2015 Yearbook



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The Tri-Village Garden Club

Founded in 1997 

2015 Yearbook



Statement of Purpose 

The Tri-Village Garden Club was formed in 1997 to fill the need for a garden club in the villages of Bartlett, Hanover Park, and Streamwood, Illinois.  We are a member of the Garden Clubs of Illinois .

We invite you to join us and meet new friends who share your passion for gardening.  We hire speakers throughout the year who talk on a variety of subjects, such as general gardening tips, flower arranging, photography in the garden, planting fall bulbs, raising Monarch butterflies, native plants and composting.  On occasion, our members participate in craft projects during our monthly meeting.

We also share comradeship by taking field trips to local nurseries, garden walks, shows and other special events.  We enjoy our members’ yards during our annual members only garden walk.


Our Beginnings:

In 1997, Valerie Howells moved to Streamwood, IL and being an avid gardener, she wanted to join a garden club. After checking the surrounding villages, she realized that there were none in the area.  Wanting that connection with other people who loved to garden, she contacted the Garden Clubs of Illinois, and with their guidance she founded the Tri-Village Garden Club which encompasses the villages of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood.  The first meeting of the new club was in October 1997 and many who attended are still active members.

What we do:

  • Our club meets on the third Wednesday of the month.  We have speakers at least eight times a year, on a wide variety of topics that cover all possible subjects that would be of interest to a gardener.

Some of our topics include:

  • Flower Arranging
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Native Plants and Wildlife
  • Landscape Design
  • Horticulture

Meetings are held at the Poplar Creek Library, 1405 S Park Ave, Streamwood, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Annual Dues are $18.00.

Website: www.trivillagegardenclub.org


  1. Meet & Greet
  2. Program
  3. Call to Order
  4. Minutes Acceptance
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Committee Reports
  7. Unfinished Business
  8. New Business
  9. Announcements
  10. Adjournment

Officers 2014 – 2015

  •   President                                                Eileen Lucietto
  •   1st Vice President                               Sandy Swenson
  •   2nd Vice President/Secretary        Linda Groble
  •   3rd Vice President/Treasurer         Susan Stocks
  •   Publicity                                                  Sue Wells
  •   Membership                                           Patti Loomis

Past Presidents

  • Valerie Howells 1997-2003
  • Bob LaBarre 2003-2009
  • Jill Fox 2009-2012
  • Eileen Lucietto 2012-2015 (current)

Standing Committees

  • Bartlett Park Plantings Maintenance Sue Stocks
  • Christmas Party                                          Christina Ligocki & Marilyn Perri
  • Earth Day                                                       Eileen Lucietto
  • Field Trips                                                     Jane Johnson
  • Historian                                                        Not appointed
  • Members Only Garden Walk                  Maureen Ernandez
  • Plant Sale                                                      Eileen Lucietto & Wally Groble
  • Ralf Woods Garden Maintenance        Maureen Ernandez
  • Refreshments                                              Maria Sarlin-Dehlin
  • Webmaster                                                   Linda Groble
  • Year Book                                                      Marilyn Perri & Cristina Ligock


  • Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser
  • Participation in Earth Day
  • Field Trips to Unique Gardens
  • A Garden Walk
  • Community Landscaping Projects

Community Service

Our members plant and maintain a garden at Ralf Woods in Streamwood and at Bartlett Park District and Hanover Township Senior Center. In addition, our members have created planters at the Hanover Senior Center, Claremont Rehabilitation Center and maintained the gardens at Victory Center, an assisted living facility in Bartlett. Each year we offer a horticultural program for residents of one of the three areas senior facilities.

Meetings 2015

January 21 Speaker: Kirsten Larsen, “Go Wild in Your Garden”

February 18 Speaker: Judy Wherly, “Your Spring Garden”

March 18 Club Members, Spring-themed arrangements with Residents of Clare Oaks Retirement Center – Bartlett

April 15 Speaker: Ted Nyquist, “How to Grow Rhododendrons in the Midwest”

May 20 Speaker: Diane Hunter, “Monarch Butterflies”

June 17 Speaker: Cindy Tyley, “Fifty Shades of Green”

July 15 Speaker: James Rowan, “Don’t Squash That Bug”

August 19 Speaker: Bob and Kathy Andrini, “Amazing Birds”

September 16 Speaker: Rich & Susie Eyre, “Inspirational Gardens and Plants”

October 21 Members, Bulb Bingo

November 18 Speaker: Bill Karges, “Forcing Bulbs”

December 17 Members’ Holiday Party “White Elephant Gift Exchange”

 Garden Clubs of Illinois. Inc.

District II Officers 2014-2015

  • Director: Penny O’Neil   [Exp. 2016]
  • Vice Director: Joyce Basel   [Exp. 2015]
  • Recording Secretary: Nancy Rogers   [Exp.2016]
  • Corresponding Secretary: Barbara Lepke   [Exp. 2015]
  • Treasurer: Diana Greenawalt    [Exp. 2015]
  • Advisor: Mary Burke


  • President Forum/Leadership Meeting  September 19,2015
  • District II Program Meeting, January 16,2015
  • District II Annual Meeting, March 20,2015

National Garden Clubs –   Sandra H Robinson (44rd NGC President)

960 Maple Grove Rd

London, KY 40744-8955; Sandyr5342@gmail.com

Theme:         “Leap Into Action”

Central Region –  Judy Newman (Director)

N49W18935 Joetta Dr

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-6433; Newman964@aol.com

Theme:         “Cultivating Connections”


188 Industrial Drive Suite 120Elmhurst, IL 60126-1608

Phone 630-617-9269; FAX 630-617-9710

Web Site: www.gardenglories.org;  e-mail: gardenclubsill@aol.com

President:                Laurel DeBoer

421B S Barrington Rd

Wauconda, IL 60084-3486; crzygrma@sbcglobal.net

Theme:                        “Learn, Share & Enjoy”

State Treasurer:            Karen Johanson

4 Cambridge Dr

Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047-9206; puppylover44@comcast.net


5/12/15 – 5/17/15 – 86th Annual Convention (Installation Year); Louisville Airport Crowne Plaza – Louisville KY

5/2/16 – 5/7/16 – Grand Rapids – MI

5/16/17 – 5/21/17 – 88th Annual Convention (Installation Year) – Richmond, Virginia

2018- Pennsylvania

2019 – Mississippi