Ohio Judges Council News 2023

Garden Club of Ohio, Inc. & Ohio Judges Council
October 3-4, 2023
Kingwood Gardens Mansfield, OH
Instructors: Darlene Newell, Horticulture. Cucurbita (squashes & gourds) & Succulents, Virtual
Allied Topic, “Vertical Gardening”
Julia Clevett, Design, “Is it This or That – Traditional, Creative, or Abstract?”
Allied Topic, “How Judges Evaluate a Flower Show”

FLYER TO SHARE OJC Symposium flyer 2023

REGISTER HERE OJC Symposium brochure 2023

Note: Symposium is open to all garden club members, not just Flower Show Judges.

See the schedule for the Garden Club of Ohio convention flower show, April 18-20, 2023 in Toledo:  2023 Splish Splash GCO Convention Flower Show Schedule Final

Video:  What Will I Learn When I Attend Flower Show Schools?  (39) Let’s go to a Flower Show School 2022 – YouTube

2022-2023 OJC Meeting Dates
General Membership Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Judges Call Content Due Date
Judges Call Publish Date
Spring 2022
Fall 2022
Spring 2023
Fall 2023
The By-Laws indicate the 4th Friday of March and September for the Executive Board Meetings, so I have selected those dates. 
Per the By-Laws, the Judges Call Newsletter is to be published/mailed 6 weeks prior to the General Membership Meeting.
Ohio Judges Council 2021 Officers

Ohio Judges Council 2021-2023 Officers

OJC Officers for 2021-2023
President:  Winnie Garabis
First Vice President:  Marilee Zarbock
Second Vice President:  JoAnn Predina
Recording Secretary:   Pat Rupiper
Corresponding Secretary:  Bert Nero
Treasurer: Deborah Wyght
Regional Chairs:  Aggie Goss & Bert Nero, North; Sylvia Meiring, North; & Gail Chuck, South

OJC President Winnie Garabis Nov 2021

OJC President Winnie Garabis

The Ohio Judges Council was formed in April, 1953 with E.R. Joshua as the first President.  The membership is made up of approximately 109 Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judges and this educational organization maintains standards and interprets the requirements for Flower Show Judges as set forth by National Garden Clubs, Inc., thereby promoting good ethics in judging.  The council will assist garden clubs when requested by giving information necessary for the promotion of better flower shows.  Two regular meetings and a Symposium are sponsored yearly in order to promote continuing advanced educational study of growing and showing horticulture, the art of designing with plant material and flower show procedure.  OJC sponsors a flower show annually.  The Council upholds and promotes the mission of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and Garden Club of Ohio, Inc.