Busy Bees Being Helpful

Officers & Committee Leaders

Co Presidents –  Dale Randall & Betty Fay

Co Vice Presidents – Diana Kasper & Joyce Samsel

Recording Secretary – Christina Apgar

Corresponding Secretary – Ann Marie Rizzuto

Treasurer – Katie Delaney

Assistant Treasurer – Mary Ann Williams

 Standing Committees & Chairs

 Awards: Helen Shaw

Birds & Butterflies: Marcia Demers

Cards & Flowers: Ann Marie Rizzuto

Communication: Barbara Bohannan & Deb Bean

Finance: Mary Ann Williams

Historian: Judy Avery

Horticulture: Marcia Demers

Hospitality: Karen Wilson

Membership: Mary Ann Williams

Newsletter: Betty Fay & Dale Randall

Parliamentarian: Judy Guyette

Photography: Judy Avery


  • Civic Beautification – Swanzey Plantings: Janice Parker
  • Christmas Wreaths: Marve Garand
  • Ashuelot River Park Liaison: Dian Mathews & Theresa Murdough
  • Garden Therapy: Betty Fay & Ann Marie Rizzuto
  • Penny Pines: Marcia Demers
  • Recycling Flip Tabs: Deb Bean

Programs: Diana Kasper & Joyce Samsel

Publicity: Janice Parker, Judy Avery & Christina Apgar

Refreshments: Pat Warren

Scholarships: Helen Shaw

Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Posters: Martha & Susan Zimmerman

Tours/Field Trips: Janice Parker

Ways & Means:

  • Annual Greens Sale: Dian Mathews & Diana Kasper
  • D/Angelo’s Fundraiser: Judy Guyette
  • Gloves & Micro Cleaning Cloths: Rachel Schnyer
  • Special Fundraisers: Judy Guyette & Deb Bean
  • Vision of Beauty Calendars: Betty Fay

Website: Christina Apgar

Yearbook: Mary Ellen Sienkiewicz

Special Projects

Annual Greens Sale – Dian Mathews & Diana Kasper — This major fundraiser is held on the first weekend in December following 2 days of decorating and assembly workshops.  Berry Bowls, Kissing Balls, Boxwood Trees and Sprays are created from scratch and wreaths are decorated.  The next sale will be December 1st & 2, 2017, at The Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, NH.  Proceeds benefit Scholarship Fund and other club projects.

 Civic Beautification & Swanzey Plantings – Janice Parket The Town of Swanzey is the beneficiary of several floral plantings at traffic triangles and along stone walls.  A dedicated core of members does spring clean-up, planting, weeding and fall clean-up with assistance from the Monadnock Regional High School Interact Group.
 Garden Therapy – Betty Fay & Ann Marie Rizzuto — Members visit several area nursing homes, assisted living facilities and an adult day care center at least once a year, conducting floral arrangements helping to plant gardens. Currently, the following centers are visited:

  1. Westwood Genesis Center.
  2. Maplewood Nursing Home.
  3. Woodward Assisted Living Home.
  4. Genesis Keene HealthCare Center.
  5. Langdon Place of Keene.
  6. The Carpenter Home.
  7. Castle Center Adult Day Care.

Gloves & Micro Cleaning Cloths -Rachel Schnyer — Protect those hands and organize gardening tools with gloves and handy aprons.  Then use micro cleaning cloths to pick up dirt and dust rather than just moving it around.

Penny Pines – Marcia Demers — Collecting loose change at meetings until $68 are collected. Then an acre of trees are planted in honor of someone special who contributes time and energy to club purposes.

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Recycling Flip Tabs – Deb Bean — Ring tabs from aluminum cans are collected and sent to The Shriners Burn Center for the purpose of recovering the raw material, proceeds from which will purchase burn rehabilitation equipment and supplies.

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