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Committees

CommitteeDescriptionChaired By
Blue Star Memorial Maintain garden at the Blue Star Memorial MarkerPaula Plum
Butterfly GardenTeams maintain butterfly garden at the Cape Coral Library - meets weekly except for HolidaysSherie Bleiler
Breeze ArticlesChair coordinates weekly columnists for the Cape Coral Breeze.Chair - Ann Block
Columnists - Cathy Dunn, Janetta Fox, Deborah Haggett, Sherie Bleiler
Bylaws/ProceduresOnly sits when reviews are necessary and is appointed by the BoardSylvia Swartz
ChaplainLeads the prayer at the monthly meetingsRachele Eppe
Club Service AwardRecognizes a member who has performed outstanding service to the Club over an extended period of yearsSherie Bleiler
Community OutreachSetting up info and manning tables at local events, e.g., Farmers Market, Sunset Celebration, Burrowing Owls Festival, to encourage interest/membership in the clubWays & Means Committee
Cups of CheerMonthly visits to Coral Trace Senior living facility, making small flower arrangements with residents in coffee mugs/tea cupsSue Lawson
DirectoryAnnual compilation of the directory containing information about the Club and members’ contact detailsSylvia Swartz
Flower ShowsOrganize and prepare members for competitive flower shows.Kathy Woodlock & Sylvia Swartz
Fun With Flowers4 times a year workshops for the public making a holiday themed arrangement (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving)Sue Lawson
Garden AngelsGardening assistance to members who are temporarily incapacitatedDenise & Jim Gastringer
Habitat For Humanity1. Habitat - annual installation of landscape at the Habitat Women’s Build home
2. Habitat – as needed attending Habitat homes to present plant to the new owner
Holiday PartyArranging the Club’s annual holiday party, registering members, recording payments, booking caterer, planning, games, etc. Frannie Cox
HospitalityOrganizing roster for hosts and greeters at meetings. and organization of social get togethersNancy Finnegan
HistorianScrapbook preparationJudy Lindhorst
Horticulturalist1. Growing plants at home for various club needs. Participating in planting, bromeliad prep, and staghorn fern mounting parties.
2. Helping with planting, labeling etc., for our annual March in the Park fundraiser
Barbara Sery
March in the ParkAnnual plant sale and festival fundraiserWays & Means Committee
MembershipCollecting dues, maintaining roster, providing info, membership table at each meeting Terry Fisher
Merit AwardsCanvassing and selecting worthy recipients from local High Schools for annual Marty Ward and Donna Conway monetary awardsCheryl Byrd
New Member OrientationNurturing of new members Lynne Viacava
NewsletterPreparing monthly club newsletter Sylvia Swartz
Penny for PinesIntermittent collections at club meetings to benefit the NGC Penny for Pines program Charlene Anderson
PhotographyPhotographer for club meetings, events & trips.Carmen Sprague
Photography ContestAnnual photography contest by and for Garden Club members.Nora Hoover
ProgramsPlanning the program and obtaining speakers for our monthly meetingsCathy Dunn
PublicityPreparing and distributing info to local pressAlessia Leathers
RaffleAssembling prizes for raffle, selling tickets, doing the draw and counting proceeds to give to TreasurerKim White & Colleen Carty
Rose GardenTeams maintain the Rose Garden at the Cape Coral Historical Society
- Two teams, one team every Tuesday and one every Friday except Holidays
Cathy Atchison & Cynthia Mahoney
Special EventsArranging our monthly trips – 5 per year and annual Garden Walk/New Members’ TeaCindy Wasilak & Carol Arnholt
Thrift TableOrganize the thrift table donations for spring plant sale. Ways & Means Committee
Ways & MeansOrganization of March in the Park event, our annual fundraiser, and fundraising generallySylvia Swartz & Ellen Morris
Website & Social MediaMaintain website and social media presenceLillian Peterson

Blue Star Memorial

Maintain garden at the Blue Star Memorial Marker

Paula Plum

Butterfly Garden

Teams maintain the butterfly garden at the Cape Coral Library - meets weekly except for holidays.

