Volunteer Opportunities

MDHS Volunteer Opportunities in 2020 Committees and Activities—Contact a Chairperson today

Contact information for the Committee Chairs is available at the Membership Table at any meeting, or email anneMDHS@cogeco.ca.

Awards Dinner: Arranges for the venue, manages logistics, dinner and teardown. Set Up: Arranges for volunteers and manages the room set up. Silent Auction: Manages donations, set up, draws etc. Awards: Arranges for winners trophy engraving and printing of certificates etc.
Committee Chairs
 Dinner – To be filled
 Set up – Beverly Parnaby
 Silent Auction – To be filled
 Awards – Lianne Krane

Annual Archives: Writes historic articles for the newsletter, maintains the scrapbook, adding new clippings, photos, etc. and archives to Google storage.
Committee Co-Chairs -Christine Marvell

Fall Workshop: Liaises with DG Greenhouses to arrange for member planting of fall urns.
Committee Chair – Beverly Parnaby

Fundraising: Creates fundraising events such as the October preserve and goodies sale and manages other fundraising activities such as ‘Share the Wealth’ to ensure sufficient funds for MDHS projects and operations.
Committee Chair – Genana Kulla

Garden Week: Books the venues, marketing, arranges tree planting (if needed), manages participation events.
Committee Chair – Dawn Kung & Shirley Novak

Garden Tour: Searches and obtains gardens, marketing and publicity of the event, occasionally assists homeowners with their garden, liaison with homeowners to keep them informed and comfortable, day of tour volunteer coverage and promotion of the Society.
Committee Co-Chairs – Christy Babcock & Heather Meehan

Marketing/Communications: Creates and prints the newsletter, yearbook, etc. to ensure members are apprised of Society events.
Promotes Society events where appropriate to the public via local media and online social media including the Facebook page and website.
Committee Chairs:
 Yearbook, Promotions etc. – Lynn Townley
 Newsletter- – Rita Post
 MDHS Facebook – Grace Moores
 MDHS Website – Ellen Luccock
 Social Media – Aparna Mukherjee/Dilraj Naji

Meeting Refreshments: Arranges refreshments for the monthly meeting break.
Committee Chair – Jonathon Smith

Member Acknowledgement: Sends special occasion, get well cards and memorial plants etc. to members.
Committee Chair – Louise Merritt
 Telephone Chain & Cards – Charlie Gall

Membership: Maintains an accurate membership list, collects fees, arranges for the printing/issuing of membership cards, name tags and distributes the newsletter and email blasts.
Committee Chair – Anne Eadie

Memorial Tree Planting: Arranges for the tree to be planted and where. Arranges for day of ceremony.
Committee Chair – Roberta Roberts

Monthly Flower Shows: Manages logistics for set up, show operation and teardown. Arranges for judging, prize list and announcement. Records for Awards Dinner and yearbook.
Committee Chair – Margot Johnson
 Show Design Schedules – Roberta Roberts
 Show Horticultural Schedules – Barbara Smith

Plant Sale: Acquires plant materials, arranges for the venue, organizes, and sets up tables, markets to the public and members, arranges for plant digs, manages volunteers, arranges for silent auction donations etc.
Committee Chair – TBC

Photo Contest: Creates the photo classes for the year, collects the entries, arranges for the judging and displaying of prize winners.
Committee Chair – Juanita Sheridan

Seedy Saturday: Arranges for the venue, manages logistics for set up, show operation and teardown. Sources suitable speakers and venders.
Committee Co Chairs – Lianne Krane/Ann McFarquhar

Speakers: Sources suitable speakers, sends reminders/information etc, and ensures speakers have everything needed (e.g. power cord, projector).
Committee Chair – Jennifer Mirosolin

Spring Flower Show: Arranges for the venue, manages logistics for set up, show operation and teardown. Selects the categories and classes. Arranges for judging, prize list and announcement. Records for Awards Dinner and yearbook.
Committee Chair – Barbara Smith
 Show Schedules Design – Elise Clement & Krys Good
 Show Schedules Horticultural – Barbara Smith

Spring Workshop: Liaises with The Flower Shed to arrange for member planting of spring urns and/or window boxes.
Committee Chair – Marion Linkert

Social Activities: Organizes any excursions. Recommends and organizes social activities.
Committee Chair – TBC

Summer Flower Show: Arranges for the venue, marketing, manages logistics for set up, show operation and teardown. Arranges for judging, prize list and announcement. Records for Awards Dinner and yearbook.
Committee Chair – Beverly Parnaby
 Show Schedules Design – Elise Clement & Krys Good
 Show Schedules Horticultural – Barbara Smith

Sunny Mount Community Garden: Responsible for liaison with the Town of Milton, renting of garden plots, communication with gardeners and collection of rental fees and ensures the efficient running of the community garden.
Committee Chair – Suzanne Culley

Volunteer Gardens: Arranges for volunteers to maintain the gardens and the purchasing of seasonal materials for the community gardens around town.
Committee Chair – Karen Ditoro

Youth Coordinator: Co-ordinates youth horticultural programs.
Committee Chair – To be filled

Please choose an activity to volunteer for in 2020.