Annual Meeting

April 17, 2019 - Annual Meeting of the FGCCT

Register now for the 90th Annual Meeting and Luncheon at Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

By arriving to register at 9:00 a.m., you will have an hour before the meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. to greet friends, peruse vendor displays, purchase tickets and enjoy some coffee or tea. Reserve your seat now by registering on line or by mail. Up to ten registrations may be made with a single payment. Below is a list of esteemed vendors who will offer their unique products and gifts of interest to gardeners and floral designers at this year’s Meeting.

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Inge Venus will close her two-year term as President with the election and installation of new officers for the 2019-2021 term. The slate of officers to be presented is:

  • Arlene Field, President
  • Polly Brooks, First Vice President
  • Karin Pyskaty, Second Vice President

President Venus chose conservation as the overriding theme of her term as president, encouraging all to conserve water, assist pollinators, garden organically and to “Be a Conservation Champion.”  At the meeting, winners of the “Conservation Champion Award” will be recognized in both the individual and club categories for their successful creation of either a xeriscape or pollinator-friendly garden.


Guest Speaker, Michael Derouin, a second-generation florist and Director of Floral Design at McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center of Greenwich, will create 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.  Michael has generously agreed to donate his completed designs for our drawings.

You may read more about him on his website.


A Look at Last Year's Event