Current Volunteer Opportunities for Members

The Rowayton Gardeners Club thrives on member participation. Take a look below at upcoming needs and get involved! It’s easy to fulfill your membership requirements and there are all sorts of ways to help out:

Our Spring Market will take place from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, May 19th…just around the corner!  All of our Rowayton Gardeners are asked to help make this fundraiser a success.  Here are some of the many ways you can take part over the next few weeks – click on the links to get more information and volunteer! Cashier and Holding Area chairs have reached out for help, as well. Give as much time as you can – and have fun preparing for this iconic community event:

Dig 5 perennials from your own garden, tenderly plant them in mulch and plastic 6” pots, label them with the plant name and deliver by (NOT AFTER) Sunday, May 13th to the home of Amy Tyson at 6 Point Road to be stored as one of the most sought-after items we will offer for sale – those “home grown perennials are incredibly popular!  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

Display a lawn sign May 7-19 for passing foot and car traffic – we have 15 new signs remaining to hand out. You can stop by the front porch of Kathy Leeds at 50 Hunt Street to sign one or two out.  VOLUNTEER TO HOST A SIGN.

Help us receive the annuals we will offer for sale on Friday, May 11th (time to be determined). VOLUNTEER TO HELP UNLOAD THE TRUCK.

Help us write labels on sticks for all annuals on Tuesday, May 15th from 11 am to 1 pm. VOLUNTEER TO HELP LABEL.

Help us load, unload and place the perennials on Thursday, May 17th from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  VOLUNTEER TO LOAD  AND UNLOAD PLANTS.

Help us with set up the day before the sale on Friday, May 18th from 10 to 4 pm – you’ll get to see it all come together . LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING TO HELP SET UP.

Help with cleanup following the sale on Saturday, May 19th from 1-3 pm and Sunday, May 20th, from 9:30 – noon – many hands make light work! LET US KNOW WE CAN COUNT ON YOU.

Special note for ALL who help on the day of the sale: Rowayton Gardeners should ALL park in the Rowayton School parking lot on May 19th!

We are sharing the RCC with the Miles for Myles race and their participants will be asked to park at Graham Capital across the street. Once the runners and walkers are off at 9 am, the main gate to the RCC will be closed by the police and customers will be directed to enter the other gate by the Dog Park (the Dog Park will be closed) and proceed around to the lower library parking lot.  We’ll have volunteers helping to direct traffic and will reserve the Dog Park spaces for those loading cars with their purchases. Please adhere to these instructions to keep shoppers and racers safe.  The main gate will open once the race is over at around 10:45 am and we’ll have full and normal access to parking for our customers.  Thanks to Miles for Myles and our District Commissioners and staff for making this solution possible!

 

HOSPITALITY (Sally Tepas & Cathy Konstantin)

 The June 14th Annual Meeting & Luncheon from 11 am to 1 pm is always fun, as we celebrate one year’s accomplishments and look forward to the next. Click here for more information about what’s needed and to volunteer to bring a dish.