The Brooksville Garden Club




2014 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Convention



2014 Convention at St. Petersburg, FL


The 88th Annual FFGC Convention and Flower Show was held at the
St. Petersburg Bayfront Hilton, 333 lst Street South, St. Petersburg


Louise Allen and Ingrid Velez


This is what I took home from the convention

We Can Make a Difference...One by One
Once upon a time, there was an old man who had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions. 

Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning!  May I ask what it is that you are doing?

The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”


BGC President Ingrid Velez and FFGC Vice President Arlene Rand


Awesome Table Centerpieces

  OK..this was not that awesome  
Ian Prosser is a Florida-based florist. Born in Scotland, Prosser first worked on a U.S. presidential inauguration in 1993, at the inauguration of Bill Clinton. He was the Floral Design Chairman for the 2005 inauguration of George W. Bush, having been selected for this honor by the Society of American Florists out of a field of 200,000 florists.

Ian Prosser - A Keynote Speaker

He was awesome to watch at work. He created 4 fantastic floral centerpieces in under 1 hour and made it look as easy as brushing your hair.


FFGC President Sue Angle visited our District V Open House


Ingrid got to catch up on all her Wekiva friendships, above with Audrey Swindal and Eda Marchman

Building Friendships

Attending the convention is more than just meetings and workshops, it's also about meeting people and making friendships. You get to meet people from all walks of life from all over the state.


The FFGC State Flower Show was see those photos click> Flower Show


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