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WINTER 2017-18

Green Bay Botanical Garden is a 100% community supported non-profit that connects people with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.

Escape to the Garden this Winter!

WPS Garden of Lights Engage in Programs & Events Discover Breathtaking Winter Beauty ...and More!

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Partners & Volunt We are excited to recognize the following corporation and individuals as our 2017 Corporate Partner and Volunteers of the Year New for 2017! Founders Award Aspiro

Green Bay Botanical Garden is here today because of the hard work and determination by a group of dedicated volunteers who came together through their love of horticulture and a desire to provide the community with a place for learning and enjoyment, for celebration, solace and remembrance. The history of their mission to create a botanical garden for Northeast Wisconsin is more than simply a record of challenges and successes of this huge undertaking. It is a valuable example of how visionaries can bring seemingly impossible dreams to life through community outreach, partnerships and enduring effort. It is in this spirit that we have created an annual award to be given to a group of individuals that best represent this dedication. We are honored to be giving this award to Aspiro. Aspiro has partnered with the Garden for over five years to help their clients live their best lives while making the Garden more beautiful. Besides working on invasive species removal and weeding, this year Aspiro learned about our All-America Selections vegetable display beds while helping to maintain and harvest them. In turn, they donated the extra produce to Paul’s Pantry, where they also volunteer. This triple partnership connected all our organizations through the efforts of Aspiro, strengthening our community.

Corporate Partner of the Year IBEW Local 158 and their affiliated contractors began

their relationship with the Garden in 1998, shortly after we opened our doors. They supported our operations early on through our annual campaign and soon after became a sponsor of WPS Garden of Lights in 2002. They increased their support of the event in 2008 and have been the sponsor of the iconic caterpillar light display since then. As the Garden has grown, their affiliated contractors have taken a role in several of our projects. Most recently, Eland Electric worked on the Donald J. Schneider Family Grand Garden project. We are so grateful for the leadership Don Allen, Business Manager for IBEW Local 158, and his team have provided over the years.

Development Volunteer of the Year Bill Wangerin has been an invaluable

resource to the Garden in overseeing the construction of the Donald J. Schneider Family Grand Garden. Over the past year, Bill attended monthly construction meetings, and, in the final four weeks of the project, became an invaluable member of the team. He checked progress almost daily, and helped staff ensure all final details were completed in time for the Grand Reveal in early September. Bill also won this award for his similar work on the Donald & Patricia Schneider Education Center in 2011.

Guest Services Volunteer of the Year Jana Hudson has been a wonderful

addition to the ambassador team! She displays a welcoming professional style with all visitors and is a dedicated, energetic volunteer. Due to her past work experience, her skills were invaluable while researching and documenting the unique characteristics of many tree species at the Garden. Jana compiled the research and pictures in a binder for easy guest reference. She volunteers not only as an ambassador, but also for many Garden events. Her willingness to help with various projects and time given to enrich the guest experience at the Garden is very appreciated.

Facilities Volunteer of the Year Bob Yashinsky has made quite

an impact in only his second year volunteering at the Garden. You have heard the saying “jack of all trades, master of none.” Well, Bob pretty much is master of all! He has brought his many talents and expertise to volunteering regularly at the Garden. From electrical work, pop-up plumbing issues, small engine repairs, welding and fabricating, Bob troubleshoots anything and everything. Along with a great attitude, Bob has truly gone above and beyond in his time here.

Horticulture Volunteer of the Year

Most of us at the Garden have heard of the legend of Don Giese, but not all of us have had the honor of getting to know him, mostly because he did the majority of his volunteering on the weekends. Now that Don has officially retired, we’ve been blessed with his presence multiple days a week. Don is one of the most

nteers of the Year selfless people we know. Be it all the foreign exchange students he and his wife have hosted over the years, working with Boy Scout troops, or enduring blazing heat, humidity and tornadoes at the Garden to help us get the Donald J. Schneider Family Grand Garden planted in time, he is always putting others before himself. Don’s stories about the Garden and its history—as well as life lessons—are invaluable to us all.

Education Volunteer of the Year Don Brill is one of our extraordinary adult

docents. His enthusiasm and impressive knowledge of the plants and stories that make the Garden a community treasure leave guests amazed and wanting more. We can always count on him to lead tours for all varieties of groups, often times for multiple tours in one day. He also shares his travels with us and our community in our winter Travelogue series. We are privileged to have Don and his boisterous voice sharing our story.

