Bronze Medal Awards
George and Maggie Smith
As charter members of the Chapter, George and Maggie Smith showed the rest of us that rhododendrons could grow in the alkaline soil of Indianapolis. More importantly, they have unceasingly inspired in others a deep appreciation of rhododendrons as part of the munificent beauty of the Orient. We are justifiably proud to bestow our medal of honor upon these worthy plantsmen. April 1985.
Lloyd and Helen Hahn
For a plant society to succeed, leaders of vision and energy must inspire its membership. Lloyd and Helen Hahn have provided this catalyst to the Indiana Chapter since they became members. With generous hospitality and a warm sense of humor, they have hosted our most enjoyable meetings. Their introductions of new cultivars of rhododendrons will testify to their horticultural skill in future years. April 1985.
Col. John J. Agoa
The Shelton Chapter presents the Bronze Medal Award to Col. John J. Agoa in appreciation of many years of hard work, service and loyalty to the Chapter. John has given the Chapter invaluable service as a multi-term Show Chairman who demonstrated the importance of detailed pre-planning and broad involvement of the entire membership. He has kept meticulous records and the Chapter is indebted to him for storing our show properties, seeing that they are properly maintained and making suggestions for addition and improvement. Presented September 17, 1985.
The Shelton Chapter presents the Bronze Medal Award to Helen Agoa in appreciation of many years of hard work, service and loyalty to the Chapter. Helen has served as Chapter Secretary, Vice President and President and is always ready to lend a helping hand. One of her continuing projects has been to record the history of the Shelton Chapter. Her interest in Chapter affairs, her background as a librarian and her cheerful, helpful nature make her an ideal Chapter Historian. Presented September 17, 1985.
Lansing W. Bulgin
In appreciation of his work for the American Rhododendron Society in guidance and educational achievement;
For his leadership of the Portland Chapter as Vice-President, President, and Show Chairman;
For his major contributions to the success of the 1983 American Rhododendron Society National Convention; and
For his willingness to help everyone from novice to experienced growers - all of which has made him such a valuable member;
We present this Bronze Medal. April 18, 1985.