Trees of Life    Defiance, OH

Trees of Life

The Trees of Life Chapter was chartered in January 1992, with members from Defiance, Archbold, Bryan, and Napoleon. We also have members from New York, Michigan, California, Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas!

Contact Person

Deb Weisgerber
(419) 782-4311


Jan.24: Meeting at Deb Weisgerber's; 2:00

March 6: Meeting at Shirley Bertram's; 2:00

April 14: Chocolate Walk downtown Defiance 4-7

April 24: Meeting at Johnson's, Rt. 108 s. of Napoleon; 2:00

May 14: Lilac Festival downtown Defiance; 10-5:00

May 20: Happy 83rd bday, Pat!

June 8: Meeting at Knotty Vines, Pettisville (Rt.19&C); 6 pm

June 26: Art in the Park (10:30-4:00 Fort Grounds)

June 24-25: Relay for Life (Def. College Smart Center)
1st lap at 6pm till noon Sat.

Aug. 10: Meeting (Lana's or the Nest) 6:00

Sept. 18: Benefit at K of C Hall 4:00 set up at 11:30 am

Sept. 16-17: Moss Convention-Williamsburg, VA

Sept. 23-24: Moss Show in Berlin, OH

Oct. 2: Meeting at Rita Meier's; 2:00

Oct. 28-29: Moss Show in Waynesville, OH

Nov. 13: Holiday Dinner 3:00 at Carol Ann's, Archbold

Current Projects:

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"Prize-a-Day" Calendar for October 2016.

There will be 18 different prizes awarded, including a framed Moss giclee "Peace in the Valley"©2012, other Moss prints & items, hand crafted items, gift baskets, gift cards, gas cards, and many other great prizes!

This year's 2016 project will benefit Luke Haselman who is dealing with childhood cancer.

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Donation for tickets is $5.00 each, 3 for $10, 7 for $20.
Send check to "Trees of Life" c/o Deb Weisgerber; 1051 Wayne Ave.; Defiance, OH 43512
Please enclose address labels to put on tickets, and a SASE if you want a copy of the calendar.
Thank you for supporting this child in need!

Benefit Event for Luke Haselman, a 3-year-old suffering from cancer (leukemia).:
Sun. Sept. 18, 2016 at Defiance K of C Hall 4:00 pm
"Defiance Has Talent & Heart VI"
Dinner Buffet MC Rick Small
Talent presentations by Defiance's best talent; chance to "vote" by donations
Raffles/Silent Auctions/Lots of fun!

Tickets $15 donation; must be purchased by Sept. 12.
available at "A Little Slice of Heaven" cheesecake shop, Four All Seasons,Ken's Furniture, any Trees of Life member, or call Deb Weisgerber 419-782-4311

Past Activities:

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"Trees of Life" gather for their holiday celebration Nov.2015

The total raised from 1992-2015 is $222,850 which has helped children, families, and charitable groups in need of assistance.

Our 2015 benefit project raised $17,850 to benefit Thane Wooley, a 13-year-old suffering from Neuroblastoma childhood cancer. We held a benefit titled "Defiance has Talent and Heart" and a prize-a-day calendar for the month of Oct.

Trees of Life donated $20,000 to Hospice-The Caring Way of Defiance for a room at the new in-patient care facility. The room was dedicated on Feb. 15, 2007 in memory of our dear friend, Jeannie Lehman, who passed away in December 2004. The group also donated the giclee "Winter's Calm" which hangs in the entry.
The funds were raised from the sales of a chapter cookbook, "Ohio Traditions with P. Buckley Moss".

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Pat joins "Trees of Life" members in presenting "Ho-Ho-Ohio" at the Roanoke, VA Convention costume parade in 2013

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"Trees of Life" members present "Sisterhood" and "Starlight" at the Dayton, Ohio Convention costume parade in Oct., 2003.

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Remarks to Potential Members:
We are fortunate to have a wonderful group - currently about 30 members - of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds, but we all share the common thread of a love for Pat's art and for helping children in need. We share lots of laughs - and some tears - and have developed many treasured friendships.
Dues are $10.00---send to Deb Weisgerber; 1051 Wayne Ave., Defiance, OH 43512
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