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While her husband was working as a financial planner for Investors Diversified Services of New Jersey , Mrs . Olcott was wholeheartedly engaged in her volunteer work for two separate organizations : The Garden Club of America and the Colonial Dames of America .
Throughout the decades that Mrs . Olcott worked with the Garden Club of America , she served as a
Representative to the Conservation Committee , as the Vice Chairman of the Judging Committee , and as Director of the Zone IV New Jersey region . She also was an active member of the Flower Show and Horticulture Committees , and she authored a book that celebrated the club ’ s 75th anniversary , entitled Winds of Change . In addition , she served as President of the Hopewell Valley Garden Club and President of the Garden Club of Princeton . She traveled all around the country , giving lectures on horticulture and flower arranging , and served as a judge for the Garden Club of America ’ s Flower Arranging competitions . Although Diana was certainly a formal , traditional , and well-mannered woman , she tended to favor floral arrangements that were unique , distinctive – and often Abstract .
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