MEETINGS

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Monthly meetings are held at the Cress Creek Country

Club in Naperville.The November meeting is our major fundraiser named "Sharing the Joy for 2022. The fundraiser is held at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. 

Meeting Agenda

10:30 am  Registration and social

11:00 am  Business meeting

12:00 pm  Luncheon

1:00 pm    Program

2021 - 2022 Programs

9-10-21  FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

Linda Trevoy has owned and operated Shamrock Garden & Florist for 36 years.  With the 

help of her sons, she now has four stores in operation. The most recent location is in Winfield, IL.  She is delighted to present four different arrangements and educate members

along the way.  Arrangements will be raffled to the members.

10-08-21  GOING GREEN WITH INDOOR PLANTS

Lisa Hilgenberg, horticulturalist at the Chicago Botanical Garden will teach about the best green and flowering plants for low, medium or bright light. Additionally, plants contribute to a healthy home by increasing oxygen levels,humidity and decreasing air pollution by filtering toxins from the air. Growing indoor plants can also improve your mood and mental state and reduce stress.

11-05-21  Sharing the Joy Fundraiser
The event includes a Raffle, Silent Auction, Boutique, Bake Sale, 

50/50 raffle and Sewing Items followed by a luncheon. There will also be a online silent auction. Profits from the annual event go towards the club's scholarship fun

12-11-20  WINTER FLORAL ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP
Kati Rose, owner of Kaleidoscope of Floral Design will present a hands-on program which includes materials and guidance to create a winter arrangement to take home.

01-15-21  RECYCLING & COMPOST EDUCATION

Kay McKeen of SCARCE; School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Compost Education is the speaker. Kay will educate and inform members how to positively impact our environment through recycling, protecting our resources, and where to dispose of all unwanted materials. She will also explain what is in your home that can be reused and recycled.

02-12-21  BLOOMING PERENNIALS

Laura Christensen, an experienced landscape designer will present Design with Nature. Laura will focus on planning for a succession of blooms from spring to fall. She will recommend hard tried and true plant varieties which will provide 3 to 4 months of blooms.

03-12-21  BIOMIMICRY: LOOKING TO NATURE TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS
Kim White, a master naturalist who has spent nearly 20 years volunteering and teaching at Brookfield Zoo, will open our eyes to our world of nature.What does a bur have in common with NASA? Or a Kingfisher with a high-speed train? Kim will show examples of when science and technology looked to nature to solve complex problems. Joining Kim will be animal ambassadors Kim Axoloti, Dart Frog and Crested Gecko.

 

04-09-21   HUMMINGBIRDS: OUR FLYING JEWELS

Nancy Carroll, master gardener, CCGC alumnus, landscape & garden designer will amaze us with her program on these colorful, iridescent little bundles of energy. We will learn how to identify different species and the best feeders.

05-14-21   GET FRESH WITH HERBS
Liz Omura, a garden specialist from Cantigny Park has been gardening with her Dad since the age of 10. With 24 years at Cantigny teaching and planning the Idea Garden Liz has a passion for horticulture. Fresh herbs enhance meals and blow the lid off dried herbs in jars. She will talk about her top ten herbs, how to grow them successfully, and share some recipes.

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