At the suggestion of the Honorable John F. Montgomery, Mrs. Robert T. Lee, and Mrs. George Orvis, the Green Mountain Girls Association was formed, along the same lines as the Green Mountain Boys Association.
It was formally established in 1928 with 15 members. Membership has increased significantly throughout the years. There are currently about 160 members.
The original purpose of the Green Mountain Girls was to further the interest in golf and bridge for women residents of Manchester and vicinity. Prior to its formation, women had few, if any, opportunities to play golf. Under the leadership of the first honorary president, Mrs. George Orvis, many golf tournaments were held for women at the Ekwanok and Equinox links. As a result, the Manchester area became a popular destination for female golfers in the United States, but also those from Europe who were looking for more opportunities to
enjoy one of their favorite pastimes.
While golf was the main interest when the Green Mountain Girls Association was formed, the association also hosted bridge tournaments, luncheons and teas at the Ekwanok Country Club, the Equinox Links Club, and the Pavilion at Equinox Pond.
Today, the Green Mountain Girls Association has branched out into the entire Manchester-Dorset and
mountain communities to raise money for local nonprofits.
Mrs. Orvis was elected Honorary President; Mrs. Lee, President; and Mrs. Arthur Wooley, Secretary-Treasurer.
Today, the association has a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, as well Chairpersons for Programs, Memberships, Golf, Wimbledon (Croquet and Tennis), Communications, and Bridge.
Mrs. George Orvis
1928-1938 Mrs. Robert T. Lee.
1938-1941 Mrs. Frances DuBois
1941-1943 Mrs. Frank W. Chambers
1943-1946 Mrs. Carlton B. Overton
1946-1947 Mrs. Orland Campbell (Mrs. Stephen A. Wilson)
1947-1949 Mrs. Frederick Towers (Mrs. Donald Galloway)
1949-1951 Mrs. Henry C. Flower
1951-1954 Mrs. Robert C. Palmer (Mrs. William Lanman)
1954-1955 Mrs. Carlton B. Overton
1955-1957 Mrs. James B. Campbell
1957-1961 Mrs. Robert W. Higbie, Jr.
1961-1964 Mrs. John Byler
1964-1966 Mrs. Erwin Jennings
1966-1968 Mrs. Ray Palmer Foote (Mrs. Robert M. Smith)
1968-1970 Mrs. Joseph S. Bates
1970-1972 Mrs. William L. Fort
1972-1974 Mrs. Bruce Brodie
1974-1976 Mrs. Augustus B. Wadsworth
1976-1978 Mrs. Pendleton Marshal
1978-1980 Mrs. Robert W. Hill
1980-1982 Mrs. Klein Harding
1982-1984 Mrs. Wilcox B. Adsit
1984-1986 Mrs. Oliver Vietor (Mrs. Harold Munger)
1986-1988 Mrs. Edwin Lefevre
1988-1900 Mrs. Charles E. Childs, Jr.
1990-1992 Dricka Kimball
1992-1994 Mrs. James B. Wilbur III
1994-1996 Mrs. Thomas Inslee
1996-1998 Pat Lee
1998-2001 Florence Plunkett
2001-2003 Mrs. C.H. White, Jr.
2003-2005 Mrs. A.V.S. Olcott, Jr.
2005-2007 Tina Long
2007-2009 Adele Martin
2009-2011 Elena Atwill
2011-2013 Marcia Holland
2013-2015 Barbara O’Donnell
2015-2017 Katharine Senn
2017-2019 Connie Ferguson
2020-2022 Martha Dale
2023-2024 Pat Barnett