ELWD Convention '16




Imagine That! Convention 16

Imagine entering a newly remodeled hotel for a State convention. The guest rooms and meeting rooms are new, and everything looks beautiful.

                Imagine a program by Nancy Kartes, manager of the Bellevue Botanical garden, with some history and projections of future activities. Have a good night’s sleep, then the next day learn about Native Floral of the Pacific Northwest from expert Susie Egan, then tour the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Or, if you wish, come to the workshop by Gale Baullinger and Linda Thompson to practice the techniques of using dried pressed flowers to make beautiful cards and book markers.

In the afternoon, enjoy a free beverage and snacks, courtesy of the hotel. Stop by the Hospitality Room, organized by Linda Oberloh, for friendship, games, and prizes. An evening dinner will be followed by a program by designer Louisa Lam, our guest from Vancouver, B.C.

On Wednesday morning, enjoy a breakfast courtesy of the hotel. After the morning meeting, you will be dazzled by the orchids brought in by grower Joe Grienauer. In the afternoon, the Hospitality Room will be open.  The workshops will be on terrariums by Erica Tilliacos, or decorative painting by Debbie Spiller.

A reception honoring the National President, Sandra Robinson, will be held, then Awards will be presented at dinner.

Registration forms are available on the state website or the East Lake Washington website.

Imagine talented people creating a Convention where every minute will be filled and fun.


Mary Deviny Convention Co-Chair