Got a phone call today from a master gardener who had questions about RPMGA and WIMGA membership dues. That information was included in the September 2018 issue of our electronic newsletter, the Master Gardener Update, but for those who didn't see it there, I am including the link to the newsletter below.
Refer to the bottom of Page 4 for information on recertification, and the top of Page 5 for information on dues for RPMGA and WIMGA.
If you are having difficulty following the link to the newsletter or finding the information once you reach the newsletter the information is as follows:
It’s Time to Recertify as a Master Gardener Volunteer…
If you plan to continue as a certified Master Gardener Volunteer next year, you need to have completed at least 24 hours of volunteer time and 10 education hours during the past year. If you’re short a few hours, there’s still time. Time sheets showing your hours are due in the County Extension office by October 1. If you’ll be close but not quite there, contact the Extension office and discuss your situation. Something can probably be worked out. Need the form? Timesheets can be printed from this website: https://wimastergardener.org/toolbox/. Click on the paperwork box, and select the 2018 form in either format (pdf or excel). Once completed, mail forms to UW Extension – Rock County Attn: Tara Hanley, 51 S. Main Street, Janesville, WI 53545.
And Renew Your Association Membership(s)
It’s also time to renew your association memberships if you choose to join. The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association presents monthly programs to help you get your education hours and organizes projects like to Pollinator Project and MGV presence at the Farmers Markets in Janesville and Beloit. RPMGA’s goal is to help make your MGV experience easier and more rewarding. RPMGA dues are $15 for the year for the first MGV in each household, and $5/year for each additional MGV in the same household. The Wisconsin Master Gardener Association (WIMGA) is a statewide resource for MGVs. They produce a monthly newsletter, put on the statewide annual conference, manage a speakers’ bureau, award grants for MGV projects and serves as a resource for individuals. WIMGA dues are $5/year. Ii you are joining or renewing for both associations, please write a single check payable to RPMGA for both and send it along with your time sheet to the office by October 1. RPMGA will forward your info and dues to WIMGA.
If you have any further questions contact Mary Thompson at 608-322-4800 or Ruth Flescher at 608-835-3467.
Sorry for any inconvenience you may have encountered. MKT