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Volume 26, Number 2
April 1972

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Seattle Chapter Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
M. W. Baird, Bellevue, Washington

Donald McClure Bronze medal award
       FIG. 50. Donald McClure receiving Bronze Medal from
                     Dr. Brockenbrough. Also shown are Edward
                     Dunn and Donald Graham.
                     Photo by Jock Brydon

        At the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Seattle Chapter, 135 members gathered for dinner at the Edgewater Inn on December 1, 1971. President Brockenbrough and John Putnam, chairman of the Study Group, and their wives presided at the head table.
        Guests of honor seated there and introduced by the President were some of our charter members. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Graham, Mrs. Charles Sully, Mrs. Kerry Trimble, Mr. and Mrs. Linley Janzen, Edward Dunn, Fred Delkin, Brian Mulligan, Fred Robbins, and Mrs. Endre Ostbo, widow of the late Mr. Ostbo, and guest speaker P. H. Brydon and Mrs. Brydon.
        Mr. Graham told a little about the forming of the Chapter mentioning, among others, Herbert Ihrig and the late Clarence Prentice. Donald McClure then gave an amusing and interesting resume of the Chapter's growth and history.
        Dr. C. E. Simons, Jr., honors chairman, presented a Bronze Medal to each of the following very deserving members:

        We then heard a most enjoyable talk by Mr. Brydon on rhododendrons in the Species Foundation collection with excellent slides of the specimens in gardens of Great Britain and also in Fred Robbins' collection.
        A great evening was had by all, including, we trust, Newton Edwards of Alexandria, Virginia, President of the middle Atlantic Chapter.


Volume 26, Number 2
April 1972

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