The San Juan Island Garden Club meets in the CRAFT ROOM of the Mullis Community Center the first Tuesday of most months. A list of the meetings and events, including dates and programs, are listed under the Calendar tab. The meetings begin at 1pm unless otherwise noted.
The San Juan Island Garden Club was originally organized in 1944 (or perhaps 1947?) This group began the SJI Garden Clubs ongoing financial support of the Friday Harbor hanging baskets. One of the first donations was $25.
More recently, under the leadership of Dot Vandaveer, Marguerite Bennett and with the support of 30+ members, the club is involved in:
The Town of Friday Harbor hanging baskets financial support having grown to $500 per year
San Juan County Fair Flower Hall superintendents
San Juan Island Garden Tour docents
Friday Harbor Elementary School Garden teaching and maintenance
The regular meetings, focusing on an informal friendly atmosphere, usually have a guest speaker. The hostesses follow the ongoing tradition, at all meetings, of decorated tables with tablecloths, china tea cups, coffee and a dessert.
The club also holds classes, donates wreaths to Nana’s House, food to the foodbank and toys during the holiday season. There are hosted excursions off island to nurseries, arboretums and glorious gardens.
The Garden Club welcomes one and all to participate in any and/or all of our activities. Should you decide you would like to become a club member or want more information about the club we urge you to contact any one of the individuals listed below.
President: Marguerite Bennett, 360-378-8534, email@example.com
Vice President: Fiona Norris, 360-378-1003, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Kathie Forsyth, 360-378-8685, email@example.com
Treasurer: Vonnie Harold, 360-298-0859, firstname.lastname@example.org