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 and often August) 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: Kathy Handelman
VP/ President Elect: Robyn Lindblad
Membership: Ann Braham
Treasurer: Marley Crane
Recording Secretary: Pat O'Donnell
Corresponding Secretary: Linda Padgitt
Programs: Christie Baker, Karen Vorwald, Amy Zook
Civics: Julie Hartvigsen, AG Krone, Cindy LeVeille
Civics Committee: AG Krone (Library Garden)
Hospitality: Lele Barkausen, Gloria Gaschler
Public Relations: Beth Dustman
Archivist: Terri Heath