2020 Committees - Contact Persons and Committee Descriptions
Manhattan Home Show – Barbara Pearson
Description: Design booth and displays for Home Show (usually in March), organize staffing of booth.
Manhattan Area Garden Tour - Gloria Holcombe, Maria Beebe
Description: Identify and select 5-6 gardens for tour, communicate with owners, identify event date and ticket cost/s, publicize event, coordinate advance ticket sales with local garden retailers, recruit EMG staff to help with tour, coordinate pre-tour and post-tour potluck.
Membership and Socials – Colleen Hampton
Description: Select program topics and identify, contact, and host our guest speakers at bimonthly meetings and potlucks. In addition, this committee is responsible for setting up the room with the appropriate number of tables and chairs, and supplying simple table decorations to create a welcoming environment for our fellow EMGs. Finally, this committee creates the annual program booklet that is distributed at the January meeting.
Butterfly Garden at Sunset Zoo – Dave Duncan
Description: Maintains the butterfly garden at the zoo. Our big outreach program is Earth Day at the zoo through which we grow and distribute milkweed, provide educational information and provide butterfly related activities for the kids.
Rose Garden at K-State Gardens - Linda Letterman
Description: Maintain rose garden (pruning, etc.), provide educational information, and answer questions by visitors.
Riley County Properties –
Description: Plant seasonal flowers in the Courthouse Plaza gardens, plan and plant gardens at other Riley Co. properties as needed.
Butterfly Garden at K-State Gardens– Kate McNeal, Cindy Nihart
Description: Maintain butterfly garden, provide educational information, and answer questions by visitors.
Riley County Fair – Diane Potts
Description: Organize staffing of table at Fair (answer questions, help with interactive activities, etc.).
Farmers Market - Barbara Pearson, Wanda Good
Description: Organize booth displays/themes and staffing of booth.
Publicity- Barbara Pearson
Description: Identify ways to enhance awareness of the RCEMG program within Riley County.