January 2019

Saybrook: A Community of Treasured Traditions

Saybrook is an amazing place! I am reminded of this daily. We have long standing traditions like this year’s 52nd annual Christmas Tea which included women from many generations: Lillian Cera and Ann Potterton were there and shared memories of many past teas; Suzanne Troy reminded all of us of Jon Benton who, in past years, had played piano at the event; Kia Cvengros hosted the event this year while still being one of our “new” neighbors;and most importantly the committee of women who planned the whole event!

Where do people welcome you with open arms (and flowers) when you move in? Or give you an opportunityto really know a group of neighbors more than 100 strong? Or include anyone who wants to join the group? Or raise funds to help students at our local schools, sponsor individuals with scholarships, etc? Saybrook is a special community with treasured traditions. We should be proud of this thing that was started by some amazing women years ago and is nurtured by each of us every day.

As the new year begins, I hope you will join us! Saybrook Cares hosted a Blood Drive on Sunday, January 13th. Watch for additional Blood Drive’s this summer or fall hosted by Saybrook Cares. Or perhaps we’ll see you at the Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday January 25th. SGC will be raising money to help our local schools or other organizations that may request help. Last year we awarded three $1,000 scholarships to seniors at Naperville North. Or perhaps you have something you’d like to share and you’ll create an eventto help support the community. We’ll join you!

SGC Co-Presidents

Maura Hoff and Jennifer Riordan

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Trivia Night

Garden Club is very excited to announce that we are almost at capacity for the room we utilize for trivia night!!!  With that in mind, if you are planning on coming to trivia night, please know that spots for the event will be based on payment in advance to guarantee your spot.  Trish Hutton is collecting checks at her house.  Once you have dropped a check off to her, you have a spot.  Any other types of RSVP are great to help us plan, but grab your spot today by dropping a check at the Hutton House – Maple Knoll Ct.  You do not need to have your team finalized.  Just a check for $40 per person is all that is required.

Did you hear about our AMAZING raffle prizes?   “Carefree Summer” which covers all your volunteer work for Saybrook Sharks   or how about a “Get out of jail free”  card for Progressive dinner so you don’t have to host or cook for the event  Or Some free babysitting!!!!   Or Even a 2 night stay at the Embassy suites in Chicago off Michigan ave!!!!
Even if you can not attend, you can still enter the raffle drawings by purchasing 15 tickets for $25.  Contact Trish Hutton for details 708-three three four -5295 or tricia.hutton at gmail.com
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Fall Newsletter

President’s Message

As we write this it still feels like summer outside, but we’re sure the weather will

change soon! The weather was our friend for both the Adult Float and for the

Salad Supper this year, which meant that they were well attended events.

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Salad Supper; we had such a

wonderful turnout with a lot of new faces! Most importantly we had a lot of

people sign up to volunteer for our different committees. Volunteers are the

backbone of the Garden Club and there are many ways to get involved—

both big and small. This year we held the Salad Supper a little earlier, which

helped to ensure that the weather was good and that it stayed light longer.

We also had great feedback about not being ”required” to bring a salad ; )

The Garden Club is about community and friendship, so always know that

you are welcome to join an event without the stress of cooking. There are

a lot of events coming up for both adults (Christmas Tea) and kids (hayride)

so be on the lookout for information. If you want to get involved in SGC, are

looking for information about upcoming events, or want to know if your dues

are paid please visit our website www.saybrookgardenclub.com and like us

on Facebook.

SGC Co-Presidents

Maura Hoff and Jennifer Riordan

Fall 2018 Newsletter

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We have just updated some important forms for this coming year 2018-2019. You can find more information on our resource page.

Reimbursement SGC

Deposit form SGC

Membership form 2018-2019


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Introducing our new Board for Saybrook Garden Club 2018-2019

All these wonderful ladies have taken on important roles for this year and we are very thankful. Our historian chair is open and if you like taking pictures, collect pictures or other fun history from a year in the garden club – please contact us.

Co-President: Jennifer Riordan and Maura Hoff

Secretary:  Lynn Silvia

Treasurer: Ashley Molidor

Fundraiser: Trish Hutton

Children’s Programs: Maura Hoff and Amanda Solomon

Saybrook Cares: Maura Hoff

Philanthropy:  Deb Wright & Jennifer Riordan

Website + Social Media:  Henriette Pentz

Publicity: Hilary Andrlik and Heather Huether

Membership:  Christina Papa

Beautification: Melissa Lavigne

Bouquet of Cheer and Curb Appeal: Kristin Locy

Historian : Open

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Saybrook Garden Club Annual Fundraiser

Trivia Night

Please join us for our annual Saybrook Garden Club Fundraiser January 26th!

It was so fun last year so we are doing Trivia Night again ! Put on your Thinking Cap and show off your knowledge all while raising money to help kids in our Beebe, Jefferson and Naperville North community!

$40 per person until Thursday, January 25th signup via Evite or Drop off pre-payment at 1505 Maple Knoll Court 

$50 per person at the door. 

Mullen’s Bar & Grill Lisle 3080 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Line up your babysitters ! We are excited to see you !

Please note : this event is open to non-Garden Club Members as well. Invite friends for a good cause and a fun evening !

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Christmas Tea

Christmas Tea is a members only event, so if you haven’t paid your dues you will want to soon. The date of the event is set for December 1st, so right after Thanksgiving.

We ask that all who attend bring a $20 gift card to Jewel/Target/Walmart. We will also have a giving tree for people who want to purchase a gift for a child in need.

You can find the most current 2017 membership form and drop-off information online Membership

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Join us for the annual Saybrook Hayride October 14 from 3-5pm at Seager Park! (1163 Plank Road, Naperville).

We will cook hot dogs and s’mores by the fire after the hayride. Don’t forget to bring your roasting sticks!  $11 per person, includes hayride and food.  Kids under four are free.

Drop off check with Anna Mulrooney at 1128 N Brainard St.

Email annaelizabethlewis@gmail.com with any questions.

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Saybrook Cares 2nd annual neighborhood 5K

Saybrook Cares, a teen organization to help others, is hosting their 2nd annual neighborhood 5K on September 24th starting 8am at Saybrook Bath & Raquet Club.

The path of the 5K will be within the Saybrook neighborhood and marked on the sidewalk in chaulk. Immediately following the run will be a Kids Dash for those kids who need a shorter distance.

Last year the kids LOVED it.

We hope you will join us!

Donations welcome.

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Location: Saybrook pool
Description: Mark your calendars for the annual Salad Supper – Friday September 8th at 6:30 pm at the Saybrook pool! Bring your favorite salad to share and your annual dues!
The garden club will be providing wine and refreshment, and prizes will be awarded to the top three salads. So dig through those recipe books!Theannual SGC salad supper is an important event as it kicks off another season of garden club events.
This event is a great way to catch up with new and existing members, and it is also your opportunity to pay your dues and to sign-up to volunteer with some of our events.

Dues paid on the evening of the salad supper are $20, after that date they go up to $25.

Membership information

In case of inclement weather, we will have a back-up residence to move the party to. The location is currently TBD. If you are willing to offer up your home in case of emergency please contact Jennifer Riordan (jsriordan@live.com).

Start Time: 6:30
Date: 2017-09-08

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