MEETINGS

Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month from September through May. The November meeting is our major fundraiser Make It Bake It...Winter Wonderland. In 2021 the fundraiser will be renamed to "Sharing the Joy" Currently the fundraiser is held at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. However, due to the Covid 19 pandemic some of the fundraiser may be done with the use of virtual formats.

 

Monthly meetings are held at the Cress Creek Country

Club in Naperville.

Meeting Agenda

10:30 am  Registration and social

11:00 am  Business meeting

12:00 pm  Luncheon

1:00 pm    Program

2020 - 2021 Programs

9-11-20  FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

Andrew Parravana from Andrew's Garden in Wheaton will help kick off the club's 45th year. He is a talented designer who will create the most beautiful, out of the box arrangements. His inspirations come from open air garden-style flower shops in Europe.

10-09-20  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.

11-13-20  MAKE IT, BAKE IT FUNDRAISER 
The event includes a Raffle, Silent Auction, Boutique, Bake Sale, 

50/50 raffle and Sewing Items followed by a luncheon. Profits from the annual event go towards the club's scholarship fund.

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.

Our monthly meetings have been cancelled during much of the 2020-2021 year due to Covid19

Beginning in April we hope to be back to the regular scheduled meetings.