Membership


Pella Garden Club

Pella, Iowa

2019-2020

Organized February 6, 1963

Federated 1963


Conservation Creed

“I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully to defend from waste the natural resources of my country – its soil and minerals, its forest, waters and wildlife.”

Our Purpose

The Pella Garden Club exists to promote a love of plants abd living things.  We provide education in areas of flower arranging, horticulture and landscape design.  Our club perpetuates the Tulip Time Flower Show and our fundraising efforts support civic beautification.


Members - 18

Member of:

National Garden Clubs, Inc

Central Region Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa – Fifth District

Iowa Horticultural Society



Table of Contents

1 Title Page

1 Conservation Creed

1 Our Purpose

2 Table of  Contents

3 National Federated Garden Club Officers

3 State Federated Garden Club Officers

4 Pella Garden Club Officers/Board Members

4-6 2019-20 Committees

6 Current Club Events and Projects 

7 Chronicle of Events/Donations (Past 10 years)

8-9 Membership

9 Calendar of Events

10-12 2019-20 Program Schedule

12 Tulip Time Flower Show Themes (Past 10 years)

13 2019 – 20 Club Expenses/Donations

13-14 Donations – Civic Beautification 

14 Summer Garden Party Themes (Past 10 years)

14 Garden Club Trips (Past 10 years)

15-17 By-Laws

18 Pella Garden Club Standing Rules


National Garden Club Officers

National Garden Clubs, Inc.

4401 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110-3492

headquarters@gardenclub.org http://www,gardenclub.org

President’s Theme:  Plant America

NGC President Gay L. Austin McComb, MS

Central Regional Director Jodi Meyer lulumeyer1957@gmail.com


Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa Officers

Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa

Wallace Building, 502 E 9th, Des Moines, IA  50319-0058

Phone:  515-281-5402

President Terri Bonner Ewers pearl@cltel.net

President Elect Walter Reemtsma presby1mom@gmail.com

1st Vice Presedent/ Marlene Marolf gourddzn@aol.com

2nd Vice President Shirley Wolf saw@wccta.net

Recording Secretary Sue Becker     topdog51031@frontier.com

Treasurer Cynthia Berkland cynthiaberkland54@gmail.com

Parliamentarian & Protocol Juliene Bramer mabramer@myomnitel.com


Pella Garden Club Officers/Board Members

President:  Ann Summitt

Vice President:  Janna Boyd

Secretary: Nola Leubbert-Vasquez

Treasurer: Jody Mansueto

Publicity: Patsy Sadler

Membership: Patsy Cody

Summer Garden Party:  Jody Mansueto

Flower Show: Lois Boeyink


2019-2020 Committees

Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jody Mansueto

Mary Edwards

Edie Buwalda

Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patsy Cody

Marilyn Aldrich

Karin Hudak

Flower Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Lois Boeyink

Marlyn Rietveld- Ebbers

Mary Edwards

Publicity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patsy Sadler

Jaxine Corum

Mary Edwards

Summer Garden Party. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Jody Mansueto

Ann Summitt

Tulip Bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandy Heerema

Barb  Braafhart

Tulip Bulb Packing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patsy Cody

Florence Vander Meiden

Nola Leubbert-Vasquez

Sandy Heerema

Grant Writers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marlyn Rietveld Ebbers

Flowers and Memorials. . . . . . . .. . . . . .  . Janna Boyd

  Lois Boeyink

Master Flower Show Judges. . . . . .  . . . .Janna Boyd

Sandy Heerema

Marlyn Rietveld Ebbers

Patsy Sadler 

Florence Vander Meiden

Garden Consultants:  Sandy Heerema, Marlyn Rietveld Ebbers

                    Edie Buwalda

Landscape Design Consultant: Sandy Heerema

Master Gardeners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lois Boeyink

Sandy Heerema

Marlyn Rietveld Ebbers

Florence Vander Meiden

Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Jaxine Corum

Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Summitt

Picking Beds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . .Ann Summitt

Tulip Bulb Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Sandy Winkel

Sandy Heerema

Facebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jaxine Corum 

Mary Edwards


Current Club Events/Projects

Summer Garden Party in June

Garden Week Community Project in June

Tulip Time Flower Show in May 

Tulip Bulb Sales in May 

Bulb Packaging and Shipping in October

Brinkhoff Park

Planting of Shrubs and Trees

Dollars for Scholars (two $500 scholarships each year)

