History:

The Delhi Garden Club (DGC) was established in 1941. From meager beginnings with twelve or thirteen members, it has grown to a membership of 38. The early emphasis was on flower arranging, hosting flower shows, and working on the Cleanest City competition. The Town of Delhi garnered numerous district and regional titles and two state titles. Over the years, the focus has shifted to one of community service.

DGC worked to secure a vacant lot which was subsequently donated to the Town of Delhi. Members transformed the lot into the Thompson-Anding Plaza. They sold memorial bricks to line the raised flower beds, and erected a pergola. Crepe myrtles and roses abound. Other beautification projects have been undertaken throughout the town.

DGC has been working with the Mayor and Town Council over the last two years cleaning up the abandoned buildings and mobile homes. The members continue to perform volunteer work for the Town of Delhi to aid in its beautification efforts and make our community a more attractive and appealing place.

 

Purposes:

to stimulate interest in private and public gardening

to improve the environment in Delhi

to create and promote interest in arranging flowers and staging flower shows

to learn about new cultivars

to promote conservation of birds, flowers, butterflies, and trees and to promote litter control

to promote friendship with gardeners in Delhi and neighboring towns

 

Club Flower:

Rose

Club Tree:

Magnolia

Club Shrub:

Crepe Myrtle

Club Motto:

Beauty is the reward we seek for the service we render.

Contact Information:

info@delhigardenclub.com

Organized:

4/30/1941

Federated:

11/28/1941

 

Affiliates:

National Garden Clubs, Inc
Deep South Region
Louisiana Garden Club Federation
5th District Garden Club

 

Membership:

38

Meetings:

Second Tuesday on each month (September thru May) at 5:30 P.M.

Officers (2009 2010):

President, Evelyn Greer
First Vice President, Susan Cagnolatti
Second Vice President, Jean Cheek
Secretary, Brandy Wilson
Treasurer, Dianne Hinton
Parliamentarian, Eva Dawson



Delhi Garden Club
Delhi, LA 71232