The members of the Town and Country Garden Club welcome you to our website. Town and Country Garden Club is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, WI.
We are a small but well known group for our Midwestern values and dedication to our objectives, club members and community.
Town and Country Garden Club Organized in 1956 and provides and volunteer services, monetary support and education for the Sheboygan area community. Town and Country GC became the 176th member of The Garden Club of America in 1969.
Great news: The ALS Calendar is finally here and it is FANTASTIC!!
As many of you know, twelve of Wendy Rauwerdink's dear friends/high school classmates got together and posed for a fund-raising calendar to benefit ALS. North High Girls of '72 & What They Like to Do.
In 2011, Wendy was diagnosed with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The disease causes progressive muscle weakness and paralysis leading to loss of mobility, speech, the ability to swallow and ultimately respiratory failure. Average life expectancy for ALS patients is 2-5 years. There is no cure. Wendy is able to communicate with a computer device that allows her to type her thoughts choosing letters with her gaze. Using that device, she agreed to the calendar but only if all the money raised went to the Robert Packard Center foe ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.
In this way,Wendy was very involved in the planning...even down to the details that each model wore Wendy's white pearls and almost nothing else :-)
Each calendar is $20.00 and checks can be made out to: ALS Calendar Girls of '72. Since printing is already covered, absolutely 100% of the sales will go to ALS - The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research. If calendars sell out or you just want to donate a larger amount click on the following links and go directly to:
Wendy's story in her own words is in on the inside cover ...and will touch your heart.....
Feel free to share with friends.
A bit about Wendy and Town and Country Garden Club:
Wendy has been a very dear member of Town and Country Garden Club since 1994 and served nine years as an elected officer including Recording Secretary, 1st Vice President (and Membership Chairman), President and Past President. Following her term, Wendy was elected to the position of Corresponding Secretary, wrote our Yearbook and introduced our club to a “green” e-mail version of our monthly newsletter. Wendy has chaired many standing, civic and special committees and often chaired several at the same time! She performed her responsibilities with dedication, efficiency and a big smile on her face.
Through the years Wendy graciously opened her home for many membership and committee meetings, messy trough workshops and in-club garden walks. Her exceptional leadership in the area of fund raising include: “Meet the Lilies”, Unique Boutique, trough sales, holiday green sales, and perennial plant sales. She inspired, initiated and completed many tasks that benefited our club and our community. Wendy is an extraordinary member with a unique leadership style that continues to bring out the best in others. We are grateful!
The objectives of Town and Country Garden Club are
To beautify and improve our environment through:
- The knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture and flower arranging
- The protection of wildlife and native plants
- The preservation of areas of horticultural, historic, scenic or ecological value
- The prevention of air, water and soil pollution
- The encouragement of civic beautification
What makes a Garden Club Member?
“The future of our Club
depends on the energy, enthusiasm and creativity of our new members. Look today for tomorrow’s leaders, whether it
be in conservation, horticulture, civic planning and planting, or any allied
fields of Garden Club work.”
- from The Garden Club of America Annual Meeting, 1949