Director's Message



  October 19-20   Central Region Convention                                    in Middlebury, IN





Central Region Director
Jodi Meyer


Theme: “Bee A Petal Pusher-Plant America”
















New Year, New Season since our last newsletter. I hope this finds you in good health and great anticipation for the coming spring season. In southern Indiana we have had a mild winter. Hey, I am not complaining. I need sunshine and floral color; how about you?


I am looking forward to the many state conventions, flower shows, garden tours and of course the NGC National Convention held in the Central Region this year.


2020 Perfect Vision - do you have it? You will when you attend the NGC National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 11-16, 2020. The convention will be held at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, so I hope you have made the needed reservations. The NGC registrations are due April 1, 2020 and the hotel reservations are due by April 26, 2020.


Clubs have been working on their new yearbooks, and I do hope you are considering awards as part of your annual goals. There are many awards at different levels, District level, State level, Region level and National level. Each club should have an awards guru who studies and inspires the members to apply for and attain the awards.


Also include the challenge from our National President Gay Austin, “Plant America with Trees: Each One, Plant One.” Each club member has been challenged to plant one native tree in his or her community. Of course you can plant more than one, and yes someone is counting. Please forward your total number of trees planted to your State President.


I have an assignment for everyone who is reading this, please read the following:


*The National Gardener


*NGC Keeping in Touch-KIT newsletter


*NGC Membership Newsletter


*Your State Newsletter


There is such an abundance of news, resources, education and club experiences in each issue. Many members have given their time and effort to write the articles.


It would be such a waste to not get the latest news. Great talking points at your meetings and other gatherings.

Central Region lost a favorite husband February 16, 2020. Ted Stueck, husband of Fran Stueck,(Central Region Director 2017-2019) passed away last week.  Ted always had a smile on his face and willing to help anyone in need. Please keep Fran and her family in your prayers; she will truly appreciate them.


I hope to see you all soon, especially in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, please support this big event in our backyard.


Happy gardening!