Life Membership

Our garden club Life Membership is an honorary distinction, showing a member’s support and dedication for our organizations. The purchase fees for Life Memberships are used as fund raisers for our gardens, scholarships and endowment funds.

Giving a Life Membership is an excellent way to honor someone who has made a special contribution to your garden club, district, state or region. It is a great way to honor your club’s outgoing President or a Committee Chair who made your club’s project very successful!

Life Membership makes a wonderful birthday, holiday or special surprise gift for your favorite garden club person. Just let us know if it a secret and we can do that too! You can even purchase a Life Membership for yourself, just to show your support for our organization and to add funds to our projects.

If you wish to become a life member or give a life membership to honor someone else, please complete the Life Membership Application below, and mail the application and fee to either the GCNC Life Membership Chairman or to the GCNC Headquarters Office. All three categories of Life Membership are on the one form.

The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. Life Membership

The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. Life Members receive a beautiful State Life Membership pin and card. They are listed in the permanent book of Life Members. Life Members are recognized in The North Carolina Gardener and at State and District meetings. Life Members continue to pay club and state dues.

The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. Life Membership contributions are divided equally, one-half to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens and one-half to the Elizabethan Gardens.

South Atlantic Region Life Membership

There is an ongoing competition in the South Atlantic Region between the five region states…North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky. Each year at the SAR Convention it is announced which state won the competition for that year by increasing their SAR Life Memberships the most.

North Carolina is in the lead! Help us stay that way by becoming a South Atlantic Region Life Member!

South Atlantic Region Life Members receive a SAR logo pin and certificate. SAR Life Membership contributions go directly to the SAR Scholarship Fund

National Garden Clubs Life Membership

The National Garden Clubs Life Membership is fully tax deductible as the previously included a lifetime subscription to The National Gardener ceased in 2019. The NGC Life Membership is awarded in a presentation folder with a certificate. The NGC Life Membership pin is available for purchase separately.

National Garden Club Life Members are invited to attend the special Life Members banquet at the Annual Convention.

The National Life Membership equally supports the Permanent Home and Endowment Fund and the NGC Scholarship Fund.