Dozens of neighborhood residents, community members, and town representatives volunteer on one or more of our committees and project teams.
We are always looking for interested people, organizations, or companies who want to get more involved with the Greenlawn Civic Association. We invite you to review the committee and team descriptions below.
If you are interested in serving on any of our committees or would like more information, please email the general Greenlawn Civic Association mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance for your support and interest. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Chair: Margaret Staib
Description: The Beautification Committee is responsible for the planting and maintenance (weeding, watering, etc.) of the hamlet's garden beds, planters and hanging baskets.
Volunteer Needs: We need volunteers for garden planting and maintenance (from spring planning and planting through fall clean up).
Chair: Chris and Lindsay Appoldt
Description: The GCA recognizes that the health and happiness of our community depends on how healthy our relationships are with all of our residents. To that effect, this committee's purpose is two-fold: First, to work collaboratively with other service-oriented organizations in an effort to better Greenlawn. Second, to engage the local youth in civic activities and foster community service and pride.
Volunteer Needs: This new committee actively seeks community members of all ages with an interest in community outreach to volunteer with us!
Chairpersons: Katarina Haramis and Tony Cancemi
Description: The Business Committee is responsible for organizing the businesses by listening to their needs and interests and relaying these ideas to the rest of the GCA. The committee helps to keep the Greenlawn business district clean and easily accessible for the community.
Volunteer Needs: Help with the GCA Halloween On Broadway. Throughout the year we look for donations of items as well as time for events the GCA hosts and help maintaining the beauty of our community.
Chairperson: Lindsay Appoldt
Description: The Earth Day Committee organizes the annual April Earth Day clean-up and celebration. We also coordinate with organizations (Boy Scouts, Teen Connect, etc.) to periodically clean up trash along Broadway.
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers are need to help with the annual Earth Day planning and implementation.
Events & Fundraising
Chairperson: Rachael Risinger
Description: The Events Committee plans fun events for the Greenlawn community to get together, socialize, and raise funds for GCA projects. Recent events include The Longest Table (in conjunction with Friends of the Library), Sip & Stroll, Trivia Night, and the 2017 Holiday Wreath Fundraiser.
Volunteer Needs: The committee welcomes any volunteers interested in fundraising or events planning.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Chair: Kevin Smith
Description: The 'Meet At The Tree' Holiday Committee works with a the Harborfields Library and a number of organizations and businesses in town to prepare for and host Greenlawn's annual December holiday event. The celebration includes singing holiday songs, a visit from Santa, and the Christmas tree lighting. Typically we hold a Harborfields Alliance for Community Outreach (HACO) toy drive at this event as well.
Volunteer Needs: We need volunteers from October through December to help coordinate for food and supply donations, fundraising, communications with Town and County representatives, etc.
Chair: Kayla Hibbert
Description: The Photography Committee is responsible for taking photos at GCA events as well as Greenlawn-at-large and posting to the appropriate online channels. We work in tandem with the Online Communications Committee to support all GCA communication photography needs.
Volunteer Needs: This committee actively seeks volunteers to photograph and/or submit photographs of Greenlawn and the surrounding areas.
Traffic and Safety
Chair: Robert Astrachan
Description: Traffic and Safety helps the Greenlawn Community with improvements and continued safety for the streets, traffic flow, and pedestrians. We take an active role in assessing areas or situations for safety, as well as listening and responding to requests/concerns from the community such as vehicles driving safely/speeding through neighborhoods, crosswalks, pavement markings, and reporting dangerous or concerning situations to Town, County and/or authorities. We communicate directly with the local Legislator, Suffolk County, and Town of Huntington Officials.
Volunteer Needs: This committee actively seeks volunteers to assist with meetings and communications between residents and town and county officials.
Chairpersons: Janie Pashman
Description: The Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah celebration is a wonderful event for all community members with Hanukkah songs, games, and stories. Held at the Harborfields Library, the event culminates with the lighting of the menorah on the lawn.
Volunteer Needs: The committee welcomes any volunteers interested in planning beforehand or helping the evening of!
Chair: Suzie Lustig
Description: The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting individual and business members, managing renewal communications and maintaining records and contact information of current members.
Volunteer Needs: We are seeking volunteers with an interest/experience in membership recruitment, fundraising, marketing, data management and communications to join and contribute to our group.
Chairpersons: Jenny Post and Rachael Risinger
Description: The Online Communications Committee is responsible for the design and content of the Greenlawn Civic Association's website and social media presence. The committee maintains and enhances our website, as well as our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. More broadly, we promote Internet-based materials and resources to showcase the GCA projects, activities and accomplishments and to publicize the volunteer needs to our members and the community.
Volunteer Needs: We need volunteers with an interest in on-line communications, design, html/css skills, copy writing, media and marketing to join and contribute to our group.
Chairpersons: Jane Irving and Kevin Smith
Description: The Preservation Committee was formed on the issue of the possible sale of Pickle Park by the Harborfields Central School District to a real estate developer (2014). We have since expanded to influence the preservation of parks, open land and items of historic community interest in the Greenlawn area. We believe the residents should have input in shaping the community where we live.
Volunteer Needs: Preservation is seeking legal and real estate expertise. We also need volunteers for general coordination and support at routine Harborfields Board of Education and Town of Huntington meetings.
Current Initiatives: Tri-Village Playground (2018-present); Tilden Farm Development Rights Purchase (2015 - to date)