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Growing together as friends and informed gardeners, always discovering new interests and developing new skills.

PLGC Committees 2021-2023

Plantation Lakes Garden Club committees fall into two categories: Standing Committees that conduct essential business of the club and Special Committees that oversee any project or activity that is not considered essential -- which is not to say that they are unimportant.  Some of our special committees will likely become standing committees as our club grows and we have more members who bring additional skills and interests to our club.

Committee chairs are appointed by the President and serve at the pleasure of the President unless the chairmanship is defined in PLGC Bylaws as a collateral responsibility for one of the officers. Committee chairs may be assisted by a co-chair or vice-chair and members of their choice, unless specified in the bylaws. 

New members are encouraged to participate in at least one committee. Please contact the committee chair to learn more. If no chair is named, you can contact the President for more information.


  1. AWARDS - This committee oversees submissions for State, Regional, and National awards/grants. Chaired by Mary Williford.

  2. BYLAWS (PARLIAMENTARIAN) - This committee oversees the periodic review of Bylaws and Standing Rules and serves as an advisor to the club regarding matters of parliamentary procedure. Chaired by Irina Giller.

  3. FINANCE (TREASURER) - This Committee oversees budget preparations for the next fiscal year and manages the club's day to day finances.Chaired by Patricia Minnigh.

  4. HISTORIAN (RECORDING SECRETARY) - This committee maintains a permanent record of the organization by saving photos and other mementos of club activities as well as the Minutes of all meetings of the membership, executive board and full board of directors. Chaired by Mary Williford

  5. MEMBERSHIP (SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT) - This committee conducts activities to recruit and retain members; serve as a liaison with prospective members, oversee the process of becoming a new member and conduct a membership drive periodically upon direction by the Board of Directors. Chaired by Margaret Woda.

  6. NOMINATIONS - This committee oversees the bi-annual nominating process and proposes a slate of officers in February of odd-numbered years in accordance with the Bylaws. Chaired by Irina Giller.

  7. PROGRAMS (FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT) - This committee plans and implements programs and activities annually with a variety of topics, presenters and formats that are educational and entertaining for club members. Chaired by Margaret Woda.

  8. PROJECTS - This committee plans and implements community service and beautification projects for the club that support the objectives of our club. Chaired by Debbie Darr.

  9. WAYS AND MEANS - This committee conducts 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.


  1. BLUE-STAR MEMORIAL -- This committee coordinates all aspects of installing a Blue Star Memorial in Millsboro to honor veterans, past and present. Chaired by Margaret Woda. Vice-Chair is Pat Minnigh.

  2. MAY BASKETS (A subcommittee of Projects) - This committee organizes and oversees 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. Vice-Chair is Patti Kircher.

  3. MEMBER HANDBOOK -- This committee prepares an annual reference guide for garden club members, including a calendar, programs, projects, member directory, governing documents and affiliate information. Chaired by Margaret Woda.

  4. NEWSLETTER - This committee prepares the monthly PLGC newsletter and submits information and photos to the Plantation Lakes HOA, DFGC and CAR-SGC newsletters. Chaired by Mary Williford.

  5. PHOTOGRAPHY - This committee takes photos at PLGC events and other events attended by PLGC members and maintains a permanent record of photos. Chaired by Patricia Minnigh.

  6. WEBSITE - This committee designs and maintains the PLGC website. Chaired by Margaret Woda.

  7. YOUTH ACTIVITIES - This committee is responsible for coordinating with local schools and community groups to conduct gardening related activities with children and teens. Chaired by Debbie Darr. Vice-Chair is Shawn Ferrell

Updated 11/22/2022