Sherie Bleiler

Breeze Articles

Chair Coordinates weekly columnists for the Cape Coral Breeze

Chair: Ann Block
Columnists: Cathy Dunn, Janetta Fox, Deborah Haggett, Sherie Bleiler

Bylaws/Procedures

Only sits when reviews are necessary and is appointed by the Board

Sylvia Swartz

Chaplain

Leads the prayer at the monthly meetings

Rachele Eppe

Club Service Award

Recognizes a member who has performed outstanding service to the club over an extended period of years

Sherie Bleiler

Community Outreach

Setting up info and manning tables at local events to encourage interest and membership in the club (Farmer's Markets, Sunset Celebration, Burrowing Owls Festival)

Ways & Means Committee

Cups of Cheer

Monthly visits to Coral Trace Senior living facility, making small flower arrangements with residents in coffee mugs & tea cups

Sue Lawson

Directory

Annual compilation of the directory containing information about the Club and members' contact details

Sylvia Swartz

Flower Shows

Organize and prepare members for competitive flower shows.

Kathy Woodlock & Sylvia Swartz

Fun with Flowers

Workshops for the public held 4 times a year to make holiday themed arrangements (Christmas, Valentine's Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving)

Sue Lawson

Garden Angels

Gardening assistance to members who are temporarily incapacitated

Midge & Max Breckenridge

Habitat for Humanity

Annual landscape installation at the Habitat Women's Build home. As needed attending Habitat homes to present plant to the new owner.

Position Open

Holiday Party

Arranging the Club's annual holiday party, registering members, recording payments, booking caterer, planning, games, etc.

Fannie Cox

Hospitality

Organizing roster for hosts and greeters at meetings, and organization of social get togethers.

Nancy Finnegan

Historian

Scrapbook preparation

Judy Lindhorst

Horticultural

Growing plants at home for various club needs. Participating in planting, bromeliad prep, and staghorn fern mounting parties. Helping with planting, labeling etc., for our annual March in the Park fundraiser.

Ways & Means Committee

March in the Park

Annual plant sale and festival

Ways & Means Committee

Membership

Collecting dues, maintaining roster, providing info, membership table at each meeting

Terry Fisher

Merit Awards

Canvassing and selecting worthy recipients from local High Schools for annual Marty Ward and Donna Conway monetary awards

Cheryl Byrd

New Member Orientation

Nurturing of new members

Lynne Viacava

Newletter

Preparing monthly club newsletter

Sylvia Swartz

Penny for Pines

Intermittent collections at club meetings to benefit the NGC Penny for Pines program

Charlene Anderson

Photography

Photographer for club meetings, events and trips.

Carmen Sprague

Photography Contest

Annual photography contest by and for Garden Club members

Nora Hoover

Programs

Planning the program and obtaining speakers for our monthly meetings

Cathy Dunn

Publicity

Preparing and distributing info to local press

Alessia Leathers

Raffle

Assembling prizes for raffle, selling tickets, doing the draw and counting proceeds to give to the Treasurer

Kim White & Colleen Carty

Rose Garden

Teams maintain the Rose Garden at the Cape Coral Historical Society - Two teams, one team every Tuesday and one every Friday except holidays

Cathy Atchison & Cynthia Mahoney

Special Events

Arranging our monthly tips - 5 per year and annual Garden Walk/New Members' Tea

Cindy Wasilak & Carol Arnholt

Thrift Table

Organize the thrift table donations for spring plant sale

Ways & Means Committee

Ways & Means

Organization of March in the Park event, our annual fundraiser and fundraising generally

Sylvia Swartz & Ellen Morris

Website & Social Media

Maintain website and social media presence

Lillian Peterson