Annual Meeting

91st Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

After much thought and after reviewing all relevant news and requests from State government about limiting meetings and events, we’ve made the decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting. This is an extremely difficult decision to make as it impacts many people and businesses involved with the meeting. However, our main priority must be the overall continued good health of our members. We’re certain that you’ll agree with this prudent course of action. Our members and their well being must come first.   March 13, 2020 Press Release of FGCCT President, Arlene Field.


Highlights of the 90th Annual Meeting held on April 17, 2019

President Inge Venus opened the meeting with a presentation of the 90-year history of The Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc. starting with the April 30, 1929 date of its formation to the present. Following the presentation, winners of the “Conservation Champion Award” were recognized in both the individual and club categories for their successful creation of either a xeriscape or pollinator garden.

Installation of Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc. officers for the 2019-2021 term were installed by the New England Garden Clubs, Inc. Director, Susan Hinkel.  Pictured (L-R) are:

  • Recording Secretary Janet Spaulding
  • Second Vice-President Karen Pyskaty
  • First Vice President Polly Brooks
  • NEGC Director Susan Hinkel
  • President Arlene Fields
  • Inge Venus

Guest Speaker, Michael Derouin, a second-generation florist and Director of Floral Design at McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center of Greenwich, created unique floral designs to inspire us.  The award-winning designer whose style is described as “Modern Sophistication” is a member of many industry associations and will share some of his favorite tips and anecdotes.  You may read more about him on his website.