Newsletter – 12/13

The Connecticut Dahlia Society

December 2013 Newsletter

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013, Holiday Party
Place: San Marino Restaurant, 111 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT
Time: 1:00 pm

President’s Message:

Happy Thanksgiving!

As 2013 draws to a close it would be very nice to have our members come and celebrate at our Holiday Party.

This year it will be held at the San Marino Restaurant on Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury on Sunday, December 15th at 1:00 pm. The restaurant is only a few minutes from our usual meeting place at the Bank.

The restaurant is offering a four course menu with four choices of entrees plus they will accommodate special requests such as gluten free and vegetarian. The cost will be in the range of $20.00 to 25.00 including tax and tip as the society will pay a portion of the cost of each dinner. The final cost will be very nominal depending on the number of guests that attend. We will be ordering from their “Dinner Banquet Menu” and that can be viewed at: We expect that most will select from the Stuffed Shrimp, Grilled NY Sirloin, Chicken Marsala, or Veal Marsala or Veal Saltimbocca. A map and driving directions can also be found on their website.

Marge will be taking the reservations up until December 8th so please let her know as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

I looking forward to seeing you at the Party or at one of our meetings in 2014, and I wish you a healthy, happy holiday season.

Donna Paternostro

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