About Our Committees

The Following is a list of our Committees and a brief description to help members find one that fits their interests.

As per our By-Laws, each member must serve on at least one committee  

Arbor Day/Conservation: Will identify and make a proposal to the club to provide a tree(s) for Arbor Day at locations in Groveland.

Awards: Checks the MA Garden Club Federation’s website to see if any projects done by the Club or its members are eligible for an award. Applications are filled out and submitted by the stated deadline. A formal presentation will be made to the Club to honor awarded recipients.

Book Cataloguing / Curator: Various gardening related books are maintained at the Schoolhouse. Also maintain a copy of the Club’s annual Yearbook, important documents, photos and scrapbook items at the Schoolhouse.

Civic Development: Propose ideas for civic projects in Town and present them to the Club. Approved projects require coordination of members to assist with the initial implementation and any on-going maintenance needs.

Garden Therapy: Offers gardening and/or floral design activities to seniors, veterans and people with disabilities in our community to provide activities that may not be available to them. Committee members will coordinate and plan events.

Greens Sale: Plans and organizes the holiday fundraiser. Supplies are inventoried and purchased; determine sale item quantities and new ideas. Coordinate member greenery donations, creation of sale items in daily workshops the week prior, and help during the sale.

Groveland Day: Secures a booth for Town event at Pines Park. Volunteers take turns to sell plants or other items, help children with a garden- related craft or game, and promote our club and events, answer questions and hand out membership applications.

Horticulture: Provides horticultural announcements during monthly meetings and write-ups for the newsletter, including topics of interest, websites, garden planning, photos, etc.

Junior Gardeners: Serves to educate youngsters with nature/gardening through projects, field trips and discussions, and is free to local children ages 3+ years. It typically meets the 3rd Saturday of select months and the Committee plans and coordinates the day’s event.

Membership: Committee reaches out to interested and potential members to secure membership. New members are introduced at the next monthly meeting and presented with a welcome package and gift. Member name tags are also maintained.

Party Planning / Event Décor: Club parties and special events (ie: Holiday Party and Annual Banquet) are coordinated. The event date and location are chosen, volunteers recruited to assist with decorating, invitations are sent out and potluck dishes from members are coordinated.

Plant Sale: Plans and organizes this fundraiser that occurs late May or early June. Coordination of members to bring plants, prep the schoolhouse, pick up donations from nurseries, label/price plants, donate refreshments and raffles and work the day of the sale.

Programming: Researches programs of interest (guest speakers and hands-on workshops) for the upcoming year. The program line-up is presented for approval. Committee schedules, prepares and send contracts, confirms speaker details, and introduces presenter at meetings.

Publicity: Ensures that Club meetings and events are publicized (Facebook, website, posters, flyers, lawn signs, etc.).

Schoolhouse: Spring and Fall clean-up (weeding, pruning and raking) of the Schoolhouse grounds by members. May also include new plantings and ensuring that the grass is mowed by the Town. Building maintenance items are brought to the attention of the Club.

Scholarships: Annual scholarship given to graduating local high school seniors entering a college program in the field of Horticulture and Environmental Sciences. Works with schools, reviews applications and presents recommendations to the Club for approval.

Veasey Gardens: Clean and improve the native plant garden once a month from April through September. Can include raking, trimming, weeding, pruning, applying mulch and compost and planting. Coordinate members who are available to assist on the applicable dates.

Year Book: Creates an annual yearbook that is ready for distribution at our first meeting in September. Elements of the yearbook include: photos, the President’s message, monthly programs (date and short write-up), club officers and a member listing.

Website / Social Media: Website and Facebook page are administered internally by members. On-going maintenance as well as posting such items as the club’s events, fundraisers, photos and items of interest.

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