The club has 39 active members for 2019-2020. Each club member has only a few obligations.
Foremost is to help to maintain the traffic islands.
Board Members 2019 - 2020
First Vice President Barbara McCann
Second Vice President Rhonda Hadda
Treasurer Joy Kopesky
Secretary &Ways & Means Chris Lincoln
Civic Mary Ellen Weiner
Membership Jan Gardner
Communications/Newsletter Josie Schmidt
Conservation Barbara O'Connor
Exhibits Margareta Kotch & Arline Shanley
Horticulture Barbara McCann
Holiday Tree Maureen Rohmer
Public Relations Diana Johnson
Sunshine Arlene Kreinik
Front Row: Rhonda Hadda, Chris Lincoln, Judy Beers, Joy Kopesky
Back Row: Mary Ellen Weiner, Jan Gardner, Arline Shanley, Margareta Kotch, Barbara McCann
The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut 2016 Awards
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