Bronze Medal Awards
Occasionally an organization is fortunate enough to have a member who is so outstanding and who contributes so much in every way that he becomes virtually indispensable. You are just such a person, with your widespread abilities shared so unselfishly with our chapter. Your quiet and modest-mannered assistance is always available to us and many of our shows and sales would not have been possible without you. Touched by your generous contributions of time and effort and by your friendship, we gratefully bestow our highest California Chapter award, the Bronze Medal, this twentieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-five.
Marge and Everett Farwell, Jr.
For all the years of its existence California Chapter has benefitted from your participation and leadership. Each of you has served as chapter President and Marge as our longtime book chairman. You have shared again and again your love and professional knowledge of rhododendrons and their culture. In recognition of your constant guidance and assistance in every phase of our activities and in appreciation for your steadfast friendship, our chapter gratefully bestows our highest award, the Bronze Medal, on this twentieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-five. Charter members - 1951.
Fran and Maurie Sumner
It would be difficult to think of the American Rhododendron Society in general, or the California Chapter in particular, without thinking of the two of you. For many years you have represented the epitome of our membership goals and standards with your boundless energy and enthusiasm for both plants and people. You have influenced so many of us in so many ways. You have stimulated our interest in hybridizing and shared your knowledge with us. We are proud to present to you this token of our gratitude, respect, and friendship, our highest chapter award, the Bronze Medal, this twentieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-five. Charter members - 1951.
Ted has served and supported the Philadelphia Chapter as Director, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary and Co-chairman of the Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit. The ARS exhibit at the Flower Show has become synonymous with Ted Stecki. For years he has given of his time in preparing the meeting notices and newsletter, in supporting the Chapter's annual plant sale, and in presenting workshops at Chapter meetings. As a plantsman, he operates avocationally the Hill House Nursery in Marlton, New Jersey. It is with pleasure and grateful appreciation of his friendship and many contributions that the Philadelphia Chapter presents this Bronze Medal to Theodore S. Stecki. April 13, 1985.