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 Chair: Patricia Koehler
Dennis Memorial Library &
King Memorial Park
Site Chair: Jane B Wilson
Dennis Public Library
Site Chair: Nancy Wilson
Dennis Port Pocket Park
Site Chair: Patti Sakellis
Mary Karen Noonan
Dennis Senior Center
Josiah Dennis Manse Interpretive Garden
Site Co-Chair: Mary Raycraft
Mary Karen Noonan
Dennis Village Post Office
Mayflower Beach Dory
Site Chairs: Nadine Bradshaw
Site Chairs: Peggy Lahey
Site Chairs: Peggy Lahey
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 federated rules.
Chairs: Angela Kimball & 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: Priscilla Hutchinson, Eileen Lawler
FLOWER AND PLANT DISPLAY
This chairperson coordinates a schedule of volunteers to place flower arrangements/plants in various town buildings throughout the year.
Chair: Connie Maney
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
Alice Adams, Donna Scarnecchia, Marilyn Bowen, Natalie Welsh, Edie Bracken, Elizabeth Ching, Donna Garrabrant, 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
Teedy Farrell, 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: Sue Foley & Priscilla Cronin
This committee sets up and manages the plant sale in May.
Alice Adams, Barbara Canal, Melanie Carlson, Marilyn Francoise, Nancy Goldman, Jan Levesque, Barbara Norman, Lynda Stamboni, Jane B Wilson, Nancy J Wilson
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
Elizabeth Ching, Donna Christensen, Judie DeCarolis, Rosalie DiNapoli, Barbara Drowne, Elaine Fialky, Donna Garrabrant, Susan Genoa, Betsy Harrison, Fran Iovinella, Joanne Mockler, 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: Donna Garrabrant
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-Chairs: Mary Ann Politi & Anne Toland
Melanie Carlson, Judy Christie, Connie Maney, Mary Rahal, 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
Dagmar Fichtel, Laura Luke
This committee member creates the yearbook and sends to all members for the coming year.
Chair: Jan Ward
PHONE CONTACT LINE
Chairperson to contact members without Email
Chair: Mary Raycraft
Chamber of Commerce
Site Chair: Donna Garrabrant
Mary Ann Politi
Jane B. Wilson
Co-Chairs: Joanne Mockler & Marie Susen
September Chairs - Priscilla Cronin & Joan Donovan
Tea Table— Dagmar Fichtel
Donna Christensen, Barbara Fitzpatrick , Sue Genoa, Lynn Kellett, Connie Maney, Patti Sakellis, Sheryl Vos
October Chairs - Jan Kervick & TBD
Tea Table— Jane Wilson
Candy Loiselle, Barbara Canal, Dorothy Craft, Elaine Fialky, Marilyn Francoise, Jean Forte, Christine Harrington,
Jo-Ann Kuchera, Mary Ann Politi
November Chairs - Edie Bracken
Tea Table—Nancy Goldman
Judith Christie, Judie DeCarolis, Janet Levesque, Joanne Mockler, Barbara Norman, Bev Petti, Natalie Welsh, Martha Young
January Chairs - Angela Kimball & Marie Susen
Tea Table—Angela Kimbal
Fran Iovinella, Pat Koehler, Mary Rahal, Betsy Rinehart, Anne Toland, Jan Ward
February Chair - Melanie Carlson & TBD
Tea Table—Nancy Jamieson
Teedy Farrell, Peggy Lahey, Betty Ludecker, Betty Morse, Mary Raycraft, Lynda Stamboni, Nancy J Wilson
March Chair - Gail Jamison & TBD
Tea Table—Pam Olson
Alica Adams, Donna Chipman, Sue Foley, Betsy Harrison, Barbara Lockhart, Mary Karen Noonan
April Chair - Phyllis Villemaire & Nadine Bradshaw
Tea Table—Donna Garrabrant
Ginger Barnes, Elizabeth Ching, Jean Forte, Pattie Sowpel, Jane B Wilson
May Chair - TBD
Tea Table— Priscilla Hutchinson
Rosalie DiNapoli, Marilyn Bowen, Barbara Drowne, Sylvia Gabos, Eileen Lawler, Laura Luke, Marion Marino, Joan Surrette