The officers and committee members as of March 2010 were as follows:

President - Jesse Terres

1st V.P., Programs - Neil Potash

2nd V.P., Membership - Brian Swetnam

3rd V.P., Plant Exchange - Joan Walker

4th V.P., Public Relations - Dorothy Bice

Treasurer - Joan Walker

Secretary - Kathleen Beres

Field Trips - Karen Anadol

Historian - Francisco Romain

Newsletter - Donald Sminkey

Webmaster - Donald Sminkey

Hospitality - Barbara Eberstein

Sunshine - Barbara Eberstein

Garden Tours - Kent Winterson

Plant Sale - Gaye Williams

Membership: In March of 2010, the BCGC had 82 families in good standing and 108 total members.

New Website: In February of 2010, Brian Swetnam, the new 2nd V.P., Membership, added the BCGC to a new networking website called meetup.com. This site has over six million users and hopefully will give the BCGC more visibility.

Field Trips:

March 1, 2010: Philadelphia Flower Show - “Passport to the World”

22th Annual Plant Sale: The sale was held on April 24th in front of Bowie Library on Route 450, Bowie, MD.

Adopt-A-Highway Program: Cleanups of Route 197 continued during this year. Linda Snow is now heading up this effort. Cleanup were held on March 13th, May 15th, September 11th and November 6th.

The meeting programs for 2010 were:

    • 01/26: Bert GF Shankman demonstrated his photographic floral art. "Flowers Contain the Essence of Life".

    • 02/23: Sandra Porterfield of Patuxent Nurseries, Bowie, is a Master Gardener. She discussed "New Plants and Ideas for your Spring Garden".

    • 03/30: Jesse Smith a BCGC member and Master Gardener presented her Pruning Demonstration.


The speakers for 2011 were: