The Rochester Garden Club has many standing committees, in which members work together in smaller groups to accomplish various tasks. These are listed below with a brief description. All members are required to be on at least one committee, but are often members of more than one.
Arts & Crafts- has member workshops and annual community program at library.
- Civic Improvement – plans and helps plant at public buildings; awards beautification certificates to local businesses.
- Education/Rural – coordinates our financial donation to the Greater Rochester area Foundation for funding scholarships to horticulture students; promotes 4-H and local international activities.
- Environmental Concerns/Conservation – stimulates wise management of our natural resources.
- Flower Arrangements/Show – holds member educational workshops; makes arrangements for civic activities.
- Herbs – grow, study, cook, craft and educate others about herbs
- Horticultural Therapy – works with elderly (currently at Sanctuary of Bellbrook) using horticulture as a therapeutic activity.
- Horticulture – plans horticultural seminars, field trips, and plant exchanges as well as helping to maintain gardens at Van Hoosen Farm Museum.
- Hospitality – greets members & guests at meetings, sends appropriate greeting cards, and provides email or telephone notification regarding member’s illnesses, death, or family deaths.
- May Luncheon – plans and carries out our Annual May Meeting luncheon at an area banquet facility
- Membership & June Picnic – accepts and reports to Board on membership requests; holds new member tea; plans June Picnic.
- Van Hoosen Farm - coordinates volunteer opportunities for Rochester Hills Museum fund raising events; plans clean up and planting schedules.
- Ways and Means – coordinate and/or act as chairmen of fund raising endeavors.
- Yearbook – compiles, oversees printing, and distributes the annual Branch Yearbook