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The Arrangers
of Marblehead

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.

Membership Info

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.

Membership Info
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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


Nancy DiLisio

Vice President

Barbara Dowd

Recording Secretary

Pam Oppelt

Corresponding Secretary

Cathy Kashner


Nancy Donaldson

Assistant Treasurer

Becky Parry

Members at Large

Nancy Clemson
Donna Porter

Club Officers after Dec 2022

C0 - Presidents

Sarah Hitchcock and Peggy Oleson

Vice President

Recording Secretary

Maura McNeil 

Corresponding Secretary

Diane Sponholtz


Anne Austin 

Assistant Treasurer

Members at Large

Club Officers
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