Officers & Committees

Our 2015-2017 officers are:

President: Shahla Butler
Co-First Vice Presidents: Carole Purcell and Marcia Olson
Second Vice President: Annette Davis
Recording Secretary: Alice Galligan
Correspondence Secretary: Vicki Geneva
Treasurer: Helen Prince
Advisor  Joyce Fletcher

Club activities are organized through a number of committees, each chaired/co-chaired by active members of the club.  Members can find contact information by clicking here.

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
Art Blooms at Annmarie Gardens Coordinates activities with Annmarie Garden; selects art work to be assigned; selects and coordinates with floral designers; organizes designer luncheon; follows through to assist designers with installations and take downs.
Awards Is familiar with the range of awards available from NGC, CAR, and State;  is aware of various projects being undertaken by club members and determines the appropriate awards category; understands the submission process;  encourages chairpersons and project managers to complete the applications; reviews applications and edits as necessary; submits applications timely.
Bay-wise   Encourages members to sign up for the  learning experience that is provided by assessing their current practices and learn some new practices to promote healthy land, waterways, and our Chesapeake Bay. The Bay-Wise Yardstick is an efficient and gratifying resource for gardeners. The yardstick is usually given to the gardener prior to the visit, so they can see practices that makes them stewards of their land.
Chaplain Opens meeting with an inspirational prayer, usually gardening related.
Civic Christmas Decorations Organizes and directs “Greening of the Courthouse Square.” Purchases supplies, selects committees to make wreaths, sprays and other greenery, coordinates with County for installing decorations, and ensures that decorations are removed at the end of the holiday season.
Conservation Monitors and informs the club of any Federal or State legislation concerning conservation and encourages members to support it; monitors county and local community conservation efforts and informs/involves club as appropriate; and promotes an attentiveness to conservation in club programs and projects.
Floral Design Schedules workshops; planning begins in December for following year; coordinates workshop hosts and location. Also creates member sign-up for designs at meeting beginning in January. Tracks participants and provides report to President. Writes monthly newsletter article, which acknowledges designers, next month’s theme, and the next workshop.
Historian Keeps a historical record of everything that happens in the club.
Horticulture Study Group Chairs the horticulture study group; encourages club members to display horticulture samples at meetings, teaches about horticulture and keeps club members informed of new information on horticulture. Organizes the monthly horticultural meeting.
Hospice Christmas Tree Coordinates theme and decorates Christmas Tree at annual Festival of Trees.
Hostesses Coordinates hostesses for meetings and events; ensures that each member participates in hosting meetings.
Horticulture  Schedules the horticulture exhibits for monthly meetings; tracks participants and provides report to President; contributes to monthly newsletter.
Landscape & Community Outreach  Point-person for members of the community who would like Club to help with civic landscaping; coordinates members’ participation in civic projects and; if requested, acts as design consultant for civic landscaping projects.
Legislation & Parliament  Chair is official parliamentarian and ensures that the Club follows parliamentary procedure and adheres to Club’s by-laws.
Librarian  Chair is responsible for the Club’s library and maintains list of all books. Chair also informs members of new books that may help with floral design, horticulture or other Club projects.
Membership Recruits new members and guides them through membership process; maintains membership files, tracks meeting attendance; keeps guest book.
Memorials & Remembrances Proposes memorials or remembrances for deceased Garden Club members.
Newsletter Produces and distributes monthly newsletter.
Nursing Center  Therapy  Plans and coordinates monthly nursing home gardening and floral therapy projects and solicits other members to assist.
Plant Sale Annual fundraising event for Calvert Garden Club. Chairmen organize and coordinate this late April event. Must obtain site, set-up committees, order flowers and publicize and market event.
Photographer Responsible for the official photographic history of the Club.  Takes pictures at meetings, workshops, flower shows, trips and all gatherings where Club is involved.
Pilgrimage Coordinates home selection, member hosting and decorating of show houses for pilgrimage. Works with State organization to fulfill all necessary information for tour publicity.
Programs  Plans, coordinates, and supervises all club programs and trips. Solicits input from other members and Clubs.
Publicity Chair is Club’s liaison with newspapers, magazines, radio stations and other forms of communication in order to promote the Club and its projects.
Sunshine Maintains the “Sunshine Fund” and sends cards/flowers to sick or hospitalized members or their family.
Ways & Means Raises money for Club by various means (eg, auctions, raffles, sales).
Website Coordinates Club information to publish on Website for member communication, recruitment of new membership, and publication of civic events.
Wildlife Contributes monthly newsletter article regarding wildlife, birding and nature.
Yearbook Coordinates annual Club publication; interfaces with other chairs to obtain updated information; procures printing and distribution to members.
Young Gardeners Plans, coordinates and involves members in Young Gardeners’ projects.

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