What we do
The Idyllwild Garden Club began in 1956, an organization whose time had come! We currently have 112 members. Our Member Meetings are held the first Wednesdays of April through October plus our Holiday Celebration in December at the Idyllwild Nature Center. The meetings focus on guest speakers presenting topics of interest to mountain gardening; we also deal with a bit of business as well. (Go to Meetings and Events to verify time, program, format and location.) Our Board of Directors meetings are held monthly and all members are welcome to attend.
We have been active for many years in the planning, preparation, planting and upkeep of the Historical Society Museum grounds. We also have an after-school outreach program, Junior Gardening, that engages and instructs students in the planning, planting and enjoyment of the gardens at Idyllwild School.
1. Our Mission
MISSION STATEMENT: The objective of the Idyllwild Garden Club shall be the beautification of Idyllwild, advancement in gardening, support of the protection and conservation of native plants species, education and research of plant materials, upkeep of any IGC gardens, and optional participation in community cultural pursuits
2. Our Objectives
We generally plan to have several public events each year when possible. Traditionally, these occasions include the fun, annual spring Idyllwild Mountain Garden Tour, and in the fall our Idyllwild Discover Mountain Gardening event with displays, native plant and bulb sales as well as programs and speakers focused on mountain gardening.
3. Our People
All our members are very welcome to join in! We have numerous opportunities to participate, help out and volunteer at our meetings, events and also serve on the board. With this significant size in membership, many hands can help make light work!
President: Julie Roy
1st VP: Lynne Eodice
2nd VP: Molly Cozens
Treasurer: Wendy Read
Secretary: Mary Rider
Fundraising: Wendy Read
Hospitality: Bonnie Parlee
Junior Garden: Open
Communications: Toni Berthelotte
Beautification: Molly Cozens
Programs and Education: Lynne Eodice
Parliamentarian: Joy Allguier
Yearbook: Toni Berthelotte and Celia Bonney (cover)
Sunshine: Halie Wilson
4th of July: Molly Cozens
Inspiration and Flag Salute: Bronwyn Jones
Greeter: Joy Allgeier & Dennie Ohrazda
Sales Table: Sherry Edwards
Raffle: Helen Hixon and Edith Brix
Webmaster: Erin O’Neill
Newsletter: Amanda Conerty
Holiday Party: Chic Fojtik
Photographer, Lynne Eodice