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Garden Club of Cape Coral


CommitteeDescriptionChaired By
Bylaws/ProceduresOnly sits when reviews are necessary and is appointed by the BoardSylvia Swartz
ChaplainLeads the prayer at the monthly meetingsRachele Eppe
Civic BeautificationTeams of members maintain:
Butterfly Garden at Cape Coral Library – meets weekly except Holidays
Rose Garden at the Historical Society on Cultural Park Blvd. (Two teams, one team every Tuesday and one every Friday except Holidays
Sherie Bleiler (Butterfly Garden)
Cathy Atcheson & Cynthia Mahoney (Rose Garden)
Civic Projects1. 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
Sherie Bleiler
Club Service AwardRecognizes a member who has performed outstanding service to the Club over an extended period of yearsJean Shields
CommunicationPreparing monthly Newsletter and emailing info to membership and posting newsletter to websiteSylvia Swartz
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 clubGinny Huffer
Cups of CheerMonthly visits to Coral Trace Senior living facility, making small flower arrangements with residents in coffee mugs/tea cupsSue Lawson
Directory/Yearbook PreparationCompilation of the Yearbook containing information about the Club and members’ contact detailsSylvia Swartz
Flower ShowsKathy 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 incapacitatedMidge & Max Breckenridge
Holiday PartyArranging the Club’s annual holiday party, registering members, recording payments, booking caterer, planning, games, etc. Debbie Cooper & Connie Posl
HospitalityOrganizing roster for hosts and greeters at meetings. and organization of social get togethersNancy Finnegan with help from Debbie Cooper
HistorianScrapbook preparationJudy Lindhorst
Horticultural1. Growing plants at home for various club needs. Participating in planting parties, bromeliad prep. parties and staghorn fern mounting parties.
2. Helping with planting, labeling etc., for our annual fund raiser, March in the Park
Dona Baliotis
March in the ParkAnnual plant sale fundraiserSusan Lawson & Mona Hawes
Marty Ward Merit AwardsCanvassing and selecting worthy recipients from local High Schools for annual monetary awardsCheryl Byrd & Bonnie Manuel
MembershipCollecting dues, maintaining roster, providing info, membership table at each meeting Susan Noble
New Member OrientationNurturing of new members Lynne Viacava
Penny for PinesIntermittent collections at club meetings to benefit the NGC Penny for Pines program Charlene Anderson
PhotographyMembers take turns photographing meetings/tripsCarmen Sprague
Photography ContestAnnual photography contest by and for Garden Club members.Nora Hoover
PressChair coordinates weekly Columnists for the Daily Breeze news.Chair - Ann Block
Columnists - Cathy Dunn, Janetta Fox, Deborah Haggett
ProgramsPlanning the program and obtaining speakers for our monthly meetingsElsa Schutzman & Nora Hoover
PublicityPreparing and distributing info to local pressPat Foote
RaffleAssembling prizes for raffle, selling tickets, doing the draw and counting proceeds to give to TreasurerKim White & Colleen McCarty
Special EventsArranging our monthly trips – 5 per year and annual Garden Walk/New Members’ TeaDonna Schneider, Christina Prestella, and Lois Luber
Thrift TableOrganize the thrift table donations for spring plant sale. Valerie Breen, Pam Dawson, Debbie Cooper & Connie Posul.
Ways and MeansOrganization of March in the Park event, our annual fundraiser, and fundraising generallySue Lawson & Mona Hawes
Website, Facebook & Social MediaMaintain Website, Facebook and Social Media presenceLillian Peterson