Special Events Volunteers of the Year In the rain, wind and snow, Marcia Ward is at the Garden volunteering.

She always greets guests with a smile and sometimes we even have to give her a gentle nudge out at the end of the night. She is the first face you see in the parking lot or circle driveway for so many of our events, generously giving her time to make sure people arrive safely. No matter the parking challenge, Mike Duncan overcomes it. He always runs our lot efficiently and trains new parking volunteers for events such as Sanimax Concerts, WPS Garden of Lights, Fall Family Art Festival and more. The safety of our guests and of his fellow volunteers is his top priority. Mike often stays late or works a double shift because he knows how important it is to have the right people in the parking lot directing traffic to keep everyone safe.

Diane Aubry volunteers for many of our multiple day special events at the Garden. From bartending to concessions, she always finds where the fun is and keeps us laughing. She also volunteers for our bulk mailings for membership and events. Diane is so friendly and her sense of humor keeps us all having fun. We appreciate how generously she gives of her time and talents.

Youth Volunteers of the Year Currently a senior at Southwest High School, Caitlin Barkow is always a pleasure to have around, especially during a busy WPS Garden of Lights night. She volunteers on her own time while going to school and always has a smile on her face. 2017 marks Caitlin’s fourth year volunteering at the Garden. Even on the coldest nights, she is warm and friendly to guests in the Advanced Ticket booth and is willing to help wherever needed. At age five, Harrison Manthei already has two years of volunteering under his belt, making him the youngest winner of this award in our history. His parents, Ryan and Michelle, have been bringing Harrison to the Garden since a very young age. After identifying a need to help control the Japanese beetle infestation, Harrison grabbed a bucket and began giving these pests a soapy bath with each visit. Thanks to his parents, he understands his role in the environment and about giving back to the community. He also volunteers with Green Bay Garden Blitz and helped implement a recycling program that helps businesses, schools and individuals recycle difficult items.

Volunteers Who Gave the Garden 100+ Hours during Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. – Elizabeth Andrew

John Jacobs............ 100.00 Kathy Amenson....... 104.50 Linda Barrette.......... 106.25 Betty Arendt............. 106.50 Robert Stark............. 109.00 Catherine Jacobs... 109.00 Joseph Hooyman.... 109.00 Kathy Joas................ 110.75 Don Jensen.............. 111.50 Barbara Wagner...... 113.25 Laura Davister.......... 114.50 Sue Ellingson............ 115.50 Carolyn Haglund..... 119.00 Debra Freeman....... 119.50 Lee Richardson........ 120.50 Kathy Hartman........ 120.50 Ricki Krautkramer.... 129.00

Jana Hudson............ 132.75 Leroy Zaddack........ 135.50 Nancy Kohrman...... 137.75 Dale R. Bartel........... 138.75 Bruce Kilmer............. 142.25 Ann Wasurick........... 143.25 Shirley Garthwaite... 148.25 Barbara Griffin......... 165.50 Bob Yashinsky........... 169.50 Randy Maesch........ 174.00 Carol Zellner............. 177.50 Dave Sorenson........ 179.00 Tom Mertens............ 189.00 Donald Giese........... 236.50 Gerri Gribi................. 236.75 Jim Tubbs.................. 288.50 Sandra Pineau......... 309.00

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WPS Garden of Lights

Walking through WPS Garden of Lights is a holiday tradition for thousands. For the 21st year, experience the magic of WPS Garden of Lights, encompassed by a quarter of a million twinkling lights, and create extraordinary holiday memories with your family and friends. While the flowers are tucked in for the winter, the Garden is transformed into a spectacular array of botanical light displays inspired by its natural features. Don’t forget to indulge in a tasty treat or beverage from the Winterberry Café or new Concessions Building, shop for holiday gifts in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and see the model train exhibit by the G-Gagers.

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Event Highlights

! 2017 Light Display: Nature’s Grand Medley NEW

As the headlining act in the Billie Kress Amphitheater, “Nature’s Grand Medley” is the debut display for 2017. Nature’s bountiful beauty is cast by 15,000 LED lights dancing along to festive holiday music. Don’t miss this new show-stopping display!

Family Night NEW


Multi-colored, flashing glow necklaces with snowflakes or light bulbs will be available at the door, the new concessions building and WPS Trellis Gift Shop for $8.

For event details or to purchase tickets, visit

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Friday, November 24 | 5–9 pm Children 12 and under in the same household receive FREE walking admission with one paid adult. Wagon rides are an additional $5 per person (child & adult). Available at the door the night of the event only.


