It’s that time of year again! Time for the Annual General Meeting of the BC Council of Garden Clubs.

We have a very full agenda – Board reports, Amendments to the Constitution, Elections for President, Second Vice-President, Secretary and Scholarship Committee as well as two great speakers.

Not to mention the great lunch buffet, the world famous door draws, cookie break and vendor tables. And best of all, a great opportunity to meet with other gardeners.

Complete details and registration options are available here.

Guest Speakers:

We have invited Julia Common from Hives for Humanity back. Every meeting survey we had since her first appearance has had requests for her return visit and we are so pleased that she has agreed to come back. Be prepared for a very entertaining and interesting presentation from her.

We also have Tasha Murray from the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver giving us the lowdown on the Aliens Among Us. Invasive plants are a growing problem and the topic has been on our requested list for some time.

This program promises to be a great one.


There are several amendments to the Constitution that will be presented for discussion and vote. There are two areas of our Constitution that may be affected.

The first is the Quorum. This subject came up at the 2016 AGM and the Executive Board was asked to bring this amendment to the 2017 AGM for discussion and vote. The notice regarding the Quorum can be found here.

These amendments are related to the Scholarship Trust Fund (STF) Committee. There have been changes made to how we manage the Fund. Several years ago we established a Fund with the VanCity Foundation and moved all funds there. As a result, the STF no longer has a bank account, issues tax receipts and is no longer a charitable organization. All these functions are carried out by the VanCity Foundation in accordance to Revenue Canada Guidelines. The Constitution still contains sections related to the STF and need to be amended to accurately reflect the actual operation of the Committee and keep the Council and Committee in compliance with the Constitution. The Notice of Motions related to the Scholarship Trust Fund can be found here.

Please read the Notice of Motions as presented at the Fall Meeting so you are fully informed. There will be time for discussion prior to a vote.