Our General Meetings are open to the public as well as our members and their guests. However, an RSVP must be received in advance. Please see membership for more information.
Many gnomes were created in our workshop lead by Gwenn Lloyd. Pictured with their new friends are Gale Glawe, Diane Schanz, Rita Billy, Nedra Vitek, Gwen Satre, Latha Nemani and Gwenn Lloyd.
Over the course of four workshops (an extra one was added!) we had ten members attend. Twenty gnomes were created!! Every member took at least one home and several gnomes were made to sell at the Holiday Market for the 2021 Cup of CheerTM. More workshops are planned for the future for other items — in case gnomes just weren’t your thing. Members should keep checking the website.
Things to look forward to:
February 24, 2021: Floral Workshop
The floral will be led by Janet Gallagher, with assistance from her students at Kishwaukee Community College. Don't miss this fun, hands on program. You will create and take home your own design.
March 24, 2021: How to Recycle Everything
Kay McKeen is director of SCARCE, an organization committed to helping communities and schools reduce waste through both recycling and composting. Kay is a dynamic speaker. She was the most highly recommended speaker at the District 2 program meeting in 2020. You will find there are many more things to recycle than you knew about before. Sher will also tell where and when to bring items for recycling.
April 28, 2021: Biomimicry: Looking to Nature to Solve Today's Problems
How has NASA used the natural adaptations of burrs to solve problems in outer space? What are the commonalities of a kingfisher and a high speed train? Kim White will bring animal ambassadors;axoloti, dart frog, crested gecko, and hedgehog will all help with her presentation on biomimicry. She has spent 19 years working in the education department at the Brookfield Zoo and has certification as a master naturalist.
May 26, 2021: Spring in the Air
Joyce Grattoni, owner of Flowers by Grattoni, is ;the designer for our May luncheon. She has an associates degree in horticulture and a BA from National Lewis University. Joyce is a published author and has designed for the White House Flower Shop. She is a longstanding member of the American Institute of Floral Designers.
Aug ?? 2021: Art in the Garden
Nina Koziol has invited us into her garden. More information, including date and time, in 2021
We are exploring some online or smaller group activities like cooking classes or flower arranging.
Information will be posted on our Facebook site and here when anything is confirmed.