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2019 Member’s Tea

While planning the Garden Club August Tea, we were struck by the fact that so many members of the club are so creative. Member’s creativity has been expressed through many aspects of gardening, flower arranging, garden hats, and photography. Please consider sharing one of your creative expressions with us at the August Tea. The full range of creative expressions are welcome, from art to music to writing. Your creativity may be expressed in an exceptional garden planning method, a poem, a photograph, a story about getting inspired or inspiring someone to garden, needlework, or a song. Anything gardening related that you think others my find interesting will inspire us all to find our inner creativity. Please let Joan Meister know if you will be inspiring us with your creativity. (meisterjoan@yahoo.com).

An Evite was sent to all members on July 15, 2019. Please check your email, RSVP, and sign up for a contribution. Due to space constraints there is a limit of 40 members for the August Tea.

Garden Club August Tea
1316 Jackson,
River Forest, Illinois

August 14, 2019

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The annual Tea Party was a great success. The weather had a slight threat of rain, but held off until after the back yard party. We had the pleasure of sharing in some of the members creative pursuits, including home crafted fairy garden structures, a unique garden theme art book “How Does Your Garden Grow” by Mary, and original poetry.

We enjoyed Todd & Holland tea with a wonderful assortment of food. This was a wonderful low key afternoon, with great conversations.

Thyme for Spring,  May 8, 2019

Thyme for Spring, May 8, 2019

“Thyme for Spring” and once again, the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest is celebrating the new season with our annual luncheon.  Join the fun on May 8th starting at 11 a.m., at the picturesque Oak Park Country Club in River Grove.

Guests are welcome and will enjoy a lovely afternoon.  Herb themed raffles and prizes, the always creative hat parade, as well as delicious food and fabulous floral presentation  by designer Kathi Rose are all on the agenda

Buy online for $50 per person, or return your response card and check to Barb Graham. Pay here: May Luncheon Reservations  Please respond by April 30th.

Be sure to wear your best hat, a Garden Club tradition.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Cindy Rossi 1st Place Hat 2018
Debbie 2nd Place Hat
Hat Prize winner
Cathy Adduci to speak at Garden Club April 10

Cathy Adduci to speak at Garden Club April 10

GCOPRF April 10, 2019 speaker to be Cathy Adduci, President of the Village of River Forest, Illinois.  Cathy is serving in her second term as President of the Village and has been appointed to the board of directors of the Illinois Municipal League. She is retired as vice president and senior executive for Unisys Corporation where she worked for 32 years. Cathy received her MBA in finance from Loyola University; a  bachelor of science in marketing from Northern Illinois University; and completed international studies at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.   Her topic will be discussing the River Forest Sustainability Plan as they look toward the future.

April 10 Join us at Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park   All are welcome.

Refreshments at noon, meeting at 12:30, program at 1:00 p.m.