PLEASANTDALE GARDEN CLUB MEETINGS & PROGRAMS
All Member & Board Meetings will be held at
the Pleasantdale Park District Building,
7425 South Wolf Road, Burr Ridge, unless otherwise noted.
Member meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. with a social hospitality time of coffee and culinary treats prepared by our members, followed by our business meeting and the scheduled programs below.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
September 14, 2022 - 10 am Member meeting & Program
Program: Don't Squash That Bug by Jim Rowan
Jim has a natural science degree from Northeastern IL University. There are over a million species of insects and spiders on the planet, with 25,00 in Illinois alone! Jim will introduce us to some, and teach us how to separate some of the "good guys" from the "bad guys".
September 16 District II Presidents’ Roundtable Meeting
October 12 - 10 am Member meeting & Program
Program: Our Climate Crisis by Ken Taylor
Kent was personally trained by former VP Al Gore, who also helped create this presentation, Kent will discuss the science, observed evidence, how we got here and what we can do to minimize effects of global warming.
November 9 - Member meeting & Program
Program: Club Member White Elephant Auction
Members are asked to bring two items to be auctioned off to raise funds for our club endeavors. This year friends are invited to attend and bid on some items!
December 14 - Member meeting
Program: Holiday Grab Bag & Cookies
Each participating member/guest is asked to bring a $15 gift wrapped new item relating to food or cooking and we will play a fun grab bag game.
Members are also asked to bring 2 dozen home baked cookies. One dozen should be wrapped on a paper plate which will be gathered together and given to a local retirement home. The other dozen will be set on our treat table for the members to share and enjoy. Please wrap separately.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
January 11, 2023– 10 am Meeting & Program
Program: Member Pot Luck Brunch
Every member attending is asked to bring a food dish item to share and any needed serving utensils.
January 20 - District II Program Chairpersons' Meeting
February 8 - 10 am Meeting & Program
Program: Animal Resistant Gardening by Mel Zaloudek
Mel is a former member of the horticulture faculty at Triton College. Mel says that rabbits, deer and squirrels seem to enjoy our garden more than we do sometimes, and that we are constantly adapting our defense strategies! Learn a combination of tactical plant selection, barriers and repellents. Get peace of mind!
March 8 - 10 am Meeting & Member Workshop
Program: Learning about the history of the Robert Vial House and Gardens with Alice Latham
Every wonder about the history of this house on Wolf Road and what it means to the community? Join us to find out more!
March 17 - 10 am District II Annual Spring Luncheon and Meeting at Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton .
April 12– 10 am Meeting & Program
Program: Low Maintenance Gardening by Carol Cichorski
Carol's first garden was high maintenance but she's past that now. She now uses principles for less work and low costs that you can use too:
April 16-17- Garden Clubs of Illinois State Convention
Location: Chicago Marriott Hotel Naperville Prior signup required.
May 3, 2023 - ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON AND FUNDRAISER
ENTERTAINMENT AND RAFFLES
Crowne Plaza Chicago SW, Burr Ridge
Rick Cada, Elvis Impersonator
For Tickets call Nancy Alex (630) 455-4265 by April 2nd
Proceeds Fund our Scholarship Award
*** PRIOR SIGNUP AND PAYMENT REQUIRED WITH THE CLUB ***
June 7 - Club member outing and Installation of new officers
Members will carpool to St Charles for lunch at TownHouse Books & Cafe and a reserved visit to
The Healing Gardens at Stone Hill Farms.
July 10-11 Garden Clubs of Illinois Summer Meeting
Location: Giant City Lodge, Makanda
THIS IS THE END OF OUR MEETINGS FOR THE SEASON!
VISIT US AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER, 2023, OR BETTER YET, JOIN US!