Organized 1933 Federated 1937
Member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (New England Region)
The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts (Northeastern District)
The Arrangers of Marblehead Garden Club was organized in 1933 and became Federated in 1937. The object of this club is to create artistic arrangements of floral and decorative materials, and to promote an interest in gardening, horticulture, conservation and allied activities through education, preservation, and community service. We provide a scholarship each year to a deserving Marblehead senior who will be studying in some field of horticulture/environmental field.
Resident members reside in the town of Marblehead.
Nonresident members reside within in 25-mile radius of Marblehead.
Associate members shall be former members residing beyond a 25-mile
radius of Marblehead.
Resident and Associate members are expected to attend at least
three meetings a year or participate in here activities related to the objectives of the club. Sustaining members are those with ten years or more of consecutive member who cannot meet the requirements of resident members in attendance or participation.
Honorary members are nominated by the Executive Board and elected by the club
Dues are $40 per year.
Honorary members are exempt from payment of dues.
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The club meets from April to January each year and has meetings the second Wednesday of the month. The executive board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month.
Announcements & News
The Arrangers are gearing up for their 90th anniversary year.
Our calendar year runs from April through our Annual Meeting in Jan. when the new board
will be installed and engraved silver trays will be awarded. We have had 4 inhouse flower shows in the
past 12 years and it is time to plan another. We have an annual summer trip to Ipswich to a member’s summer home for lunch and enjoying flower arrangements by club members. In December we have a
Christmas lunch with often a singalong when we collect our charity donations.
Our award-winning Membership Handbook with the year’s calendar, club and
member information comes out in April. In the past 15 plus years, we have awarded scholarships
to at least 20 HS seniors who are planning on majoring in environmental or horticulture fields of study.
For many years the Arrangers have created and held a “Holiday Greens” sale at the COA
along with a gift boutique of member-donated items which supports our scholarship fund
and yearly donations to local charities. Before Covid the club had several garage sales to generate funds.
Our next garage sale will be in May 2023.
Over the years the Arrangers have been involved at all levels of the Flower Show at the Topsfield Fair,
with our members organizing, judging, and entering ribbon-winning floral designs.
This coming year we will continue to maintain the Memorial Garden
containing many plants purchased by the club in memory of past members and family,
located to the left of the Jacobi Community Center, have a member plant swap,
local field trips, and plan for workshops and speakers.
Our focus for the coming year will be on environmental and sustainability programs
and celebrating our 90th anniversary.
Club Officers until Jan 2023
Members at Large
Club Officers after Dec 2022
C0 - Presidents
Sarah Hitchcock and Peggy Oleson
Members at Large