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Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves for a night of family fun in our winter wonderland! Families can write a letter to Santa, visit with Mrs. Claus, get their picture taken with Santa and receive candy canes from his elves. Face Painting by Lori will dazzle with the purchase of winter-themed face paint designs and waterproof glitter tattoos.

Photos with Santa

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday before Christmas | 5–9 pm Santa is making his rounds to check-in on every boy and girl and has not forgotten about our visitors at the Garden! Be sure to stop by to see him and get your photo taken by Ambrosius Studio.













Letters to Santa with Mrs. Claus

Friday, November 24 | 5–8 pm Every Saturday before Christmas | 5–8 pm Come inside to meet Mrs. Claus! Bring your letters to Santa or write one at the Garden to place in his North Pole Mailbox. Visit with Santa’s two elves to receive a free candy cane.

G-Gagers Train Club Display

Every Event Night | 5–9 pm Enjoy a festive model train exhibit sure to delight everyone in your family.


SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc. Festival Foods Hemophilia Outreach Center Les Stumpf Ford Oneida Nation Schneider




Hawkins Ash, CPAs Lizer Landscape & Nursery Pomp’s Tire Service

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*Sponsors listed as of 10/27/17

Calendar Highlights Pull Out this Calendar Insert See calendar for details on dates, times & prices.


2018 Event Updates

WPS Garden of Lights Sundays & December 26-30 Member Pricing Garden Members Only: $3 (Wagon Tour additional $5)

As gardens grow, change and evolve, so does our programming at Green Bay Botanical Garden.

**Discount and benefits only available on Sundays and December 26-30 at the door. Cannot be combined with other offers. Must present valid membership card.

Many of you know the annual Garden Fair has occurred every year since 1985, where it began at the old Chicago Northwestern Railroad Depot, now known as Titletown Brewing Company Restaurant. As a longstanding tradition at the Garden, it was with great thought and consideration that the Board has decided to take a break from the event in 2018. Many of you have heard us talking about the blockbuster exhibit we’ve booked for the Garden next year: Nature Connects®. The nationally-touring 16-piece sculpture exhibit made with LEGO® blocks arrives in Green Bay May 25 through August 19. As we’ve recently been awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, we’re preparing to market this event to attract thousands of visitors from throughout the upper Midwest. We felt closing our parking lot for five days due to Garden Fair would send a confusing message to guests that were excited to visit for Nature Connects at that time, but found there was no parking. On that same note, we have decided to let Soup with Substance rest for a while as well. We will not be holding the event this winter, but hope to create some new and exciting programming for the winter of 2019. In the meantime, check out the schedule of winter activities and watch for exciting new programs in the Donald J. Schneider Family Grand Garden in 2018! I invite your questions, thoughts, comments:, or 920.491.3691, ext. 102. Susan Garot Executive Director

Volunteers WPS Garden of Lights Volunteers Needed

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by volunteering for WPS Garden of Lights? We need your help to fill over 900 volunteer shifts over the course of the event. Volunteering is fun, and best of all, volunteers receive FREE admission to enjoy the beauty of the Garden the night of their shift. This is a great opportunity for families and friends to volunteer together, corporate groups to support their community or for students to fulfill required service hours. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, contact Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager at 920.491.3691 ext. 105 or You can also sign up online at

Members get more benefits! In addition to discounted admission, members receive a coupon for FREE hot chocolate or popcorn on Sundays and December 26-30.

Adult & Family Education

Throughout the winter, the Garden offers programs for adults, youth and families. These programs include:

Adult Programs: Evening programs including lectures, tours and workshops related to gardening, cooking, crafts and more. Family Programs: Hands-on family workshops, nature hikes, Garden Sprouts Preschool Programs and more. Days and times vary so there is something for everyone! Camp GBBG: Winter Day Camp

Celebrate winter and the Winter Olympics! Through both indoor and outdoor activities, campers will experience winter sports, learn how people can keep warm in the cold, and challenge themselves with Olympic games.

Winter Discovery S.E.E.D. Packs

Get to know the winter garden with your family! Check out a S.E.E.D. Pack to help you Search, Explore, Experience and Discover the winter Garden. Within the pack are short lessons accompanied by hands-on activities that will introduce you to concepts of winter ecology and help you explore our winter wildlife and features while developing a deeper appreciation for the natural world. S.E.E.D. Packs are available during our regular business hours and can be checked out for no additional charge after paid admission.


