Executive Committee
2018-2020 Executive Board

  • Valerie Kafka, President
  • President-Elect, Sue Molinda and Ed Burr
  • Marie Martin and Pat Doherty, Recording Secretaries
  • Elizabeth Siemiatkaska, Corresponding Secretary
  • Earle Nicholas, Treasurer

President's Message:

Our garden club has accomplished much over the 85 years since it’s inception in 1933 and I look forward to yet another successful year.

​We will organize and execute our Annual Plant Sale and plan our next major fundraiser, a House and Garden Tour, which will occur in 2019.

​​We will enjoy our monthly speakers who share their expertise with us on gardening, horticulture, flower arranging and other related topics. This year our own trio of gardening experts, Brenda, Ellen and Carol, will share their fun and informative “Wanted: Dead Not Alive” presentation at our January meeting.

​​We can look forward to “A Walk In The Woods with Ed” three times, and three “Floral Arranging Workshops” with Pat, Marge and Kathy, plus a “Cre-ate Your Own Garden Sculpture Workshop” in October and a ClubTrip to The Hydrangea Festival on Cape Cod in July.

I am excited about participating with you in all that is planned for the coming year, including helping Sharon and Pat honor our commitment to maintain the gardens in Post Office Square throughout the growing season and Planting Daffodil Bulbs this fall.

​Sue Nicholas organizes volunteers weekly at Wingate and Pat Doherty arranges for a weekly floral arrangement at the Library.

​Very special thanks to all Board Members, Committee Heads and Committee Members….and to all members…everything we do is accomplished with your generous help.

​Valerie Kafka

2018-2019 Volunteers of The Year:

Congratulations to Sharon Steih & Pat Doherty

​With Very Special Thanks for their many years of service to -this club as Co-Chairs of Civic Beautification.  For more than a decade Pat and Sharon have designed, nurtured, weeded, planted and pruned the Pond Street Garden, Post Office Square Walk-way and the large planters in Sharon Center.  In addition,​ they have organized our members to assist with maintenance several times a year for this most worthwhile of club commitments.

​​Congratulations to Kathy Hawes

For so many years of service to our club, volunteering with competence, a positive attitude, creative imagination and a smile and for so often stepping in and taking on extra responsibility.  Thank you! 

Recent past honorees:​​
2017-2018 ~ Susan Nicholas
2016-2017 ~ Kathy Hawes​
2015-2016 ~ Patricia Doherty
2013-2014 ~ Elisa Falcione
2012-2013 ~ Adriana O’Sullivan