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



   An  Ohara Arrangement by Karen Chevrottee. 



Ikebana Wilmington Chapter 212 members at a Demonstration, 2019

Ikenobo Demonstration, 2019


The Board takes  President, Carole Osman out Lunch, on May 2021. to Bento Box Rest.

Coming New 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.
This Season the first three meetings will be taking place at The Parsley Wood Club House. More information to follow.

We begin at 9:30 am with a half hour for hospitality; our meetings, programs, and workshops begin at 10:00 am.

Upcoming Events
 If you need a copy of information, please email us: mwillfont@gmail.com 

COVID "ITS NOT OVER YET!
PLEASE STAY WELL AND KEEP FOLLOWING THE EXPERTS RECOMMENDATIONS. 
WEAR MASKS, when venturing outside your homes and when at gatherings".

KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE (6') FROM OTHERS, use hand sanitizers , and WASH HANDS CONSTANTLY.
KEEP AND STAY SAFE!

2021-2022 Programs and Events:
ALL EVENTS ARE SCHEDULE AT THE NEW HANOVER ARBORETUM.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!


September, 16th, 2021
Leaf Manipulation Demonstration
Members Committee
Chair: Carole Osman
Email: Caroleosman@gmail.com
Meeting at The New Hanover Arboretum.
Time: 9:30am - Noon

October 7th, 2021
Ikenobo Workshop with Emiko
at the New Hanover Arboretum
With Emiko Suzuki
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Chair: Mary Lee Hawse
Email: mlhawse@icloud.com

November 18th, 2021
Demonstration to be determined
Members Committee
Chair: Maria Williams
at the New Hanover Arboretum
Time: 9:30am - Noon

No Programs for December, 2021 and January, 2022

February 18th 2022 and February 19th 2022
Ohara Workshop with Sensei, Jose Salcedo, First Term Master from California
Chair: Beverly Maurer
Email: bevwilm@gmail.com
At the Arboretum
time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
More Info to come

Yearly Exhibition TBD 
March 25th, 2022 and 26th, 2022

Demonstration with Karen Chevrottee
April 19th 2022
At the Arboretum
Time: 9:ooam - Noon
Email: karenchevrottee@gmail.com

"More info. on all Demos and Workshops will be coming soon, so visit us regularly"


Maria E Williams,
Corresponding Sec.

REVISED Ikebana International Chapter 212 Minutes From May 20, 2021
The year-end luncheon was held at Long Leaf Park on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Due to the pandemic a bring your own picnic and ginza was held under Shelter #5. A business meeting preceded the luncheon and was called to order by President Carole Osman at 11:30 a.m. There were 21 attendees.
Carole thanked the Board for all the work they had done during this very different pandemic year. Carole thanked and gifted each chapter officer individually citing some of the special tasks they had performed and equating them with flowers. The officers were: Cindy Fischer, Mimi Denton, Pam Bencke, Maria Williams and Karen Chevrotee. Carole gave special thanks and a certificate of appreciation to Mary Lee Hawse for all her efforts this year in helping our I.I. Chapter to run smoothly. Carole also thanked Ellen Kaplan for the work she had done as backup on Zoom meetings and with her work with hospitality and her willingness to step up as 2nd VP next year.
Carole handled the Installation of new officers. President, Carole Osman; VP Cindy Fischer; 2nd VP Ellen Kaplan; Recording Secretary: Pamela Bencke; Corresponding Secretary, Maria Williams; Treasurer, Karen Chevrotee. Outgoing officers are Mimi Denton and Carol Price.
The minutes from the April 15, 2021 meeting were read and accepted.
Cindy Fischer announced the programs for 2021-22. The September meeting will be held at the arboretum auditorium as will the October 7, 2021 Ikenobo workshop by Emiko Suzuki.
Maria Williams requested members submit artwork for the new yearbook and also send Maria any changes or corrections as she will be working on the yearbook this summer.
The Treasurer’s report was read with an ending balance of over $7,000. Members were reminded to submit their dues before the end of May.
Respectfully submitted,
Pamela Bencke Recording Secretary