Experience a winter adventure by exploring the Garden on snowshoes! During the winter months, snowshoes are available to use onsite and are free with Garden admission. We have sizes suitable for kids (6 years and older) and adults, as well as marked paths in the Garden. NEW! Thursdays in January and February, we will offer drop-in snowshoe hikes led by a garden educator. Get out and enjoy the snow at the Garden this year!

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Winter Calendar

December 2017 - February 2018 Pull Out this Calendar Insert Descriptions and details can be found at

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Sunday, December 10 Capturing Holiday Lights (W/R) | 3–4:30 pm Marc Amenson, Amenson Studio $16/GBBG Member $20/Non-Member

December __ WPS Garden of Lights 5–9 pm Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays November 24 | Family Night: Kids FREE with one paid adult admission December 1–3 December 8–10 December 15–17 December 22–23 Closed December 24 & 25 Tuesday–Saturday December 26–30 Walking Tour $9/Adults (13 & up) $5/Children (3 - 12) Free/Children (2 & under) Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour* $14/Adults (13 & up) $10/Children (3 - 12) Free/Children (2 & under)

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Friday, December 15 Garden Sprouts: Animal Holiday (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult, one child ages 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member $13/Non-Member

January ___ Thursday, January 11 Drop-In Snowshoe Hike All Ages | 3–4 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member $5/Non-Member

GBBG Member Pricing Sundays & December 26–30 Walking Tour $3/GBBG Member

Group discounts for 25+ available. Contact Amber Crisp at

Saturday, January 13 Family Snowshoe Hike (R)|10–11:30 am Kelle Hartman, GBBG Children & Family Educator FREE/GBBG Member Family $5/Non-Member Family Tuesday, January 16 Winter Painting (W/R) | 6–8:30 pm Lynn Grzywa, Howard-Suamico School District $30/GBBG Member $35/Non-Member Thursday, January 18 Drop-In Snowshoe Hike All Ages | 3–4 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member $5/Non-Member

Wednesday, January 24 Writing for Health: Inspired by the Garden (W/R) | 10 am–12 pm Barbara Lawrence, Healthy Living Consultant $12/GBBG Member $15/Non-Member Thursday, January 25 Drop-In Snowshoe Hike All Ages | 3–4 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member $5/Non-Member Saturday, January 27 Winter in the Garden 10 am–1 pm Snowshoe hikes, scavenger hunts and self-guided family activities. Free Admission

Friday, January 19 Garden Sprouts: Pajama Party (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult, one child ages 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member Wednesdays, January 31, $13/Non-Member February 7, 14, 21, 28 All Levels Yoga Flow Tuesday, January 23 (W/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm Raising Backyard Chickens Tree Janzen, Tree’s Yoga (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Full Series: $40/GBBG Member Val Dantoin, NWTC $45/Non-Member Sustainable Ag Instructor Drop in per class: $10/GBBG Member $5/GBBG Member & Non-Member $7/Non-Member

February ___

Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour* $8/GBBG Member *Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour includes Walking Tour.

Don’t delay! Register right away as classes may fill quickly. We also value our instructors’ time, so classes may risk being cancelled due to low early enrollment. Thank you!

Soups from the Cellar (W/R) | 6–8 pm Northeast WI Unit of the Herb Society of America $12/GBBG Member $15/Non-Member

Thursday, February 1 Drop-In Snowshoe Hike All Ages | 3–4 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member $5/Non-Member

Winter Calendar

December 2017 - February 2018 Sunday, February 11 Adult Snowshoe Hike (R) | 1:30–3 pm Linda Gustke, GBBG Education Manager Free/GBBG-Member $5/Non-Member Tuesday, February 6 Why Become a Beekeeper? (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Ken Sikora, 25+ years of beekeeping experience Pre-registration: $7/Person At the Door: $10/Person Presented in partnership with UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardener Association Wednesday, February 7 Travelogue: Costa Rica (L) | 12–1 pm Don Brill, GBBG Education Docent Free Admission Thursday, February 8 DropIn Snowshoe Hike All Ages | 3–4 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member $5/Non-Member Saturday, February 10 Family Snowshoe Hike (YF/R) | 12–1:30 pm Kelle Hartman, GBBG Children & Family Educator FREE/GBBG Member Family $5/Non-Member Family

Tuesday, February 13 Technology in the Garden (W/R) | 4–5 pm Linda Gustke, GBBG Education Manager $5/GBBG Member $7/Non-Member Thursday, February 15 Drop-In Snowshoe Hike All Ages | 3–4 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member $5/Non-Member

