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

    Beautification Award (Home Garden)    
   Beautification Award (Organization) 
   Certificate of Appreciation     
   Creativity Award
   Bill Hull Memorial Cup                                
   Environmental & Conservation            
   Gardening from the Heart                   

 George Spader Award                                      
   Honor Clubs                                         
   Johnny Appleseed Award 
    Scholarship Awards     
    Service Club Awards       
    Silver Medal   
    Spade Awards    
    Spade Club Awards
    Trowel Awards
    Trowel Club Awards
    Woodson K. Jones Memorial Award
    Youth & Gardening Award

    National Past President Pins

Beautification Awards
(Home Garden):

       Maintained by member and family

Beautification Award (Organization):

Bill Hull Memorial Cup

Certificate of Appreciation:

Creativity Award:

Environmental & Conservation
 Achievement Award:

Gardening from the Heart:

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George Spader Award: 2018
For the greatest percent increase in membership over the previous year:

       Albany Men's Garden Club, NY

  Honor Clubs:
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Johnny Appleseed Award:

Newsletters: 2018
Newsletter    Club or Region   

Class A Club Award:   (50 + members)
     1st place:  MGC of Youngstown, Germinator
     2nd place: Central Iowa Gardeners, Fertilizer
     3rd place: The Gardeners of North Iowa, Grapevine

Class B Club Award:    (25 to 49 members)
     1st place:  Garden Club of Dallas, Green Thumb
Class C Club Award:     (25 or less members)
     1st place:  Liberty Hyde Bailey Garden Club, Baileyan

Region Newsletters:


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Photography: 2018
Best of Show Winners - 2018
   Best of Show:       Richard States
            Member MGC of Youngstown, OH
   Victoria amazonica
   1st  Runner-up:     John Eichorn
Member at large, Vancouver, WA
   Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus)

   2nd  Runner-up:    Judy Nighorn
            The Gardeners of Green Bay, Wisconsin
   Cacti (Siguaro National Park, Arizona)

   Sweepstakes Award:  Richard States   
                                Member MGC of Youngstown, OH
Click here to View Photos: Photography Competition Winners 

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Scholarship Awards: 2018
  Candidate                  University or College      
  Patrick C. Andrews         The Ohio State University
  Seville, OH
  GOG Akron                    

  Austin Brehun                Ohio State University, ATI
  Aurora, OH
  GOG Akron

  Olivia Dotson                 Kent State University
  Salem, OH 
  MGC Youngstown, OH                   
  Devin Matthew Herman  The Ohio State University
  Edgerton, OH      
  GOG Akron

  Desiree R. Pinkerton    Kent State University
  East Liverpool, OH
  MGC Youngstown, OH

 Service Club Awards:


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  Spade Club Awards: 2018
For recruiting the most new members:
Gardeners of Lima, OH

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 Spade Award: 2018
Club Award - Club w/highest % of participants:
            Gardeners of Lima, OH
Recognition of club members qualifying for the Spade Award: (pins)

Steve Maki, the Gardeners of Lima, OH
         (presented in Dec. 2017 instead of 2018 convention)
Donna Maki, the Gardeners of Lima, OH
         (presented in Dec. 2017 instead of 2018 convention)
Bob Bell, Gardeners of Greater Akron, OH
Cindy Julian, Gardeners of Central Lake County, IL
Steve Ford, Bigfoot Garden Club, IA
Marilyn Ford, Bigfoot Garden Club, IA
Keith Trowbridge, Fort Wayne GOA, IN

 Trowel Awards
For recruiting new members who renew for a 2nd year,

 Trowel Club Award: 2018
Recognition of club with most members qualifying for the Trowel Award

(club w/50 - 100 club members)   
     Gardeners of Greater Akron, OH

(club with 50 or less members)   
     The Gardeners of Lima, OH 

Recognition of club members qualifying for the Trowel Award: (pins)

Ed Morrison, The Gardeners of Lima, OH
(presented in Dec. 2017 instead of 2018 convention)

Silver Medal: 2018
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.

Frank Mitch      
TGOA/MGCA 2018 President

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Woodson K. Jones Memorial

To an affiliated TGOA/MGCA club in recognition of projects and outstanding service to the community and TGOA/MGCA

Youth & Gardening Award:

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National Past President Pins:
Presented in Year as President

Frank M. Mitch              2018
John C. Schinker         2017
Billy A. Clark                 2016
Karen L. Clark              2015 
R. Daniel Logan III       2014  
James L. Bagwell III    2013
John J. Kessen            2012
Hugh G. Earnhart        2011
Robert L. Grossman   2009
James A. Mack             2007
Dale G. Davies              2006
Honey Barneykoff       2004
Louis C. Jones             2003
William F. Lanning      1998
James A. Tracy            1992


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