Newsletter 12/14

The Connecticut Dahlia Society

December 2014 Newsletter

Date: Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Place: San Marino Restaurant, 111 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury
Time: 1:00 pm, Christmas Party

President’s Message:

Happy Thanksgiving, CDS members!

The end of 2014 will soon be upon us. It has proven to be a good growing year. Not only did we have beautiful flowers with rich color, but also the fall roots were of good quality. Please try to join us for our annual Christmas Party. CDS pays a portion of the cost of a great meal that the restaurant offers us with four different entrée choices. Please contact Marge by November 29th to make your reservations with your dinner selection. We hope you find some time to attend the party to have some holiday fun.

The 2015 educational programs will be exciting for new members and candidate judges and we welcome the participation of our Accredited Judges and members to contribute their knowledge to these programs.

Donna Paternostro

Dinner Choices for the Christmas Party:

Chicken Marsala $26
Stuffed Filet of Sole $28
Veal Parmigiana $30
Grilled New York Sirloin $33

These prices include tax and tip and CDS will pay for a portion of everyone’s dinner.
Reservations with dinner choices need to be made by November 29th to Marge by either phone or email.

In Memoriam, Larry Carlson (1944 – 2014)

Larry passed away on November 9th after a long illness. He was a member of the CDS and ADS since 2000 and also an Accredited Judge. He was very proud of the two seedlings that he introduced, both in 2005: Jubliee Buttercup, Miniature Ball, Yellow and Jubilee Ruby, Miniature, Formal Decorative, Red. He had many friends in dahlias and was always ready to lend a helping hand or offer assistance to any of our new members. We extend our sympathy to his family and friends and especially to his good dahlia friend, Gary Adams.

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

2015 Show Schedules: (Revised since our October Newsletter)

Aug. 15 Washington County Fair, hosted by the RIDS
Aug. 29 CT Dahlia Society 57th Annual Show
Sep. 5 Southern Tier Dahlia Society
Sep. 5 & 6 Long Island Dahlia Society
Sep 12 &13 Rhode Island Dahlia Society
Sep 19 & 20 ADS 100th Anniversary Show by the Mid Island Dahlia Society at Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island, NY Tours will be held On Sept. 17, 18 and 21
Sep 26 & 27 Provincetown MA Dahlia Society
Oct. 3 & 4 Greenwich Dahlia Society
Oct. 10 & 11 Long Island Dahlia Society, 2nd. Show

Remember if you belong to the ADS, those dues should be sent in by January 1st.

Marge Schnerr, Editor