Special Recognition Awards

2 September 2017

Bronze Medal  (established 1935):  This is the highest award by The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. It is awarded to an individual, couple, group or club for outstanding accomplishments in upholding the aims and purposes of The Federation. No officer, committee chairman, or member currently serving on the Board of The Federation shall be eligible for consideration for this award. This award  is granted by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of The Federation at the July board meeting. Nominations shall be made in writing to The Federation Awards Chair.  The Bronze Medal is not necessarily given each year. The deadline for submitting a nomination is July 1.

Lucille  Schavoir Award  (established 1978):  This award may be awarded annually to a club for outstanding garden club work during the awards year, June 1 to May 31. The Federation Awards Committee makes the recommendation from the club projects submitted to the committee chairs.   This award is considered the highest award presented to a club. The deadline for submission is May 31.

Lillian M. Rathbun Award (established 1990 by the Lyme Garden Club):  This award may be presented annually to an individual involved in all phases of garden club work. The recipient shall be chosen at the discretion of The Federation Awards Committee from nominations submitted by the general membership either to the Awards Chair or directly to the respective chairs of the Awards Committee by May 31.  This award is considered the highest award presented to an individual garden club member.

Club Certificate of Appreciation (established 1978):  This award allows each individual club to recognize outstanding work, length of service, or whatever is applicable to honor one of its members in a fitting manner in any given year. Applications must be sent to the Federation Awards Chair by May 31. The recommendation must be approved by the Awards Committee. Only one Certificate of Appreciation per club per year may be awarded.

Good Deed Citation  (established 1980):  A thoughtful gesture of goodwill aptly describes the Citation which recognizes an unusual worthwhile project that otherwise does not fit into the award categories. This might be a small or large one-time project, or a yearly one. The Application deadline is May 31.

Awards Contact: awards@ctgardenclubs.org