Member & Business Recognition

Honoring those whose contributions are made in many ways.

  • Talent, time and effort are invaluable gifts. California Garden Clubs, Inc. greatly appreciates the contributions of individuals, businesses and groups who share our objectives and help support our goals, so CGCI has developed many different methods to say “Thank You”, “Well Done!” and “We Appreciate Your Efforts”. The tabs below provide descriptions and links to application/request forms.
  • If you find that CGCI is missing a good way to thank someone, please let us know.


  • For Life Membership information and forms go to the/Life Memberships page
  • Information about the annual awards for Lifetime Achievement, Gardener of the Year, Floral Designer of the Year, Youth Activities Coordinator, Awards of Merit and more can be found in the CGCI Awards Manual.
Chairman:   Bette Langford,
  • The Honor Book records contributions made in recognition of outstanding service or as a memorial.  
  • Honorees (or their families) will receive an appropriate card and an acknowledgement card will be sent to the donor
  • The Honor Book also funds the following awards – Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest, Lifetime Service Award and the Community Impact Award.
Chairman:   Judy Bates,
  • An opportunity for garden clubs and districts to honor members.
  • Upon application and submission of the award fee of $50.00 (checks made payable to “CGCI”), the club or district will receive a certificate and pin, suitable for presentation to the honoree.
  • Proceeds benefit the CGCI Educational Publications Fund.
Chairman:   Judy Bates,

Honoring long term service and dedication:

Long Term Service Certificates – (20+years) for Club Anniversaries or individual long-time Members
A beautiful, full-color document personalized with the name of the recipient, a gold CGCI seal and the signature of the CGCI President
Order from the Certificate Chairman
Service Certificates – Less than 20 years
YOU can download, complete, print and present!
The certificates are in fillable pdf format (you need to have the most recent Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Choose which size of certificate you want to download – two per page or full size. You can print the certificates on parchment paper purchased at any office supply store.
Then, just fill in the blanks (either on your computer or with handwritten calligraphy or fancy printing) with the members name, number of years of service, garden club and your club president’s signature and date.
Full page   (fillable)

Full page certificate

Half page   (fillable)
half page certificate


Chairman: Judy Bates,
CGCI helps its members thank their commercial supporters
Business commendation certificate
  • Is there a nursery or garden center in your community that your members really love?
  • Is there a local garden-related business that is always ready to donate door prizes & raffle items or provide a speaker?
  • The CGCI Certificate of Commendation honors those garden centers, nurseries and garden-related businesses who are to be commended for their outstanding contributions to, and support of, the mission and objectives of CGCI clubs.
  • The certificate is a beautiful, full-color document personalized with the name of the business, your club name & town, a gold CGCI seal and the signature of the CGCI President. It is appropriate for presentation at a media event (a good chance for more publicity for the business and your club!) and can be displayed proudly by the business.
Complete the form above to order from the Business Commendation Chairman