Increase in Membership:
    -  Mo-Kan              GOA Overland Park                         KS   18.8 %
                                 Excelsior Springs Garden Club       MO  14.3 %
    -  Ozark                 Richmond Heights Garden Club    MO  14.3 %
    -  Central Great Lakes   Fort Wayne GOA                   IN    36.8 %
                                                Maple City MGC                    MI    18.2 %
                                 Gardeners of Bluffton-Pandora      OH   13.9 %
                                    Fulton County Garden Cub            OH   12.5 %

    -  Northern CA       Santa Rosa MGC                            CA   13.8 %
    -  Northwest                Gallatin County MGC                MT   12.5 %
    -  Upstate New York    Liberty Hyde Bailey GC           NY   12.5 %

   
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  Newsletters:
               
  Editor       Newsletter                  Club or Region

 
Class A Club Award:   (101 + members)
   1st place:  
                      
   2nd place:  "The Garden Gabber", Men's Garden Club of Akron, OH
                      Leroy Hart, Editor
                    
   3rd place: 
                      
 
  
Class B Club Award:    (51-100 members)
   1st place:   "The Green Thumb", First Men's Garden Club of Dallas, TX
                     Bob Ploger, Editor
                   
   1st  place:  "Valley of the Sun Gardener", Valley of the Sun Gardeners,
                      Phoenix, AZ, Olin Miller, Editor
                    
   2nd place:   "El Jardinero", The Gardeners of Tucson, AZ
                      Don DeGrood, Editor

   3rd place:   "The Grapevine", Men's Garden Club of Atlanta, GA
                      Thomas L. Wood, Editor 
                       

  
Class C Club Award:   (50 or less members)
   1st place:   "Green Thumb Chatter", Gardeners of Mendota, IL
                     Ann Krahn, Editor
                   
   2nd place:   "The Kansas Sprout", Gardeners of America, Overland Park, KS
                      E. Harry Ofverstedt, Editor
                   
   3rd place: 
                                                    
     
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Photography:
Best of Show Winners
   Best of Show:       Sherrill E. Lynch    Member at large
                                Rose under water                       
   1st  Runner-up:     Elmo Dinehart        Gardeners of Spokane
                                Dahlia, asteraceae (compositae)  
   2nd  Runner-up:    Sherrill E. Lynch    Member at large
                                Fuchsia Plant                    
Click here to View Photos: Photography Competition Winners
             
 
Best of Section Winners: 
Section   Description                  Winner               Club Name
     A          Roses                                Sherrill E. Lynch  Member at large
     B          Annual Flowers                Sherrill E. Lynch  Member at large
     C          Perennial & Biennial        Elmo Dinehart     Gardeners of Spokane
                 Flowers (excluding Bulbs)                            
     D          Bulb-Like Flowers             Elmo Dinehart     Gardeners of Spoke
     E          Specialty Flowering          John Eichhorn     Valley of the Sun
                 Plants                                                                  Gardeners
     F          Trees, Shrubs & Woody     Sherrill E. Lynch  Member at large
                 Vines                                                              Countryside, IL
     G          Edible Fruits and Nuts       Warren Abele       MGC of Albany
     H          Vegetables                         John Eichhorn     Valley of the Sun GC
     I           Plants Grown in                  Bert Konzal          Valley of the Sun
                 Containers, Pots, or                                                 Gardeners
                 Hanging Baskets 
     J          Wildflower                            Rodney Toth       MGC of Youngstown
     K          Private, Public & Natural      Norman Wagner Garden Club of Austin
                 Landscapes
     L          Specimen Photography        Sherrill E. Lynch  Member at large
     M         Miscellaneous                       Sherrill E. Lynch  Member at large

