Time and Place of Meetings
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month except January
Roll Call taken at each meeting
12:00 Social & Lunch ~ 12:30 Meeting
The Kankakee County Historical Society Museum
801 S. 8th Ave., Kankakee, IL 60901
All meetings are held at the museum unless otherwise noted.

Membership is limited to 70 active members.

Prospective members must attend two meetings as a guest. At the subsequent third meeting,

the person shall notify the Membership Chair of their desire to be a member of the Club.

The Membership Chair shall announce and welcome the person as a new active member,

or place the person's name on the waiting list as appropriate. A new member shall remit the

appropriate dues to the Treasurer.

 

 

2017 CALENDAR

 

January 2017

No meeting

“Happy New Year!”

 

February 9, 2017
Business Meeting: 2016 Review and 2017 Planning

 

Hostesses

Chair: Donna Karlock

Janet Alleman, Val Jadd and Annette Kurzejka

 

March 9, 2017

Program: Jewelry with Essential Oils

Guest speaker: Connie Anderson 

 

Hostesses

Chair: Marlene BeDell

Jane Koehler and Lois Ware

Other Events This Month
 

Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Navy Pier, Chicago, IL - March 18-26, 2017

 

Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc, State Convention

Chicago Marriott/Naperville - March 19-20, 2017

 

 

April 13, 2017

Bourbonnais Public Library

250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

7:00 PM Business Meeting

 

Program: Sharing a Cup-A

Guest speaker: Lorraine Morris

 

Hostesses

Chair: Gayle Fischer

Dorothy Smith

 

Other Events this Month

Earth Day - April 22, 2017

  

Arbor Day - April 28, 2017

 

 

May 11, 2017

Program: How scents are Made from Flowers and Spices

Guest Speaker: Katheryn Schmidt

 

Hostesses

Chair: Angela Randall

Cecilia McKay and Jeanne Lindberg

 

Other Events this Month

Geranium Sale - May 1, 2017

 

GCI District VIII Meeting - May 1, 2017

  

Kankakee Kultivators City Beautification - May 15, 2017

 

National Garden Clubs, Inc. 88th Annual Convention

Richmond, VA - May 18-20, 2017

 

 

June 8, 2017 

“Finishing Touches for the Garden Walk”

Members bring a sack lunch

 

 

 

July 13, 2017

Grant Park, Illinois

6:pm Business Meeting

 

Program: Daylily Garden

Guest Speaker: Chuck Olthoff

 

HOSTESSES

Chair: Linda Ravens

Linda Sais and Becky Williams

 

Other Events this Month

Garden Clubs of Illinois Annual Summer Meeting

Grafton, IL - July 17, 2017

 

 

August 10, 2017

Program: Leaf Casting in Concrete

Guest speaker: Donna Denney

 

Hostesses

Chair: Josie Barnett

Nancy Addison and Judy Entwistle

 

Other Events this Month

District IV Flower Show

Chiacago Botanical Gardens - August 5-6, 2017

 

 

September 14, 2017

Program: A Harvest Showcase Centerpiece for Show and Grow

Guest speaker: Lyn Nitz-Mercacent

 

Hostesses

Chair: Bettie Smith

Darlene Brandt, Roni Kohl and Judy Sanders

 

 

October 12, 2017

Bourbonnais Public Library

250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

7:00 pm Business Meeting

 

Business Meeting: Nominate 2018 Slate of Officers

 

Program: Putting Your Garden to Bed

Guest speaker: Tholen's Garden Center

 

Hostesses

Chair: Burma Mathews

Karen James

 

Other Events this Month

GCI District VIII Meeting - October 2, 2017

 

Central Region Meeting

Winsconsin Dells, WI - October 5-7, 2017

 

Flower Show School I - Urbana, IL - October 25-26, 2017

 

 

November 9, 2017

 

Annual Meeting: Election of 2018 Officers

 

Program: Hands-on Workshop 

Arrangements for local nursing homes and shut-ins

 

Hostesses

Chair: Ann Harms

Karen Bailey, Gale Emme and Sydney Rose-Churney

 

 

 

December 14, 2017

Kankakee Country Club

2011 Cobb Boulevard, Kankakee, IL 60901

 

12:00 noon - Holiday Luncheon

 

Installation of 2018 Officers

 

Program: Holiday Arranging

Guest speaker: Dennis Kovar 

 

 HOSTESSES

Chair: Linda Krause

Carol Bowman, Diane Gonczy and Connie Licon

 

Other Event this Month

Gallery of Trees - Kankakee County Historical Society Museum

December, 2017