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Rockford, IL 2007 CONVENTION
July 12 - 14, 2007

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

    Beautification Award (Home Garden)   Newsletters  
   Beautification Award (Organization)     Photography  
   Creativity Award                                   Scholarship Awards  
   Environmental & Conservation             Service Club Awards
   Gardening from the Heart                     Silver Medal

 George Spader Award                          Spade Club Awards             
   Honor Clubs                                          Trowel Club Awards
   Johny Appleseed Award                     
Beautification Awards (Home Garden): 2007
       Maintained by member and family 

Linda Cobb, Member of Spartanburg Men's Garden Club, SC
Beautification Award (Organization):

Men's Garden Club of Des Moines. IA
Gardeners Club of Mendota, IL
Boone County Gardeners of America, IL

Creativity Award:
        No Award in 2007

Environmental & Conservation Achievement Award:
         No Award in 2007

Gardening from the Heart:
          No Award in 2007

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George Spader Award:
       For the greatest percent increase in membership over the
       previous year:
       Award in 2007 to:  Spartanburg Men's Garden Club, Spartanburg, SC

  Honor Clubs:
  Membership increase information was not presented at the 2007 convention.
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Johnny Appleseed Award
          No Award in 2007  

2007 Newsletter awards are here:

               Newsletter    Club or Region    Editor

Class A Club Award:   (101 + members)
   1st place:   "The Manure Spreader", Greater Kansas City GOA, MO
                                                                               Editor, Kay Elliot                     
Class B Club Award:    (51-100 members)                    
   1st place:  "The Germinator", MGC of Youngstown, OH,
                                                                                Editor Joseph Alessi, Jr.

   2nd place:   "The Tiller", GC of Green Bay, WI, Editor Shirley Winnes

   3rd place:   "The Green Thumb", 1st GC of Dallas, TX,  Editor Bob Ploger

Class C Club Award:     (Up to 50 members)
    1st place:   "The Back Acre News", Men and Women's GC of Findlay, OH,
                                                  Editors Nancy Kronberg and Anita Lanning
    2nd place:   "Flora Flash", GOA Fort Wayne, IN,   Editor Cheri E. Kessen

    3rd place:   "Green Thumb Chatter", TGC of Mendota, IL, Editor, Joanne Carter


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Best of Show Winners - 2007
   Best of Show:       Karyn Chaffin    Denver GOA
                                Passiflora x alato-caerulea, Passion Flower              
   1st  Runner-up:     Rodney Toth      MGC Youngstown
                                Dahlia pinnata. 'Vassio Meggos'
   2nd  Runner-up:    Athol Cline   Member at Large (AHS)
    (Tie)                     Stapella gigantean, Carrion Flower
                                Judy Schuck     GOA Overland Park
                                Bee on Eryngium x oliverianum
   Sweepstakes Winner:  Richard Quataert    MGC Rochester
                total score - 225        Blue -12, Red - 8, Yellow - 0 
   Blue Ribbon Award:   Karen Chaffin   Denver GOA
                                      83 % Blue Ribbon Entries                 
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
                      Rosa rosceae
     B          Annual Flowers                Karyn Chaffin       Denver GOA  
                      Zinnia elegans zowie, 'Yellow Flame'
     C          Herbaceous Perennial &   Karyn Chaffin       Denver GOA    
                 Biennial Flowers (excluding Bulbous Plants)  
                      Datura meteloides,  Angel's Trumpet                        
     D          Bulb-Like Flowers             Sherra Schuck     GOA Overland Park
                      Nymphia, Waterlily and Canna
     E          Specialty Flowering          Althol Cline          Member at Large/AHS
                      Plants - Stapelia giganta, Carrion Flower
     F          Trees, Shrubs & Woody     Karyn Chaffin       Denver GOA       
                      Vines - Passiflora alato-caerulea, Passion Flower            
     G          Edible Fruit and Nuts         Jerry Cleland      Gardeners of Central Lake
                      Malus, Crabapple                                                          County
     H          Vegetables                         Helen Lynch        Member at Large
                      Piper Nigrum, Pepper
     I           Plants Grown in                   Athol Cline          Member at Large/AHS
                 Containers, Pots, or Hanging Baskets
                      Tradescantia zebrine, Zebrina Flower
     J          Wildflowers                           Anne Allen         Member at Large/AHS
                      Hemerocallis fulva, Highway Daylily
                      Vicia rocca, Blue Vetch
     K          Private, Public & Natural      Di DeCaire          Member at Large/AHS
                       Private Landscape
     L          Specimen Photography        Rodney Toth        MGC Youngstown
                       Dahlia pinnata, 'Vassio Meggos'
     M         Miscellaneous                       Judy Schuck        GOA Overland Park
                       Bee on Eryngium x oliverianum

Scholarship Awards: 2007
     Candidate                  Affiliation                             Sponsor
 Patricia Zehl                 Kansas State University               Mo/KAN Region
 Timothy Sauner           Ohio State University, ATI            MGC of Akron
 Matthew Long              Kansas State University                MO/KAN Region
 Kimberly Cottrell          University of Missouri, Columbi    MO/KAN Region
 Monica Hudak              Ohio State University, ATI             MGC Akron

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 Service Club Awards:

This list was not presented at the 2007 National Convention


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   Spade Club Awards:
  For recruiting the most new members:
          These Awards were not presented at the 2007 Convention.

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     Trowel Club Awards:
For recruiting new members who renew for a 2nd year.
           These Awards were not presented at the 2007 Convention.


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.

     William Lanning, TGOA/MGCA Past President,  Findlay, Ohio
       Jerry Miller, Men's Garden Club of Des Moines, IA
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