Officers & Committee Leaders

 Standing Committees & Chairs

 Awards: Mary Ellen Sienkiewicz

Birds & Butterflies: Marcia Demers

Cards & Flowers: Bea Boufford

Communication: Barbara Bohannan & Helen Shaw

Finance: Mary Ann Williams

Historian: Susan & Martha Zimmerman

Horticulture: Mary Frigo

Hospitality: Karen Wilson

Membership: Diana Kasper

Newsletter: Mary Ellen Sienkiewicz

Parliamentarian: Theresa Murdough

Photography: Judy Avery


  • Civic Beautification – Swanzey Plantings: Rachael Schnyer
  • Christmas Wreaths: Marve Garand
  • Ashuelot River Park Liaison: Dian Mathews & Theresa Murdough
  • Garden Therapy: Betty Fay & Joyce Samsel
  • Penny Pines: Marcia Demers
  • Recycling Flip Tabs: Deb Bean

Programs: Dale Randall & Theresa Murdough

Publicity: Janice Parker & Judy Avery

Refreshments: Ann Marie Rizzuto & Marjorie Pellerin

Scholarships: Helen Shaw

Scrapbook: Judy Avery & Joyce Samsel

Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Posters: Martha & Susan Zimmerman

Tours/Field Trips: Janice Parker

Ways & Means:

  • Annual Greens Sale: Dian Mathews & Diana Kasper
  •  Annual Plant Sale: Dale Randall, Judy Guyette & Ann Marie Rizzuto
  • Gloves & Micro Cleaning Cloths: Dale Randall
  • Special Fundraisers: Judy Guyette & Deb Bean
  • Vision of Beauty Calendars: Margaret Behm

Website: Mary Taylor

Yearbook: Katie Delaney

Youth—Kids Club: Dian Mathews, Rachael Schnyer, Marcia Demers, Bea Boufford, Mary Frigo.

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.


Annual Plant Sale – Dale Randall, Judy Guyette & Ann Marie Rizzuto — An early spring “kick-off” with

potted plants, seedlings, cuttings and garden plantings available for new gardens.  The Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Gazebo near Swanzey Town Hall.  Proceeds fund various club projects.

 Civic Beautification & Swanzey Plantings – Rachael Schnyer 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 & Joyce Samsel — 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 – Dale Randall — 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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