MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of Greater Seattle District is to cooperate with other agencies in furthering the interests of conservation, civic beauty and roadside beautification; to coordinate the interests of the garden clubs of Greater Seattle District in order to bring them into closer relationship of mutual helpfulness by association, conference and publications; and, to advance the fine art of gardening, art of design, landscape design, civic improvement and the study of horticulture.
HISTORY: Greater Seattle District is one of the 14 districts in Washington State. The Greater Seattle District was originally known as the Snoqualmie TYEE District with reference to the Pacific Northwest Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. The word TYEE means "Great Leader". We continue this tradition with our TYEE Newsletter. In 1936-1937 Snoqualmie District was established as one of nine districts each governed by a Director in the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs. In 2005 the name was changed to Greater Seattle District. The organization is a 501c3 non profit organization.
Greater Seattle District has 8 clubs. Some of them pre-date the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs. We have 2 clubs that have celebrated 100th anniversaries; and, the remaining 6 with inception dates ranging from 1924 to 2013.
BENEFITS: Benefits to club members are numerous. Here are a few examples with links providing more information. When using the links, use your "back arrow" in the upper left hand corner of the link page to return to this website page.
Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs coordinates the interests of garden clubs to provide education, resources and networking opportunities for its members to promote gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility.
Pacific Region Garden Clubs is comprised of Washington, Arizona, California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii affiliated with National Garden Clubs with mission to provide education, resources and national networking opportunities for its members by promoting the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. promotes the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility and we help coordinate the interests and activities of state and local garden clubs in the U.S. and abroad.
Links to affiliate organizations are available in the Links and Contact section of this website.