Newsletter – 11/13

The Connecticut Dahlia Society

November 2013 Newsletter

Date: Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Place: Thomaston Savings Bank, 985 Watertown Avenue, Waterbury
Time: 1:00 pm, New Member’s Program: Dahlia Types & Terminology
      2:00 pm, Business Meeting

President’s Message:

I would like to thank Dave Crockett for doing our October root cutting demonstration. Our new members got first hand knowledge on how to prepare and store our precious tubers.

Also, the October Bloom Contest was the last showing of our best blooms of the season. At CDS we have five categories which give a prize of $15.00 each. It was a nice way to end our season of dahlia growing and it added a lot of color to our meeting place.

At this meeting, in addition to our New Member Program we will be discussing our annual Holiday Party. I would like to offer an advance suggestion to hold it at the San Marino Restaurant in Waterbury. The date will be Sunday, December 15th. at 1:00 pm. They are very accommodating to a small group like us and they are a very fine Italian restaurant with excellent food and excellent prices. I’ve looked into a preview of what we can expect:

They will offer a four course dinner of 3 to 4 main course choices. The cost will be approximately $20.00 to 25.00 per person including tax and tip. Their banquet menu is online at San Marino. If you have other suggestions please offer them to me by email or phone.

I hope to see you at the meeting. Meantime, happy digging and storing! Just think how well they will perform next year and surely it will make our task enjoyable.

Donna Paternostro

November New Member Program:

Dahlia classification can be mind-boggling to first attendees at our show. There are 20 different forms of dahlias and 15 different color classes in each of these forms. This is why we have such an extensive number of class numbers on our tables. So for our new members it will be worthwhile to attend this meeting so that you can become familiar with these forms and have a better idea of which ones of them that you would like to grow in 2014.

2015 Meeting Dates:

(All Meetings are at the Thomaston Bank unless otherwise noted). The programs for new members are open to any members who are interested.

Jan. 11 Thomaston Bank, 1:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting, 2:00 pm Regular Meeting
Feb. 15 Thomaston Bank, 1:00 pm Accredited Judge’s Class, 2:00 pm Regular Meeting
Mar. 15 Thomaston Bank, 1:00 pm Accredited Judge’s Class, 2:00 pm Regular Meeting
Apr. 26 Root Sale, West Hartford, Set-up 10:00 am, 12:00 Noon Sale Open to the Public
May 17 Thomaston Bank, 1:00 pm Accredited Judge’s Class, 2:00 pm Regular Meeting
Jun.14 Thomaston Bank
Jul. 12 Thomaston Bank
Aug. Annual Picnic, date & place to be decided
Aug. 29 CDS Dahlia Society 57th. Annual Show, Pond House, West Hartford
Sep No Meeting, Show Month
Oct. 11 Thomaston Bank
Nov. 8 Thomaston Bank
Dec. Christmas Party, date & place to be decided

2014 Dues Renewal Form:

Membership in the ADS is for a calendar year, January to December, so please send those in by January 1st.

A copy of the “Dues Renewal Form” can be found here if you have not already sent them in.

Marge Schnerr, Editor