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L to R: Rosemary Smedile, Norma Lochmann, Harriett Osgood, Ann Cavanaugh

Harriett Osgood has been a force in the success of the Club for 50 years.

She joined the Club in 1971 and not long thereafter, was named president in 1979. In addition to President, she has fulfilled other principal roles, such as Floral designer, Historian, Plant Sale organizer, Committee Chair for numerous committees, and most recently, our inhouse, professional bow-maker.

During her tenure as president from 1979 – 1982, the club continued a strong focus on civic beautification and floral arranging, with emphasis on being a “hands-on” garden club. Under her leadership, efforts were made to recruit new members and appeals were made to current members to serve on committees to keep projects going. She was the standard bearer for a less restrictive, more inclusive organization and as a result several new policies were adopted: more meetings were open to guests and held in the evening.

Her participation and contributions have continued long after being President. In all she does, she brings an attention to detail, design, and an eye for beauty. At any Club activity she is usually the first to arrive and the last to leave and nothing pleases her more than seeing her fellow members enjoy themselves at these gatherings. She has earned the respect from all who have worked with her over the past 50 years.