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Conservation/Beautification Committee

The Conservation/Beautification Committee is primarily responsible for focusing our members on legislative, educational, and gardening issues as they relate to conservation and beautification throughout our area and the State. As the Garden Club of Virginia states, our primary purpose will be to encourage our members to be informed advocates for proper land management practices and to encourage local organizations and governing bodies to support responsible residential and commercial development.
Members of the committee will be encouraged to attend either the GCV Conservation Workshop held in November or Legislative Lobby Day in Richmond in January. Other options may include participating with local area groups such as Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Clean Valley, Valley Beautiful, or Western Virginia Land Trust, or working with local government and businesses to improve our community. We are eagerly seeking new project ideas for both the committee as well as the club.

Plant & Pantry Committee

Plant & Pantry is a meeting as well as fundraiser held annually in May. The meeting is held at a member's home and is co-hosted by another member. This fulfills the hospitality requirement of hostessing a meeting every three years. Awards are given as well as installation of new officers on alternate years. Hostesses are responsible for obtaining chairs, drinks, and paper products for the meeting and lunch as well as a tent in the event of rain. Plant & Pantry committee organize and run the silent auction, notify members of event, and what everyone needs to bring. Members bring a dish for lunch and bring an item of $25 value or write a check for $25. The item donated may be food, plants, gardening item, or home decor.


Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee plans and hostesses a Garden Council breakfast or luncheon once a year. They plan and hostess the Holiday party, which could be every year or every other year. They also plan and Hostess events requested by the President.


Horticulture Committee

The Horticulture Committee is responsible for preparing the horticulture exhibit for the Annual Meeting and the Governors Meeting with guidelines being provided by GCV. This committee also encourages members to attend GCV horticulture events. The committee also will provide a short program at least twice a year with plant sharing, identification, and gardening information.

Flower Shows and Exhibits

Most fun....

The Flower Show and Exhibits Committee assists in preparing for inclub shows including set up and clean up. They encourage you to try your hand at arranging.
The Flower Show and Exhibits Committee participates in Garden Club of Virginia Flower shows and assists as needed for Garden Tour. The Flower Show and Exhibits Committee assists with inclub programs by assisting the co-chairs in whatever capacity they may need.
Committee Descriptions -


Chair: Denise Revercomb*
Susan Churchill
Meredith Draper
Leslie Magee
Missy Rakes

BYLAWS
Chair: Becky Austin*
Katherine Knopf
Mary Ann Johnson
Lainy Wilhelm
Denise Revercomb

COLLECTIONS
Daffodil: Cathy Leitch and Joyce Rice
Lily: Colleen Hamlin
Rose:

COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
Chair: Meg Carter*
GCV Awards: Lainy Wilhelm
GCV Communications/ Yearbook: Nancy Peake
Historian: Trista Farrell
Member Communications: Susan Churchill
Website: Meg Carter

CONSERVATION AND BEAUTIFICATION
Chair: Becky Balzer*

Mary Almond
Lee Baker
Neely Barnhardt
Tracy Budd
Eileen Dickey
Mary Ann Johnson
Cynthia Lawrence
Patty Lemon
Nan Mahone Wellborne
Bre Sawyer
Betty Wetherington


EXHIBITS AND FLOWER SHOWS
Chairs: Rosemary Francis* and Cyndi Fletcher*
Becky Balzer
Marylee Burnstein
Alison Conte
Tallulah Gregory
Ellie Proctor
Joyce Rice
Koiner Thomas

FINANCE
Chair: Leslie Magee*
Katie Stevens
Nicole Terrill

GARDEN CLUB OF VIRGINIA (GCV)
Chair, Common Wealth Award: Katherine Knopf
District 4 Directors-at-Large: Denise Revercomb
Common Wealth Award Committee: Mary Ann Johnson
Daffodil Committee: Joyce Rice
Editorial Board, The Journal, Mary Ann Johnson
Flower Show Committee: Cyndi Fletcher

HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK (HGW)
Chair: Cyndi Fletcher*
Advertising: Meredith Draper, Trista Farrell, Babs Smith,
Sheryl McNally
Flowers: Meg Carter (Chair), Rosemary Francis, Colleen Hamlin
Signs: Debbie Watts and Alison Conte
Transportation: Alison Conte
Publicity: Nancy Peake, Katherine Knopf
Tickets: Missy Rakes, Kelly Douthat
Treasurer: Linda Steadman
Refreshments and Lunch: Cathy Leitch, Meredith Coleman
Hostesses: Deena Lugar (Chair), Sheryl McNally, Chrissy Douthat
Homeowner Gifts: Lainy Wilhelm
Procurement of Homes: Kelly Ellis, Eileen Dickey, Kelly Douthat, Paula Irons, Elaine Stephenson

HORTICULTURE
Chair: Eileen Dickey*

Lee Baker
Mary Catherine Baldridge
Becky Balzer
Joanne Callis
Chrissy Douthat
Susie Feinour
Tallulah Gregory
Patty Lemon
Cathy Lester
Angie Link
Elizabeth Perkins
Joyce Rice
Betty Wetherington


HOSPITALITY
Chairs: Elaine Stephenson* and Debbie Watts*
Veterans Bags Chair, Sheryl McNally

Mary Almond
Neely Barnhardt
Sandy Carson
Chrissy Douthat
Paula Irons
Bittsy Hall
Ann Lawson
Cheryl Lawson
Betty Lesko
Angie Link
Phyllis Norbo
Elizabeth Perkins
Natalie Rude
Babs Smith
Cindy Smith
Missy Smith
Lacey Varner


NOMINATING
Chair: Katherine Knopf*
Becky Austin
Kelly Douthat
Rosemary Francis
Paula Irons

ROANOKE COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS (RCGC or "Council")
Council Representatives: Babs Smith, Bittsy Hall
2nd Vice President: Eileen Dickey
3rd Vice President: Cyndi Fletcher
Bylaws/Parliamentarian: Kelly Ellis
Foundation Fund - Kelly Ellis
Life Memberships - Julie Perry
Nominating Chairman: Katherine Knopf
Rental Chair: Cyndi Fletcher

TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM
Chairs: Marsha Ellison* and Ellen Urbanski*

Ginger Avis
Margaret Ann Ayers
Mary Catherine Baldridge
Tracy Budd
Susan Churchill
Meredith Coleman
Trista Farrell
Bittsy Hall
Cynthia Lawrence
Cheryl Lawson
Cathy Lester
Nan Mahone Wellborne
Julie Perry
Ellie Proctor
Natalie Rude
Bre Sawyer
Koiner Thomas


WAYS AND MEANS
Chairs: Katie Stevens* and Nicole Terrill*
Biennial Speaker Series Chair, Cyndi Fletcher

Ginger Avis
Margaret Ann Ayers
Joanne Callis
Sandy Carson
Susie Feinour
Ann Lawson
Betty Lesko
Deena Lugar
Phyllis Norbo
Cindy Smith
Missy Smith
Linda Steadman
Lacey Varner


*A STAR BY A CHAIRMAN'S NAME DENOTES THAT THEY ARE A VOTING BOARD
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