The Connecticut Dahlia Society
August 2014 Newsletter
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014
Place: Elizabeth Park, West Hartford
Time: 12:00 PM
Program: Picnic, Raffle and Trial Garden Scoring
CDS is having our annual picnic. The Society will provide several main course items and beverages. Members are requested to bring other picnic foods and desserts. The park will not allow grills so we have altered the regular menu to Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork, Sausage and Peppers, etc. Also your own chairs and tables and if you have portable coverings for protection from sun or rain may be useful. Please bring raffle items you would like to donate to our picnic raffle. It’s a great time to socialize with other members and learn some of their growing techniques.
We are planning to do a Trial Garden class since our Dahlia Display Garden is right there. This will be a new experience for members who have never participated in a trial garden before.
Please try to plan to attend. People are all busy this time of year but try to find time to participate in this event. We need to have a group effort to keep CDS and our fabulous Show successful.
In order to be prepared for the number of people who plan to attend, we need a count and also what food item you are planning to bring. Please call or email Marge with this information by August 6th her contact information is at the end of this Newsletter.
Trial Garden Judging at the Picnic:
Please bring along your 2014 Classification and Handbook of Dahlias, a pencil and a clipboard if you have one. Score sheets and the ADS Color Chart will be available. Also, remember that the gardens are in full sun so that you may also need a hat.
2014 NADC Show Schedules:
Please consider attending some of these other NADC society shows. In order for everyone to have a successful show, the participation of members from other societies bringing their blooms is necessary.
|Aug 16||Washington County Fair, hosted by the RIDS|
|Aug 23||Connecticut Dahlia Society 56th Annual Show (Saturday only)|
|Aug 30 & 31||Long Island Dahlia Society & NADC Show, “Nenekazi” = Challenge|
|Sept 6||Southern Tier Dahlia Society (Saturday only)|
|Sept 6 & 7||Rhode Island Dahlia Society|
|Sept 13 & 14||Mid Island Dahlia Society|
|Sept 20||New Jersey Dahlia Society (Saturday only)|
|Sept 20 & 21||Greenwich Dahlia Society|
|Sept. 27 & 28||Provincetown MA Dahlia Society|
|Oct. 4 & 5||Mid Island Dahlia Society, 2nd Show|
|Oct. 11 & 12||Long Island Dahlia Society, 2nd Show|
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|
|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|
Marge Schnerr, Editor