Newsletter 11/15

The Connecticut Dahlia Society

November 2015 Newsletter

Meeting Date:   Sunday, November 8, 2015

Time:                  1:00 pm Dahlia Classification for New Members

                             2:00 pm Annual Meeting & Election of Officers

Place:                 Thomaston Savings Bank, 985 Watertown Ave., Waterbury              


President’s Message:
Hello Members:

The growing season is complete.  We are all facing the task of digging, washing, labeling and storing our favorite flower.  To make this task easier I tell myself it’s a “Labor of Love”.  Since they perform for us, it’s our turn to take good care of them.

CDS has once again proved to be a society of great dahlia exhibitors taking many prizes at the shows of our sister societies. Our end of season Best Bloom Contest filled our meeting room with many beautiful flowers.   Jesse Peterson, Marilyn Lonergan and Marge Schnerr were the winners.

Also, thanks to Jesse Peterson for doing our educational class on cutting and dividing our tubers.  A great deal of information is always available at our educational classes.

We have begun planning our annual Holiday Party.  It is being held at the San Marino Restaurant located at 111 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury. It is scheduled for Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM.  There will be three menu choices which we will post in our December Newsletter.  CDS pays a generous portion of the charges.  Please mark your calendar to attend.  It is a great time to chat with fellow club members.

The November meeting is the time for nomination of new officers.  There are two positions open which are President and Vice-President.  Barbara LaRochelle our Secretary, Sal Corio our Treasurer and Marge Schnerr our Editor will remain on. Please consider taking a post.  New ideas can always help our society.

Also, please remember to renew your membership with this accompanying form.


Donna Paternostro


 CDS Membership Renewal:

We have posted the 2016 Membership Renewal Form.  If you plan to renew your ADS membership, or if you join ADS for your first time, please remember that it should be received no later than January 1st.     ADS Membership is for a calendar year.


Greenwich Dahlia Society to host 2016 NADC Show:

The variety that the Greenwich Dahlia Society has chosen for the “Neckerman Classic” will be “Embrace” a top winning dahlia since it was introduced in 1999. So plan now to order it if you do not already have it in your collection.


Future 2015 & 2016 Meetings:

December   6    Holiday Party, San Marino Restaurant, 1:00 pm, Waterbury

January     10    Thomaston Bank

February   14    Thomaston Bank

March       13    Thomaston Bank

April           24    ROOT SALE, Pond House, West Hartford

May           15    Thomaston Bank

June          12    Thomaston Bank

July           10    Thomaston Bank

August               Annual Picnic, place and date to be decided

August       27    CDS 58th Annual Show, Pond House, West Hartford

October       9    Thomaston Bank

November 13    Thomaston Bank

December          Date to be decided, San Marino Restaurant, Waterbury


Marge Schnerr,