From the day she joined CHS in 2000, Nancy Brennick hit the ground running. She got involved in activities, volunteered for committees and eventually joined the Board of Directors. She was elected to and served as Vice President from 2010-12. In 2012, Nancy charged into the role of President with new ideas and enthusiasm. She successfully urged the various CHS committees to rethink and revitalize their activities. In addition, Nancy oversaw the upgrade of the CHS website, the digitizing of financial records, introduction of electronic methods of payment, and countless other improvements to the Society’s operations. All the while, as a fiscal conservative, she found ways to stretch our program budget to cover any costs of enhancements.
The CHS display at the Hartford Flower and Garden Show has always been one of Nancy’s specialties and loves, and she worked on it with passion for many years. In 2013-2014, when the Society could no longer support the massive effort to construct a Flower Show display, Nancy reimagined the CHS involvement in the show by having members introduce the speakers, thereby preserving our notable presence. She always promotes CHS and the people in it.
In short, Nancy has never simply filled one role at CHS. When she saw a gap, she stepped forward to fill it. She has a passion and a love for this organization that runs deep and strong. She could only do more for CHS, if she could create more hours in the day. Nancy is, without a doubt, a most deserving person to receive the CHS Service Award.