CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION - Chair: Sheryl Vos
This committee is active March through November. A site chairperson will oversee the planting, watering, fertilization, and weeding of each garden. Participation is required for Spring/Fall Cleanup, although some people are designated as designers or schedulers. No limit on number of members.
Corporation Beach Dory
Site Chairs: Patricia Koehler
Dennis Memorial Library
Site Chair: Barbara Norman
Mary Karen Noona
Dennis Public Library
Site Chair: Nancy Wilson
Dennis Port Pocket Park
Site Chair: Patti Sakellis
Dennis Senior Center
Site Chair: Christine Harrington
Josiah Dennis Manse Interpretive Garden
Site Co-Chair: Mary Raycraft
Mary Karen Noonan
Dennis Village Post Office
Site Chairs: Priscilla Cronin Connie Maney
Mayflower Beach Dory
Site Chair: Nadine Bradshaw
Site Chairs: Peggy Lahey
Site Chair: Peggy Lahey
Chamber of Commerce
Site Chair: Donna Garrabrant
Mary Ann Politi
The Chairperson of this committee researches the awards available from the Federated Garden Clubs, from GCFM, New England Regional and National Garden Clubs, Inc. This information is given to VGC committee chairs who may wish to apply for an award.
Chair: Nancy Jamieson
This committee holds sessions to teach club members the techniques of garden and container design in accordance with
Chairs: Nancy Jamieson
The Environment Committee keeps members informed about conservation and environmental issues and provides us with suggestions to lessen our carbon footprints locally and worldwide.
Chair: Chris Harrington
This committee spends time monthly with the residents of South Dennis Health Care. Individual committees are formed for each month’s visit. Each committee is responsible for coming up with a craft or garden project for the assigned month. To round out
the year, we plant a garden for the residents.
Chair: Phyllis Villemaire
Patricia Koehler, Betsy Rinehart
This chairperson writes up a newsletter to all members each month.
Chair: Candy Loiselle
This committee is responsible for planning horticulture trips, coordinating with the Program Committee for horticulture programs, organizes the horticulture at the Flower Shows, co-ordinates the wreath making in December, plans and runs the horticulture
minute for our monthly meetings and makes the center pieces for the Annual Meeting in June.
Co-Chairs: Nancy J Wilson & Barbara Lockhart
Susan Foley, Nancy Jamieson, Angela Kimball, Betty Morse, Mary Raycraft
This committee organizes the monthly meeting luncheon and desserts for members to enjoy.
Co-Chairs: Connie Maney & Phyillis Villemaire
This committee tracks member participation, welcomes and sets expectations for new members, creates names tags and
manages member renewals.
Co-Chairs: Priscilla Cronin & Priscilla Hutchinson
This committee sets up and manages the plant sale in May.
Chair: Melanie Carlson
Alice Adams, Janet Levesque, Ginger Barnes, Mary Karen Noonan, Nadine Bradshaw, Barbara Norman,
Melanie Carlson, Beverly Petti, Enid Crowell, Lynda Stamboni, Sylvia Gabos, Marie Susen, Nancy Goldman,
Phyllis Villemaire, Nancy Jamieson, Nancy J Wilson, Jo-Ann Kuchera
This committee researches and arranges the monthly programs for the club, including the special “Open Meeting” for the public. Typically the committee meets four times a year to discuss available presenters. Members are asked to contact a speaker, acquire
a signed contract, be the liaison with that speaker prior to the meeting (confirm plans, determine speaker’s needs, remind him/her
of the plans, and introduce him/her that month). In addition, this committee plans and organizes the December holiday luncheon. The cochairs are responsible for coordinating the program plans and for reporting to the VGC Board and the membership when asked and by submitting information to the Grapevine if appropriate. They develop the program committee budget and prepare the program descriptions for the Yearbook.
Chair: Donna Chipman
Rosalie DiNapoli, Judie DeCarolis, Barbara Drowne, Elaine Fialky, Susan Genoa, Betsy Harrison, Fran Iovinella,
Janice Kervick, Marie Susen
This committee is responsible for managing publicity for our club events and determining ways to get more positive
publicity for the club in general.
Chair: Mary Karen Noonan
SCHOLARSHIP / COMMUNITY OUTREACH
This committee works with local schools and organizations to provide scholarships, tool-ships and grants to residents of Dennis. Working with high school guidance counselors, the committee identifies students who plan to pursue careers in fields that
support the mission of the VGCD such as horticulture, landscape design, environmental science, botany, forestry and other related fields. The committee will meet to review applications and award college scholarships and toolships to students to help them
meet their career goals. In addition, the committee may offer grants and advice to Dennis K-12 schools and other community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity to help these organizations create and promote gardens and green spaces in our town. Working with the Program Committee on the fundraising Open Meeting held in November and having a second fund raiser each year along with board approved transfers is how the committee and VGCD members help to maintain a fund balance to support these grants.
Co-Chair: Mary Rahal
Donna Christensen, Judith Christie, Priscilla Hutchinson, Laura Luke, Mary Ann Politi, Patricia Sowpel
This committee is responsible for the technical portion (audio and video) setup for the presentations at each monthly meeting in conjunction with the Program committee. This committee also manages the Facebook Page for the club and maintains the Web page. They also maintain the 3 club laptops for software currency and support.
Chairs: Candy Loiselle & Jan Ward
Elizabeth Ching, Dagmar Fichtel
This committee member creates the yearbook and sends to all members for the coming year.
PHONE CONTACT LINE
Chairperson to contact members without Email
Chair: Mary Raycraft
Co-Chairs: Joanne Mockler & Marie Susen
September Chair - Elizabeth Ching
Tea Table— Candy Loiselle
Priscilla Cronin, Joan Donovan, Chris Harrington, Jan Kervick, Sheryl Vos
October Chair - Edie Bracken
Tea Table— Angela Kimball
Marylin Bowen, Donna Christensen, Dot Craft, Elaine Fialky, Jean Forte, Susan Genoa, Jo Ann Kuchera
November Chairs - Marie Susen
Tea Table—Priscilla Hiutchinson
Judith Christie, Judie DeCarolis, Dagmar Fichtel, Donna Garabrant, Marion Marino, Mary Karen Noonan,
January Chairs - Jan Levesque, Rosalie DiNapoli
Tea Table - Nancy Jamieson
Nancy Goldman, Fran Iovinella, Pat Koehler, Barbara Norman, Mary Rahal, Betsy Rinehart
February Chairs - Nancy Wilson
Tea Table - Joanne Mockler
Chris Harrington, Teedy Farrell, Peggy Lahey, Betty Morse, Mary Raycraft, Lynda Stamboni
March Chair - Betsy Harrison
Tea Table—Pam Olson
Donna Chipman, Enid Crowell, Barbara Drowne, Barbara Fitzpatrick, Gail Jamison
April Chair - Phyllis Villemaire & Barbara Lockhart
Tea Table - Angela Kimball
Nadine Bradshaw, Mary Ann Politi, Sylvia Gabos, Pat Sowpel
May Chairs - Ginger Barnes & Susan Foley
Tea Table— Angela Kimball
Alice Adams, Laura Luke, Connie Maney, Pat Sakelis, Jan Ward, Baranda Wilcox, Martha Young