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Here's How You Can Help

The following positions are open and have a two-year term unless noted.  It would be wonderful if each position would have a co-chair to share the workload and act as a backup due to traveling or sickness.

All board members and volunteers work together to achieve state and chapter goals. We support each other and our members. We coordinate the spending of chapter dollars, attend board and chapter meetings.

Throughout the year, we need help with various events - plant sales, landscape tour, pine straw sale, and presentations to other clubs. 

We are looking for volunteers

  • who care about Florida native plants
  • who wish to encourage others to use them.
  • who have good sense of humor
  • A desire to be around people who enjoy Florida natives.

PRESIDENT - lead the Board in achieving chapter goals and addressing members' needs. This can be a co-president position.  

  • Prepare an agenda and conduct the monthly Board Meeting 
  • Monitor FNPS email
  • Work with State FNPS
  • Contribute to the monthly newsletter 
  • Organize meeting space with The Villages
  • Goto person for chapter projects

Are you good at working with people? at organizing events? then this job is for you.

Approximately 15 to 20 hours/month. Less time will be required if an active Vice President is on the Board. Access and the ability to use a computer are helpful.

VICE PRESIDENT (Currently unfilled) Term to expire in 2024.

This position shares duties with the president.  

SECRETARY  (Co-Secretary)

  • Record, maintain and report minutes of the General Meetings.
  • Be custodian of all records except financial.
  • Record meeting attendance
  • Need computer word processing skills

Represent our FNPS-The Villages Chapter at state FNPS Council of Chapters meetings, in-person or Zoom conferences at the schedule and location determined by the Council of Chapters. 

Report findings to the Board during Monthly Board meetings. Representative needs access to a computer and the Internet.

Time required is approximately five hours.

NEWSLETTER EDITOR - This is a new position to reduce the president's time demands.
Create and publish the newsletter prior to each Member meeting.

The editor will need access to a computer and the Internet. Good writing and word-processing skills are needed. Desktop publishing experience is a plus. Currently, we use "Mailchimp"  but we are open to an alternative.

Approximately 10 hours/month.  


Prior to each monthly meeting ensure audio-visual is set up for all presentations occurring during the meeting. Coordinate with speakers so their materials are showcased at the appropriate time.   Big Cypress personnel are available to help sometimes.

Knowledge of or comfort learning how to connect a computer to a projector and sound at The Villages Rec Center. Time requirement is about 2.5 hours per month. A plus is experience integrating Zoom at an in-person meeting.

Report to the FNPS State the members' hours used in conjunction with the operation of the Chapter. 

Collect, record, and report volunteer hours. You need access to a computer and the Internet.  Familiarity using a spreadsheet is helpful. Initially, it will take several hours to learn the process. Each month it will take  2 to 4 hours.

Post The Villages FNPS meetings, field trips,  and other events on a user-friendly calendar. A computer and Internet access are required.

Throughout the year, we need help with various events - plant sales, landscape tour, pine straw sale, and presentations to other clubs. 


We raffle off six or more native plants at the end of every meeting. Set up the table with plants and information sheets. Sell raffle tickets before the meeting. Handle the raffle. Clean up. We would like two people for this job.


Call, after the holidays, and arrange delivery. Advertise. Supervise delivery. Talk to Jo. She has helped with this in the past.


Take a two-hour shift to answer questions and pass out brochures about FNPS and Florida Native Plants

You could assist one or more of these people. Contact the person involved through our contact form.


President: Sue Egloff
The president sets the agenda and conducts board meetings. This person sets our goals and helps us to achieve them. The president is our leader.

Vice President: Vacant
Assist the president and learns the duties so they can take over the next year. We need continuity to achieve our goals.

Secretary: Vacant
The secretary attends board and chapter meetings and takes minutes. Send minutes to the executive committee for approval and distribute approved copies. 

Treasurer: Marcia Gould
Maintains financial reports with copies to the secretary for inclusion in the minutes. Be the custodian of all monies for the CHAPTER.

Chapter Rep: Gary Babic
Attends monthly state meetings and reports to Executive Committee

Volunteer Hours
Collect information from volunteers and record on the state web site. Two hours a month.

Executive Committee

Attends meetings and assists officers to set and achieve goals for our chapter. The president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and chapter rep are automatic members of the Executive Committee.

Volunteer Positions

Facebook: Linda Hunt
Monitor our web page for appropriate content, regularly post TVFNPS Events and accept new users.

Field Trips: Pam Powell
Arrange monthly visits to places of interest to our members.

Speaker Coordinator: Vicky Mclean and Kat Manczak
Arrange monthly speakers for our meetings, introduce speakers and provide speaker information to web and newspaper people.

Membership Coordinator: Linda Neff
Manage mailing list on a spreadsheet and in Mailchimp. Provide name tags.

Membership Outreach, Newspaper:  Vicky Mclean and Kat Manczak
Contact newspaper and rec guide with information on upcoming meetings and events.

Greeter: Linda Hunt

Green Isle Plant Pickup: Linda Bishop
Visit Green Isle before monthly meetings and pickup plants for plant raffle.

Pine Straw Sale: Jo Hudak
Organize yearly Pine Straw Sale. Contact pine straw company, advertise event, arrange distribution and payment.

Spring Garden Tour: Steve Turnipseed
Organize visits to homes using native plants.

Lake Griffin State Park Entrance: Steve Turnipseed
Once a year, organize a work event to refresh native plants and spread pine straw in the entrance median.  Coordinate on a monthly maintenance schedule.

Web, YouTube: Barbara Wertz
Post events and other information to the chapter web.

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