2020 Tampa Convention

2020 Tampa Convention



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AN INVITATION TO DEEP SOUTH GARDEN CLUB CONVENTION 2020

In a Florida city on the bay, known for it’s Cuban culture and local cuisine…A city of 300,000, located in scenic Hillsborough County 48 feet above sea level and home of the Buccaneers, Rays and Lightning…A city founded by Gasparilla Pirates and strategically protected by McDill Military Base….But of course, we are talking about TAMPA!!! , location of the 2020 Deep South Garden Club convention, 13-15 April 2020 hosted by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. 

So, make your plans, save the date and mark your calendars and get set to enjoy a 2-day event filled with educational opportunities, beguiling guest speakers, one-of-a-kind workshops, Award presentations, fabulous tours and even an NGC Tri-Refresher!!

We have a new word for this convention: STAY-EAT-N-DO …What does that mean?  STAY at the gorgeous, newly-renovated Hilton Tampa Downtown at reduced room rates. We’ve made it so easy ….you can now register and pay online with EasyReg!

EAT specially selected menus featuring locally inspired foods.

DO a myriad of things, both fun and educational…It’s your choice:

-An NGC Tri-refresher is being planned by Florida’s own Barbara Hadsell and Sheryl Perkins. 8 -hours of pure Edu-tainment!
   
-Not only will Robin Pokorski, of California and NGC fame, be a dynamic dinner speaker, she will conduct inspiring membership workshops…  Tell me, what’s more important than membership??

-Our National Garden Club President, Gay Austin, and our illustrious Deep South Garden Club Director, Lena Bateman, will be presenting awards and offering words of praise and encouragement.
           
-Unique, one-of-a-kind vendors will be on-hand to tantalize your fancy and we are offering for sale a specially designed, limited edition Deep South ornament… save the date card!. And who knows, you may even be invited to judge the Biennial Florida State Flower Show before you depart the area.

So STAY-EAT-N-DO!!! And we will see you next year in beautiful downtown Tampa!!




MAKING YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION
HILTON TAMPA DOWNTOWN
DEEP SOUTH AND FFGC CONVENTIONS
APRIL 2020


MAKING RESERVATIONS WILL BE A BIT DIFFERENT THIS YEAR AS THERE ARE TWO CONVENTIONS


THE DEEP SOUTH CONVENTION IS Mon Apr 13th – Wed April 15th.  

Reservation Code is FFGC1.

FFGC CONVENTION and FLOWER SHOW IS Thurs, April 16th – Sat, April 18th.   

Reservation Code is FFGC2.   

                                          

                                * Codes have no spacing between letters and number * 

          
If you are attending BOTH conventions or PART OF EACH convention, you must use both codes in making your reservation as technically this is two (2) separate reservations.  

Be certain to double check dates of days you wish to attend Deep South and/or FFGC as dates are back to back.      

Reservations may be made online or by telephone.  Hotel suggest online so you can visually see your information to check for accuracy. The website and phone number are on the Registration Form available in the Fl Gardener and on FFGC website.   

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  If you are attending both conventions in full or partially, you will NOT change your sleeping room.   Your room will be yours for both events!



WHY two Reservation Codes you ask?     We are two separate conventions that do not co-mingle funds but
for convenience purposes are staged back to back.


IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH HOTEL RESERVATIONS, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT CHAIRMAN OF EVENT -  Gina Jogan, Deep South ;  Christy Linke, FFGC or Cissy Richardson, FFGC Convention Coor.