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.

 

 

2018 CALENDAR

 

January 2018

No meeting

“Happy New Year!”

 

February 8, 2018  

 

VAN DRUNAN FARMS 

Route 1 and 17

12:00 noon

 

HOSTESSES 

Chair: Linda Sais 

Diane Hogan, Dorothy Smith and Lois Ware

 

 

March 8, 2018 

 

THE KANKAKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL  

SOCIETY MUSEUM 

801 S. 8th Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

4:30pm 

 

PROGRAM: General Beekeeping, Getting Started, Pollinators in the World Around Us 

GUEST SPEAKER: Mike Rusak

   

HOSTESSES 

Chair: Gayle Fischer 

Nancy Addison, Marlene BeDel and Jeanne Lindberg

   

Other Event This Month 

 

Chicago Flower and Garden Show 

Navy Pier, Chicago, IL – March 14-18, 2018 

 

 

 

April 12, 2018 

 

THE KANKAKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY MUSEUM 

801 S. 8th Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

12:00 Social – 12:30 Business Meeting 

 

PROGRAM: To Be Determined 

  

HOSTESSES 

Chair: Ann Harms 

Karen Bailey, Judy Entwistle and Syd Rose-Churney

 

  Other Events This Month 

 

Earth Day – April 22, 2018

Arbor Day – April 27, 2018

Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. (GCI) State Convention and

Petite Flower Show “Little Things Mean a Lot”

Lisle-Naperville Hilton – April 29-30, 2018 

 

 

May 10, 2018 

 

THE KANKAKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL

SOCIETY MUSEUM

801 S. 8th Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

12:00 Social – 12:30 Business Meeting

 

PROGRAM: Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

GUEST SPEAKER: Collene Fritz

 

HOSTESSES

Chair: Linda Ravens 

Carol Bowman, Gail Emme and Rosanne Gianotti

 

Other Events This Month

 

GCI District VIII Meeting – May 7, 2018

National Garden Clubs, Inc. Annual Convention

Philadelphia, PA – May 21-24, 2018

 

 

June 14, 2018 

 

THE KANKAKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL  

SOCIETY MUSEUM 

801 S. 8th Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

No Social – Business Meeting at 12:00 noon 

 

PROGRAM : Finishing Touches for the Garden Walk

Lunch on your own: Members should bring a sack lunch. 

   

Other Events This Month 

 

National Garden Week – June 3-9, 2018

Kankakee Kultivators Garden Walk – June 21, 2018

 

 

 

July 12, 2018 

 

THE KANKAKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY MUSEUM 

801 S. 8th Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

12:00 Social – 12:30 Business Meeting 

 

PROGRAM: How to be a Mother to a Monarch

GUEST SPEAKER: Kay McNeil

 

HOSTESSES

Chair: Connie Licon 

Burma Mathews and Judy Sanders

  

Other Events This Month

 

Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Society Annual Lily Show 

Chicago Botanic Garden – July 7-8, 2018 

 

 

August 9, 2018 

 

THE KANKAKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY MUSEUM 

801 S. 8th Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

12:00 Social – 12:30 Business Meeting 

 

PROGRAM: Members Garden Walk

  

HOSTESSES

Chair: Jan Alleman 

Josie Barnett, Valerie Jadd and Annette Kurzejka

 

 

September 13, 2018 

 

THE KANKAKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY MUSEUM 

801 S. 8th Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

12:00 Social – 12:30 Business Meeting 

 

PROGRAM: Club Members Garden Walk 

   

HOSTESSES

Chair: Cecilia McKay 

Darlene Brandt, Roni Kohl and Bettie Smith

 

 

October 11, 2018 

 

THE KANKAKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY MUSEUM 

801 S. 8th Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

6:00pm 

 

Business Meeting: Nominate 2019 Slate of Officers

 

PROGRAM: Fairy Gardens 

GUEST SPEAKER: Barbara Collins

 

HOSTESSES

Chair: Karen James 

Pam Charles, Diane Gonczy and Jane Koehler,

 

Other Events This Month 

 

GCI District VIII Meeting – October 1, 2018

Central Region Meeting 

Frankenmuth, MI – October 22-23, 2018 

 

 

 

November 8, 2018 

 

THE KANKAKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY MUSEUM 

801 S. 8th Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901

12:00 Social – 12:30 Business Meeting 

 

Annual Meeting: Election of 2019 Officers 

 

PROGRAM: To Be Determined 

   

HOSTESSES 

Chair: Becky Williams 

Donna Karlock and Linda Krause

 

 

 

December 13, 2018 

 

KANKAKEE COUNTRY CLUB 

2011 Cobb Boulevard Kankakee, IL 60901

12:00 noon – Holiday Luncheon 

 

Installation of 2019 Officers 

 

PROGRAM: A Shiny and Bright Christmas

GUEST SPEAKER: David Cook and Laurie Gilmore

   

HOSTESSES 

Chair: Linda Krause 

Karen Bailey, Ann Harms, Burma Mathews and Linda Ravens

 

 

Other Events This Month 

 

Gallery of Trees – Kankakee County Historical Society Museum – December 2018