Newsletter 03/17

The Connecticut Dahlia Society

March 2017 Newsletter

Meeting Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm, Business Meeting
Place: Thomaston Savings Bank, 985 Watertown Avenue,

President’s Message:

I am writing this message while we have a blizzard raging outside that has come from both the west and the south to envelop the whole Northeast. I hope that by the time this Newsletter reaches you that it will be cleaned up and beginning to melt away to allow us to go on thinking about Spring and the start of a whole new dahlia growing season.

Now is the time for you to go through your roots to assess their viability and to put aside those ones in excess that you can donate to our Root Sale on April 30th. Our sale will follow the same set up that we used last year that proved to be very successful. Our Editor will provide a list of the varieties that we have purchased from commercial growers and those that have been donated in numbers of 5 or more. It would be good if you can forward the names of these varieties to our Editor as soon as you have them and we will again be requesting for these names before the early listing that will be prepared to forward to members a few days ahead of the sale.

Please attend this meeting and offer to help us with the Root Sale as this is our only source of income that goes towards
producing our annual show.

Marge Schnerr

Necessary Bylaws Change:

It has become apparent that attendance at our regular meetings is not sufficient to allow us to do society business as we do not reach the quorum of 13 members to vote on necessary business.

Therefore, we have decided to change the number that constitute a quorum in our Bylaws to 5 with at least 3 of the 5 requiring to be officers.

Meeting Dates for 2017:

April 30 Root Sale, West Hartford
May 21 Thomaston Bank
June 25 Thomaston Bank
July 16 Thomaston Bank
Aug 13 Thomaston Bank
Aug. 26 CDS Dahlia Society 59th Annual
Show, Pond House, Hartford
Sept No Meeting, Show Month
Oct 8 Thomaston Bank
Nov 12 Thomaston Bank
Dec Christmas Party, date & place to

2017 NADC Show Schedules:

Aug. 19 North Jersey Dahlia Society
Aug. 19 & 20 Washington County Fair,
hosted by the RIDS
Aug. 26 CT Dahlia Society 59th
Annual Show
Sep 2 & 3 Long Island Dahlia Society
Sep 9 & 10 Rhode Island Dahlia Society
Sep 16 & 17 Mid Island Dahlia Society
Sept 23 & 24 Combined New England
Dahlia Society, Provincetown
Dahlia Society and 47th North
Atlantic Dahlia Conference Show, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
Sept. 30 No Shows scheduled
Oct. 7 & 8 Greenwich Dahlia Society
Oct. 14 & 15 Long Island Dahlia Society,
2nd. Show

Possible Meeting Cancellation Due to Weather:

If weather presents a hazardous driving situation, call Marge to find out the status of the meeting. We will make that decision by 11:00 am.

Marilyn Lonergan, Editor