Meetings and Programs

Our chapter's program year begins in September and ends in May of the following year. We do not meet in the summer months of June, July, and August.

Our usual meeting location is The New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Auditorium in Wilmington, North Carolina. The location address and map are below. 

This year, all of our general meetings are taking place at the New Hanover Arboretum.  Should there be any  changes, members will be advised by email and posted on website. 

Typically, meetings are the third Thursday of the month, but in some cases, this year's meetings dates may vary. consult Upcoming Events Schedule.

Our gathering in May is hosted by a chapter member and always in a "coastal casual" location. The meeting closes our official year with an informal covered dish luncheon to celebrate our friendships through flowers and to install chapter officers for the following year.

The Arboretum
New Hanover County Cooperative Extension
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina

Hope all members and guests have enjoyed 2018-2019 season and its fantastic Events & Programs.
Have a WONDERFUL SUMMER!  See you in the Fall!

Friendship Through Flowers!!

Coming Events

All of the following activities, except the chapter's annual luncheon meeting, will usually be at The New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Auditorium. But, this year we might have to meet 
at different venues.  Should there be a change in venues, it will be posted on website and Facebook page.

We begin at 9:30 am with a half hour for hospitality; our meetings, programs, and workshops begin at 10:00 am.
Information/Events for the New Season: 2019-2020 will be posted starting September 2019.

Upcoming Events

 Origami Workshop, December 13th, 2018
                  at the Arboretum with Japanese Members:  
                Amy Whetsel &Teruko Tezuka, and friends.
Opened to Public, all Participants will be charge a small $5.00 fee at entrance door.   All materials will be included.  
Thursday, October 25th & Friday, Oct. 26th, 2018
O'Hara Workshops with Sensei Jose Salcedo from Calif. 25th: 9:30-4:00pm, 26th: 9:30-4:00pm. with 1hr lunch break at 12:00pm. at the Arboretum. lunch can be ordered. Coordinator: Beverly Maurer.
Limited No. of Observers welcome for small Fee.

Thursday, November 15th, 2018         
                             Demo. with Mary Lee Hawse,  Ikenobo professor, 2nd level at the New Hanover Arboretum.  Times: 9:30 - 12:00pm.                          
Thursday, January 17th, & Friday Jan. 18th, 2019                                           Ikenobo Workshop with Sensei Muriel Scrivner, at the Arboretum. Times: 17th: 9:30-4:00pm, 18th: 9:30-4:00pm. with 1hr lunch, 12:00pm-1:00pm. Lunch can be ordered. Coordinator: Mary Lee Hawse. (
Limited No. of Observers welcome for small fee.
                                                                                                       Friday, February 15th, 2019   
O'Hara Demonstration  with Karen Chevrotee, 3rd term Master Ohara
at the Arboretum.  members free.
small fee of $5.00 at door for non-members and Guess. 9:30-12:00pm. Call: 910-791-2308 if questions.
March 22nd & 23rd, 2019 
At the New Hanover Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive,Wilmington, NC
Friday, 3/22nd/2019:   1:00pm-5:00pm 
Saturday, 3/23rd/2019:  10:00am-4:00pm.
Opened to Public. Free event. Coordinator: Pretty Patel (
Sogetsu Presentation and workshop with Riji Susan Cano.   
April, 25 th & 26th, 2019           
On the 25th: Presentation for members, at  1:00pm to 3:00pm at the New Hanover Arboretum. Free to Members,
Guests/Observers welcome for $5.00 Fee at Door.  
There will be a small ginza of Sogetsu items, etc. on this day.
On 26th: Workshop for members only two back to back morning classes starting at 9:00am -11:00am &
12:00pm-2:pm. bring a bag lunch.
$35.00 per class. Coordinator: Mary Lee Hawse. pls email if questions mlhawse@icloud. Guests/Observers welcome for a $5.00 per class  fee at door.  
NOTE: there is a Form to be filled out for these classes. Forms (just like the one on the side column), were sent out by emails to all members. If you need one, please call Maria Williams:910-791-2308 or and make a request. thanks.

June 13th  2019  luncheon & Installation of new Officers. Members Only Event.  
Place: the home of Lucy and Robert Sherman. Time 11:30am. 
Date: June 13th, 2019 
Please bring a plate to share, THANK YOU!
Address: 358 Olde Point Loop, Hampstead, NC 28443.  contact: or call 910-791-2308.
Parking is limited, if you can ride with someone, please do so, thanks.