2010 Ralph & Jean Stream Micanopy, FL
2011 Phil & *Anne Paul Sarasota, FL
2012 Montine Herring Whigham, FL
2013 Katherine Mostellar Atlanta, GA
2014 Bobbie Reed Lawrenceville, GA
2015 Earnest “Ed” Easom Lutz, FL
2016 Jim & Kay Harrell St. Simons Island, GA
2017 Mary Maude Sharpe Tallahassee, FL
The “Anita Smith Outstanding Service Award” is given annually at the Mid-Winter Meeting for exemplary service to the District.
Anita, an original attendee at the first Mid-Winter Meeting in Bainbridge at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Reynolds, gave us her recollections of that first meeting at the occasion of the 25th annual Mid-Winter meeting in Tallahassee. Affectionately known as “Miss Nita”, she attended most of the meetings until her death in 2009, only a few short weeks after she served as Chairman of Judges for the Greater Atlanta Rose Show.
She served as an organizer, supporter, and conscience for the Deep South District. Having served as District Chairman of Judges for twelve years, she was a leader in the true sense of the word. She is greatly missed by her rose friends.
- *Where names are marked with an asterisk, the recipient is deceased.