National Garden Clubs Week

Proclamations
Posted on May 31, 2017

Proclamation

By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, The Garden Club of Alabama Inc. helps beautify and preserve our natural resources in our communities; and

WHEREAS, The Garden Club of Alabama began in Montgomery, Alabama on August 28, 1932 when 71 Alabama delegates who represented 50 Alabama Garden Clubs met and formed the Alabama Federation of Garden Clubs; and

WHEREAS, the Alabama Federation of Garden Clubs became incorporated in 1954, thereby changing their name to The Garden Club of Alabama Inc.; and

WHEREAS, currently, The Garden Club of Alabama consists of 113 clubs statewide accounting for 2,296 members who are affiliates of the Deep South Region of the National Garden Clubs Inc.; and

WHEREAS, through providing education, resources, and networking opportunities, The Garden Club of Alabama is able to accomplish their mission of helping their members promote their love of gardening and environmental responsibility; and

WHEREAS, by implementing the goals of The Garden Club of Alabama the communities and citizens are able to benefit and live in beautiful surroundings; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the week of June 4th through June 10th, 2017, as

National Garden Clubs Week

in the State of Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 31st day of May 2017.

Kay Ivey

Governor