Committees and Projects
Adventure Tour plans and oversees bus trips to various gardens, museums, and other places of interest for club members and their guests, and coordinates day trips with the Horticulture committee.
Civic Beautification/Adopt a Garden designs, plants, and maintains parks and gardens throughout our community, including participation with the Venice High School Interact Club to help maintain the Venetian Waterway Garden.
FFGC Environmental Projects support the Florida Federation of Garden Club’s programs including Coral Reef Restoration and Penny Pines.
Floral Design meets monthly to study and create floral designs, displays their floral creations at the general membership meetings, and creates centerpieces for the Holiday and Spring luncheons.
Flower Show coordinates all aspects of the Flower Show including schedules, staging, floral design, horticulture, special exhibits, judges, and awards.
Garden Shop sells garden and/or floral design related items at the monthly member meetings and other club sponsored events.
Garden Tour selects five to six gardens for the annual garden tour. Proceeds from the tours are used for scholarships and other projects. The selection committee visits potential gardens and designs the tour tickets (which includes garden descriptions, maps, and directions.) All members are expected to participate during the actual tours.
Holiday Decorations assists the city in decorating for the holidays including decorating the club’s past Presidents’ trees in various parks, the trees at Venice City Hall and Harvey Jervis Public Library, as well as decorations at Lord Higel House.
Horticulture meets regularly for preparation/workshops for the Annual Garden Tour Plant Sale, works on the Horticulture Division of the Flower Show, assists Civic Beautification/Adopt a Garden on special projects, holds classes on plant related crafts, and organizes field trips.
Hospitality plans food for each monthly membership meeting where members sign up to bring finger sandwiches, fruit, vegetables and/or desserts. A head hostess coordinates the food and a floral designer provides a table arrangement.
Liaisons coordinate activities between our club and activities of Venice Area Beautification Inc., Venice Historical Society, Venice Main Street, and the Venice Chamber of Commerce.
Membership processes new member applications, collects yearly membership dues, signs in and greets members and guests at meetings, prepares new member materials, plans new member teas, maintains all club membership information, and communicates with FFGC Member Services as required.
Property/Storage manages public storage space rented by the club and keeps inventory of club property needed for club events.
Publicity/Photography provides photos, ads and information about club events to local newspapers, websites, and magazines.
Scholarships receives student applications through the Rotary Futures Program of Venice High School for the committee to review, select, and present the nominees to the Board for a vote approval. Scholarships are also given for Wekiva Youth Camp and SEEK (Save the Earth’s Environment Through Knowledge).
Luncheons plans and coordinates the Holiday and Spring luncheons.
Sunshine sends get well, sympathy cards, etc. to members and their families as needed.
Social Media/Publicity/Digital maintain and update the VAGC website and Facebook. Website: VAGC@clubexpress.com
Yearbook updates, edits, and arranges for printing of the annual VAGC Yearbook.