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  • 22 Apr 2021 2:06 PM | Billings (Administrator)


    Really a very nice virtual program they provided to match with school children in town.  Very creative.   Check it out.   Sue and Alix

    Sent to us by the North Central Area Chapter President of GCFM- Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Laura Semple.

  • 25 Mar 2021 9:09 AM | Billings (Administrator)

    Diane Lewis, M.D. and founder of the Great Healthy Yard Project, will tell us how we can have beautiful, lush yards, without using the harmful synthetic pesticides, weed killers and chemical fertilizers

    The Great Healthy Yard Project Registration 

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    The Great Healthy Yard Project, presented by the Cohasset Garden Club


    You're not going to want to miss this event! Diane Lewis, M.D. and founder of the Great Healthy Yard Project, will tell us how we can have beautiful, lush yards, without using the harmful synthetic pesticides, weed killers and chemical fertilizers that harm our water supply, soil and wildlife. We can't wait to have you join this event! #GreatHealthyYardProject


    Mar 31, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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      Diane Lewis, M.D.

      Founder @The Great Healthy Yard Project

      Diane Lewis, M.D. is founder of non-profit organization The Great Healthy Yard Project and the author of its sister book, The Great Healthy Yard Project. Lewis is an internist and a nephrologist, licensed to practice medicine in New York State. Lewis has combined her knowledge of medicine with her love of the environment to become involved in a movement to protect our most valuable resources as well as our own health. As an environmental activist, she has embraced education as a means for implementing change. Lewis created The Great Healthy Yard Project to draw attention to a growing problem in our country that often times goes unnoticed. She has dedicated her work to teaching others how chemicals end up in our drinking water, and what affects they have on our bodies, as well as teaching alternative ways to take care of our lawns and gardens without harmful chemicals. A free lance journalist, Lewis has written oped pieces in regional and national papers, and speaks frequently.

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  • 25 Mar 2021 9:01 AM | Billings (Administrator)

    LINK TO REGISTER- Virtual Program Workshop    Program is March 29th at 10:30am

  • 14 Mar 2021 7:37 PM | Billings (Administrator)

    Worcester County Conservation District-

    Sale of native plants through March 31, 2021


  • 09 Mar 2021 7:46 AM | Billings (Administrator)

    Check out the new Spring newsletter MAYFLOWER from GCFM. (Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts) at  https://www.gcfm.org/mayflower.  

    Our club holds a membership with this organization.

  • 28 Oct 2020 1:09 PM | Billings (Administrator)

    "I have Tropical Milkweed seeds I'd be happy to share with club members. The Monarch Butterfly is on the endangered species list. One reason for their droppings population is the lack of food sources. This is one way to help their recovery." Greg Billings.  Call Sue Billings at 978-365-5716 and arrangements can be made to get the seeds.  

  • 30 Jan 2020 8:07 AM | Stevens (Administrator)

    Lancaster Garden Club members have been invited to attend the Annual Trust Fund Lecture of the Groton Garden Club.

    As part of their promotion of the GCFM Native Plant Challenge, the Groton Garden Club is co-sponsoring their Annual Trust Fund Lecture with the Nashua River Watershed Association on Sunday, Feb 9 from 2-4 pm. Landscape architect Toby Wolf will explore ways that designed landscapes can be inspired by nature.

    Authentic, Immediate, and Alive: Design Lessons from Wild Landscapes

  • 05 Aug 2019 8:36 AM | Stevens (Administrator)

    The MA Master Gardener Association is offering some great fall home horticulture classes. Visit their page for more information.

  • 26 Jun 2019 9:12 AM | Stevens (Administrator)



    The Treasurer manages the financial activities of the club and keeps records via ongoing, monthly and annual processes. This role is year-round and frequently interacts with other members of the board and various chairpersons.

    Ongoing – As needed

    • ·         Make deposits at Worker’s Credit Union
    • ·         Write checks for speakers and reimbursements
    • ·         Pay club bills (check or electronic)
    • ·         Maintain QuickBooks with applicable transactions and account coding
    • ·         Reconcile bank statements for checking and savings accounts in QuickBooks
    • ·         Participate in board meetings and provide financial reporting/information
    • ·         Maintain files (bank statements, copies of filings, etc.)
    • ·         Maintain petty cash (*Note- QuickBooks indicates there is $50 in the petty cash account, however cash was not provided by previous Treasurer. As such, this account has not been maintained at least since 30th June 2018)

    501 (c) 3 – Annual

    • ·         Submit 501 c 3 renewal to GCFM – Due 1st October
    • ·         Complete 990N e-postcard to IRS (online) – Due 15th November
    • ·         Complete/send Form PC, filing fee confirmation, and any supporting documentation to MA Attorney General’s Office – Due 15th November

    *Note in Spring 2019, forms were sent to IRS and MA Attorney General’s office to fulfill missing documentation and apply for retroactive reinstatement of the club’s non-profit status. As of 4th June 2019, the IRS has not responded except by cashing the $600 user fee.

    GCFM - Annual

    • ·         Pay annual insurance to GCFM – Due between 15th March and 15th April
    • ·         Pay annual dues to GCFM – Due before 1st May

    Plant Sale – Annual

    • ·         Provide cash boxes and small bills for giving change
    • ·         Deposit money from plant and merchandise sales, membership fees, etc.
    • ·         Report net revenue earned to the board
    • ·         Obtain gaming permit for raffle and pay appropriate taxes to Gaming Commission, if applicable

    Other recurring bills - Annual

    • ·         PO box
    • ·         Tower Hill membership for the club – Due in the Spring
    • ·         Thayer Memorial Library donation for garden passes – Due in the Spring
    • ·         Church donation for use of hall – Due in the Spring/Summer
    • ·         GoDaddy web domain (Note-2 years was paid in Spring 2019, should not be due until 2021)
    • ·         Wild Apricot website fees – Due in the Spring
    • ·         QuickBooks Online (currently paid on a monthly basis)

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