If you would like to know more about joining our organization, please contact our membership chairman.
Our requirements for joining are simple. First, you must attend one of our meetings. You are welcome to attend any two of our open meetings as our guest. Then if you wish to join us, fill out an application form and give it along with your check for $85 payable to I.I. #160 to Cindy Barnowski our membership chairman or any other board member.
Annual dues of $85 per year ($30 after Feb. 1) are collected by March 31st of every year. We also offer associate memberships at $40 per year for anyone belonging to another Ikebana International Chapter. Contact Cindy Barnowski, Membership Chairman and she will help you find a sponsor and invite you to attend any of our meetings. We find that our members enjoy their membership more when they take an active role in our organization and participate in one of our many committees and activities. Please let us know how you would like to participate by indicating your area of interest on the membership application.
Feel free to bring this membership application with you to any meeting.
We meet at 9:30 at the Buehler Auditorium in the FGCU Research center of the Naples Botanical Garden. Membership in the Naples Botanical Garden is encouraged but not required to attend our monthly meetings.
- 9:30AM Friendship through flowers social period
- 10AM short business meeting
- 10:30-11:30 – Program
Click here for directions to the garden. 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112
Your membership benefits are:
Naples Chapter Meetings – these meetings provide a regular forum for members to study, exhibit, and participate in ikebana demonstrations. Luncheons, flower arranging demonstrations, special tours and lectures on related arts are other typical program activities.
Ikebana International Magazine – Issued three times/year with color plates of Ikebana arrangements and other articles about Japanese arts and culture.
Regional Conference/World Conventions – Regional conferences are held for cultural and educational purposes throughout the world. A World convention is held in Japan every five years. The North American Regional conference will be held in Houston in October of 2019. If you are traveling in North America, check out other Ikebana chapters; you are welcome to join their meetings. Conferences also take place throughout Europe. The Ikebana International website has all the details on future conferences.
Availability to enjoy Ikebana lessons in either the Ikenobo School, the Ohara School or the Sogetsu school of Ikebana. Actually, you do not have to be an I.I. #160 member to take lessons.