Thursday, February 22 Drop-In Snowshoe Hike All Ages | 3–4 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member $5/Non-Member Homemade Tamales (W/R) | 5-8 pm Lisa Escalantes, Dos Chiles Catering $22/GBBG Member $26/Non-Member Friday, February 23 Winter Day Camp Kelle Hartman, GBBG Children & Family Educator (YF/R) | 9:30 am–3:30 pm Ages 6–10. Campers must bring a bag lunch, snack will be provided. $30/GBBG Member $40/Non-Member Register by February 14 Tuesday, February 27 Straw Bale Gardening (L/R) | 6–7 pm Linda Gustke, GBBG Education Manager $5/GBBG Member $7/Non-Member

Spring Class Preview: Writing a Garden Memoir: Thursdays, April 12, 19, 26 & May 3 (W) | 1–2:30 pm Betty Pearson & Linda Patton, Former Garden Staff They’re back! Betty and Linda, former Garden employees, will be teaching about writing and preserving garden memories. Betty will assist you in writing your special garden stories and Linda will coach the class in methods of artistically preserving them. Stay tuned for registration information in the Spring Newsletter.

Wednesday, February 21 Travelogue: Italy’s Lake District, GBBG Trip (L) | 12–1 pm Stu Hoar, Trip Attendee Free Admission

W = Workshop L = Lecture YF = Youth & Family R = Registration Required

How to Register Pre-registration required for all classes and programs except where noted. Register online at or by phone at 920.490.9457. Please register early; class sizes are limited or classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. To hold your space in class, payment is due with registration. After You Register We will contact you the week of the program to confirm your enrollment. Please dress according to the weather for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. Classes open one half-hour before starting time.

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Cancellations & Refunds Classes cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather conditions are refunded automatically. You will be notified by phone if a program is cancelled. In cases of inclement weather, call 920.491.3691 ext. 122 to check the status of the program. If you must cancel your registration for a program, your registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least five days prior to the program. Green Bay Botanical Garden cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.

Grow Love in Your Community Cindy Berton, Director of Development

A garden is like love, it’s a place you venture into with hope, energy, excitement, enchantment, and the greatest of expectations.” – Carolyne Roehm

Grow Love in Your Community Green Bay Botanical Garden has become a special place to so many because of you. Your gift to the annual campaign ensures our future will continue to place the Garden in the hearts and minds of many in our community and beyond. Your gift also ensures: • Thousands in our community will continue to enjoy access to the Garden through free admission days each year. • Young ones and their families can grow together by learning about sustainable and healthy food and nurturing our environment. • Families and friends create lifelong memories at special events throughout the year.

Ways of Giving

IRA Gifts

Congress has renewed the opportunity for individuals to give through Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. For information on how to transfer these assets to the Garden, contact Cindy Berton, Director of Development, Marketing & Communications at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies match gifts to the Garden made by their employees, at times doubling or even tripling your gift in your name. They may also match donations of their retirees. To find out if your company matches donations, contact your human resources department.

Monetary Gifts

You Can Make A Difference

Gifts of Stock

We hope you will join us in continuing to grow the love that spreads throughout our community by nurturing the programs and plants that connect us. Thank you for making our community a better place!

Visit to donate online or complete and mail the enclosed envelope. Gifts of appreciated securities may provide significant tax benefits. For information on how to transfer these assets to the Garden, contact Cindy Berton, Director of Development, Marketing & Communications at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or

Make your investment by December 31 to receive a deduction when filing your 2017 taxes.

Cindy Berton Director of Development, Marketing & Communications

Leave a Legacy of Amazing Beauty & Adventure. Join our Perennial Legacy Society Today! Visit to learn more!

Welcome New Directors Leadership Changes

Garden members elect new directors to lead Green Bay Botanical Garden. This year, at the annual meeting on October 26, the following directors were elected to serve three-year terms:

Retiring Directors We are very grateful to the following directors whose terms have been completed:

New Directors Tom Arndt, Chief Market Development Officer, Bellin Health Tom’s expertise in marketing, public relations and planning will be assets as the Garden expands programming with the Donald J. Schneider Family Grand Garden. Cheri Galecke, Director of Human Resources, DeLeers Construction, Inc. Cheri’s knowledge in human resource management will help the Garden’s board as we adapt to our changing business model and better understand the role of staff and volunteers needed to meet these changes. Norbert Hill, Retired Educator, Oneida Tribe of Indians Norbert is passionate about building community relationships. His honorary doctorates in law and engineering, as well as service to dozens of other non-profits, will assist the Garden in connecting to the community in new ways. Norbert serves as a trustee at St. Norbert College and previously has chaired the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian Board of Directors.

