Silver Medal Award: Parker Smith
You have tirelessly promoted the use and enjoyment of rhododendrons at the local and regional level through professional lectures, demonstrations, and displays. Your broad knowledge of the genus, your expertise in hybridizing, your willingness to work, and your talent as a landscape architect have been invaluable to the California District. You helped found the Redwood Chapter and have worked as a dedicated volunteer in the California Chapter. At the national level you have served as both alternate and director of District 5. To express our great appreciation for all your wonderful work and enthusiasm, the American Rhododendron Society awards its Silver Medal to Parker Smith. May 1, 1993. Tacoma, Washington.