The BCMG SPEAKER BUREAU provides researched-based information on gardening and water conservation topics as an outreach program at Landscape Fairs, HOA and Neighborhood Association Meetings, Garden Clubs, Senior Centers, Schools, and many other events and organizations throughout Bexar County.
JOIN & VOLUNTEER:
You can join the Speaker Bureau as a Speaker Volunteer, or as a Speakers Bureau Assistant by emailing our Speaker Bureau Coordinator, Karen Gardner or calling 210-571-3903 to have your name and contact information added to the lists. Karen receives requests for engagements and maintains the Speakers Bureau Schedule.
Check for an engagement with a topic in your area of knowledge and contact Karen to volunteer as a Speaker. Or, volunteer as an Assistant (perhaps, also learn from the experience that speaking engagements are for you!).
Speakers use Volunteer Hour Activity Numbers: 902-Preparation; 903-Presentation; 904-Tear Down; Assistants use #901-Administration.
Basic Landscape Design
Cactus & Succulents
Gardening in the Landscape
Good Bugs/Bad Bugs
Plants That Thrive in SA
Texas Superstar Plants
Lynn Cox serves as the Speakers Bureau Librarian and has developed a template for building new presentations with logo, branding, etc. The Library will contain approved, up-to-date presentations which can be tailored for use by Speaker Bureau presenters. A repository of BCMG media (photos, video, etc.) will also be available for use in presentations. The Librarian will also assist presentation developers with the process of bringing new presentations into the BCMG library.
The library is currently being constructed, be sure to check back here as we’ll post a link when it is ready.
WEAR THE SHIRT!
In 2016 the Board of Directors approved the presentation of a distinctive “BCMG Speaker Shirt” to members who are registered to speak through our Speakers Bureau. This shirt will clearly identify our speakers as Master Gardener Speakers!
The criteria for award of the BCMG Speaker Shirt is:
(1) Complete five speaking engagements via the Speakers Bureau after October 1, 2016, and
(2) Turn into the BCMG Office completed sign-in sheets for each speaking engagement.
The first Speaker Shirt is complimentary and a second Speaker Shirt is available after fifteen completed speaking engagements meeting the criteria listed above.
Additional Speaker Shirts will be available for purchase by speakers who have completed twenty speaking engagements. The Speaker Shirts will only be available to Master Gardeners who participate in the Speaker Bureau educational program.
Eligibility for award of the Speaker Shirt will be jointly determined by Anna Vogler, Water Conservation Coordinator, and Karen Gardner, Speaker Bureau Coordinator.