About

Our Mission

The mission of the Club shall be to collaborate with other community organizations to:

  • Stimulate the love for, and knowledge of, gardening;

  • Promote the protection of natural resources, including plants and wildlife, and foster respect for the ecology of our environment; and

  • Beautify the roadsides and other public places in Brewster.

What We Do

Our club is proud of its long tradition of community service. Our many contributions to Brewster and its residents include:

  • Planting and maintaining nine gardens throughout Brewster, including those at the Gristmill and Drummer Boy Park

  • Making and hanging over 60 swags and wreaths to decorate historic Main Street and town buildings for the holidays

  • Giving an annual Beautification Award to a high visibility business or residence  

  • In collaboration with the Brewster Conservation Trust, awarding an annual Scholarship to a Brewster student

  • Awarding a ‘Toolship’ to a Brewster student entering a horticulturally related trade

  • Awarding  Educational Grants to Brewster's elementary school teachers for gardening and nature-related projects

2019 - 2020 Officers

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Candy Lucenti

Karyn Frey

Kathy Grizzle

Cheryl Walker

 
Standing Committees

Committees are the life blood of our organization.  Joining a committee is a good way to better understand our organization and make new friends in the process.  Members are asked to participate in at least one committee each year.  Sign-up is in April and May.  Click on Committees (below) for details of what each committee does.

Bylaws


Chair - Gail Hanson Ensuring that Club operations adhere to its by-laws; proposing amendments as necessary




Civic


Co-Chairs - Nancy Chase and Alice Halla Planting and maintaining Brewster’s public gardens, making and hanging holiday wreaths and swags along historic Main Street and on town buildings, decorating holiday tree in The Brewster Ladies Library.




Conservation


Chair - Dirkie Van Antwerp Informing members of local and state environmental issues, participation in Brewster’s Conservation Day event




Education Grants & Scholarships


Co-Chairs - Mary Mumford and Kathleen Weyman Awarding annual scholarship for higher education, toolship for horticulturally related profession, and small grants to elementary schools




Hospitality


Co-Chairs - "Sam" Gardiner and Nancy Chase Providing refreshments for each meeting




Membership


Chair - Judy Eggemeier Recruiting new members, greeting members, distributing brochures at events




Program


Chair - Pam Turnbull Planning and arranging for speakers or workshops for each meeting




Remembrance


Chair - Jill Stanier Remembering members experiencing illness or death in family




Fundraising


Chair: Karyn Frey Planning and managing various events such as the annual Plant and Bake Sale.




Member Events


Co-Chairs: Donna Potts and Karen Thurber Planning and arranging special events and trips




Communications & Publicity


Co-Chairs: Judy Busam and Sharon Tennstedt Press releases and other publicity, website, Facebook page, member yearbook




Horticultural Education


Co-Chairs: Joan McCormick and Christina Higgins Learning and teaching, annual Beautification Award





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