The Rotary Club’s motto is “Service Above Self,” and
Gilroy Rotarians are actively involved in humanitarian,
educational, and cultural programs that touch people's
lives both in the local community and throughout the world.
Back in 1986, the Goldsmith family started a wonderful tradition when they donated all the plants left over from the Goldsmith Seed Company’s annual spring flower trials to the Gilroy Rotary Club. Today, thanks to the ongoing support of the Goldsmith Family and Syngenta Seeds (which acquired Goldsmith Seeds in 2008), the annual Flower Sale is now one of the biggest community events of the year and a major fundraiser for the Gilroy Rotary Club.
Every year in March, Syngenta Seeds rolls out trials of its newest flower varieties to exhibit to growers, breeders, brokers, and media representatives from around the world during California Spring Trials. Once the trials are over, the company donates all the leftover plants to Gilroy Rotary Club. The plants are sold at a one-day sale that is open to the community and staffed by Rotary volunteers. All funds raised go to support the Gilroy Rotary Club’s charitable giving and scholarship programs, including the Goldsmith and Syngenta scholarships.
Check our home page for more details about the upcoming Flower Sale – it’s a special event that you won’t want to miss!