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Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga fonds
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1944 - 2011 (Creation)
- Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga
- Mississauga (Peel)
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78 cm of textual records
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The Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga was founded in February 1944 as the “Clover Leaf Horticultural Society.” In 1964 the name was changed to “Cloverleaf Garden Club” with the current name adopted in 1999. The club was started with the goal of providing a meeting forum for people interested in gardening.
The club is the oldest gardening club in Mississauga, and has been very active since its founding: at the first meeting 100 members signed up; by the end of its first year membership had grown to around 200, with overall membership hovering at or around 200 from 1946 to 2013. Some ongoing activities include booking guest speakers at meetings, hosting monthly flower shows, and taking part in annual plant sales and tours. The club belongs to the Ontario Horticultural Association (District 15).
The specific objectives of the club include:
- Spreading the knowledge of horticulture by means of regular meetings, illustrated lectures, and free workshops
- Holding exhibitions of flowers, vegetables, and decorative arrangements at which members are encourage to participate
- Encouraging the beatification of home and public grounds
- Stimulating the interest of children in gardening and the environment through the Junior Programme.
Various committees reporting to the Club Executive Board administer activities and programs in support of club objectives. As of 2013 the following committees are active: Awards; Bus Tour; Communications; Community Projects/Civic Program; Draw [raffles]; Flower Show; Garden Tour; Junior Program; Membership; Member Greeter; Newsletter; Nominating; Plant Sale; Official Photographer; Premiums; Program; Publicity; Social Convenors; Social Secretary; Yearbooks; and Website. The club used to have a Library Committee, but this has been discontinued.
Sources: Club Yearbook, Club website, and FAQ provided by the Club
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Fonds consists of material created, collected, and used by the Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga. Included are yearbooks, newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, club constitution and bylaws, membership and executive lists, newspaper clippings, Garden Tour brochures/programs and flyers, photographs, drawings, membership questionnaires, fertilizer sales financials, Flower Show material (award classes and entry rules), and award and prize ribbons.
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Records were maintained centrally by the Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga.
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Some more recent yearbooks are closed, as they contain the current phone numbers of members.
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