Gold Medal Citation for Edward Dunn
Presented at 1971 Annual Meeting
FIG. 20. Mr. Edward B. Dunn, Past President of the A.R.S. accepting the
Gold Medal from Dr. Carl Phetteplace at the Annual Meeting in
Philadelphia. Photo by P. H. Brydon
The qualities of true leadership are found in few men, but the American Rhododendron Society is fortunate to have been served by a man who has these qualities in abundance. A wise counselor, thoughtful chairman, and above all, a gentleman, Edward Dunn has contributed generously to virtually every activity of the Society.
A charter member and one of the first presidents of the Seattle Chapter, Edward has continued to contribute in a major way to the success of chapter activities while traveling widely on behalf of the Society. Most recently he has been active in the planning stages and has been instrumental in the acquisition of land for a major Rhododendron Test Garden in the Seattle area.
A long-standing director of the American Rhododendron Society, he has served the National Society with distinction. As Vice-President and President, his accomplishments over the years have been meaningful and lasting. None has been more significant, however, than his efforts in strengthening the ties that make the Society a truly national organization. It is a mark of genuine dedication that after retiring as President, rather than taking a well-deserved rest, he directed his talents to a new challenge and accepted the presidency of the Rhododendron Species Foundation.
Therefore, in recognition of the full measure of energy, wisdom, and leadership he has given, the American Rhododendron Society takes pride in presenting to Edward Dunn its highest honor, the Gold Medal.