PLGC Committees 2019-2020

Ginger Esposito and Joanne Strasser

Pat Kircher, Peggy Kircher
and Mary Williford

Betty Baeschlin and Margaret Woda

Plantation Lakes Garden Club members choose a committee that matches their interests, skills, and schedule - whether that means working with others on a major fundraiser, planting bulbs in the patient garden at a nearby health care facility, preparing the monthly newsletter at home in your pajamas or coordinating with a local school to conduct a poster, sculpture or essay contest to encourage in kids a love of nature. 

Committee chairs are appointed by the President and serve at the pleasure of the President unless the chairmanship is assigned in the PLGC Bylaws. They may be assisted by a co-chair and members of their choice, unless specified in the bylaws. 

STANDING PLGC COMMITTEES

  1. AWARDS - This committee shall oversee submissions for State, Regional, and National awards/grants by assisting other committee chairs to 1) identify potential awards for their committee activities, 2) complete award applications, and 3) submit completed award applications to DFGC, CAR-SGC, and NGC in a timely manner. Chaired by Mary Williford.

  2. BYLAWS (PARLIAMENTARIAN) - This committee shall oversee a bi-annual review of Bylaws and Standing Rules and recommend any changes in February of even-numbered years in accordance with the Bylaws. (Article VI, Section 2g). Chaired by Margaret Woda.

  3. FINANCE (TREASURER) - This Committee shall oversee budget preparations for the next fiscal year in accordance with the Bylaws; present a proposed budget at the Board of Directors and General meetings in February for a vote in March of each year. Chaired by Pat Minnigh.

  4. HISTORIAN - This committee shall document the history of the organization by collecting photos and other mementos of the club activities for a permanent record. Digital photos shall be submitted to the Website Chair monthly for posting on the website. Chaired by Sylvia Heidbreder.

  5. HOSPITALITY - This committee shall assign and oversee hostesses for club meetings and activities. Hostesses shall 1) set up and take down the meeting room or venue based on requirements for the day’s event or activity, 2)provide light refreshments, and 3) greet attendees. Chaired by Mary Williford.

  6. MEMBERSHIP (SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT) - This committee shall act as a liaison with prospective members, oversee the process of becoming a new member (Attend 3 consecutive meetings, pay dues, choose comittee), maintain membership records (media release, contact information, meeting attendance and participation in committees), and conduct a Membership Drive periodically upon direction by the Board of Directors. (Article VI, Section 2c) Chaired by Laurie Walsh.

  7. NOMINATIONS (PARLIAMENTARIAN) - This committee shall oversee the bi-annual nominating process and propose a slate of officers in February of odd-numbered years in accordance with the Bylaws. (Article VI, Section 2g and 3) Chaired by Margaret Woda.

  8. PROGRAMS (FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT) - This committee shall plan and implement programs for the club that support the objectives of our club through activities that promote home gardening, community beautification, floral design, horticulture, conservation, NGC flower shows, and fellowship. The Chair shall serve on the Finance Committee. Chaired by Debbie Darr.

  9. PROJECTS - This committee shall plan and implement community service and beautification projects for the club that support the objectives of our club through activities that promote home gardening, community beautification, floral design, horticulture, conservation and fellowship. The chair shall serve on all Special Committees that are sub-committes of Projects. Chaired by Marie Van Der Wall.

  10. WAYS AND MEANS - This committee shall conduct fundraising activities that promote the objectives of the club and provide revenue for community service projects, donations to other organizations, and expenses approved by the Board. Chaired by Debbie Darr.

  11. WEBSITE - This committee shall design and maintain the club website. Chaired by Margaret Woda.

  12. YEARBOOK - This committee shall oversee preparation of the annual club yearbook. The yearbook shall comply with NGC award criteria. Chaired by Margaret Woda.

SPECIAL PLGC COMMITTEES

  1. ATLANTIC SHORES - THERAPY GARDEN  (A Subcommittee of Projects) - This committee shall collaborate with the Activities Director at Altantic Shores to oversee planting and care of two patient gardens. This committee may propose and conduct additional community beautificatio projects. Chaired by Janet Parham.

  2. ATLANTIC SHORES - HORTICULTURE THERAPY  - (A subcommittee of Projects) This committee shall collaborate with the Activities Director at Atlantic Shores to conduct plant and garden-related activities to benefit patients. This committee may propose and conduct additional garden therapy activities. Chaired by Mary Balasi.

  3. BLUE-STAR MEMORIAL (A subcommittee of Projects) - This committee shall coordinate all aspects of installing a Blue Star Memorial in Millsboro to honor veterans, past and present. Chaired by Margaret Woda.

  4. COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION (A subcommittee of Projects) - This committee shall coordinate all aspects of any community beautification or service projects. Chaired by Betty Baeschlin.

  5. CONSERVATION - This committee shall select a monthly conservation tip or topic to be published in the club yearbook or newsletter and/or discussed at the general meeting. Co-chaired by Pat and Peggy Kircher.

  6. DEDICATED TO DELAWARE - This is Connie Raymond's President's Project. Since the focus is on two public gardens located an hour from our community, our support will be financial. We will distribute educational materials in Millsboro regarding the State's anti-litter campaign, the third part of the President's project. Chaired by Marie Van Der Wall.

  7. EVENTS - This committee plans major special events, usually a fundraiser for a specific NGC, DFGC or PLGC project. Chaired by Mary Williford

  8. FLOWER SHOW - This committee shall organize and produce an NGC flower show at the direction of the Board; participate in a program annually on a flower-show topic; oversee the floral design and horticulture exhibits at general meetings. Chaired by Ginger Esposito.

  9. HORTICULTURE - This committee shall select a monthly horticulture tip or topic to be published in the club yearbook or newsletter and/or discussed at the general meeting. Chaired by Peggy Kircher.

  10. MAY BASKETS (A subcommittee of Projects) - This committee shall organize and oversee the display of May Baskets in the community on May 1 to “beautify Plantation Lakes one front door at a time.” Chaired by Betty Baeschlin.

  11. NEWSLETTER - This committee shall be responsible for preparing the monthly PLGC newsletter and submitting information and photos to the quarterly DFGC newsletter. Chaired by Margaret Woda.

  12. PHOTOGRAPHY - This committee shall take photos at PLGC events and other events attended by PLGC members; these photos shall be stored digitally for access by the Historian, Newsletter Chair, Webmaster and other members authorized by the President. Chaired by Sylvia Heidbreder.

  13. YOUTH ACTIVITIES - This committee shall be responsible for coordinating with local schools and community groups to conduct gardening related activities with children and teens. Chaired by Peggy Kircher.

    Revised 7/1/2019

NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS, INC.

President: Gay Austin

4401 Magnolia Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63110

CENTRAL ATLANTIC REGION

of STATE GARDEN CLUBS, INC.

Director: Gail Corle Manna

9956 William Penn Road

Imler, Pennsylvania 96655

DELAWARE FEDERATION of

GARDEN CLUBS

President: Connie Raymond

111 Pennwood Drive
Dover, Delaware 19901

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