Garden Club Meeting Notice

Cathy Rymer

Cathy Rymer is scheduled to speak at the Tuesday, July 19, monthly meeting.

Cathy is the former Water Conservation Coordinator for the City of Chandler, a Master Gardener with the University of Arizona, a Certified Arborist, and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.

Cathy says, “Speaking to groups is something I love to do, and water conservation for landscapes or gardens is right up my alley. It can be confusing to know how much and how often to water our landscapes here in the desert. There is also a lot of conflicting information, depending on whom you talk to. I have a simple and practical solution in the form of a visual slide presentation, props, and handouts that should help attendees.”

Visitors are always welcome to attend a meeting or field trip before deciding to join. Members with no previous gardening experience are welcome and are not required to live in Sun Lakes.

Meetings are held every month (including summer) on the third Tuesday. Attendees gather at 9:30 a.m. to socialize and enjoy refreshments and coffee. During this first half hour, we greet visitors and check out gardening books from our reference library and purchase any raffle tickets. There is also a “Free Stuff” table where members donate citrus or herbs or plants for other members. The meeting is called to order at 10 a.m. The meeting ends at approximately 11:45 a.m., and members and visitors often go across the street to the clubhouse for lunch afterward.

Check out our monthly newsletters and “Resources” section on our website There is an option to “Join” online under the “Membership” option. Club memberships are only $20 per year, and a spouse or second member in the household is only $10 per year. The meeting location is the Chapel Center (house next door to Sun Lakes All Faiths Community Church and across the street from the Sun Lakes Country Club), at 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., in Sun Lakes.