Make a Differ­ence — Volun­teer to Join a Commit­tee!

by Rebecca Weersing, Past President


Committees make things happen in our Society. Four well-functioning committees are Programs, Rose Show, Rose Haven, and Youth Gardening Committees. Why do they function well? Committee success can be explained in this way:

  1. Proactive committee chairs,
  2. Regularly scheduled meetings with minutes of the meetings,
  3. Committee members assigned specific tasks to complete between meetings,
  4. Committee members communicate by email, phone, and in person between meetings and,
  5. Committee members enjoy their committee work, actively collab­orating to benefit our Society.

During the month of June we have five committees that will be meeting. If you would like to attend a meeting, or send comments and suggestions, please contact the indicated Committee Chair.

On the first Wednesday the Youth Gardening Committee will meet to review Third Saturday programs and (in the summer) to plan for the following September’s new activities. You may contact us using the form on the Contact Us page.

The Soil Farm/Composting meets the 2nd Tuesday from 9am-1pm at Rose Haven.

The Finance Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4pm at Rose Haven. This committee has several sub‑committees: Budget, Ways & Means, Donations, Grants, and Long‑Term Funding. You may contact us using the form on the Contact Us page. The committee will also meet the second Tuesdays of August, September, October, and November.

To join the Membership Committee (which includes sub‑committees of Telephone, Hospitality, Sunshine, and Awards) you may contact us using this form: Contact Us.

The Rose Haven Heritage Garden Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday at 10am at Rose Haven. Contact us using the form on the Contact Us page.


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Committee Descriptions

AUDIT: Meets once a year in February to review prior year accounting records, bank reconciliations, deposits, and receipts.

BUDGET: Meets once a year early in January to plan a budget for the new fiscal year.

BY-LAWS: Reviews our Bylaws for appropriateness. Meets only as needed.

COMMUNICATIONS: Provides meeting and special announcement or advertising information via email, newspapers, website, telephone, newsletter and other media.

GARDEN WORKSHOPS: Teach or assist with visitors and members at our educational workshops at Rose Haven Garden. Meets the third Saturday each month except July and December.

HISTORIAN: Maintains historical records of the Society.

HOSPITALITY: Provides food for our monthly member meeting luncheons.

CLUB LIBRARIAN: Provides Society owned books and materials at the member meetings for members to take home and read.

MEMBERSHIP: Maintains the membership information and seeks to welcome and orient new members into Society functions.

PROGRAMS: Provides speakers or programs for our monthly member meetings.

PUBLICATIONS: Accumulates monthly articles and edits information for the online newsletter.

ROSE HAVEN GARDEN: Volunteers work together at our public garden pruning, planting, deadheading, weeding generally every 4th Wednesday and other mornings. Plans picnics, BBQs, and other gatherings. Development committee meets the fourth Saturday every month at the garden.

MEMBER CONTACT: Once a month contact members to remind them of the upcoming member meeting.

WAYS & MEANS: Develops drawings, auctions, raffles or other means to raise funds for the Society to be used as scholarships, education, community outreach or other activities.

YOUTH GARDENING: Families in the Garden hosts speakers and hands-on activities for younger children and their families. Youth Gardening utilizes the ‘Tree of Life’ garden in learning how to plant, harvest and care for vegetables.

To inquire about joining a commitee send an email to