DAFFODIL DAY LUNCHEON
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Spring approaches! It’s time to think daffodils.
The Daffodil Luncheon will be on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
Timing should be perfect for hundreds of thousands of bright daffodils to greet you on Belle Isle State Park.
Highlights of the 2019 event include:
Our speaker Mark Wallace is CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. The topic is
"The Revitalization of the Detroit Riverfront.”
The special attraction is the historic Belle Isle saw mill. Constructed in the late 1800's, it processed tree trunks into boards used on Belle Isle and parks though out Detroit until the 1980's. Plans are being made for its restoration.
The Belle Isle Aquarium and Belle Isle Conservatory will not be open this year.
The beautiful gardens near the Conservatory, which should be filled with daffodils, will be open for your enjoyment.
The Bell Isle Nature Center will also be open.
The Daffodil Luncheon, at the Detroit Yacht Club, will feature "Welcome Spring Salad"
grilled chicken breast, peas, and asparagus, served on a bed of mixed greens, with dijon vinaigrette.
A delightfully daffodil colored lemonade layer cake will make a memorable dessert.
Non-alcoholic Daffodil Delight will be served. A cash bar, featuring Spring Mimosas, will be available.
A vegetarian option may be pre-ordered.
Luncheon tickets are $38 until March 31. As of April 1, they are $45.
The last day for ticket purchases is April 10.
See below for registration form.
Shopping opportunities will include botanically-inspired hats and other attire, courtesy of the Peacock Room.
A generous percentage of the profits will be donated to Daffodils4Detroit.
Our specially commissioned Daffodil Day tile is available, by advance purchase, for $50.
Centerpieces! Rather than asking one Michigan Division branch to provide forty-five centerpieces, nine branches will each provide five. A pre-luncheon tour of the centerpieces was a popular activity last year.
Special Note from Robin Heller: Underwriting donations will be a key to our continued success. The three contribution levels are: Trumpeter ($500-$999), Golden Long ($1000-$4,999) and Double Golden ($5,000 plus). Please consider those levels for yourself, for your branch, for businesses you patronize, or for a shared gift from members of your family or a group of friends. Thank you for your continued support.