90th Annual Meeting and Convention
Eight months and counting until the 90th anniversary celebration of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs’ conventions, being held in historic Gatlinburg. Spring in the Smoky Mountains is as pretty as it gets!
We are planning some fun and educational programs for you to enjoy while attending our 2017 Convention. Come for the entire Convention - you won’t want to miss a thing! If you’d like to come early or stay late, there are many wonderful things to enjoy beside our great national park. Don’t miss the Arts & Crafts Loop outside Gatlinburg; shows and music venues; Dollywood; shopping and restaurants in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. This is a fantastic vacation destination!
The Park Vista, a Doubletree Inn by Hilton, has given us a great rate for the busy Spring season, and you’ll have a beautiful view from any room. High above the city, you can enjoy the quiet and the vistas of the Smoky Mountains. Be sure to register early, so you don’t miss out on the super room rate of $119! Each room has two king beds, so you could split the cost with a friend. Call 800-421-7275 and use code GAR to reserve now! More details on the registration form.
The next issue of the “Volunteer Gardener” will have all the details on our guest speakers, presenters and schedule. But here are some teasers of what is coming next April:
Our first luncheon presenter is Fay Brassie, well-known and published designer from Monroe, Georgia. She is an NGC Accredited
Master Flower Show Judge and NGC Flower Show and Symposium instructor.
There is also rumored to be top brass from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park speaking at our Horticultural Luncheon.
We are honored to also host both our NGC President Sandra Robinson, and the Deep South Regional Director Carol Bullard.
Bill Landry, the much-loved local TV star of “The Heartland Series,” will entertain us at the Informal Banquet.
Other respected experts in horticulture, conservation and design from well known organizations such as the GSMNP and UT will be presenting the classes and workshops. Everyone is encouraged to attend as many as you like! Consultants will be signing in for credit (see next section on the Tri-Refresher).
There will also be an opportunity to take a walking tour of local historic cabins and park trails, along with the spring wildflowers.
FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS CONTACT
The Park Vista, a Doubletree Inn by Hilton
Call 800-421-7275 and use the code GAR to get our convention discount.
Double King room $119.00 per night plus tax. Will accommodate 4 people. King Suite has 1 king bed, 1 queen sofa - $219.00 plus tax.
Reservations must be made by midnight March 18, 2017. Discounted rate cannot be guaranteed after that date.
To see the beautiful Park Vista and all its amenities, check the website: www.parkvista.com
IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE YOU FILL OUT YOUR REGISTRATION FORM - PLEASE READ!
We hope you’ll choose to attend the whole convention! As you fill out your registration form, note that anyone attending any part of the convention must choose either the Full Convention Package, which includes meals, or pay the Single Day Fee along with any desired meals.
You cannot attend the programs at the meals without having purchased that meal. Meal tickets are collected at the Banquet Room door.