The Winnetka Weeders Garden Club was formed by a group of seven women on June 24, 1935 who wanted to learn about gardening. (Club archives note only two of the seven actually knew much about gardening at the time!)
Fast-forward to present-day, and the club maintains an educational focus. Some Winnetka Weeders are quite expert gardeners, some beginners, and most are somewhere in between… but all enjoy learning more about flowers & gardens, both here and afar.
Some quick facts:
We meet the second Tuesday of every month (except January, August and September). Usually at 1–3pm. See the Programs page of this site for this year's meeting topics.
Members do two turns of service each year. For example: running children's programs at the Winnetka Library, watering/weeding the reading garden at the Winnetka library, or maintaining our Hosta garden at the Winnetka Train Station Park. Generally, each service commitment takes about 60-90 minutes.
Members help co-hostess the meetings a couple of times each year, either by offering to hold a meeting in their home or by providing refreshments.
Annual membership dues are $55. There are generally no additional fees for programs nor additional expenses for service activities.
We are not a fundraising club.
Read about the Weeders in Sheridan Road Magazine.
President: Terri Heath
VP/ President Elect: Kathy Handelman
Membership: Ann Braham
Treasurer: Martha Bermingham
Recording Secretary: Cindy LeVeille
Corresponding Secretary: Alice Balon
Programs: Cari Alexander, Christie Baker, Christina Cripe
Civics: Robyn Lindblad, Colette Wetzel
Civics Committee: AG Krone (Library Garden)
Hospitality: Lele Barkausen, Gloria Gaschler
Public Relations: Karen Vorwald
Archivist: Corinne Guarraia
And the 2020 Wonderful Weeder Awards go to....
Toni Harkness & AG Krone!
Winnetka Weeders extrodinaire whose years of commitment to the Garden Club is an inspiration to all!
In appreciation of their service, the village of Winnetka will plant a tree in honor of each.
See the attachments below for their personal memories of their years with the club.