Gold Medal Award
|George Ring left, presents award to Fred Galle|
Few members in our Society's history better epitomize a Gold Medal Honoree than you. Your contributions over many years as a hybridizer, propagator, collector, taxonomist, author, speaker, judge, developer and curator of one of America's great garden showplaces have greatly enriched all of us. Your extensive and unselfish service in virtually every conceivable capacity at the chapter, regional, national, and international levels has contributed significantly to the strength and character of the American Rhododendron Society. Your willingness to help and share, your friendliness and courtesy to all, and your love of plants and mankind make you a truly unique human being.
With our grateful thanks, the American Rhododendron Society's highest honor, the Gold Medal, is presented to
FRED C. GALLE
By unanimous action of the Board of Directors of the American Rhododendron Society, May, 1983.