Ohio Judges Council News 2020

The Ohio Judges Council Fall Executive Board Meeting was held Friday, August 14, 2020 via Zoom.  After considerable discussion, the Board voted unanimously to cancel the Fall OJC General Meeting, scheduled for October 23, 2020 at Worthington Hills Country Club.

Ohio Judges Council News 2021

  1. OJC Judges who paid their 2020 membership fees will not be charged in 2021 as the OJC Executive Board voted to waive their 2021 dues.
  2. The 2021 OJC Symposium has been cancelled.  Flower Show School Course I is planned for May 11-14 at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati.  As members of the public are vaccinated and restrictions are lifted, Clubs are encouraged to hold flower shows so that members can earn Exhibiting and Judging credits.

Respectfully submitted,

Pat Kuczak, Chair
OJC Publicity/Website  

Ohio Judges Council News 2022

The 2022 Symposium will be held on June 14 & 15, 2022 at the Embassy Suites in Independence, OH.

See brochure for details: OJC Symposium brochure June 2022

 NGC Flower Show School Course I will be held in Cincinnati on May 11-14, 2021.  See link below for details:

May 2021 NGC Flower Show School Course I – Cincinnati

Ohio Judges Council 2021 Officers

Ohio Judges Council 2021 Officers

Note: Open to all garden club members, not just Flower Show Judges.

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 & 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.