Wednesday, October 23, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm – Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Fall Conference

Please join President Marisa McCoy for the 2013 GCFMA Fall Conference on Wednesday, October 23 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road in Framingham.

8:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee and Boutique Shopping

9:00 a.m. Welcome, Announcements and Business Meeting

9:30 a.m. The Federation…Who we are and what we do! Communications, our schools, our councils, our outreach and you!

10:45 a.m. Awards and Presentations

11:00 a.m. Boutique Shopping and Social Hour

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

1:00 p.m. Designs with On Thai, AIFD, owner of Surroundings Floral Studio in Schenectady, New York.  Mr. Thai has been a member of AIFD since 1990 and is has won numerous awards in local, regional and national competitions. He won Best of Show in the International Flower Show two years running, and took first place in Teleflora’s People’s Choice Award, and seven times Best of Show in the Northeast Floral Exposition. He has made many garden club demonstrations for the Federated Garden Clubs of the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts; and has been a lecturer/demonstrator for the Northeast Floral Expo held in Connecticut and for the Garden Club of Seattle, Washington. A few years back, Mr. Thai presented a floral design program in the United Kingdom before The Club in the Park, a prominent and innovative garden club in the north of England. While there, he instructed a class in the art of contemporary floral design. He has kept busy on such assignments as creating floral arrangements for the annual Whitney Ball during the racing season in Saratoga, N.Y. as well as the New York State Thoroughbred Gala at the Saratoga Golf and Polo club, the annual National Museum of Racing Ball and the Betters Ball at the Saratoga Track.

2:15 p.m. Raffle and Registration Report

2:30 p.m. Adjournment

For Boutique space contact Lisa Bourgeois at For overnight accommodations please call the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center at 508 875 2541. Ask for the Garden Club rate of $149.00.  To register for the Fall Conference, visit and click on to the Registration Form link.