Wisconsin Garden Club Federation's
96th Annual Convention
May 19–21, 2024
Milwaukee Marriott West, Waukesha, WI 53186
Hosted by Milwaukee District
Download the convention program or visit the WGCF website to learn more about our honored guests, speakers and presenters. Plan to attend. Just download the fillable registration form and mail. Serendipity is calling you and you want to be part of the fun.
Learning about the Chiwaukee Prairie and honoring VIP members were the highlights of the Milwaukee District's annual fall meeting Oct. 24 in Kenosha. In addition to reports from the MDGC officers and chairs of the standing committees, garden club presidents highlighted their clubs' work and projects during 2023.
Pam Holy, President of the Chiwaukee Prairie Foundation, discussed the history of the Chiwaukee Prairie. Pam acknowledged the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation's support in 1981 – $1,152.50 that was used for prairie acquisition – and thanked the Four Seasons Garden Club for its many volunteers and annual grants.
Fox Point Garden Club honored Cheryl Booth (left) and Four Seasons Garden Club recognized Terry Moody as VIP members. Also, nominated for their dedicated service, but not present at the MDGC's fall meeting were Carol Jackson of Milwaukee Ikebana Chapter #22 and Ann Luba of Garden Club of Greater Milwaukee.
Kaye Vosburgh Presentation Attracts Statewide Garden Club Members
Garden club members from across the state (and from Illinois) attended the Kaye Vosburgh presentation Nov, 7. Held by the Milwaukee Ikebana Chapter #22 at the Havenwoods Nature Center, the presentation highlighted Eastern and Western style floral arrangements.
Kaye, who is a member of the Boston and New York Ikebana Chapters and holds the highest rank Riji in Sogetsu School, Ikebana, made eight arrangements and shared tips and more. She is also a member of Creative Floral Arrangers of the Americas and an Accredited Master Judge and Flower Show School Design and Procedures Instructor for Judges in National Garden Clubs. Her book Creations from the Garden: Growing Plants for the Art of Flower Arranging was available, too.
Wisconsin Garden Club Federation
Pollinator Garden Signs
Promote your pollinator garden(s) with an attractive sign! You don't have to be a garden club member to buy a sign. Also, garden clubs may combine their orders and submit them to make distribution easier.
Cost per sign is $18 or 2 for $35. Signs are 10″ x 15″ and are made out of coated aluminum composite with an average lifespan of 3 to 5 years. Suitable three foot metal posts are available from Menard’s, Home Depot or Fleet Farm.
Contact: Nancy Gregory
Milwaukee District Garden Clubs (MDGC) was founded in 1932 as a part of the Wisconsin Garden Federation which is a member of the National Garden Club and its Central Region. A not-for-profit educational organization, we serve gardeners in Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties who are gardening for good in our communities.