Friends logoThe Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

P. O. Box 3793
Minneapolis MN 55403

The 2016/2017 Friends of the Wild Flower Garden Board of Directors

The Friends are governed by a board of directors consisting of a slate of annually elected directors and four elected officers who are also board members. Officer positions and the current occupant of that office are:

President:
Vice-President:
Treasurer:
Secretary:
Pam Weiner
Melissa Hansen
Gary Bebeau
Candy Bartol

In addition there are certain other named position committee chairs:

Historian:
Invasive Plants:
Membership:
Memorials:
Money Mgt.:
Newsletter:
Volunteers:
Phoebe Waugh
Jim Proctor
Jayne Funk
Gary Bebeau
Steve Benson
Meleah Maynard
Jennifer Dunne

Additional current board members are:

Colin Bartol
Kathy Connelly
Lauren Husting
Gloria Miller
Betsy McNerney
Jennifer Olson
Sally Pundt
Steven Pundt
Barry Schade
Anthony Waldera
Susan Wilkins - ex-offico

The Garden Curator is an ex-officio member of the the board. Susan Wilkins is the the current Garden Curator and is only the fifth in that position in the history of the garden.

The annual membership meeting of the Friends, at which directors are elected, is held each May at a time and location announced in The Fringed Gentian™ and on the "About the Friends" web page. The directors listed above, elected at the 64th annual meeting of The Friends began their term on June 5th, 2016.

The Friends Board usually meets four times per year at various locations. The very first meeting of Friends Board was held on June 26, 1952 at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. The first annual meeting was held on Jan. 6th, 1953 at the Burma-Vita Plant Offices, 2318 Chestnut Ave, Minneapolis MN. This was the office of Friends' founder Clinton Odell.


Historical Officers List

This FILE lists the names of officers from 1952 to the present. Sectioned by President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer.


Historical Directors List

This list in in chronological order. Directors are first listed in the year of their initial term. Terms began at the Annual Meeting which was in January to March until 1966, and May thereafter. The "last year" is the final year of election, with the term ending the following year at the next annual meeting. [i.e. a last year of 1968 means the director was in office until the annual meeting in 1969.] Those with no data in the "last year" field remain directors.

Some individuals had several periods of directorship, each period is listed separately on the beginning date. Some individuals also had an "honorary director" term, but those are not listed. Beginning in 1971 the Gardener/Garden Curator became an ex-officio director. Those are listed. Links under a name go to a background file on that director.

For a list in Alphabetical order with multiple director terms listed consecutively see this PDF FILE

Name
Bennett, Russell H.
Binder, Dorothy Walton
Crone, Martha E
Dayton, Donald C.
Odell, Clinton M
Ramberg, Leonard F.
Brown, Earle
Tolg, Edda (Mrs. Clarence Tolg)
Carpenter, Elizabeth
Rawson, Carl
Lehnert, Walter E.
Nye, Russell
Odell, Leonard
Avery, Kenneth
Bowron, Mrs. Bernard
Bridgman, Betty
Cross, Marion
Eastman, Whitney
Hale, Lloyd
Martin, Alice
Strange, Mrs. Robert
Witt, Alvin R.
Reed, Elizabeth
Ludcke, George
Simmons, Mary
Solhaug, Hazel
Faragher Catherine
Thorn, Harry
Tusler, Wilber
Dassett, Robert
DeLaittre, C. L.
Olson, Mildred
Avery, Kenneth - Ex-officio
Grimes, Dr. Marian
Menzel, Mrs. Walter
Chadborn, Evie
Chamberlain, Jean
Dean, Alexander
Faragher Catherine
Hooper, Bruce
Beim, Moana
Davidson, Marie
Lehnert, Walter E.
Deweese, Lynn
Murtfeldt, John
Holman, Lynne
Faragher Catherine
Price, Caroline
Berg, Cindy
Bryan, Betty
Demler, Marie
Larson, Doris
O'Leary, Janet
Warde, Susan
Weiss, George
Bridgman, Betty
Elftmann, Emil
Thomesen, Patricia
Adler, Natalie
Ordner, Catherine
Pomeroy, Liz
Miller, Gloria
Schultz, Shirley
Smeby, Joyce
Busse, Norman
Cole, Sallie
Duoos, Melvin
Jensen, Elizabeth
Larson, Doris
Allison, Ione
Bartz-Lavoie, Connie
George, Cary ex-offico
Kessen, Ann
Sandstrom, Donna
Wolke, Jane
Benavides, Geri
Stennes, Kathryn
Betzold, Harriet
Avery, Kenneth
Christenson, Elaine
Bartholomew, Rick
Wolgamott, Kathleen
Carr, Elizabeth
Harbison, Marguerite
LaBelle, Vi
Lynch, Jack
Ogren, Lynn
Pundt, Sally
Pundt, Steve
Schultz, Jack
Wheeler, Lola
Benson, Steve
Rudberg, Kaye
Davis, Joy
Lussenhop, Juanita
Miller, Lon
Milligan, Barbara
Jaquith, George
Johnson, Lyle
Godfrey, Ann
Locken, Lisa
Bebeau, Gary
Ellison, Launa
Weiner, Pam
Pepin, Constance
Gravitz, Larry
Wilkins, Susan ex-officio
Connolly, Kathleen
Dean, Susan
Proctor, Jim
Schmidt, Joe
Waugh, Phoebe
Anderson, Emily
George, Cary
Lee, Jeff
Mason, Vivian
Schade, Barry
Hansen, Melissa
Miller, Gloria
Remington, Judy
Ahrens, Donna
Budd, Sue
Lipschultz, Ellen
Waldera, Anthony
McCall, Karen
Funk, Jayne
Maynard, Meleah
Bartol, Colin
Olson, Jennifer
Bartol, Candy
Husting, Lauren
McNerney, Betsy
Connolly, Kathleen
Dunne, Jennifer
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