October was a big month for the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut with
a triumphant New England Regional Meeting and Symposium where the Garden Club of Madison's own member, President
Jacqueline Connell became the state's first 5-star member!
Congratulations to Jacqueline!
New England Regional Meeting and the Symposium at Water's Edge in
Westbrook was spectacular! Meeting Chair Margareta Kotch and Symposium
Chair Trish Manfredi and their committees created an unforgettable
experience for all participants. New England clubs received many national awards, CT was also the
recipient of many of the top New England Awards. All of these will be
presented to individuals and clubs along with State Awards at
the CT Awards Meeting on November 20 at the AquaTurf. The Awards Meeting at AquaTurf will honor four CT former State
Presidents as they participate in The Battle of the
Presidents design competition. The
Schedule for the February State Flower Show, "Backyard Paradise," is on
the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut website.