Who We Are
The Fluvanna Master Gardeners (FMG) is a community-based group of Virginia Master Gardeners accredited and overseen by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service (VCE). The VCE Master Gardeners is a non-profit, educational organization of VCE. Membership in FMG is available to anyone who is a VCE Master Gardener in good standing.
The purpose of the FMG is to provide a forum in which members can work collectively to support the goals of the VCE Master Gardener Program. Membership meetings provide a wonderful forum for discussions of our MG projects and the exchange of ideas, plants and seeds. Often we have guest speakers and educational activities that help the members meet their annual continuing education requirements.
The FMG seeks to maintain an informal organizational structure. We are managed and coordinated by a President; Vice-President/Chair, Community Education Committee (as of Jan 2013); Secretary; Treasurer; and Continuing Education Committee Chair or CoChairs (as of Jan 2013). These officers are collectively known as "The Board". The officers who will constitute the Board for the following year are elected at the annual Membership Meeting in November at which minutes are taken. Officers' one year terms run from January 1 to December 31. Changes to the management of the FMG, the amount of annual dues, and the annual plans and budgets are also approved at the annual Membership Meeting. Dues are payable by January 31.
The Board meets at least quarterly, and is responsible for conducting the business of the FMG including developing annual plans and budgets, appointing committees (including an annual nominating committee) and project managers, proposing annual dues amounts, and other functions that may be appropriate. The Board can authorize payments of unbudgeted expenditures up to $500.00. Unbudgeted expenditures greater than $500.00 must be approved during a Membership Meeting.
The number of individuals present (whether a Board Meeting, a committee or project meeting, or a Membership Meeting) constitutes a quorum. A majority vote is sufficient to carry a motion.