Greetings from Spring

Greetings to Everyone in Greater Seattle District and the East Lake Washington District,

     With the lovey weather we have been having, we are sure everyone is ready for “Greetings from SPRING”. That is the name of the 2022 Northwest Flower and Garden Festival, at the Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, in Seattle. Check out their website at https://gardenshow.com.

      This exciting event is being held February 9-13, 2022. The hours are Wednesday – Saturday 9 am to 8 pm and Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm.

      Both Districts are getting together to have a booth at this show voted one of the top 5 flower and garden shows in the whole country in 2020. We are doing this to promote garden club membership. Both districts have great garden club members and we want to tell everyone how wonderful ELWD, GSD, WSFGC and NGC is, all we have to offer our communities, and why they would enjoy being a part of one of the largest gardening volunteer organizations.

       What we do need is VOLUNTEERS to work at our booth and talk about the opportunities and joys of being a garden club member. In return, you get into the show that day for FREE. Tickets at the door are $25, but by working a 3 hour shift you get in for free. The shifts are:

Wednesday Feb. 9th Saturday Feb. 12      Sunday Feb.13th     

9am – 12,                                                                                   9am-12

12 – 3pm,                                                                                   12-3pm,

3pm – 6pm                                                                                3pm-6pm

6pm – 8pm 

Cathy Williams is the person in charge of scheduling for both districts. Her phone number is 425-466-4654 and email is mcathywilliams@comcast.net.  Give her a call and set up your time to participate in the Festival!

       More information will be provided later after you sign up for a time spot with specific instructions of where to go and what to do on your day.       It will be fun and a breath of fresh air seeing all the beautiful displays. If you have any questions please feel free to call us.

Booth Co-Chairs:

Mitch Grospe, Greater Seattle Area District Director   206-499-1496    Mitchellgro@gmail.com

Linda White, East Lake Washington District Director 630-886-2564  roosterridgehen@gmail.com     

PS: The small print: Health and Wellness Update: As of Nov. 15, 2021 and until further notice, the State of Washington requires each attendee and participant (12 years and older) to show proof of full COVID -19 vaccination or proof of having received a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of the event to attend the Festival, Feb. 9-13, 2022. Current regulations also require all attendees to wear masks in indoor public settings. Update of rules will be posted.                                                      

Get the latest information on the Convention Planning and more from our State President, AnnSullivan. Beautiful photos too.

This is the Pacific Region Newsletter. It includes lots of good information. This link will take you to the Pacific Region web site where you can get the Waconia. Congratulation to our own Lana Finegold as the new Pacific Region Director for 2021-2023.

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