Our monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 3717 W. Main St. in McHenry unless otherwise noted.
6:45pm: Monthly program, followed by meeting
Upcoming Programs for 2020
January 16th – (members only) Business Meeting
Hostesses: Board Members
February 20th – WINTER BIRDS OF MC HENRY COUNTY, a program presented by Kim Compton from the McHenry County Conservation District. Learn to identify McHenry County’s winter birds and how to attract them to your yard.
Hostesses: Gina Dunkley & Pat Schafer
March 19th – DECOMPOSING/VERMICOMPOSTING, a program presented by Will Sutphin from the Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center. Learn about an environmentally friendly way of getting rid of your organic waste and understand why compost is what you want.
Hostesses: Jennie Anderson and Barbara Rex
April 16th – PROJECT–MAKING A WORM TUBE FOR VERMICOMPOSTING IN THE GARDEN, presented by members Laurel Mayer and Edyta Greczek. Supplies for this project will be provided at the meeting
Hostesses: Sharon Barland & Karen Liston
May 21st – MUSHROOMS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE SEASONS, a program presented by Moira Hunter Okeefe, a certified wild mushroom expert. Showcased in the presentation will be the wild mushrooms of northern Illinois as they appear throughout the seasons: their defining characteristics, edibility and idiosyncrasies.
Hostesses: Laurel Mayer and Edyta Greczek
June 18th – TOMATOES AND DAHLIAS, a program presented by Lisa Hilgenberg, manager of the fruit and vegetable garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden. She teaches classes, writes and speaks for local and national magazines and trade shows.
Hostesses: Pat Leucht and Carol Haske
July 16th – (Closed Meeting at a member’s home) ANNUAL SUMMER POTLUCK PICNIC. At the home and garden of Member Priscilla Rutter.
Hostesses: Jackie Homa, Debbie Hoffmann and Diane Boedecker
August 20th –DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES, a program presented by Cindy Crosby, author /contributor to more than 20 books. Discover the fascinating and bizarre lives of these garden flyers-with plenty of group fun during the presentation.
Hostesses: Eileen Lane and Sue Yazel
September 17th – no speaker or program announced yet
Hostesses: Joyce Matuszewich & Connie Nelson
October 15th – no speaker or program announced yet
Hostesses: Jane Thomas & Jean Schiller
November 19th – PROJECT–HOLIDAY CRAFT / PAINT AND SIP, presented by members Laurel Mayer and Edyta Greczek. Supplies for this project will be provided at the meeting, This meeting will also include the election of New Board Members
Hostesses: Linda Wood and Traudl Koeberlein
December 17th – (Closed Meeting at a member’s home) ANNUAL HOLIDAY POTLUCK PARTY at the home of member Judy Walter. Also will include the Installation of New Board Members.
Hostesses: Wanda Comein & Sandi Kelly
All programs are subject to change.