Here We Come!

The Garden District Spring Conference and Achievement Day is a wonderful time to view the personal artistic handiwork and the plants/horticulture entries that will be on display by our club members as well as our sister clubs in this district. We have twelve ladies attending the conference/luncheon and award ceremoniesĀ as our West Deptford tables will be well represented. The Pennsauken Country Club will provide the elegant setting for coffee, snacks, lunch, and awards to the artistic winners that day.

Thank you, ladies for entering a whopping twenty-six items under various categoriesĀ including horticulture. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Door decorations = 1
  • Holiday decorations = 3
  • Paper art = 5
  • Crocheting = 4
  • Knitting = 2
  • Painting = 1
  • Baking = 2
  • Photography = 7
  • Conservation = 1

This is a nice variety of entries showing the abilities of our members to advance and enhance their hobbies to this degree of achievement. Our compliments to Cynthia, Joann Kf., Cheryl, Margie, Denise P., Chris, Linda M., Peg, Peggy G., Debbie, Kim, along with Linda J. for participating in this event. WOW! We are certainly going to have lots of fun and excitement as we cheer on our hopeful winners.

If you are attending the conference, please bring your entry on the morning of April 14th. If you are not attending this day, Linda J. will enter your items for you. Please bring them to Linda before or at our club’s April meeting night. Contest entry deliveries on Achievement Day begin at 8:30 a.m. Member registration begins at 9:15 a.m. The in-person conference begins at 10:00 a.m. Coffee, tea, and breakfast treats are available beginning at 8:30 a.m. as well. Good Luck to everyone with an entry!

We can meet at my house and carpool together. Let’s meet at 8:00 a.m. so that we only need a few ladies to drive. Traffic is busy at that time of the morning. Please let me know if you can be a driver and contact me with any questions or concerns.

REMINDER: If your entry is Photography – All photos must be mounted on a rigid 8 x 10 inch board with thickness not to exceed 3/8th of an inch. (Photos cannotĀ be matted, framed, or have hangers on the back.) Important: Each photograph must have a label affixed to the back which is called the Photography Form. Again, please contact me with any questions or if you need the form.

Below is a sneak peek at two entry items. Lots of pictures will be taken at the conference to share in our May Edition of Tidbits.

Previous Info

Calling all club members! The annual GARDEN DISTRICT SPRING CONFERENCE & ACHIEVEMENT DAY will take place on April 14, 2022, at the Pennsauken Country Club. We will carpool together and arrive there around 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. in order to enter our artistic items into the competition. All club members may attend, with or without an art entry. ENVIRONMENT ACHIEVEMENT DAY is also held at this conference. The Environment contests are divided into two divisions: Artistic Design and Horticulture. A registration form is required for this entry as well as every Arts entry and a separate Photography Form (attached to the back of your photo) is also required for every entry in the photo category. The actual meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.

Packets of information and a description of each category will be distributed at our March club meeting. A separate registration form is required for each project. Towards the end of the conference day, attendees will view the art entries of each club and learn who received the winning ribbons and certificates.

The awards are as follows:

Grand Prize – Gold ribbon and Certificate
First Place – Blue Ribbon and Certificate
Second Place – Certificate
Third Place – Certificate

There is only one Grand Award in each category/sub-category level. There can be multiple First, Second, and Third Place awards. Also, there are three levels/classes of entries: Beginner, Advanced, or Professional. The judging criteria is as follows: Composition, Craftsmanship. Creativity, Flavor/Texture, Technical, Workmanship.

Linda Jones has extra copies of all the registration forms, rules, photography specifications, and category descriptions for 23 areas including: Door Decorations, Jewelry, Embroidery, Needlepoint, Plastic Canvas, Knitting, Crocheting, Sewing, Paper Art, Holiday, Baking, Painting, Drawing, and Photography to name a few. Please pick up your packet of information at our March club meeting if you have an item or items which you will consider entering.

The conference proceeds to a delicious luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Awards will follow lunch. All club members are eligible to attendĀ the entire day. The luncheon menu and cost will be available at our club meeting. A signup sheet will be sent around and if possible please plan on between thirty and forty dollars for the lunch payment. To date, we have not been given these details.

I would like to have your completed registration forms by Thursday, March 24th, so that I may review them and mail them to the Garden District Arts and Culture Chairman. I would be glad to take your art items toĀ the conference for you if you are not able to attend. We are looking forward to another wonderful day enjoying all theĀ remarkable talent in our club as well as the entire Garden District. Please call me to pick up the above information if you are not able to attend our Woman’s Club Meeting. Thanks everyone!

Linda J.