GCKY Convention 2023


Mon 13 Mar 2023 – Wed 15 Mar 2023    
All Day


Historic Boone Tavern
100 Main St., Berea, Kentucky, 40404, Bluegrass

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The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc.

92nd Annual Convention

“Spring’s Here!  Let’s Grow!”

March 13-15, 2023

Historic Boone Tavern, Berea

Download Form to Print: 2023-GCKY-Convention-Registration  OR

Register Online (form is after the schedule)

Tentative Schedule

Monday, March 13, 2023

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 9 am -6:00    Registration, Lincoln Lounge
  • 9:30 am         Advisory Board
  • 10:00 am       Executive Committee
  • NOON            Lunch – Executive Committee (others on your own)
  • 1:00 pm         Environmental Council
  • 2:00 pm         Flower Show Judges Council
  • 3:00 pm         Gardening Consultants Council
  • 4:00 pm         Landscape Design Consultants Council
  • 6:00 pm         Social Time, Main Lobby
  • 6:30 pm         Flower Show Judges Banquet with Program: “Designs By Type”

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

  •  7am – 6:00     Registration, Lincoln Lounge
  •  8 -9:30 am     Landscape Design Consultants Breakfast                                                                                          Speaker: Esli Pelly, “My Ten Favorite Plants”
  •  9:30 am           Board of Governors
  • 10:30 am          General Assembly
  • NOON               Lunch – Scholarship & Enrichment Speaker: Tom Biebighauser
  • 2-2:30 pm        General Assembly continued                                                                                                            Announcements
  • 2:30 -3 pm       “Zoom Basics”   – Event Center                                                                                                              Presenter:  Susan Throneberry                                                                                                            *Attendees will need to bring their device (phone, iPad, laptop)                                             with the Zoom app downloaded on the device to the workshop

Afternoon Activity (choose one)

  • 3 – 5 pm              Mosaic Workshop, “Glass with Sass”. Pam McGlone                                                                       Create your own mosaic garden stepping stone, cost $25
  • 3 – 4 pm              Tour to the Berea College Forest Outreach Center                                                                            Learn the history & relationship between the college & the forest.


  • 6:00 pm              Social Time, Main Lobby
  • 6:30 pm              Installation Banquet with Speaker: Mary Warshauer, NGC President

Reception for new GCKY President following Banquet

Wednesday March 15, 2023

  • 8:00 am              Registration, Lincoln Lounge
  • 9:00 am              Awards Brunch

Boone Tavern Reservations: 859-985-3700 Deadline – February 10, 2023

Ask for “The Garden Club of Kentucky Event”.

1 bed $102; 2 Dbl beds $119; 1 Queen bed $119, Suites 119; King bed $129 Suites $139 – $149.  Credit Card required.

Check in time is 4 pm, check out time is 11 am.



GCKY Convention


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Is this your first time attending a GCKY State Convention?
Please check ALL that apply

GCKY District

Please select your district and then your club from the list that appears. If you're a member of more than one club, go ahead and select all the names that apply.
Type of Club
If you're from out of state, you can enter the name of your state and club here.
Please select your local club from the list that appears after your district is chosen. You may need to wait a few seconds.


If you are a delegate or alternate for your club, a club president, a district director, or hold a position at the state, regional, or national level, please mark ALL the appropriate boxes. If you hold an office, please fill in the box to let us know your title.
For Voting at the Meeting, each club gets a President or (if the president can't attend) an Alternate plus one delegate for every ten members or fraction thereof. Please select only ONE option.
Check ALL that apply.
For the Southern Atlantic Region


Afternoon Activities
Carpool Provider?
Can you help give rides for the Tour? Distance: 3 miles


If you have special dietary requirements, please enter them here.
If you are an honored guest or a speaker, your meals are complimentary. Please check the appropriate box(es) to waive the fee.
If you are an honored guest or a speaker, your meals are complimentary. Please check the appropriate box(es) to waive the fee.


Registration *
Registration increases to $45 after February 10.
If you are an honored guest or a speaker, you need not pay the registration fee. Please select the box to waive the fee.
The check # is helpful but not required. Please make your check out to "GCKY 2023 Convention" and mail to the registrar: Jan Worth 2305 Shannon Rd, Paris, KY 40361-2451. (Contact: 859-707-3995 or gaworth1@roadrunner.com) Since you are registering online, you do NOT need to fill out the paper form; send just the check. After you press the REGISTER button you will receive an email with these instructions for your records.

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