A spirited, award-winning group serving the community of St. Charles, Illinois.
Meetings: 4th Monday of the month, March though October
About the Club... When We Meet...
A love of gardening and a desire to better the community inspire Pottawatomie Garden Club members to complete the mission of our club. Since the club's inception in 1928, generations of members have worked in various ways to contribute to the beauty of our community, and we can be inspired by their determination to keep that mission.
Along the way, as we work together on various projects, we form many friendships - some meant to be lasting. We can use our own talents in many ways too - creating posters, decorating library and city hall display windows, and creating centerpieces and tablescapes for our meetings and luncheons. Many of us contribute our technical skills which are needed for our website, newsletter and publicity concerns. Leadership and organizational skills are used as well. To top it all off, our club members have a good time. We do what each of us can to contribute to the success of the club. We enjoy spending time together doing the tasks we like and that's a good thing.
As we begin another decade in our club I hope you will look into attending one of our monthly meetings or join us for a Bridge Planting event. We'd love to meet you.
You will find we are a bunch of friendly garden gals just like you, with a desire to cultivate the spirit of gardening.
- by Karen Boyce, 2020 PGC President
We invite you to join us at a meeting or event!
"Green fingers are the extension of a
verdant heart." Russell Page
Organized 1928 Over 100 Members
Club flower: Columbine Club newsletter: The Columbine
General Meetings - See our Calendar page
Location of monthly meetings:
Baker Memorial Church
307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles, IL
11:30 am - Noon Social Time
Noon - 1 pm Program
1 pm - 2 pm Business Meeting
Note: Some monthly meetings may be held off-site. Check listing on Calendar page for off-site meetings.
Past Presidents attending the 2018 Spring Luncheon
President ..............................Betsy Anderson
Vice President............................Judy Schlarb
Recording Secretary....................Tara Cesario
Corresponding Secretary..........Linda Hoefener
Immediate Past President............Karen Boyce
The Pottawatomie Garden Club
2021 Executive Board...
Fox River Corridor Project -- PGC Workday
Bridge Planting mums on Illinois Avenue over the Fox River.
Civic Christa Bormann, Linda Miller, Molly Oldham
Community Outreach Mary Smoot & Kelly Potts
Historian Diane Conn
Hospitality Judy Griparis, Patti Hodge, Lillian Tanzer & MJ Timm
Landscape Commendation Janet Cella & Jane Erickson
Membership Helen Zubel, Laurie Hildebrand, Trudy Nichol, Alice Steffen
Nametags: Alice Stefen
Memorials Diane Winkler
Newsletter Karen Boyce & Donna Lengle
Programs Donna Peavy
Publicity Christie Slack
Resource Development Ellen Smith
Fox River Corridor Project Cris Anderson & Jeanne Bereza
Scholarship Kathy Michelotti & LuannZanzola
Social Media Karen Masus (Website),Denna O'Connor (Facebook)
Twilight Gardens Julie Griffith & Denise Schardischau
Yearbook Sherri Rinker
The Pottawatomie Garden Club 2021 Board Committee Chairpersons...
The club holds monthly meetings on the 4th Monday of the month from March through October unless otherwise noted on our Calendar. At monthly meetings we enjoy guest speakers, luncheons, or jaunts to points of interest. The program is held first, followed by the business meeting. Our monthly meetings offer great opportunities to socialize and share and learn with fellow garden club members. The meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted on our Calendar. We welcome every level of gardener and every contribution of time and energy.