Our Committees

Throughout the year the Brooklin Garden Club offers events, lectures, supports the elderlies in our communities, provides grants to local schools for education in gardening and growing produce for the school kitchen, and scholarships to students from our area who pursue a career in horticulture and/or forestry at the University of Maine in Orono.

If you wish to join one or more of these committees, please contact the committee chair.


Hospitality

Chair: Penny Parson

We organize refreshments for program events by contacting members who volunteer to bake or supply a savory or sweet and involves predicting the amount of food needed.  The committee also ensures that all supplies (napkins, cups, beverages, etc.) are at each event.  They also assist the hostess who sponsors the event (tables and chair set-up) including the annual meeting and luncheon.  The committee also organizes the winter social events (luncheon, pot-luck, etc.).

Publicity

Chair: Julie Boardman

Members of this committee help to increase awareness of the club’s programs, events and activities. Members will submit information and photographs to local newspapers and other media. Members will collaborate with other club committees to promote awareness of the club and encourage individuals to join.

Conservation

Chair: Joy Richardson

Members work with the program committee to host one program per year on conservation.  We work with conservation groups in our communities to create awareness among the Club's members of those groups activities and to encourage our members to participate in those activities. 

Grants

Chair: Lisa DePasquale

The Grants Committee has been evolving for the past 20 years.  In January, we solicit grant applications from local organizations or individuals for proposed projects involving gardening, agriculture, forestry, conservation or ecology which are located in Club’s member towns.

For more information and how to apply click here 

Scholarships

Chair: Sue Clayton

In 2020 the club endowed a scholarship h.  In January, we solicit the University of Maine for juniors and seniors pursuing a career in horitculture, forestry or other related fields.

Outreach

Chair: Cathy Thompson

Our goal is to bring a bit of joy into the lives of homebound Peninsula residents through the delivery of fresh flowers or plants and occasional postcards.  Delivery is executed by The Simmering Pot, which provides soup each Monday to this population.

Program

Chair: Grace Gregor

Our goal is to bring a bit  and present a wide variety of programs that range from hands-on demonstrations to garden tours to expert presentations focusing on garden design, all matters horticultural, and topics relating to the environment and conservation.  The Committee welcomes ideas from club members whose participation helps to create appealing programs attracting the greatest number of members and guests. 

Membership

Chair: Joan Cousar

Our members actively recruit new members, promote and encourage participation in BGC, and follow up with any potential new members to help facilitate joining BGC. Our members are ambassadors of the BGC to advance the mission and programs of the club.


Nominating

Chair: Sally Stone

When required by the by-laws the Board Chair appoints a nominating committee.