A note from the president
As members of the Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont (FGCV), you are automatically members of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), and of the New England Region (NER) of NGC. As bona fide members you are invited to attend any and all NER and NGC meetings and events. I strongly encourage all of you to attend as many as possible. The people you meet, the Guest Speakers, and Topics you learn are so valuable and interesting. Find out what other gardeners around the world are doing to say nothing of the beautiful parts of the country you will get to see. Save the following dates now to insure your availability for these upcoming events. Keep in mind most meetings require advance registration. More information is always available on the NGC and NER websites listed at the left. -—Rita B. Langlais
Upcoming Garden Club Events
Friday April 25 —2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday April 26 —10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Burlington Garden Club’s Standard Flower Show,
sponsored by the Rotary District 7850
Hilton Hotel, Burlington, VT
Floral designs done by garden club members;
horticulture open to all amateur gardeners; educational topics.
The Men’s Challenge Design Class; Youth Horticulture;
Companion Design Class; and many table designs.
For more information, click here to e-mail Maria Reilly
or call 802- 862-4376.
April 30 – May 3, NGC Annual Convention,
Embassy Suites & Conv. Ctr., Norman, OK
May 20 -22 Flower Show School
Course 1, Inn at Reading, Wyomissinging, PA
May 21, 2014, GCFM
with Marie-Francoise Deprez,
International Designer, Author, Judge and Teacher
click here to e-mail Helga Frazzette
Saturday, May 24 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Covered Bridges Standard Flower Show
Montgomery Elementary School, Montgomery Center
Floral designs, Horticulture, and Junior Gardeners’ floral designs.
Free and open to the public.
For more information click here to e-mail Maryanne Wood
or call 802-326-2187
June 2 FGCV Annual Meeting
NGC Pres., NER Director, & NER State Presidents will
be attending this meeting. Here is your chance
to meet other gardeners from your region.
Holiday Inn Burlington
1068 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT
June 27, 28, & 29
Journey: Grand Vistas
The Newport Flower Show
Rosecliff, Newport, RI.
For more information click here.
Flowers for all Occasions
The Arlington Garden Club Flower Show
The Gristmill Antiques Center
East Arlington, VT
September 23 – 28, 2014 NGC Fall Board Meeting
Marriott Downtown, Des Moines, IA
October 6, 2014 FGCV Fall Board Meeting
Central District - details TBA
October 14-16, Flower Show School
Course II, Reading, PA
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Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont
is proud to host these two events at the
Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Burlington, VT.
October 20-21, 2014
New England Region
80th Annual Meeting
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
October 21-23, 2014
New England Region
Driving times to Burlington:
from Hartford CT & Boston, MA 3 1/2 hours;
Concord NH, 2 1/2 hours; Providence RI, 4 hours; Augusta ME, 4 1/2 hours.
You won’t find an NER meeting any closer to home.
Plan to attend now.
Click here to reserve a room for these events.
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March 1-8, Philadelphia Flower Show
May 15-18 NGC Convention
Crowne Plaza, Louisville Airport, Louisville, KY
September, NGC Fall Board Meeting
St. Louis, MO (dates to be announced)
Maria Nahom, New England Regional Director, Linda Nelson, President National Garden Clubs, Inc. flank FGCV President Rita Langlais as she receives NGC's Jean Merriman Williams NGC Unified Project Award for the St Albans Garden Club and NER's Joyce A. Kimbal Container Gardening Award for the Rutland Garden Club at the meeting last October. (More on "Happenings.")