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.





January 2017

No meeting

“Happy New Year!”


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



Chair: Donna Karlock

Janet Alleman, Val Jadd and Annette Kurzejka


March 9, 2017

Program: Jewelry with Essential Oils

Guest speaker: Connie Anderson 



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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 



Chair: Linda Krause

Carol Bowman, Diane Gonczy and Connie Licon


Other Event this Month

Gallery of Trees - Kankakee County Historical Society Museum

December, 2017