Contributions to Local, State and National Activity Funds

Tuttle Cabin Nature Walkway





Chronicle of Events

        Visit www.pellagardenclub.org for a Chronicle of Events from 1963 -2008

2009 – Pella Regional Health Center – 1500 for landscaping

Gift of 1,150 for Frieda Ten Hagen Memorial Trees

2010 – Gift of $348 for Tree for Habitat for Humanity House

2011 – Completion of Brinkhoff Park Project – 8,538.68

Refurbish windmill and landscaping

2012 – Netherlands 50th Anniversary Trip, Floriade 2012

Pella Parks Trust - $3,500

50th Christmas Tour (Final Tour)

50th Tulip Time Flower Show

Host Annual State Meeting and Flower Show 

2013 – Donation to City to create Tulip Lanes on N. Main

50th Anniversary Bus Trip to Ames, Iowa

Cottages Atrium Planting - $1,000

Pella in Bloom - $100

2014 – Summer Garden Party 1

Memorial Tree, Brinkhoff Park/ Eileen Hessing $500

2015 – Summer Garden Party 2

Fair Haven Memorial Garden creation and support

2016 – Summer Garden Party 3

Fair Haven Memorial Garden Bronze Statue

Garden Design and Support

Brinkhoff Park Landscape

2017 – Summer Garden Party 4

Fair Haven Memorial Garden Design and Support

Brinkhoff Park Support

2018 – Summer Garden Party 5

Fair Haven Memorial Garden Design and Support

Brinkhoff Park - $4,000

Historical Village - $25,000

Tree for Historical Village/Joan Farver  $500

2019 – Summer Garden Party 6

Fairhaven Memorial Garden Design and Support

Tuttle Cabin Nature Walkway - $15,000



Membership

(All area codes are 641 unless specified otherwise)


Aldrich, Marilyn ’70  work 628-1130 cell 780-1461

1323 Northwest Dr., Pella, IA  50219 marilyn@towncrierltd.com


Boerigter, Delores ’10 204-2290

1001 Main St., Pella, IA  50219 NeverEnough7285@outlook.com


*Boeyink, Lois (Gary) ’12 780-2902

623 Bos Landen Weg, Pella, IA  50219 boeyinkl@windstream.net


*Boyd, Janna (Bill) ’68 780-0593

812 Big Rock Park Road, Pella, IA  50219 bjboyd@iowatelecom.net


Braafhart, Barb (Jim) ’12 628-1258 or 780-1225

805 195th Ave.  Pella, IA  50219 barbbraafhart61@gmail.com


*Buwalda, Edie ’72 628-4864 or 780-0863

514 Madison, Pella, IA  50219 edith@iowatelecom.net 


*Cody, Patsy (David) ’15 628-1899 or 780-2007

1541 Pleasant Dr., Pella, IA  50219 dpcody72@gmail.com


Corum, Jaxine ’15     780-0898

1003 Broadway St, Pella, IA  50219 mjcorum@mediacombb.net


Edwards, Mary (John) ’09     780-3554

1540 Pleasant Dr., Pella, IA  50219 maryedwards1274@gmail.com

*Heerema, Sandy ’66     780-7185

700 Main St., Apt 301, Pella, IA  50219 sheeree@windstream.net


Hudak, Karin (Don)’16     230-0208

1 Buck Hill Dr., Pella, IA  50219 donkarin@hotmail.com


Leubbert- Vasquez, Nola (Gene) ’13     891-8611

1409 Main St., Pella, IA  50219 moxeymaven@aol.com


Mansueto, Jody (Jim) ’15 628-2187 or 515-783-6823

1304 Main St., Pella, IA  50219 jodymansueto@gmail.com


*Rietveld Ebbers, Marlyn (Jim) ’76   620-9024 or 629-1306

709 Main St., Unit B, Pella, IA  50219 mere2038@gmail.com


Sadler, Patsy ’66 628-4786

607 E 3rd St., Apt. 201, Pella, IA  50219 psadler@windstream.net


*Summitt, Ann (Thom) ’13         780-1862

1435 Hazel St., Pella, IA  50219 annsummitt@gmail.com


Vander Meiden, Florence (Gerrit) ’79 628-4205

1083 Hwy G-5, Pella, IA  50219 gusnflo@iowatelecom.net


Winkel, Sandra (Warren) ’03 628-8535

217 E. 14th St., Pella, IA  50219 wswinkel1@gmail.com




2019-2020 Calendar of Events


September 12-13, 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . .  Gardening School, Madrid, IA

