CLUB NEWS and AWARDS
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
90th Annual /Awards Meeting and Luncheon of the
Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
Town and Country Garden Club Honored
Our club came home with several awards:
Margareta Kotch was awarded the Deanna Moozzochi Creative Design Award for her entry in the February Flower Show titled “April in Paris.
Sandy Motyka received The Federated Garden Clubs Tribute Award for All-Around.
excellence.She was recognized for her exceptionally broad skills and her efforts that have helped to set the foundation for the club as it exists today. She received a certificate and the gold enameled Tribute Pin.
Judy accepted the pewter bowl for this year's Federation Award of Honor for our club. We were recognized as a club which has maintained a record of exceptional achievement in upholding the aims and purpose of the Federation for a period of five years.
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.
We also received first place recognition for our online newsletter managed by Josie Schmidt; for our yearbook designed and edited by Barbara McCann; and for our membership brochure, designed and edited by Sandy Motyka and Jane Sharpe.
The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
2016 Annual Awards Meeting.
We should all be very proud!
Our club garnered many awards
at this year's Awards Luncheon:
Barbara O’Connor was awarded the Mary Freng Memorial Bowl for her “ innumerable contributions to horticultural education and excellence”.
“JOY!” our June flower show, chaired by Judy Beers, was awarded the Mary Loncin Flower Show Award – a pewter bowl for the highest scoring Standard Flower Show in the State.
A Special Certificate given for unusual projects which do not fit under any category was awarded for the branding of the flower show evidenced by the coordination of all print materials to support the theme, accomplished by Jane Sharpe and her committee.
The flower show also received Citations in these three important categories: Schedule, Design, and Public Relations & Communications plus a Certificate of Appreciation for Josie Schmidt’s power point program on indoor air pollutants."
Barbara McCann’s yearbook received a First Place Award and Jane Sharpe’s newsletter a Second Place Award.
None of these awards would have been possible
without great team players behind the scenes who
supported the club leadership with know-how and
The hard-working Awards Committee put together compelling narratives to persuade the powers that be that Barbara O. and our club projects were worthy of commendation.
An energetic and creative Flower Show Committee expressed the joyful theme of the show and ensured the t’s were crossed and the i’s were dotted.
Mary Loncin Flower Show Award 2016 Flower Show Chairman
Mary Freng Sherley Memorial Award 2016
Sandy Motyka, Club President
Jane Sharpe, Communications Award 2016
CLUB NEWS and AWARDS 2017
Town and Country Garden Club:
Several Club members attended the
annual Connecticut Federated Garden Club Awards Luncheon ~ Oct. 25, 2017
TCGC Was recognized for the caliber and length of service its club members give to the community. For more than two decades club members have taken part in many activities
that benefit the Town of Newtown.
Ann Astarita: Recieved the Pauline B. Tyler Award for conservation
Barbara McCann: 1st Award for Club Membership Book
Jane Sharp: 1st Award for Club Newsletter.
Ann Astarita, Barbara McCann,
Arline Shanley, Sandy Motyka,
Jane Sharpe, Judy Beers,
Josie Schmidt, Chris Lincoln,
Jan Gardner and Margaret Koch
attended the annual
Connecticut Federated Garden Club
Oct. 25, 2017