The South Atlantic Region

         of National Garden Clubs 

North Carolina
South Carolina
West Virginia


Judy Barnes, South Atlantic Region Director

“The Beauty of Nature: Protect, Preserve, Enjoy”

It is exciting for me to embark on my journey as your South Atlantic Region Director. As many of you know being outside is one of my favorite things to do. Whether it is gardening, hiking, or just sitting and looking at the beauty of a green tree against the deep blue sky, being outside is one of the joys of my life. It is not possible for all of us to be actively involved with the outside world. But we can all be aware of our world and do our best to Protect, Preserve, and Enjoy it! Thus, my theme reflects my deep belief that each of us has a responsibility to make sure that our children, and their children have this beauty in their future.

My Director’s Project reflects the theme I have chosen. Think of ways your club can contribute to the beauty of our land from picking up litter to donating money and/or time to our state lands. An award of $100 will be presented to a club in 2018 and one in 2019 whose activity best reflects “Protect, Preserve, Enjoy”.

We are happy to announce that the South Atlantic region was able to comply with all NGC requirements that we stand alone and no longer come under their umbrella. At the 2017 Convention, the membership approved new Standing Rules (all board members had received a copy of email) and the treasurer was able to remove all funds from the NGC Federal EIN number before May 31, 2017.

New accounts were quickly opened for SAR using our own EIN number. SAR is now operating as a 501 (c) 3 organization on our own. Many thanks go to June Ashworth for all the work she put in on this time consuming and complicated endeavor.