September 13-14, 2019. . . . . . .Judges Symposium Bloomington, MN

September 18-20, 2019. . . . . . NGC Fall Board Meeting, St. Louis, MO

October 7-8, 2019. . . . . . . . .Central Region Convention, St. Louis, MO

May 7,8 & 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pella Tulip Time Flower Show, Pella, IA

May 12-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NGC Convention, Milwaukee, WI

June 1, 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .District 4,5 & 7 Meeting, Location TBA

June 7-13, 2020. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  National Garden Club Garden Week


2019-2020 Pella Garden Club Program Schedule


Wednesday, September 4, 2019  6:00 pm

Location:  Sandy Heerema Home

Program:  Getting Ready for the New Year 

Hostesses:  Edie Buwalda and Mary Edwards


Monday-Wednesday, October 14-17, 2019  Tulip Bulb Packing

Location:  Scholte Church


Thursday, October 17, 2019  10:00 am  

Location:   Scholte Church

Program:  Business Meeting/Celebration

Hostesses:  Marilyn Aldrich and Nola L-V


*Wednesday, November  6, 2019 6:00 pm

Location:  Pella Library Meeting Room

Program:  Down and Dirty – Soil Enrichment Tips

Speaker:  Neal Van Veen

Hostesses:  Edie Buwalda and Jody Mansueto


Wednesday, December 4, 2019  12:00 pm

Location:  Pella Country Club

Program:  Making Kokedama Balls & Luncheon

Speakers:  Ann Summitt and Lois Boeyink 

Hossesses:  Patsy Cody, Barb Braafhart, Patsy Sadler

                              and Florence Vander Meiden


*Wednesday, January 8, 2020  10:00 am

Location:  Janna Boyd Home (Please Carpool) 

Program:  The Wonders of Big Rock Park

Speakers:  Mary Stark and Stephen Johnston

Hostesses:  Delores Boerigter and Lois Boeyink


February 2020  No Meeting


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:30 am

Location:  Pella Public Library Meeting Room Program:  Business Meeting/ Tulip Time prep

Hostesses:  Marlyn Rietveld Ebbers and Mary Edwards


*Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:00 am

Location:  Scholte Church

Meeting:  10:00 am followed by Floral Design           Presentation (TBD) and Salad Luncheon  

Hostesses: Sandy Heerema and Karin Hudak

(Paper Products, Drink and Set Up)

Monday, May 4, 2020 – Flower Show Set Up

Janna Boyd, Edie Buwalda – Help Welcome


Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – Design Assistance Workshop 1:00-3:00 pm

Location:  Scholte Church Basement 

Receive advice, create, and place your design

Bring flowers and containers


Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – Flower Show Judging 1:00 pm

Location:  Scholte Church


Thurs, Fri, Sat, May 7, 8 & 9, 2020 - Tulip Time Flower Show   9am - 6pm

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:00 pm

Location:  West Market Park South Shelter House

Program:  Potluck, Snacks and Business Meeting

Hostesses:  Jaxine Corum and Sandy Winkel


Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:00 am

Program:  Garden Stroll and Progressive Lunch

Location:  Jody’s – Appetizer (Helper – Jaxine)

        TBD – Light Lunch (Helper – Barb)

      Ann’s – Dessert (Helper – Janna)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:00 pm

Location:  Marlyn Rietveld-Ebbers Home

Program:  Potluck and Year Wrap Up

Hostess:  Sandy Winkel


Wednesday, September 3, 2020 – Bus Trip

Hostesses/ Planners:  Marilyn Aldrich and Sandy        Heerema

*Guests Welcome








Tulip Time Flower Shows

Since the first Flower Show in 1963, at the site now known as the Pella Memorial Building and since that time at the Scholte Church and Pella Historical Village, the Garden Club has held a Tulip Time Flower Show accepting both artistic floral designs and horticultural entries.

