Committees

 

Committees 2014 

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.

Beyond the Garden Gate -Annual home garden tours co-hosted by the Lewisboro Garden Club and Lewisboro Land Trust.  Responsible for all aspects of planning and execution to include: calendar, scouting out homes, interviewing homeowners, preparing write-ups of each property, designing the program, procuring lunch, selecting a social venue and entertainment, providing docents at each property and, most important, thanking participants. 

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.

Corn Maze -Set up plantings in the spring, monitor growth, ensure watering throughout the summer, and protect corn stalks from storms. Organize corn maze design and creation for the Library Fair.  Set up corn stalk removal and fertilize soil for the next season. Represent Corn Maze Committee at Library Fair meetings to keep club membrs informed. 

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.

Invasive Species -Identify invasive trees and plants at Onatru Farm, investigate alternatives, and brainstorm solutions.  Work with community groups and our members in conducting any removal of trees or plants.

Media/Photographs -1.  Advertise meetings and events on cable TV and our website.  Send announcements and gardening articles to the local paper.  2.  Assemble scrapbook of newspaper garden club activity clippings and triangle photos.

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 Sale -Organize all facets of the Plant Sale and items needed, including: refreshments, bake sale items, decorations, publicity, arrangements with Gosset Brothers Nursery, 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/bowsOrganize 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.

Website -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.  

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.