CRFG, San Diego Chapter Committees

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MEMBERSHIP AND HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE 
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To welcome members, staff sign-in table, distribute name badges and answer questions regarding chapter and state membership.

• To welcome visitors and new members and to introduce them to other members at monthly meetings.

• To collect applications AND fees for membership and to insure fees and new member information is given to appropriate individuals or committees (treasurer, newsletter editor, state organization, etc.)

• To maintain and update membership lists and to notify members of their renewal dates to continue membership in local and state organization.

• To reach out and follow up on members with hardships or lost members.

• To help staff C.R.F.G. booths at public events.

REFRESHMENT COMMITTEE
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
• To set up and tear down the refreshment table and to purchase supplies, beverages and fruit as needed to supply the refreshment area.

• To cut fruit or goodies to be distributed to members.

• To post names of members who brought refreshments to the meetings on the “Thank You” board and to provide a list of same to the newsletter editor.

• Potentially, to develop Fruit Tasting Evaluations for individual types of fruit at monthly general meetings (figs, feijoa, pomegranates, peaches, etc.)

OPPORTUNITY TABLE / DRAWING COMMITTEE
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
• To correctly identify and label materials donated to the opportunity table.

• To post names of members who brought donations to the opportunity table on the “Thank You” board and to provide a list of same to the newsletter editor.

• To organize and execute the opportunity drawing.

• To organize and execute auctions for special items at the opportunity table.

• To sell tickets for the opportunity table, to remit money collected to the chapter treasurer and to provide a report of funds raised to the newsletter editor. (This may be reassigned to the Ways and Means Committee.)

• To make purchases or obtain donations for the opportunity table.

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
• To plan, organize, and schedule special member events such as but not limited to: Field Trips, Garden Tours, Workshops, Nursery Hopping, Picnics, and/or Newcomer events.

• To submit budget requirements for planned events to the executive committee for approval.

• To submit information for scheduled events to the newsletter editor and the Community Outreach Committee.

• To submit a proposed fee for non-chapter members who would like to attend / participate in such events to the executive committee.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
• To organize set-up, dear-down and staffing of display booths at community events such as the Del Mar Fair, the Spring and Fall San Diego Home and Garden Show, The South Bay Green Scene, and other such public events.

• To serve as contact liaisons and coordinators with organizers of these events.

• To organize information which will serve as publicity and to develop flyers and/or press releases for upcoming C.R.F.G. events to distribute to newspapers, magazines, garden club newsletters, radio, T.V., or other media.

• To provide necessary information regarding these events to the newsletter editor.

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To organize group purchases for members with pre-ordering sign-ups for plants or materials as determined appropriate by the membership or executive board.

• To organize plant sales or other fund-raising events for the S. D. chapter of the C.R.F.G.

• To handle all monetary transactions at monthly meetings and at S.D. Chapter C.R.F.G. events and to remit all funds to the chapter treasurer as well as provide a report of funds raised to the chapter newsletter editor.

• To develop ways for the local chapter to raise funds. (Such as selling chapter owned items at monthly meetings, developing a vendor consignment program, advertising in local newsletter, etc.)

PROPAGATION COMMITTEE
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To organize plant propagation workshops for members and to produce plant material for sale at chapter plant sales, for sale to members, or for gifts to be raffled at the opportunity table.

• To make recommendations for purchases of plant material or supplies to be used in workshops or for the growing of plants to be used as stated above. To make these purchases as approved by membership or board.

• Organize the growing, transplanting, and maintenance of plant material to be used as stated above.

PHILANTHROPY AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To develop and establish programs specifically in accordance with the wishes of the Paul Thomson Fund such as scholarships or research for approval by the board and by the general S.D. C.R.F.G. membership.

• To oversee and review these programs once they are approved.

BOTANICAL GARDEN DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To plan work parties and to organize volunteers for the development and maintenance of fruit collections at the South Bay Botanical Garden at Southwestern College and the San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail Gardens).

• To act as liaisons between the local chapter and the governing board of these gardens.

• To develop plant lists and acquisition records for plants in these collections.

• To organize the propagation and distribution of propagules from these collections to the chapter.

• To acquire and maintain plant material for these collections.

• To provide announcements, Thank You’s, and progress reports to the S.D. chapter newsletter editor.

CHAPTER BYLAWS / SOP REVIEW AND REVISION COMMITTEE
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To review the current chapter bylaws / SOP and to make suggestions for possible amendments or revisions of these for approval by the executive board and the S.D. chapter members.
PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To contact various media outlets (newspapers, radio stations, TV, etc.) and to release announcements of meetings, events or activities organized by the San Diego CRFG Chapter.

• To assist other San Diego CRFG Committees in their advertising or publicity needs.

• To assist in the development of flyers, press releases, and other advertising material as needed by the Chapter or Chapter Committees.