Officers & Committees

Our 2019-2021 officers are:

President: Joyce Fletcher
First Vice President: Mary Augustoski
Second Vice President: Sue Finan
Recording Secretary: Jane Eyler
Correspondence Secretary: Andrea Kroll
Treasurer: Marcia Olson
Advisor  Denise Moroney

The Executive Board of the Club is made up of its elected officers whose roles and responsibilities are defined by the Club bylaws and conform to the Bylaws of the National Garden Clubs, Central Atlantic Region and the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland.  The routine activities of the Club are carried out by Standing Committees.  Committee responsibilities are defined below.

COMMITTEE (Chair) RESPONSIBILITIES
Awards Maintain the range of awards available from NGC, CAR, and State.  Determine the appropriate awards category for the various projects undertaken by club members. Understand the submission process.  Assists chairs and project managers with completing the applications. Submits applications in a timely fashion.
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 resource for gardeners. The yardstick is usually given to the gardener before the visit so they can see practices that make them stewards of their land.
Budget & Finance (Treasurer) Reviews requested budget from committee and project chairs, prepares proposed a balanced budget for the March meeting. Finalizes the budget after member approval. Maintains the financial books of the Club and participates in financial audits.
Chaplain Opens meeting with an inspirational prayer, usually gardening related.
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. Promotes conservation practices in club programs and projects.
Floral Design Schedules workshops for each year. Coordinates workshop hosts and location. Recruits members for participation Tracks participants and provides a report to the President. Writes monthly newsletter article acknowledging designers; provides next month’s theme..
Historian (Usually current President or Recording Secretary) Keeps a historical record of all major activities and accomplishments of the club.
Horticulture Schedules the horticulture exhibits for monthly meetings; tracks participants and provides a report to President; contributes to the monthly newsletter.
Horticulture Study Group Chairs the horticulture study group. Organizes short field trips or discussion groups where members learn about horticulture trends and practices..
Hospitality (Hosts) Coordinates hostesses for meetings and events; ensure that each member participates in hosting meetings.
Landscapes & 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 the design consultant for civic landscaping projects.
Librarian The chair is responsible for the Club’s library and maintains a list of all books. The chair also informs members of new books that may help with floral design, horticulture or other Club projects.
Membership Database Maintains a database for the master roster and Quick Reference chart with up-to-date member contact information. Ensures the most current Member Roster and Quick Reference is provided to the Webmaster.
Membership (Second Vice President) Recruits new members and guides them through the membership process; maintains membership files, tracks meeting attendance; keeps the guest book and provides name-tags.
Memorials & Remembrances Proposes memorials or remembrances for deceased Club members.
Newsletter (Corresponding Secretary) Produces and distributes the monthly newsletter.
Parliamentarian The chair is the official parliamentarian and ensures that the Club follows Robert’s Rules of order and adheres to Club’s by-laws.
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.
Programs (First Vice President) Plans, coordinates, and supervises all club programs and trips. Solicits input from other members and Clubs.
Publicity The chair is Club’s liaison with newspapers, magazines, radio stations and other forms of communication 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 the Sunshine fund by various means (eg, auctions, raffles, sales).
Website Designs and maintains information on Website for member communication, recruitment of new membership, and publication of civic events and communication with the rest of the world.
Wildlife Contributes a monthly newsletter article regarding wildlife, birding and nature.
Yearbook Coordinates the production of the annual Club publication; interfaces with other chairs to obtain updated information; procures printing and distribution to members.

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