Committees & Projects

More than 35 businesses, neighborhood residents, community members and town representatives volunteer on one or more of our committees or 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 and email the chair for more information OR check out our Events page and just join in the next committee meeting. 

Thanks in advance for your support and interest.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Beautification Committee

Chair: Margaret Staib, staiber@optonline.net

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).  See the Events page for the next Beautification meeting.  

Email Margaret if you are interested in volunteering or if you have questions or comments regarding the beautification efforts of the GCA.

Business Committee

Co-Chair Persons: Laura David, laura.david@fnbli.com | Katarina Haramis, katerina@greciancornercafe.com  

Description: The Business Committee is responsible for organizing the businesses by listening to their needs and interests to grow and thrive their businesses in Greenlawn. Relaying these ideas to the rest of the GCA and helping to keep the Greenlawn business district clean and easily accessible for the community. 

Volunteer Needs: Help with the GCA Halloween On Broadway. The businesses host this every year by coordinating all the activities for the community along Broadway. Throughout the year we look for donations of items as well as time for events the GCA hosts and also maintaining the beauty of our community. 

Email Laura or Katerina if you have a business in Greenlawn and would like to be active in the events they host or if you have ideas to improve the business district of Greenlawn.


Community Outreach Committee

Chair: Aaron Rathbun, rattybuns@mac.com

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!

Email Aaron if you are interested in joining or volunteering for this committee.  

Earth Day Committee

Chair: Open

Description: The Earth Day Committee coordinates the annual April Earth Day clean up and spruce up.  We also coordinate with organizations (Boy Scouts, Teen Connect, etc.) to periodically clean up trash along Broadway.  The periodic clean up is particularly important just prior to and after parades and other events.  

Volunteer Needs: The chairperson post is currently open.  Earth Day needs a chairperson and three to four volunteers to help coordinate efforts. We also need help in the periodic clean ups and the annual Earth Day planning and implementation.  

Email the GCA if you are interested in joining or volunteering for this committee.

Events, Fundraising & Grants Committee

Co-Chair Persons: Jennifer Rogdakis, jenrogdakis@gmail.com  | Rachael Risinger, rachael.risinger@gmail.com

Description: The Events Committee plans, coordinates and hosts enjoyable occasions 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 Holiday Wreath Fundraiser 2017.

Volunteer Needs:  The committee welcomes any volunteers interested in fundraising or events planning.

Email Jennifer or Rachael to join this committee. 

Holiday Committee

Chair: Kevin Smith, Kevin.Smith@kmssolutions.com

Description: The 'Meet At The Tree' Holiday Committee works with a number of organizations and businesses in town to prepare for and host Greenlawn's annual December holiday celebration. The celebration includes singing holiday songs, a visit from Santa and the Christmas Tree and Menorah lightings.  The celebration also hosts a donation table for the Harborfields Alliance for Community Outreach (HACO) where non-perishable goods and unwrapped toys are collected. 

Volunteer Needs:  We need volunteers from October through December
1) Coordinators for the following: Holiday lighting, HF Chorus, Santa arrival, Menorah & creche displays
2) Fundraising for wreaths, songbooks, flashlights, etc
3) Logistics Lead (police, crowd control, clean up)
4) Communications Lead (communication and
invites to local politicians)

Attend one of our meetings or email Kevin of you are interested in volunteering your time for this fun and heartwarming holiday event.

Membership Committee

Chair: Christina White, cvwhite815@yahoo.com

Description: The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting individual and business members, managing renewal communications and maintaining records and contact information of current members. In addition to developing and overseeing membership recruitment and retention programs,  we monitor membership statistics, composition and trends as well as coordinate with other committees to implement organized membership drives.

Next Initiative: Membership Drive (Jan/Feb 2019)

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.

Please email the Christina if you are interested in helping with membership. 

Online Communication Committee

Chair: Open

Description: The Online Communications Committee is responsible for the technology 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.

Email the GCA if you are interested in helping us with our website, Twitter,  Facebook, Instagram or other media.

Photogrpahy Committee

Chair: Open

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.  

 Email the Greenlawn Civic Association if you are interested in Chairing the Photography Committee. 

Preservation Committee

Co- Chairpersons:  Kevin Smith, Kevin.Smith@KMSSolutions.com  | Jane Irving, xcommish05@optonline.net

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: Pickle Park (2014 - to date); Tilden Farm Development Rights Purchase (2015 - to date); BAE property sale (2015)

Email Kevin or Jane if you have preservation related questions or are interested in joining or volunteering on this committee.

Traffic & Safety Committee

Chair: Robert Rockelein, robertrockelein@aol.com

Description: Traffic and Safety helps the Greenlawn Community (in particular the Central Business District (CBD) of Greenlawn) 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 are visible 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.  

Current Initiative:  Vehicle and pedestrian safety at the Greenlawn Road/Smith St five point intersection. 

Completed Initiative: Traffic Calming Project to reduce lane widths and add crosswalks in Greenlawn's CBD.  

Email Rob if you are interested in joining or volunteering your time to this committee.

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