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About

Gardening Equipment

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

  • Educating the public and coordinating member activities for the Pollinator Pathways of Cape Cod initiative

  • 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

2023 - 2024 Officers

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Cheryl Walker

Anne Best

Ann Walther

Fran Skrobela

Purple and Pink Hanging Flowers
Committees
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 - Karen Pryce Ensuring that Club operations adhere to its by-laws; proposing amendments as necessary
  • Civic
    Co-Chairs - Sue Arnsten, Barbara Barber, Gretchen Robinson and Corinne Trabulsie 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.
  • Communications and Publicity
    Chair: Sharon Tennstedt Club website, photography, print and social media, member yearbook
  • Conservation
    Chair - Dirkie Van Antwerp and Shirley Hayes Informing members of local and state environmental issues, participation in Brewster’s Conservation Day event. Oversight and coordination of member activities for the Pollinator Pathways of Cape Cod program.
  • Education Grants and Scholarships
    Co-Chairs - Donna Potts and Kathleen Weyman Awarding annual scholarship for higher education, toolship for horticulturally related profession, and small grants to elementary schools
  • Fundraising
    Chair: Judy Eggemeier Planning and managing various events such as the annual Plant and Bake Sale.
  • Horticultural Education
    Co-Chairs: Gail Hanson and Diana Ovian Learning and teaching, annual Beautification Award
  • Hospitality
    Co-Chairs - Candy Lucenti, MaryAnn O'Connor and Janet Yeutter Providing refreshments for each meeting
  • Membership
    Chair - Jane Hanson and Chris Rinaldi Recruiting new members, greeting members, distributing brochures at events
  • Member Events
    Co-Chairs: Chris Rinaldi, Susan Logsdon, and Cheryl Walker Planning and arranging special events and trips
  • Program
    Chair - Joan Wick-Pelletier and Ann Evans Planning and arranging for speakers or workshops for each meeting
  • Remembrance
    Chair - Karen Thurber Remembering members experiencing illness or death in family
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