Volunteering

Volunteer

We really need your help! From our big events such as the Plant Sale, and Silent Auction to monthly meetings, volunteers keep things running! We need hands to do the work, drivers and cars to move things, brains to organize and advertise. Look around at one of our regular meetings -- volunteers set up, make tea, run the raffle, run the library, and clean up.

Do you have other talents that we could use? Do you want to organize an outing? Write a letter for the newsletter? Something that we haven't even thought of? Bring your ideas to an executive member -- we'd love to hear them!

If you really want to be involved, consider running for an executive position! This is a great way to get to know the inner workings of the club, and to lend your voice (and hands!) in shaping the direction of the club. President and Vice-President are two year terms. Other postions are Secretary, Treasurer, Show Chairperson and five Members-At-Large

We are still looking for volunteers to staff the From Our Gardens Plant Sale table There will be a sign-up sheet at the plant sale table. Currently the same members have been staffing this table. One or two additional volunteers would be most helpful.
It you have any plants or other items you would like to donate for the plant sale table, please bring them in.

The head of the seed exchange has volunteered to repackage donated seed for redistribution to members--but without members volunteering to donate the seeds there will be no seed exchange.
We are always on the lookout for speakers and topics you want to hear. Periodically a clip board is circulated for you to write down your preferences. Don't wait for then. If you had just heard of someone or saw a presentation elsewhere, get as many contact details of you can and approach any executive member. The number of people on the executive is only a small percentage of the total membership. Your opinions matter, volunteer by voicing them.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed for this New Westminster/Burnaby Community Garden This Community Garden requires support for their Permaculture Project (located at 6239 Canada Way) which is 100% volunteer run.

They have no individual plots as in most community gardens. The focus is on collective gardening where vegetables are planted in sections and everyone shares in the harvest.

You can find out more here.

 

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

7:30 pm Meeting begins - Club business
7:45 pm Tea/Refreshments
8:00 pm Draw
8:15 pm GUEST SPEAKER
9:30 pm Meeting ends

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EVENTS

Our other events include the spring plant sale, the parlour show, a summer garden tour and picnic, bring-and-share, silent auction and year-end dinner.

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Plant Sale TABLE

We will have an in-club Plant Sale Table with plants & garden related items every month with exception of October & December.

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Meetings

No meeting in January; Members-only Silent Auction in October, Christmas Party in December. Regular meetings with a Speaker all other months.

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"If you are interested in gardening and horticulture, this is the club for you!"