Sadly for the first in our series of articles on former GDOGC (or DOGC) presidents, we remember Rosa Schachle, who was president in the mid-90’s. Rosa passed away in 2010.

Member Anne McMahon emailed: “Rosa is the person who more than any other insured I would come back to DOGC after my first meeting. I had the pleasure of visiting her garden twice. Her garden was definitely a gardeners garden.”

From Elizabeth Sims: “I got my first introduction to good friable, conditioned soil in Rosa Schachle’s garden at a Fourth of July party she hosted probably in 1977.  I had never experienced soil like that.  I was invited because she always invited the Southwestern Medical Biomedical Master’s program students to lunch at her home on 4th of July.  She was Admin to the Chairman of the Biomedical Communications Department at Southwestern Medical School.  I’ll never forget her laugh, remembering how she always tipped her head back when she laughed.”

For a lovely tribute to Rosa including a photo:

If you have any memories of Rosa, please share them on the GDOGC Facebook page.

We hope you enjoy our series this year on former GDOGC presidents –the editor