President’s Message

31 January 2023

CFNews February-March, 2023
President’s Letter

This is not the “quiet” time of year for your Federation. “Gateway to Springtime,”
our 41 st Annual Connecticut Flower Show, opens in a few short weeks, Thursday, February 23rd.  Discounted tickets for $14 are available until February 10. After that, tickets are $20.  (Ask your President — we sent all Club Presidents a form…).

If you volunteer, admission is free. Whoever drives and volunteers receives a parking voucher good for 4 hours. Do come! Do thank the Flower Show Committee, early and often!

Our federation has a new administrative office, #8, upstairs at 5 North Main Street, Wallingford. May Comcast bring us wi-fi soon. It is a welcome change to have our own meeting space. Roughly half the members of your Board of Directors joined within the last two years. That speaks to the health and energy of The Federation. May it encourage you to join us. That old song “Make new friends, but keep the old?” You will keep friends from your club, and add new ones from all around our wonderful state.

Positions opening in April include Assistant Treasurer, Garden Therapy and World Gardening, Historic/Memorial/Public Gardens, Legislation, Meetings, Programs, Social Media. At your request, Nominating Chair Arlene Field will send you detailed descriptions of these open board positions. Contact:

Marina Brooks
President, Federal Garden Clubs of CT