Themes from 1961-2009 can be found at www.pellagardenclub.org

Year Theme Chairman

2010 Got Wooden Shoes? Marilyn Aldrich

2011 That’s What We Do at Tulip Time Rose Schultz

2012 50th Anniversary Golden Reflections Milly Van Dyke

2013 Mooi Wat Bloemen Duin Lois Vermeer

2014 Fun with Color Delores Boerigter

2015 A Touch of a Holland Garden Marlyn Rietveld Ebbers 

2016 Come and Enjoy Tulip Time Sandy Heerema

2017 Tulip Time All Through the Year Janna Boyd

2018 Strike Up the Band Sandy Heerema 

2019 Color Wheel in the Garden Barb Braafhart


2019 Pella Garden Club Expenses

Bookeeping Audit 700.00

Yearbook Printing 695.00

Floral Calendar 154.95

Judges Lunch/Mileage/Flower Show 580.70

National Gardener Magazine 176.00

Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa 220.00

Liability Insurance 520.00

PO Box Rent   56.00

Tulip Time Flower Show Awards 385.00

Historical Village Rent/Donation       1,000.00

West Market Park Booth 150.00

         $4,637.65


Pella Garden Club Donations 2019-2020

Des Moines Botanical Center $50.00

Fair Haven Memorial Garden           $3083.05

FGC State Horticultural Scholarship           $50.00

FGC State Landscape Design Scholarship           $50.00

Iowa Arboretum           $50.00

Nature Conservancy           $50.00

Federated Garden Club (Iowa News)           $180.00

Pella Dollars for Scholars               $1,000.00

Pella Historical Society(Donation for Bldg use) $1,000.00

Garden Week Library Pots $98.44

Tuttle Cabin Walkway   $15,000.00

     $20,611.49


57 Years of Donations 

Toward Civic Beautification, Restoration, 

Preservation and Education

Pella Historical Society   $150,700

City Tulip Lanes   $145,900

City of Pella (Parks & Projects Support)     $60,379

Pella Schools Landscaping and Scholarship Support     $35,800

Pella Regional Hospital (Landscaping Support)      $42,500

Wesley Life Cottages Atrium Garden Beautification        $1,000

$5,000 pledge + $10,000 + $14,735      $29,735

Brinkhoff Park Trees       $4,000

Pella Historical Society Scholte Gardens Park     $25,000

Tuttle Cabin Nature Walkway     $15,000

   $510,014

Summer Garden Party

Following the final 50th Christmas Tour of Homes and Tea, December 2012, Pella Garden Club held a Summer Garden Party.  This event replaces the Home Tour as one of our major fundraisers. Funds raised support scholarships and civic beautification.

Year Theme Chairman

2014 – Downton Abbey Upstairs Lois Boeyink

2015 – Downton Abbey Downstairs Barb Braafhart

2016 – The Secret Garden Ann Summitt

2017 – Farm to Table Jody Mansueto

2018 – Wedding on Broadway Janna Boyd

2019 – Picnic in the Park Patsy Cody

2020 – Pella Garden Club Makes a Splash  Jody Mansueto


Garden Club Trips

The first Garden Club trip was an overnight to Dixon, Illinois to the Harold Cook workshop in October, 1971.  Since 2010 the Club has traveled to the following locations:

2010 – Bedford, IA  Iris Farm and Maryville, MO  Hollingwood Peonies

2011 – Ames, IA  Reiman Garden

2012 –Netherlands Floriade

2013 – Council Bluffs, IA, Omaha, NE  Lauritzen Gardens

2014 –Ames, IA – 50th Anniversary Trip

2015 – Des Moines,  IA Art Center, Botanical Center, Sculpture Park

2016 – Des Moines, IA  World Food Prize, 

2017 – Cedar Rapids, IA  Brucemore Gardens

2018 – Chicago, IL – 55th Anniversary Trip

2019 – Ames, IA 

BY-LAWS FOR THE PELLA GARDEN CLUB

Article I – Name  This club shall be known as the Pella Garden Club.

Article II – Objects

To contribute to the success of Tulip Time by perpetuating and developing the Tulip Time Flower Show.

To affiliate with the State Federation of Garden Clubs and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc.  

Article III – Membership

Section 1.  Active membership shall be an unlimited number.

Section 2.  Membership shall be open to all interested people.

Section 3.  New members shall receive a Pella Garden Club yearbook and a Handbook for the Flower Show upon joining.

Article IV – Dues

Section 1.  Dues shall be established by the Executive Board and shall be payable in September, the first month of the Garden Club’s regular year.  

Section 2.  New members taken in during the year shall pay a fee to include dues and handbook.  Fee shall be established by the Executive Board.

