Annual Meeting

Federated Garden Clubs of CT 92nd Annual Meeting

Offered as a Zoom Webinar

L-R, top row: FGCCT President Marana Brooks and 2019-2021 FGCCT President Arlene Field, second row: Program Chair Gini Mita and NGC President Gay L. Austin, third row: 3rd Vice-President Nancy Merolla and 2nd Vice-President Karin Pyskaty, fourth row: Treasurer Shirley Hall and 2011-2013 FGCCT President Ronnie Schoelzel

The Federation’s 92 Annual Meeting Webinar, held April 14, 2021, was an extraordinary success. Thank you to all who registered and donated to the to the scholarship fund.

Arlene Field, of Long Hill Garden Club, closed her outstanding term as our Federation President; and the election and installation of new officers for the 2021 – 2023 term was conducted by National Garden Clubs President, Gay Austin. Officers installed for the 2021-2123 term are: President, Polly Brooks, of Litchfield Garden Club, First Vice-President, Karin Pyskaty, of Wallingford Garden Club, Second Vice-President, Nan Merolla, of Wilton Garden Club, and Treasurer, Shirley Hall, of Wallingford Garden Club.


The meeting commenced with an extraordinary and inspiring presentation entitled, “The Designer’s Way: Creating Gardens (and Lives) of Beauty and Meaning,” by world renowned and award- winning landscape designer and acclaimed author, Julie Moir Messervy, the principal designer of JMMDS, a landscape architecture and design firm in Saxtons River, Vermont, creators of public and private gardens around the country.  Julia’s best-known work, the three-acre Toronto Music Garden, was designed in collaboration with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and received the Leonardo da Vinci Award for innovation and creativity.