Nominating Committee Report
The Nominating Committee has proposed the following list of six nominees from which four directors will be elected for three-year terms starting June, 1979. The report of the committee was approved at the National Board meeting held in Washington, D.C. on October 28, 1978.
Also approved at the meeting this year on a trial basis was the use of postage-free return ballots. You may recall that this was tried for the first time last year through funding from a private source. This resulted in an increase of about 15% in returns with just about 1,000 ballots being mailed in. We would really like to see a significant increase in participation by members this year and trust that all chapters will urge their own members to return their ballots as soon as possible although in any event, not later than April 1. The ballots are again included in this issue of the Quarterly. Each member should vote for four nominees and the four nominees receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to the National Board. As in past years, positions on the ballot have been drawn by lot to avoid any possibility of ballot position influencing the occasional voter.
DR. MAX L. RESNICK, Canton, Massachusetts; Massachusetts Chapter; past president of chapter; past member of chapter Board of Directors; presently coordinator of 1980 National meeting; editor of "Rosebay'", Massachusetts Chapter publication; budget chairman; made contributions to literature in ARS Quarterly, Massachusetts Chapter "Rosebay", and New York Chapter Newsletter; rhododendron grower, enthusiast.
RONALD KILLIAN, Mill Valley, California, San Mateo Chapter; past president San Mateo Chapter; currently treasurer California Chapter; coordinator national ARS 1981 convention; avid rhododendron grower; banker, Vice-president United California Bank.
JANET BINFORD, Portland, Oregon; Portland Chapter; national chairman, Membership Committee ARS; Past president, Portland Chapter, ARS; present Board member, Rhododendron Species Foundation; Board member, Rae Selling Berry Botanical Garden; partner, Binford & Mort Publishing Company, the publishers of the original yearbook for the ARS in 1945 to 1949.
J. JUDSON BROOKS, Incumbent, Sewickley, Penna.; Great Lakes Chapter; past president and director of Great Lakes Chapter; member of Board of Rhododendron Research Foundation and was responsible for drawing up Trust Agreement; member of National Research Committee; formerly involved in horticultural side of Pittsburgh's History and Landmark Council as Vice President and Director; enthusiastic gardener.
BRITT SMITH, Kent Washington; Tacoma Chapter; past president of chapter; member of national azalea committee, ARS; authority on Rhododendron occidentale; made two explorations and collecting trips to Himalayas; gave talks on numerous occasions to chapter and other horticultural groups; grower, propagator and hybridizer of azaleas and rhododendrons; engineer at Boeing Corporation.
DR. AUGUST E. KEHR, Hendersonville, North Carolina, (formerly of Silver Spring, Maryland); Potomac Valley Chapter; Past president of the ARS; Awarded Gold Medal of Society; active in many facets of the American Rhododendron Society, especially in research; Director A.R.S. Species Foundation; Retired Staff Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture; interested in genetics and breeding of azaleas and rhododendrons.
For the Nominating Committee,
Alfred S. Martin, Chairman
Dr. August E. Kehr
Dr. Donald S. Kellam, Jr.
A. Hadley Osborn
Dr. Robert L. Ticknor