Conventions: WVGC

West Virginia Garden Club Incorporated

88th Annual Convention

Hosted by Kanawha District

“Sowing Seeds For The Future”


Charleston Marriott Town Center, Charleston, West Virginia

Thursday, April 12th through Saturday, April 14th, 2018

All reservations should be made directly with the Charleston Marriott Town Center at 200 Lee Street, E., Charleston, West Virginia,25301.     304-345-6500 or 1-800-228-9290

Room rates are $94. plus tax for king or two double beds. This includes parking. Reservations must be received on or before March 28th , 2018.

Please complete the registration form and return it along with check made payable to WVGI 2018 Convention . Mail to Bobbi Holland, Convention Registrar,  906 Maple Road, Charleston, WV, 24302.   She can also be reached at 304-542-1712 or

Tentative Schedule

Thursday April 12th, 2018.

1:00-6:00 P M-Registration desk open.

1:00-2:00 P M – Finance Committee

2:00-3:00 P M- District Directors

2:00-3:00 P M – Past Presidents

3:00-4:00 P M – Executive Board Meeting

4:30-6:00 P M- Board of Directors Meeting

6:30- Dinner Board Reception

Friday, April 13th, 2018.

6:30 A M open for breakfast- on your own.

8:00 A M -5:00 P M- Registration and Vendors open.

9:00 A M – Business Meeting

12:00 P M – Lunch

2:00-2:45 P M -Workshop

3:00-3:45 P M – Workshop

6:00-P M – Banquet

9:30 P M -Dessert Reception

Saturday April 14th, 2018.

8:00 – 9:00 A M – Registration

9:00 -11:00 A M – Awards Breakfast


 2018 WVGCI Convention Workshops


Jane Powell  “What not to do when designing garden beds”

Jane combines her love of gardens, fashion and design.With a history in retail and an eye for display and color plus experience as a long time West Virginia Extension Service Master Gardener (Kanawha County Chapter), she brings a unique perspective to the garden.

Jane is active in the community and volunteers with several nonprofits, as well as Kanawha County Master Gardeners. She is also one of the regular   columnists for the Good to Grow column in the Sunday Charleston Gazette- Mail newspaper. Her garden has sunny spots and shady beds where she grows perennials, vegetables and herbs, all of this in the midst of dogs, deer and other creatures of the woods.


J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works    “ A History of the Salt Works in Kanawha County….Past and Present”

Siblings Nancy Bruns and Lewis Payne have revived the family salt works that has become nationally famous. They will share the fascinating history of one of the oldest industries in the Kanawha valley and explain how the salt is produced today.

A 7th generation salt-making family harvests an all-natural salt by hand, from an ancient ocean trapped below the Appalachian Mountains of the Kanawha Valley in West Virginia.

Diane Law       “ A Succulent Flower Arrangement”

Attendees will be instructed on how to create a  lasting flower arrangement using succulents that they can take home with them . There is a $20.00 additional charge for materials, payable with your registration fee.




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West Virginia Garden Club Incorporated

88th Annual Convention Registration

Please complete the registration form and return with your check made payable to – WVGI 2018 Convention to: :Bobbi Holland, Convention Register, 906 Maple Road, Charleston, West Virginia. 25302.    If you have any questions please call me at: 304-346-2772 or


Name:                                                                                                     Mailing Address:                                                                               

City:                                                    State                      Zip:                 E-Mail:              Phone#                                                   

Garden Club:                                                                                                           


May we confirm your reservation via e-mail                Yes                                                                                      No


Please check all that are currently applicable :

          National Office           National Chairman             National Life Member

          SAR Director             Past SAR Director           SAR Chairman

           SAR Life Member       State President        Past State President

          State Officer         State Chairman            District Director or Assistant

          State Life Member          Flower Show Judge

          Environmental Consultant              Landscape Design Consultant

          Gardening Studies Consultant            Council President

          Club President           Club Member         Guest        Spouse



Please indicate which workshops you wish to attend and the session time you prefer. Some workshops will be limited in number of attendees.

              What not to do when designing a garden bed .      With Jane Powell.         2:00-2:45 P M.          3:00-3:45 P M

               Dickinson Salt Works          2:00-2:45 P M.          3:00-3:45 P M

__          Succulent Arrangement  Hands on workshop with WV Flower   Show Judges- $20 materials fee.

2:00-2:45 P M.          3:00-3:45 P M


Are you staying at the Marriott               Yes          No   Arrival Date             Departure Date             

Roommate (s)                                                              

Please check the events you will be attending:


Everyone attending any event must register

Thursday evening Board of Directors Dinner.



Italian Dinner Buffet

Friday Luncheon.



Friday evening Banquet. $46.00                    
Dessert reception

Saturday Awards Breakfast.



Convention Registration Fee paid by March 23 2018  



One day only fee.    Date                  . $15.00                       
Spouse/Guest. $10.00                    
Late Registration Fee if Paid after

March 23, 2018.




TOTAL. ENCLOSED $                               


Meal Selections

Any dietary restrictions allergies?                                                                       

Thursday Board Dinner Italian Buffet Friday luncheon

               Chicken Wrap

               Italian Wrap

               Vegetable Wrap Friday Evening Banquet

             Honey Lager Brined Roast Chicken

             Grilled Sirloin with Mustard Demi Saturday Morning Breakfast Buffet


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