Fairfield Harbour Garden Club

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How to become a Member of the FHGC

Our garden club is open to all members of the community; not just residents of Fairfield Harbour.  If you would like to join the Fairfield Harbour Garden Club, please send an email to [email protected] requesting a membership form OR click on the COPY, PASTE, & PRINT tab and download the membership form OR come to a Garden Club meeting and join there. The membership year is July through June.  

Meetings are held monthly, the second Monday of the month, at 9:30 a.m. at the Community Center


no meetings in July & August

December - ?????

The annual dues (June through May) are $10.00 a year per household

2018 - 2019 FHGC Board

President Lucille Durst

1st Vice President Hazel Alcock

2nd Vice President Jean Paladini

Secretary Carol Lindtveit

Corresponding Secretary Bonnie Smith

Treasurer Marilyn Smith

Asst. Treasurer Terry Eichelberger


FHGC Committee Chairs - 2018-2019

President Lucille Durst

1st Vice President Hazel Alcock

2nd Vice President Jean Paladini

Treasurer Marilyn Smith

Secretary Carol Lindtveit

Corresponding Secretary Bonnie Smith

Asst. Treasurer Terry Eichelberger (not pictured)

Audit                                      Jean Paladini          638-2858

                                               Bonnie Smith         876-7438

Beacon Articles                     Elaine Berberich     570-490-2867        

Bus Trip                                Cheryl McAskill      631-2375

                                              Hazel Alcock           637-2223

Door Prizes                          Vicky Bozenhardt      288-4422

FH Arts & Crafts Raffle        Glenda Gibson         630-319-0102

                                               Dreama Russell        639-234-6666

Flyers/Website                      Lucille Durst              634-1925 

                                              Jean Huebner             658-0585

Garden Maids                       Jean Paladini              638-2858

Garden Projects                    Cheryl Stevenson        571-3342

                                              Lynn Stateham           672-9171                

Historian/Librarian               Clare Ostrosky           633-0077

Holiday Parade/                   Please contact Lucille Durst  (634-1925) if you would like to volunteer to chair

              Pinecones                Kathy Fuller (Pinecone bird feeders)    638-3981

Horticulture - Master Gardener        Audrey Von Dolln     633-9747                 

Master Gardener Liaison       Judy Nelson               637-1857

Membership                           Jane Moore                637-5547

                                                Margaret Heberlein   637-5466

                                                Mary Elizabeth Deckert    514-5473

Merchandise                        Suzanne & Peter Budzynkiewicz   508-360-0807

Photographer                       Lila Gillespie               288-5567

Programs                              Hazel Alcock               637-2223

Scholarship                           Suzanne Budzynkiewicz     508-360-0807

                                             & Bonnie Smith & Marilyn Smith

Social                                    Jane Haeussler             633-4561

Spring Plant Sale                  __________________

Yard of the Month                Sharon Nasutovicz         638-1048

Yearbook                               Jane Moore                    637-5547

                                              Lynn Stateham               672-9171           



FHGC – Committee Descriptions


·       Annually in July

·       Reviews Treasurer’s records

·       Send audit report to President


Beacon Articles

·       Monthly – All Year Long

·       Write Garden Club Article for Beacon which includes

     upcoming events and prior month’s activities


Bus Trip

·       January – April

·       Chooses Gardens to Visit

·       Arranges for bus & any activities

·       Collects money for trip

·       Purchases refreshments for trip

·       Organizes games for trip ride


Door Prizes

·       September thru June

·       Purchases Door Prize for monthly meetings

·       Hands out raffle tickets at meetings


Fall Bulb Sale

·       October – November

·       Provide sign-up sheets at meeting

·       Distribute bulbs & collects money

·       Sell bulbs at FH Craft Fair


FH Arts & Crafts Sale Raffle Baskets

·       September – November

·       Provide sign-up sheets at meeting for donation items for baskets

·       Purchase any other items for baskets

·       Solicit gift cards for baskets

·       Make up baskets for raffle

·       Sell raffle tickets at November meeting and crafts fair




·       September thru June

·       Attend monthly board meeting

·       Provide chairman with information for monthly flyers to members


Garden Maids 

·       All Year Long

·       Twice a month for one hour each – Consulation with Master Gardener &   Work Party



·       All Year Long

·       Maintains binders of all club activities

     including Beacon Articles, Photos & Flyers

·       Maintain Garden Club Library


Holiday Events

·       November & December

·       Make pine cones to pass out at the

     FH Christmas Parade


Membership & Yearbook

·       All Year Long

·       Maintain list of all active members

·       Collect Annual Dues

·       Hand Out Membership Applications at

    monthly meetings

·       Pass out name tags at all monthly


·       Send welcome letter to new residents

·       Create and distribute annual yearbook



·       All Year Long

·       Work with VP to establish educational

    Programs for the monthly meetings

·       Arrange a local garden related trip



·       March – May

·       Contact local HS counselors to solicit Applicants for scholarship

·       Review applications and select recipient

·       Present scholarship at President’s  Luncheon



·       October, May & June

·       Organize Fall Harvest Luncheon,   President’s Luncheon, & End of Year

   Breakfast Social

·       Set-up and decorate for each event


Spring Home Tour

·       February – April

·       Work with New Bern Historical Society

·       Provide docents for Home for tour


Spring Home Tour Flowers

·       March & April

·       Provide flower arrangements for home that we provide docents -

   Includes purchasing flowers & making flower arrangements


Spring Plant Sale

·       March & April

·       Three sub-committees:  Purchasing Plants, Plant Divisions & Raffle

·       Purchase annuals & perennials

·       Re-pot plants into larger pots for sale

·       Collect bulbs & plant divisions from FH residents and re-pot

·       Solicit plants, trees, garden items for raffle

·       Set-up and work plant sale & raffle



Ways & Means

·       September thru June

·       Sell aprons, hats, garden gloves,  Kneel pads & Cottonseed Meal

     at monthly meetings,  Fall Craft Fair & Spring Plant Sale

·       Order new items as required


Yard of the Month

·       April thru December

·       Drive through FH monthly to select Yard of the Month winner

·       Recognize winner at monthly meeting

·       Provide photo & article for Beacon


Horticulture/Master Gardener Liaison

·       September thru June

·       Botanical resource for gardens in the FH community