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2023/2024 Programs and Field Trips

Monthly meetings are open to visitors and begin with social time at 9:30 AM and the meeting starts at 10:00 AM and are typically held in the Navajo Room at Sun Lakes Country Club (SLCC).

Sun Lakes Country Club
25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd.
Sun Lakes,  AZ 85248

Field Trips and Holiday Socials are only available to Weeders members.

Calendar of Meeting Programs, Field Trips and Club Projects

September 14, 2023 – Social time 9:30 AM & Meeting 10:00 AM in the Navajo room at Sun Lakes Country Club – Kickoff of the 2023/2024 season with getting-to-know you games and committee updates – Organizer: Kim Rector

October 12, 2023 – Social time 9:30 AM & Meeting 10:00 AM in the Navajo room at Sun Lakes Country Club –  Program: Herbs as Medicine, Speaker: Kathy Gould from Southwest Herb – Organizer: Kim Rector

October 18, 2023 – 9:30 AM – Flower Therapy at Archstone Care Center, 1980 W Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ – Organizer: Roberta Resovsky

October 26, 2023 – Field Trip to Pondscapes – 9:30 AM meet at Sun Lakes Medical Center at the corner of Alma School and Riggs for carpooling.  Pondscapes is a local business that designs and installs water features – Organizer: Mary Oester

November 7, 2023 – Field Trip To Rosson House Museum – 9:30 AM meet at Sun Lakes Medical Center at the corner of Alma School and Riggs for carpooling. Rosson House is a fully restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian that provides a look into life in Arizona’s territorial days. Organizer: Mary Oester

November 9, 2023 – Social time 9:30 AM & Meeting 10:00 AM in the Navajo room at Sun Lakes Country Club – Program: Native Planting and Basic Care – Speaker: Danielle Carlock, founder of the Maricopa Native Seed Library – Organizer: Kim Rector

November 14, 2023 – Central/Eastern District Gold Canyon Country Club, Host: Gold Canyon Garden Club – Program: Demystifying Orchids

December 5, 2023 – Flowers Design Workshop by Renee Waite – 1:30 PM in the painting room of the Activities Building at Oakwood Golf Club

December 14, 2023 – Holiday Breakfast – 9:30 AM in Saguaro Room at Cottonwood Country Club – Organizer: Sherrian Beagle

January 2, 2024 – Floral Design Workshop by Renee Waite – 1:30 PM in the painting room of the Activities Center at Oakwood Golf Club

January 11, 2024 – Meeting 10:00 AM, Social time 9:30 AM in the Navajo room at Sun Lakes Country Club – Program:  Viticulture – Speaker: Lizbeth Congiusti – Lizbeth is a Level II Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine. She will share a brief history of growing wine grapes, the challenges viticulturists face during the growing season and what makes location so important to the outcome of th wine we drink.

January 25, 2924 – Dig It Dardens – 9:30 AM meet at Sun Lakes Medical Center at the corner of Alma School and Riggs for carpooling. Dig It Gardens in Phoenix carries divers plant material and unique pottery. Organizer: Mary Oester

February 8, 2024 — Meeting 10:00 AM, Social time 9:30 AM in Navajo at Sun Lakes Country Club – Program: Southwest Monarch Butterfly Study – Speaker: Gail Morris, Coordinator of the Southwest Monarch Study and Monarch Watch Conversation Specialist – Organizer: Kim Rector

February xx, 2024 – Field Trip to St. Anthony’s Greek Monastery, Date TBD – 9:30 AM meet at Sun Lakes Medical Center at the corner of Alma School and Riggs for carpooling. , Organizer: Mary Oester

March 14, 2024 – Social time 9:30 AM & Meeting 10:00 AM in the Navajo room at Sun Lakes Country Club – Program: Cut Flowers – Speaker: Ayshica Andrews, Maricopa Master Gardener and Internet Blogger – Organizer: Kim Rector

March 21, 2024 – 9:30 AM – Flower Therapy at Archstone Car Center, 1980 W Pecos Road, Chandler,AZ – Organizer: Roberta Resovsky

April 2, 2024 – Floral Design Workshop by Renee Waite at 1:30 PM in the painting room at the Oakwood Activities Center at Oakwood Golf Club

April 4, 2024 –  Field Trip to Southwest Herb and Gathering Place –   9:00 AM meet at Sun Lakes Medical Center at the corner of Alma School and Riggs for carpooling – Organizer: Mary Oester

April 11,  2024 – Social time 9:30 AM & Meeting 10:00 AM in Navajo room at Sun Lakes Country Club – Program: Landscaping and Water Features – Speaker: Ralph Biezad from Pondscapes – Organizer: Kim Rector

May 9, 2023 – May Luncheon – Time and location to be announced.

Meetings will resume September 2024.