Schedule 91ST FFGC ANNUAL CONVENTION APRIL 26, 27 & 28, 2017 Embassy Suites, Kissimmee, FL "INSPIRED GARDENERS" Wednesday, April 26th

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1 Wednesday, April 26th Wednesday 6:30am 9:30am Embassy Suites Complimentary Breakfast Atrium 7:00am 2:30pm Vendors Set Up Magnolia Ballroom 8:00am 2:30pm Raffles, Educational & Awards Exhibits Set Up Magnolia Ballroom 8:00am 4:00pm Invitational Designs Set Up Pre Function Space 8:00am 9:30am FFGC Finance Committee Meeting Atlantis Boardroom 8:30am 5:00pm Convention Registration Open West Registration Desk 9:15am 10:45am Tri Council Meeting Palms E, F, G 9:40am 11:10am H&E Trustees Meeting Atlantis Boardroom 11:00am 12:00pm FFSJ Meeting Palms E, F, G 12:15pm 2:30pm FFSJ/TRI COUNCIL LUNCHEON & PROGRAM 2:30pm 7:30pm OPEN Vendors, Raffles, Educational & Awards Exhibits Magnolia Ballroom 2:30pm 3:00pm Pages Meeting Cypress 3 2:45pm 4:00pm District Directors Meeting Atlantis Boardroom 3:15pm 3:45pm Hostess Meeting Cypress 3 4:00pm Spouse/Guest Hospitality Suite Open TBA 4:15pm 5:30pm Board of Directors Meeting Palms E, F, G 5:30pm 6:15pm Embassy Suites Complimentary Cocktail Reception Atrium 6:30pm 7:45pm EARLY ARRIVALS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS DINNER 7:45pm 7:55pm Non Dinner Guests May Join in Ballroom for Program Door Closes at 7:55pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 2018 Florida Flower Show Arrangement Calendar Award Jill Anderson, Editor Announcements 8:35pm 9:45pm FFGC TREASURES PAGEANT (2018 Florida Flower Arrangement Calendars & District Baskets on sale following the pageant)

2 Thursday, April 27th Thursday 6:30am 8:00am Embassy Suites Complimentary Breakfast Atrium 7:00am 5:00pm Convention Registration Open West Registration Desk 7:30am 5:00pm OPEN Magnolia Ballroom Vendors, Raffle Baskets, Silent Auction, Calendar Sales, Educational Exhibits & Awards Exhibits 8:00am 4:00pm Spouse/Guest Hospitality Suite OpenTBA 8:30am 10:45am Palms E, F, G 91st Annual Convention Meeting OPENING SESSION 10:00am 3:00pm Spouse/Guest Tour Southeast Regional Center for Canine Companions for Independence Meet in Hotel Lobby to Carpool 11:00am 11:45am 11:00am 11:45am Workshop #1 Blue Star Memorial Markers with Rosita Aristoff, Blue Star Memorial Markers Chairman Cypress 1 Workshop #2 Bees in the Garden with Brendhan Horne of Bee Barf Apiaries and Christy Linke, Bees Chairman 11:00am 11:45am Workshop #3 Parliamentary Procedure with Grace Carter, Florida 4- H Leadership/Citizenship Coordinator; Gabi Sullivan, Florida 4-H State Council President and Steven Lommerse, Florida 4-H State Council Historian Cypress 2 Cypress 3 12:15pm 3:00pm Doors Open 12:00pm Special Seating Assignment Districts Sit Together LUNCHEON Guest Speaker Carol Bullard, Deep South Region Director, Service Through Action

3 Thursday, April 27th cont. 3:20pm 4:20pm Workshop #4 Presidents & Treasurers Workshop (Open to All FFGC Members) with Sue Angle, FFGC President and Gina Jogan, FFGC Treasurer Cypress 1 3:20pm 4:20pm Workshop #5 Water, Water Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink with Jackie Host, Water and Wetlands Chairman Cypress 2 3:20pm 4:20pm Workshop #6 Floral Design Study with Carol Lucia, Floral Design Study Chairman Cypress 3 & 4 5:00pm Raffle Basket Winners Posted 6:00pm 7:00pm Meet & Greet Reception for Carol Bullard, Director, Deep South Region Atrium 7:15pm Doors Open 7:00pm DINNER BANQUET & PROGRAM FEATURED SPEAKER Becky Savitz, A Tale of Two Gardens

4 Friday, April 28th Fri, April 28 6:30 am - 8:00 am Embassy Suites Complimentary Breakfast Atrium 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Convention Registration Open West Registration Desk 7:30am 4:00pm OPEN Vendors, Raffle Baskets, Silent Auction, Calendar Sales, Educational Exhibits & Awards Room Magnolia Ballroom 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Spouse/Guest Hospitality Suite Open TBA 9:00 am - 11:00 am Palms E, F, G 91st ANNUAL FFGC CONVENTION MEETING Continuation 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Spouse/Guest Tour- War Birds Museum Meet in the Hotel Lobby to Carpool 11:15am 12:15pm Workshop #7 Presidents & Treasurers Workshop (Open to All FFGC Members) with Sue Angle, FFGC President and Gina Jogan, FFGC Treasurer Cypress 1 Workshop #8 FFGC YOUTH PROGRAMS Wekiva Youth Camp, SEEK, Critter Camp and the Junior Gardener Program with Marge Hendon, FFGC Third VP and Wekiva Youth Camp Chairman; Al Latina, FFGC Second Vice President and Critter Camp Chairman; Judy Greenberg, SEEK; Joanne Connor, Junior Gardeners and Jaxson Rees, Wekiva Youth Camp Counselor Cypress 2 Workshop #9 Botany What You Know, What You Should Know And What You Don t Know with Tina Tuttle, Digging It Chairman Cypress 3 & 4 12:40pm 3:00pm Doors Open 12:30pm LUNCHEON PROGRAM Twelve Inspired Gardeners Paths of Sunshine Awards Guest Speaker Jaxson Rees, Camp Wikiva Camper/Counselor

5 Friday, April 28th cont. Friday, April 28th cont. 3:15pm 4:00pm Final Visit to Vendors & Exhibits, Final Opportunity to Purchase Tickets for Drawings Magnolia Ballroom 3:15pm 4:30pm Pick Up Calendars Cypress 2 3:15pm 4:15pm Workshop #10 Florida Wildflowers: An FFGC Legacy with Lisa Roberts, Executive Director, Florida Wildflower Foundation Cypress 1 3:15pm 4:15pm Workshop #11 Fun With Flowers with Emilie Palmieri, Fun With Flowers Chairman Cypress 3 & 4 4:00pm 6:00pm DISMANTLE Vendors, Invitational Designs and Educational Exhibits 4:00pm 5:00pm Raffle Basket Winners Posted 4:00pm 5:00pm INSTALLATION REHEARSAL Attendance by Invitation Only 5:30pm 6:30pm District Parties Locations to be Announced 5:30pm 6:30pm Embassy Suites Complimentary Cocktail Reception Atrium 7:15pm 9:15pm Doors Open 7:00pm 9:30pm 10:30pm INSTALLATION BANQUET Awards & Honors Farewell to Arlene Rand, President Installation of Officers & District Directors Opportunity Drawing Winners Announced INSTALLATION RECEPTION (Immediately Following Installation Banquet) Palms Pre Function Area

6 Saturday, April 29th Post Convention Meetings Saturday 7:30am 10:30am Embassy Suites Complimentary Breakfast Atrium 8:00am 11:00am POST CONVENTION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Palms E, F, G 11:00am Long Range Planning Meeting (Immediately Following Post Convention Board Meeting)