The American Rhododendron Society 1977 Gold Medal Awards And Citations
Frank D. Mossman, M.D. (left) receives the Gold
Medal and citation from ARS President August Kehr
at the annual meeting in Eugene, OR
Photo by David Williams M.D.
TO FRANK D. MOSSMAN, M.D., Vancouver, Washington
In appreciation of his extraordinary contributions to the culture of the Genus Rhododendron, this recognition is given by the American Rhododendron Society to Frank D. Mossman MD.
He has worked diligently for the welfare of the Society with particular interest in Rhododendron occidentale. He has tramped many miles in search of exceptional clones of this species: classifying, propagating, hybridizing and distributing both seed and plants.
As a frequent contributor to the Quarterly Bulletin and as a speaker, he has generously shared his knowledge. He has provided slides, pictures and information to all who have requested them. Beyond this, he his taken many visitors into the areas that he has explored so that they might have first hand knowledge of this species and it's habitat.
The Society also applauds his efforts in making 'Stagecoach Hill' a California state preserve, thus maintaining this important native habitat of R. occidentale for posterity.
For all of these activities and many more, The American Rhododendron Society is pleased to grant it's highest award, The gold Medal to: DR. FRANK D. MOSSMAN Member of the Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society By Unanimous action of the Directors of the American Rhododendron Society 14 May 1977.
Dr. August Kehr receives his Gold Medal and citation from
John P. Evans MD, chairman of the awards committee, at
the Eugene meeting.
Photo by David Williams M.D.
TO DR. AUGUST E. KEHR, Silver Springs, Maryland
Your able and gentle leadership has served the Rhododendron Society well. As Vice president and as President, you have used your organizational skills and your talents as a research scientist to lead the Society into new fields of endeavor.
Under your guidance, the Society has undertaken an active research program of far reaching and long range importance. The establishment of the Research Foundation is one of the major advances made by our Society.
Your achievements have not been limited to the organizational matters. As a hybridist, your new introductions have been unique. You were the first to produce a chromosome doubled clone of the Genus Rhododendron. This technique, you promptly shared with everyone. You have always been generous with your knowledge as a speaker and as a contributor to the Quarterly Bulletin.
In grateful appreciation of your many gifts, The American Rhododendron Society is proud to award it's highest honor, The Gold Medal to: DR. AUGUST E. KEHR Member of the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society By unanimous action of the Board of Directors of the American Rhododendron Society, 14 May 1977