86th Season

June 24, 2021 Meeting

Time: 12 Noon – 3 PM

Lunch promptly at 12:45 PM


Location: Arcadia Bluffs South Course

13637 Northwoods Highway (M-22)

Bear Lake, MI 49614


Program: Hello! Great to See You!!


Content: During a delicious lunch prepared by Arcadia Bluffs South Course Executive Sous Chefs Jacob Slonecki and Brett Sullivan, Bonnie Garbrecht will welcome members to our first in-person meeting for 2021. The highlight of today’s program will be an audiovisual recap of the Club’s 75th anniversary in 2010. Following the business meeting, members are invited to walk the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s spectacular boardwalk at Arcadia Marsh to view its flora and fauna.



Chairman: Lisa Sattler

Committee: Kelly Bantle-Miller, Jean Capper, Shirley Brooks


Reminder: Set up at 11:45 AM with lunch at 12:45 PM. Please RSVP to Lisa Sattler by June 21. Members should bring $20 cash or check for their luncheon. Luncheon cost includes “pick-two” soup and salad or sandwich, non-alcoholic beverage, and tip. If you have not already mailed your dues check, bring a $36 check made out to PLGC for annual dues. Bring comfortable shoes to walk on Arcadia Marsh boardwalk following meeting.

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July 22, 2021 Meeting

Time: 12:30 PM – 3 PM


Farr Center

5283 Main Street

Onekama, MI 49675


Program: Creating a Buzz


Content: Club members will present the components of an NGC Standard Flower Show with an emphasis on practical considerations. Information will be invaluable to prepare for the Club’s 2022 Flower Show, Give Bees a Chance!! Topics include general information, Horticulture, Design, Education, Youth, Botanical Arts Artistic Crafts and Photography. A PowerPoint presentation will be used to compare and contrast our 2017 Flower Show to our 2022 proposed Flower Show. Learning stations will be staffed by Committee Chairpersons who will provide information using discussion, demonstration, Q&A, and handouts.



Chairman: Lynise Hensel

Committee: Nancy Behring, Jane Mueller, LaVonne Beebe, Joan Nicholson


Reminder: If you previously signed up for an exhibit for the 2020 Flower Show, you will be asked to confirm your commitment. If you have not had a chance to sign up, this will be your opportunity to do so. We also need volunteers to serve as clerks and hostesses on the big day!

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August 19, 2021 Meeting

Time: 12:30 PM – 3 PM (Annual Meeting)


Home of David and Elaine Maylen

7810 Edgewater Rd.

Manistee, MI 49660-9804


Program: High Tea at the Cut


Content: Today’s program will honor our most senior members and memorialize the 150th anniversary of creation of the channel between Portage Lake and Lake Michigan. Our presenter is Kathy Cyr, a noted historian with work experience at Milan (OH) Historical Museum, Kent State University (OH) Museum, and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (OH), and an active member of the Ohio Historical Society. Kathy also holds a Master Gardener Certificate from The Ohio State University Extension. Her presentation will include the history of the channel, as well as information about flora from the 1870’s. The speaker will verbally present the content and use photographs for additional visual input.



Chairman: Elaine Maylen

Committee: Chris Gravlin, Mary Reed, Bee Capper, Margaret Punches


Reminder: Please try to CARPOOL to reduce parking issues. From Farr Center, head south on M-22 past the Blue Slipper, until you come to Crescent Beach Road. Turn RIGHT onto Crescent Beach Road, continue until the road takes a turn to the RIGHT to continue along the lake. Stay on this road as it twists and turns until you come to a sign that says STOP Do Not Enter. The gate will be open. The road sign says Edgewater. Turn left and proceed along the gravel road until you see the white house up ahead at 7810 Edgewater…. OR just use your GPS. Google MAPS got us there.

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September 2, 2021 Meeting

Time: 6 PM – 8:30 PM


Camp Tosebo

7228 Miller Road

Manistee, MI 49660


Program: Time to Celebrate


Content:  Club members and guests will gather at this historic camp site on Portage Lake to celebrate the conclusion of the PLGC’s 86th year.



Chairman: Jeneanne Fitzgerald 

Committee: Pat Pomaranski, Pam Tompke, Patty O’Connor


Reminder: Members are invited to BYOB for themselves and their guest. Members with last name starting with A through H to bring a sweet finger-food. Members with last name starting with I through Z to bring a savory hors d’oeuvre to share. Hostesses will provide non-alcoholic beverages, paper products, cutlery, centerpieces, set up, and clean up.

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