Jim Spannagel - President
Beth Ligenza - Vice President
Halina Zbilski - Secretary
Pete Landwehr - Treasurer
2017 - 2022
Mrs. Irene Lisec founded the Arlington Heights Garden Club in 1955. It has grown rapidly in recent years and now has more than 120 members from Arlington Heights and surrounding communities.
At monthly meetings, knowledgeable speakers offer information and practical advice to both beginning and experienced gardeners. The Arlington Heights Garden Club has received numerous awards for its contributions to civic beautification. To encourage the study of horticulturally oriented careers, the Garden Club provides one or more academic and personal development scholarships per year. An annual Garden Walk funds these Scholarships. For details on general meetings and other events, please see the Events page.
Officers & Committees
Committee Chair Responsibilities
Barbara Franks - Artistic
Plan and coordinate club workshops
Delores Schurman / Mike Relaz - Civics
Further civic beautification in the community and related project, principal responsibilities management of Historical Museum gardens
June Miller - Conservation
Inform and encourage participation in conservation and environmental issues
Karen Reeb / Linda Heller - Garden Walk
Work with Garden Walk committees to organize, plan and coordinate all activities for the Garden Walk and Unique Boutique
Bev Krams - Horticulture
Update club on any interesting horticultural events and discoveries
Marilyn Weber / Joe Weber - Hospitality
Attend to social duties during the year and obtain a place for the three special summer meetings held in the members’ gardens or special locations
Renie Norkiewicz / Shelley Plischke - Membership
Recruit, welcome and introduce new members and guests at the general meetings, collect dues, process applications, register members for GCI publication, maintain membership list for website and arrange monthly raffle prize for meetings
Mona Frisbie - Newsletter
Compile, publish and distribute monthly newsletter to all members prior to general meetings, incorporating gardening articles and other materials of interest Program.
Bob Bruett - Plant Sale
Responsible for establishing, planning and coordinating the annual Plant Sale for the club with Board approval
Nancy Asquini-Dean - Programs
It shall be the duty of the Program Chair to obtain a place and a program for each general meeting September through May. The Chair will also assist with informal summer programs.
Connie Landwehr / Lesly Jackson - Publicity
Arrange for publicity to the media keeping the club’s activities and interest before the public.
Emma Visee - Scholarships
Scholarship Plan, coordinate, review applications, award and administer scholarship to students and members. There are two types of scholarships, Academic Scholarship to assist local students and Personal Development Awards to encourage gardening and horticultural training to club membership
Denise Nowak - Website
Develop, manage and maintain the club website and the secure Members' Only information section