Section 3.  Honorary membership shall be allowed.

Article V – Officers and Executive Board Duties

Section 1.  The officers shall be President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  They shall be elected at the annual meeting and serve for two years.  

Section 2. The President shall preside at all meetings of the club and shall appoint committee chairmen when necessary.  

Section 3.  The Vice President shall conduct the business of the club during the absence of the President.  If the office of President becomes vacant, the Vice President shall become President. The Vice President shall oversee club communications.  Following a 2-year term as Vice President, the Vice President shall then assume the Presidency of the Pella Garden Club for a 2-year term.  

Section 4.  The Program Chairman shall serve as President if the offices of President and Vice President become vacant.  

Section 5.  The Secretary shall keep records of the meetings of the club and shall be custodian of all records and papers pertaining to her office.  She shall conduct all correspondence, keep all letters on file, and send notices of special meetings.  

Section 6.  The Treasurer shall keep an account of all money received and dispensed.

Section 7.  The Executive Board shall consist of all Garden Club officers and the Chairman of the following committees:  Program, Membership, Publicity, Flower Show and Summer Garden Party. This Board transacts the general business of the club, considers all questions of policy and presents recommendations to the club for action.  The President may request other chairmen and/or committees to attend called Executive Board meeting when deemed necessary.  

Section 8.  The Executive Board of the Pella Garden Club has the authority to appoint a member of the Pella Garden Club to fill an office that has been vacated to finish out that term until the next scheduled election.  

Section 9.  Standing Committees shall be appointed by the President and Vice President.  

Article VI – Meetings

Section 1.  For at least nine months of the year, there shall be one regular meeting a month usually the first Wednesday combining morning and evening meetings.  The Pella Garden Club year is September to July.  

Section 2.  The Annual Meeting shall be held in July for the purpose of annual reports and election of officers.  The President shall conduct the July meeting and complete the current state president’s report. Newly elected officers shall take office in September.  All Materials and information pertinent to the office shall be transferred before the September meeting. 

Article VII – Election of Officers

Section 1.  The Nomination Committee shall be named two months before the Annual Meeting.  It shall consist of five members: three chosen by the President and Vice President, one elected from the Executive Board and one elected by the membership.  

Section 2.  The Nomination Committee shall prepare a list of candidate(s), one or more for each office.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor, providing such nominees have given their previous consent.  The voting shall be by ballot at the Annual Meeting in July.  

Article VIII – Quorum

Section 1. A quorum of a meeting of the club shall be one-fourth of the membership.

Article IX – Parliamentary Authority

Section 1.  “Roberts Rules of Order, Revised” shall be the authority and govern this club in the business procedure on all points not covered by the by-laws.  


Article X – Amendments

Section 1.  The by-laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the club by two-thirds of the votes cast by those present provided that the proposed amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous meeting.  They may be amended without notice at the Annual Meeting by unanimous vote.  

Article XI – Resignations

Section 1.  Resignations from Garden Club must be sent in writing to the secretary.





PELLA GARDEN CLUB STANDING RULES

  •  EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL
  • The Pella Garden Club will pay registration fees upon completion of educational workshops, classes and meetings sponsored by the Federated Garden Club Organization.  This amount will not exceed $50.00 per member per event.  

  •  PELLA GARDEN CLUB TRAVEL
  • The Pella Garden Club will pay expenses for our club’s events.  This will be for drivers that take 3 or more members. The Board will decide the amount for each individual trip.  

  • GIFTS AND MEMORIALS GUIDELINES (October 1, 2013)
  • Gifts and memorials will be given to Garden Club members only.  A member in the hospital will be sent a plant or floral arrangement not to exceed $35.00.  A memorial check or gift certificate in the amount of $50.00 will be given to a member for a death in her immediate family: spouse, grandparent, parent, child, grandchild, sibling (this does not include in-laws).  Upon a member’s death, flowers (not to exceed $50.00) will be sent to the funeral or memorial service. Cards may be sent to a member who has a family member with serious health issues. Members may send personal cards at any time.  

  • PROGRAMS (June 2018)
  • The Pella Garden Club’s Program Committee has $1,000 a year to pay speakers as needed.  

  • TULIP BULBS (June 2018)
  • The Pella Garden Club will pay to have the picking bed planted.

     

    Archived Booklets

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