CFGC 2015 Annual Convention – Back to our Roots

BackToOurRootsMay 29, 30, and 31, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood

The goal of the Convention Planning Committee is to have fun while you learn!

Here is what’s in store for attendees.

The Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood is where the Convention will be held.  Located at 7390 West Hampden, Lakewood, CO 80029. Room rates are $109/double occupancy. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly, 303-­980-­4284, stating you are with CFGC. The Executive Committee will meet Friday night for dinner, followed by a Board of Directors meeting.

Friday, May 29, 2015
Registration sign-‐in begins at 3pm. Reduce, recycle, reuse with the “Bring Your Own Bag” contest.  Use your bag for the contest and to hold items received (like the agenda and awards) during the Convention.  If you forget your bag the Convention Planning Committee will have extras.  In the evening, relax, reconnect, and get a good nights’ sleep.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Starts at 7am, with Vendors setting-­up “for sale” tables. The Continental Breakfast is from 7am until 9am.   At 9am the Convention officially starts with a Presenting of Colors by the director of the Fort Logan Cemetery who will also be honoring Mary Fagerberg for her 30 years of service.

We will break for lunch at 11am to partake in a Boxed Lunch.
Many have been to the Molly Brown House in downtown Denver, but have you ever toured the Molly Brown Summer House and Grounds?  Now, during lunch is your chance to take this ½ hour tour and learn about it!

The afternoon session begins at 1:30pm
With the introduction of the “Murder Mystery”, a CFGC Garden Club exclusively designed, garden themed case of who done it.  10 participants are still needed to act as characters in this parlor game.  If you’ve secretly always wanted to be an actor get in touch with Gail Fischer, 303-­‐526-­‐0359, to find out your part in the game.  Sounds like fun!

5:30pm starts with a Cocktail Party
Honoring Louise Niekerk, our CFGC incoming President.  Dinner, starts at 6:30pm, with entertainment by the “Legendary Ladies”, and the evening will conclude with the revealing of the…Dat, Dah, Dahn…Murderer!

Sunday, May 31, 2015
The fun isn’t over yet!  After Breakfast we will be heading over to Red Rocks Park and it’s naturally formed Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  There will be a tour that includes birds of prey viewing and the Red Rocks Museum.  Afterwards the newly elected officers and club presidents will meet.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 Menus

Continental Breakfast: Fresh, sliced fruit, assorted breakfast breads and pastries with jams and butter Orange juice, coffee, and tea.
Boxed Lunch : Half a sandwich, garden salad, and fruit Assorted drinks.
Dinner: Fresh strawberry & spinach salad with broken shovel goat cheese, candied pecans, and poppy seed dressing Gorgonzola crusted sirloin with red wine au jus, grilled asparagus, truffle potatoes Sugar Mamas’ rum cake with caramel rum sauce, raisins, and vanilla bean ice cream  Vegetarian Option -‐ stuffed Portobello mushroom

Tours and Entertainment

MollyBrownHouse1The Molly Brown Summer House Museum: The historic home and grounds are a warm and inviting place where Granddaughter Mary Rose Shearer (better known as Momo) provides personalized tours.  In 1928 the Fehlmann family purchased the house and five generations of the family have lovingly continued to maintain it. The main floor includes four historic, Victorian style rooms.  Each room features high ceilings, original woodwork, period furnishings.


Legendary Ladies: Meet fascinating women who lives became part of the lore of the west.  Learn how they affect people today and how the world wouldn’t be the same without them.  “Unconventional Women of the West” will make history come alive using the “Back to Our Roots” theme.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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