Bronze Medal Awards
Marvin A. Larsen
Since you first joined California Chapter in 1976, you became one of its most enthusiastic leaders. Your generosity with Vireya plants and cuttings brought these rhododendrons to many grateful members. In just a few short years you took on the responsibilities of vice president, becoming president in 1983 and 84. You have served the chapter in many other capacities, but your consideration for membership needs, both local and national, remains unmatched. The chapter is pleased to honor you with its highest award, the Bronze Medal, June 21, 1990.
John J. Spring
Your contribution to the genus Rhododendron reaches far. It is especially evident in Golden Gate Park where visitors are witness to your many years there as gardener, propagator, administrator and teacher. Your work continues in the park as one of Strybing Arboretum's most ardent volunteers.
You bring to California Chapter years of work as a community leader devoted to the causes of numerous horticultural organizations. Your quiet willingness to share your expertise and donate time to projects and committees makes you a valued member. The chapter is pleased to honor you with its highest award, the Bronze Medal, June 21, 1990.
Let it be known that on this date, 16 May 1990, the Award of the ARS Bronze Medal was presented to Charles Miller with the gratitude of the American Rhododendron Society and the members of the De Anza Chapter. This award is presented in recognition of unselfish service to the Society. As an officer of the De Anza Chapter, you have spent many hours planning chapter programs, organizing meetings and flower shows, locating sources of plant material, and in general providing a guiding hand to all of the Chapter's endeavors. These services were performed with great care and thoughtfulness, and with the best interest of the Chapter and its membership as your primary consideration.
Halvor J. Braafladt
The Eureka Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents to Halvor J. Braafladt, M.D. this Bronze Medal Award in recognition of his efforts in founding the Eureka Rhododendron Club and many years of leadership as president. He also presented the first rhododendron shows in Eureka.
We recognize his generous donation of many rhododendron plants to the Sequoia Park Zoo, his generosity in opening his home and garden to chapter members and many other visitors, and his accomplishments in hybridizing and sharing of his knowledge of rhododendrons, May 24, 1990.
NORTH KITSAP CHAPTER
Alice Poot Smith
It would be impossible to calculate the number of hours that you have devoted to our North Kitsap Chapter and its projects. If something has needed to be done, you have always been among the first to step forward and facilitate its being accomplished. You are active in our hybridizers groups, you have served several terms in the various offices and in many other capacities, including the taxing job of procuring supplies for all our gardens. In appreciation of and gratitude for your many contributions, we award to you this Bronze Medal.
REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER
Don and Betty Dulac
In the grateful recognition of their many talents, the Redwood Empire Chapter, ARS, presents the Bronze Medal to Don and Betty Dulac for their many contributions of time, expertise, plant materials, programs, library, and service, to the membership. We salute you, June 14, 1990.
Russell and Gloria Gilkey
The Board of Directors is honored to award you this medal in recognition of your service to the Chapter. Together you provided Chapter members the benefits of your wide experience through our monthly newsletters, combining reports of our programs with valuable articles.
You have served with distinction, Russ, as Chapter President and Chairman of the Species Study Group. You have contributed to successful rhododendron growing by your surveys of species and hybrid plants for our area, and by sharing your methods for propagation.
For your commitment to our Chapter, shown by the long distances you regularly travel to our meetings, and in recognition of your valuable and productive participation in other Chapter activities, this Chapter is very proud to present to you both its highest award, the Bronze Medal of the Society, June 17, 1990.
Robert and Evelyn Bowman
The Board of Directors is honored to award you this medal in recognition of your service to the Chapter. Together you produced and managed a superb flower show, bringing in a number of new members. You have consistently displayed accuracy and accountability, Bob, as Secretary and Treasurer. For your capable and dependable service over many years, and for assisting, wherever needed to make our Chapter successful, this Chapter is very proud to present to you both its highest award, the Bronze Medal of the Society, June 17, 1990.
David and Naoma Dean
The Board of Directors is honored to award you this medal in recognition of your service to the Chapter. Together you have contributed immeasurably by hosting several benefit plant sales and by producing an excellent flower show. You freely share with us the spectacular garden you designed and established, which displays numerous cultivars of our favorite plant family.
We honor you, David, for faithful service as Chapter President and Chairman of the Species Study Group. You generously share your expertise in plant propagation. You represented us well at the 1988 American Rhododendron Society Convention with your report on the selections of the Species Study Group.
For your dedicated service and valuable and productive participation in other Chapter activities, this Chapter is very proud to present to you both its highest award, the Bronze Medal of the Society, June 17, 1990.