Alice Poor Garden –Responsible for plant selection, garden design and maintenance, and organizing spring and fall cleanups. As funds are collected, responsible to purchase and install new plantings and plan future garden renovations. When finances allow present possible landscape designs for the garden.
Community Gardens –Manage the community garden plots at Onatru Farm and coordinate related activities within the town and community. Ensure that gardeners are informed of garden requirements, rules for maintenance, and issues as they arise. Generate community interest to ensure that all plots are planted and maintained; organize the garden set-up in the spring and clean-up in the fall.
Library Fair Fund Raiser- Members work together each year in designing family events to help raise funds for the Town Library. Work begins in August.
Golden Roads –Set up a plan for the Town of Lewisboro to select planting sites each year. Sell bulbs at various functions and organize the club’s participation in the “Golden Roads” Daffodil Program within Lewisboro. Encourage participation by community groups in the plantings, provide refreshments for volunteers and lay out the plan for planting as well as the tools etc. needed.
Media and Photography –Organize and maintain the club’s website (http://lewisborogardenclub.org). Ask committee chairs to verify information published to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate. Maintain the payments for the domain. In addition Facebook Page has been established to provide a variety of information and photos.Advertise meetings and events on our website and Facebook page. Send announcements and gardening articles to the local community groups and Town Bulletin Board.
Membership Development –Promote club membership, send welcome packet to new members, and provide mentoring for new members to ensure involvement.
Nominating –Determine future candidates for officer positions, solicit interest re same at the September meeting, and prepare a slate for the November/December meeting.
Onatru Farm Stewardship –Oversee the work of the Alice Poor, Invasive Species, and Community Garden committees to ensure that activities and projects at the farm are cohesive and in keeping with the wishes of Alice Poor concerning buildings, gardens, and land abutting Elmwood Road.
Plant Sales –Organize all facets of the Plant Sale and items needed, including: refreshments, bake sale items, decorations, publicity, arrangements with Gosset Brothers Nursery and Copia Home and Garden Center, volunteers, signage, cash box tables, etc.
Programs –Survey membership for speakers of interest; assemble lectures, workshops, and field trips; and keep records of past programs to ensure a variety of offerings each year.
Sunshine Committee –Maintain a link with the president so that as members have both happy and sad occasions the membership is informed and the club sends some recognition of the event. Send receipts to the treasurer for reimbursement as needed.
Swags-Order and receive supplies needed including wire, evergreens, and ribbons/bows. Organize the making and hanging of swags throughout the Town of Lewisboro during the holidays.
Triangles –Work with triangle coordinators regarding triangle design. Oversee new triangle development and ensure involvement of all triangle team members in seasonal activities: preparation, planting, mulching, weeding, and clean-up.
Yearbook/Membership Cards –Collect needed information from the secretary, treasurer, president, triangle chairs, and program chairs. Create and distribute the club’s yearbook and membership card at the first meeting of the year. Mail books to members, as needed.