The Outagamie County Master Gardener Executive Board meets at 5:30 p.m.on the first Thursday of each month at the UW-Extension, 3365 W. Brewster, Appleton. The board meets to consider input from members and to finalize the agenda for the general meeting.
|Bernie Bos||President (through 2019)|
|Tom Wentzel||Vice President (through 2018)|
|Donna Hartman||Treasurer (through 2018)|
|Jaime Potopinski||Executive Secretary (through 2018)|
|Don Brill||State Representative (through 2019)|
|Susan O’Leary||Member at Large (through 2019)|
|Peg Ebben||Member at Large (through 2019)|
|Vicki Schilleman||Member at Large (through 2018)|
|Steve Schultz||Immediate Past President|
Colleen Reed / Vicki Schilleman
|Lori Mendels / Jaci Micke||Fundraising Co-Chairs|
|Karen Peckham||Sanctioned Project Coordinator|
|Tom Wentzel||Long Range Planning Chair|
|Sue Mings||Grants & Scholarships Chair|
|Jaci Micke||Membership Chair|
|Jaime Potopinski||Member Recording Secretary|
|Kevin Jarek, Advisor||UWEX Crops, Soils, & Horticultural Agent|
The Education Committee plans and implements the training programs for the Master Gardener program, working within the State and National guidelines. This Committee takes responsibility for planning the curriculum, recruiting instructors and speakers, and working with each new class of Master Gardener students. Additional tasks include the planning of workshops and seminars, acquisition of speakers for meetings and conferences, and responsibility for the resource library at the UW-Ext.
The Communication Committee holds responsibility for the quarterly newsletter, the OCMGA website, the OCMGA Facebook page, the OCMGA blog, all mass e-mails to members, and emails to non-members about various events and fundraisers throughout our calendar year.
The Fund Raising Committee holds responsibility for organizing fundraising events, including the ordering of product, recruitment of volunteers, procurement of supplies, and interaction with both the Communication and Education Committees to ensure resounding success.
Project Sanctioning Committee
Certified Master Gardeners earn service hours each year by working on projects that have been sanctioned, or approved, on the basis of the benefit that it will bring to the community. The Project Sanctioning Committee receives requests for new project sanctions, and follows up on the progress of those projects that have been approved.
Long Range Planning Committee
The Long Range Planning Committee serves as an advisor to the board to ensure the vision of the organization remains relevant, and to ensure that goals are met and/or recalibrated as needed.
Grants and Scholarships Committee
Application for grants and/or scholarships mays be submitted to OCMGA for horticultural/educational projects. The committee is responsible for the application process, criteria for the awards, and making recommendations to the board for awarding recipients.
Strong member involvement is critical to the long-term success of any volunteer organization. The committee will work with new and existing members to ensure a strong body of volunteers.