GCSC, SAR, NGC Life Memberships

The following provides information about life membership with the Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc., 
the South Atlantic Region, and the National Garden Club. 
We hope you consider joining these great organizations!

The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. Life Membership

GCSC Life Membership Application Form

WHO:  Anyone can purchase a SC Life Membership.

WHY: Membership fees fund the Babs Barnette Scholarship Fund and the Memorial Garden Permanent Endowment Funds.

HOW MUCH & WHEN: The current cost is a one-time fee of $60.00 and includes a SC Life Membership Pin.

Forms and Checks should be sent to: GCSC Treasurer,  701 Gervais Street,  Suite 150-142,  Columbia, SC 29201

BENEFITS: New life members help fund important GCSC objectives, receive a membership certificate, and are recognized at the biennial GCSC Convention/ State Meeting. New member names and district are published in the South Carolina Gardener annually.


  • A gift of a Life Membership maybe given to any individual deserving an honor such as a state or club president, a husband, a wife, someone in the community who shares our garden club interests…or you!

View the Complete List of Life Memberships
inthe Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc . 1953 through April 2020.

National Garden Club Life Memberships 

Both of these memberships support scholarship funds to help young people complete their education. Giving someone an NGC Life Membership is an excellent way to honor someone who has made a special contribution to your garden club, district, state or region. Or, you may purchase one for yourself. The NGC National Life Membership supports the Permanent Home and Endowment Fund and the NGC Scholarship Fund. It also includes a lifetime subscription to The National Gardener, the official publication of National Garden Clubs, Inc. To obtain an NGC National Life Membership, just complete the attached form and send it with a check to cover the life membership fee of $200.00 to NGC Headquqrters at the address shown below. Please make the check payable to National Garden Clubs, Inc. and sent to: NGC Headquarters 4401 Magnolia Avenue St. Louis, MO 63119 Download the National Garden Clubs Life Membership Form According to the IRS ruling, effective January 1, 1994, the value of the subscription to The National Gardener is $$81.00. This means that you can use $119.00 as a charitable deduction for tax purposes. One-half of the National Life Membership fee goes to the Permanent Home and Endowment Fund and one-half goes to the NGC Scholarship Fund.


The SAR Life Membership supports The Corrie Whitlock Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is open to a college sophomore or junior for use during the junior or senior year of college. Each state within the South Atlantic Region may submit one application to be in competition for the scholarship. Qualifying students must major in the study of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Plant Pathology, Biology, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, City Planning, Land Management and/or allied subjects. To obtain a SAR Life Membership, just complete the form attached and send it to me with a check for $65.00. Please make check payable to SAR and mailed to me. All of the SAR Life Membership goes to the Corrie Whitlock Memorial Scholarship, which means that you can use the entire amount as a charitable deduction for tax purposes. You will also receive an SAR Life Membership pin. Download the SAR Life Membership Application Form   Life Membership Chairman : Dorothy Richardson