Bruce Kilmer

Dick Rankin

Jack Swelstad

Kristin Van Drisse

Terri Trantow, Green Bay Market President, US Bank

Terri’s background is in finance, and she is currently serving as part of our Fund Development Committee. She was also a member of the Garden’s Perennial Performance Capital Campaign cabinet. In addition, Terri chairs the Neville Public Museum Foundation and St. Norbert College’s President Advisory Board.

Bill Wangerin, Retired CEO Bill has previously served on the Garden’s board, and has remained involved as an advisor to the board, serving as the chair of the Finance and Construction Oversight Committees and a member of the Endowment Committee. As a retired business executive, Bill’s knowledge of the Garden’s finances is deep as he served as Treasurer of the board from 2009 to 2016, and has served as a member of the Endowment Committee since its inception in 2012.

Returning Directors

Board members are allowed to serve three consecutive terms. The following directors are returning for a subsequent term:

Bill Larsen, Retired CEO Bill has been elected to serve his third term and currently serves as the Garden’s Treasurer and a member of the Executive and Finance Committees. Judy Nagel, Vice President, Investment Officer, Wells Fargo

Advisors Judy was elected to serve a second term and currently serves as the board Vice Chairwoman and as a member of the Finance Committee.

Bruce, Dick and Jack have all served the Garden for the past 9 years. All three are committed to stay involved. Dick will serve on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, and Jack will chair the Garden Development Task Force. Bruce promises to continue to help with grilling and WPS Garden of Lights duties, and anything else he can. Kristin has resigned to move back to her home state of Alabama – we wish her well! Please join us in congratulating and thanking all directors for keeping the Garden growing!

Gift Happiness Gifts from WPS Trellis Gift Shop

Shop for holiday gifts, home décor, locally hand-crafted art and unique gardening items. Visit the WPS Trellis Gift Shop for your holiday gift giving needs or find something special for yourself!

Give the Gift of the Garden

Looking for that perfect gift for your family or friends? Your loved ones can enjoy the Garden’s beauty year-round with the gift of membership. Benefits include discounted admission on Sundays and December 26-30 at WPS Garden of Lights, free admission to Nature Connects® featuring 16 largerthan-life sculptures made from LEGO® blocks, and free admission to Sanimax Concerts.

WPS Garden of Lights Tickets

Tickets make great gifts for family, friends, clients and employees. Discounts apply for ticket purchases of 25 or more.

Special Offer: Now through

December 31, get a free copy of A Place for Everyone: The History of Green Bay Botanical Garden, with the purchase of a new membership or gift membership! Books must be picked up at the Garden.

For more information about group discounts, contact Sales & Rental Coordinator, Amber Crisp, at 920.491.3691 ext. 113 or

For more information, visit

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Make Your Holiday Event Glow

Looking for an unforgettable venue to hold your holiday event? Book your event at the Garden during WPS Garden of Lights. Exceed your guests’ expectations by giving them the opportunity to explore our amazing display in conjunction with your private event. Rental space is anticipated to sell out for this one-of-a-kind experience, make sure to book early!

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To book your event or learn more, contact Sales & Rental Coordinator, Amber Crisp, at 920.491.3691 ext. 113 or

Fan Photos Green Bay Botanical Garden’s social media fans share photos of their incredible adventures at the Garden year-round. Here are some of our favorites from Fall 2017. Post your photos of the Garden on social media with the hashtag #GBBGAdventure and they may end up in our next newsletter! mermaid_jam



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Executive Director Susan Garot Board of Directors Jonie Paye, Chair Judy Nagel, Vice Chair Bill Larsen, Treasurer Rob Servais, D.C., Secretary Directors Tom Arndt Diane Conway Chris Del Moral-Niles Carol Faltynski Cheri Galecke Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Lee C. Hansen Kathy Hartman Nobert Hill Robert J. Janssen Julia Johnson Pat Koleske Laura Nelson, M.D. Mike Raymaker Terri Trantow Bill Wangerin



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Advisors Dick Rankin Michael Salvo Jack Swelstad

Partners & Volunteers of the Year Grow Love in Your Community Winter Calendar of Programs & Events Fan Photos & More!

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2017-18 GBBG Winter Newsletter  
2017-18 GBBG Winter Newsletter