The Auxiliary is a group of Arboretum enthusiasts who volunteer time and talent to support the work of the Arboretum. Volunteer and educational opportunities exist on many levels for our members. The Auxiliary presents fundraising events which include: Spring Plant Sale (in May), Summer Garden Tours (in July), Fall Harvest Sale and Quilt Raffle (in September), and Holiday Sale (in December).
The Auxiliary holds quarterly meetings followed by luncheons with educational speakers. Workshops and informal get togethers during the year provide educational and enrichment opportunities for our members. We have a Board of Directors and produce a quarterly newsletter. The Auxiliary welcomes all members.
Annual meeting and luncheon: As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration all current and former Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend the Annual Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, August 1st at 10:00 a.m., followed by a special lunch prepared just for this occasion at 11:30 a.m. Topping off the meal will be a celebratory champagne toast and cake. Our speaker for the event is author, lecturer, and northern gardening consultant, Mike Heger.Mike joined the Arboretum early in its existence and spent more than 15 years on staff. To reserve your spot at the luncheon, send your check for $13.50 (made payable to Arboretum Auxiliary) to Nancy Vogt, 8973 Deer Run Drive, Victoria MN 55386 no later than Monday, July 23rd. We hope to you see you there.
Interested In Joining The Auxiliary? Auxiliary members are also Arboretum Volunteers. If you'd like to learn more about becoming a volunteer, please see the New VolunteerOrientation Schedule. Already an Arboretum volunteer? You may join online, download the registration form or call 612-625-9865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to leave your name and telephone number for information about becoming an Auxiliary member.