CLUB NEWS and AWARDS
89th Annual /Awards Meeting and Luncheon of the
Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
Town and Country Garden Club Honored
Attending the 2018 FGCC Awards Luncheon: l-r
Jane Vouros, Peg Townsend,Margareta Kotch, Sandy Motyka,Rachel Pederson, Marianne Muskus, Barbara O'Connor, Josie Schmidt, Chris Lincoln and Diana Johnson
"MUM'S THE WORD" -- but no longer!
We have much to celebrate following the FGCC Awards luncheon held on Thursday 24th October, 2018. All of our award nominations were recognized with the following accolades
The Tommy Donnan Certificate of Merit – presented for the Membership Brochure. This is a National Award.
Certificate of Appreciation – presented for Membership/Promotion website.
PR and Communications:
1st for Press Book
1st for the Newsletter
1st for Club Annual Photo Book
1st for Membership Brochure
1st for Electronic Media (website)
Tribute Award for All Around Excellence – presented to our very own Josie Schmidt. This award was in recognition of Josie’s dedication, wide-ranging skills and commitment across all areas of Garden Club life. Congratulations, Josie and thank you for all that you do.
Award of Excellence in the form of a silver tray – for civic projects which includes the Pumpkin Race.
The Tapestry of Design Award – a travelling pewter vase awarded in recognition of the Sydney Edison project. This celebrated the flower arrangements based on the poems of Sydney Edison, the formal tea and photo book presentation to Sydney and the public display which was held at the Booth library.
Yearbook Award of Excellence – the Club was presented with a 1st in this category.
I would like to extend a HUGE thanks to everyone involved in ANY way that has helped us to achieve these awards: your attendance and contributions at monthly meetings; innovative ideas and the writing of the award proposals. We are a small club but what we might lack in size, we more than make up for with talent. We should all be extremely proud of these achievements.
Awards Committee Chairperson
"MUM'S THE WORD" was the theme of the Awards Luncheon decor; our TCGC table decorations were unique and simply exquisite! Thanks to all who helped us stand out.
GREAT NEWS FOR ISLAND TWO!
GREAT NEWS FOR TCGC and especially ISLAND TWO
Thanks to Peggy Townsend for ‘planting the seed’!
Subject: Plant America Grant Awards
January 27, 2019
Dear Town & Country Garden Club, CT Members,
Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that your garden club has been awarded a $1000 National Garden Clubs PLANT AMERICA Community Project Grant.
The checks will be mailed on January 31 to the contact person named on your application.
Please take photos as your project progresses so we can use them in NGC publicity articles.
Good luck with your project!
PLANT AMERICA Community Project Grants Committee
Betty Cookendorfer, Chairman