Scholarship Awards:
     Candidate             City                      Affiliation                 Score
     Ty McCellan           Lincoln, NE        University of Nebraska                 480
                                                                     Arthur L Peters Memorial GC  
     Yi-Ching Chiang     Murphy, TX         Richland College, Dallas               446
                                                                      First Men's GC of Dallas         
     Anna Leis          Germantown, OH    Ohio State University                    444
                                                                      Men's Garden Club of Akron  
     Danny Leon Moore  Bentonia, MS    Mississippi State University       440
                                                                      Mid South Region                   
     Amy Novotny             Mesa, AZ           Arizona State University              435

      
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 Service Club Awards:

      Club Name                                           State     Year     Anniversary

Gardeners of Central Lake County         IL        1949         55 yrs
Gardeners of Spokane                           WA      1949         55 yrs
The Gardeners of Mendota                    IL         1954         50 yrs
Rome Men's Garden Club                      NY        1954         50 yrs
Findlay Men & Women's Garden Club   OH        1954         50 yrs
Gardeners of Tucson                              AZ        1959         45 yrs
Rochelle Gardeners of America             IL         1959         45 yrs
St Marys Gardeners of America             OH        1959         45 yrs
Men's Garden Club of Van Wert             OH        1959         45 yrs
Greater Kansas City  GOA                      MO        1964         40 yrs
Fort Dodge Area Gardeners                   IA          1974         30 yrs
Cuyahoga Falls Men's Garden Club       OH         1974         30 yrs
Gardeners of America - Topeka              KS        1984         20 yrs
Olathe Gardeners of America                 KS        1994         10 yrs
Riverbend Gardeners of America           MO        1999           5 yrs
Kress Farm Garden Club                        MO        1999           5 yrs

      
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   Spade Club Awards:
  For recruiting the most new members:

  2003 Spade Club Members:
   One Year Spade Club Members - 23 - Various clubs.
   Two Years:
   -  Karen Nielsen        Kansas City         MO
   Three Years:
   -  Henry Pittman        Spartanburg       SC
   -  Bill Wilson              Spartanburg       SC
   Four Years:
   -  Kay Elliot                Kansas City         MO
   Eight  Years:
   -  John Hunt                Dallas MGC         TX
   Twelve Years:
   -  Grace  Brasher         Kansas City        MO
   -  Jack Fletcher            Kansas City        MO
   Sixteen Years:
   -  Charles Brasher        Kansas City        MO
   Nineteen:
   -  Robert M. Smoker     Topeka GOA      KS
   Twenty Years:
   -  Dale D. Luthi             Northland GOA  MO  

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

   
2003 Trowel Club Members
     
      John Rossbach      Excelsior Springs GOA    MO
      Sylvia Boston        Excelsior Springs GOA    MO
      Ross Boatright       Excelsior Springs GOA    MO

      Bob Almond           Spartanburg  MGC          NC
      Henry Pittman        Spartanburg  MGC          NC
      Jess Taylor             Spartanburg  MGC          NC

      Phil Brough             Emporia GOA                 KS
      Ann Scheller            Emporia GOA                 KS
      Gladys Myers           Emporia GOA                 KS
      Colette Wilhelm       Emporia GOA                 KS

      Gene Buhrmester     Lima GOA                      OH
      Don Hanley               Lima GOA                      OH
      Dave Williams          Lima GOA                      OH
      Jan Riestenberg       Lima GOA                      OH
      Paige Townsend      Lima GOA                      OH
      Fred Odum               Lima GOA                      OH
      Kay Studer               Lima GOA                      OH

                                         
       
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     Silver Medal:
     Recognition for a member of TGOA/MGCA who has rendered
     outstanding service to the national organization, The 
     Gardeners of America, Inc. / The Men's Garden Clubs of
     America, Inc.

      Paul  and Fran Bessey      Tucson, AZ - Past president (2002) TGOA/MGCA


    
 Presidential Citation:
     
For long and dedicated service to the organization as both
       Chairman of the Website Committee and Webmaster

       Frank Mitch           Akron, Ohio      Central Great Lakes Region Director

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