Our monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at a location stated in the below Meeting Calendar, subject to change.

6:30pm:   Refreshments

6:45pm:   Monthly program, followed by meeting

 

Upcoming Programs for 2024

January 17th – No Program-Business Meeting (budget, committee sign-up).  Location of this meeting is at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 North Green Street in McHenry

          Hostesses: Mary Conkling, Marge Richardson

February 21st – No program.   Location of this meeting is at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 North Green Street in McHenry

Hostess: Ping Standley, 

March 20th – Program is a talk about Orchids.   Location of this meeting is at Countryside Nursery and Garden Center, 5301 East Terra Cotta Avenue in Crystal Lake.

 Hostesses:  Megan Green, Joan Muscat

April 17th – Master Gardener Presentation by our club member Mary Conkling.  She will talk about the process to become a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist.   Location of this meeting is at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 North Green Street in McHenry

Hostesses: Kathy Fitzgerald, Linda Wood

May 15th – Cicada’s Natural History.  A talk about cicadas by Kim Compton from the McHenry County Conservation District.  Location of this meeting is at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 North Green Street in McHenry

Hostesses: Traudl Koeberlein, Debbie Hoffmann

June 19th – Rock painting activity led by Donna Strom.   Location of this meeting is at our club member Karen Liston in her barn, 4011Miller Road in McHenry

           Hostesses:  Wanda Comein, Carol Haske

July 17th – (Closed Meeting at a member’s home) ANNUAL SUMMER POTLUCK PICNIC.  It is at the home and garden of our club member Edyta Greczek, 6818 Homestead Drive in McHenry

Hostesses: Diane Boedecker, Jackie Homa

August 21st – A tour of Cut Flowers grown at the nursery.    Location of this meeting is at Countryside Nursery and Garden Center, 5301 East Terra Cotta Avenue in Crystal Lake.

Hostesses: Gina Dunkley, Kim Elia

September 18th – Growing Loofah at Home: From Seed to Scrub, a talk by Chelsey Fulbright.   Location of this meeting is at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 North Green Street in McHenry

 Hostesses: Amber Haase, Pat Leucht

October 16th – Nature game night (Bingo & Trivia) – presented by Christine Kustra from the McHenry County Conservation District.  Location of this meeting is at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 North Green Street in McHenry

Hostesses: Sharon Slack, Diane Stilling

November 20th – Voting for 2025 club officers.   Location of this meeting is at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 North Green Street in McHenry

 Hostesses: Pat Dicker, Karen Murphy

December 11th – (Closed Meeting at a member’s home) ANNUAL HOLIDAY POTLUCK PARTY.  It is at the home of club member Karen Liston, 4011 Miller Road in McHenry.  Also will include the Installation of New Board Members.  Please note: the party date is a week earlier than our normal meeting.

Hostesses: Karen Liston, Mary Conkling

All programs and meeting locations are subject to change.