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Volume 49, Number 3
Summer 1995

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Gold and Silver Medal Award Winners Since Inception of the Program in 1952

1952 Mr. Claude Sersanous Gold 1974 Mr. James Caperci Gold   Mr. Harold Greer Gold
    Portland, Ore.       Seattle, Wash.       Eugene, Ore.  
1953 Mr. Joseph Gable Gold 1975 Mrs. Ruth Hansen Gold   Mr. Harold Johnson Silver
    Stewartstown, Penn.       Portland, Oreg.       Surrey, B.C. Canada  
1954 Dr. Joseph Rock Gold   Dr. Gustave A.L. Mehlquist Gold 1990 Mr. Frank Doleshy Gold
    Seattle, Wash.       Storrs, Conn.       Edmonds, Wash.  
1957 Mr. Endre Ostbo Gold Mr. Wm. Whitney Gold Mrs. Polly Hill Gold
    Seattle, Wash.       Brinnon, Wash.       Vineyard Haven, Mass.  
1959 Mr. Guy Nearing Gold   Mr. H.H. Davidian Silver   Mr. E. White Smith Silver
    Ramsey, N.J.       Edinburgh, Scotland       Tacoma, Wash.  
1980 Mr. Del James Gold   Mrs. Marie Grula Silver 1991 Mr. Raymond C. (Curt) Huey Silver
    Eugene, Ore.       Philadelphia, Pa.       Eugene, Ore.  
  Mr. George Grace Gold 1976 Dr. Alfred S. Martin Gold   Dr. Don Kellam Gold
    Portland, Ore.       Philadelphia, Pa.       Charlotte, N.C.  
1961 Dr. John Wister Gold   Mr. Ted Van Veen Gold   Dr. Herbert Spady Gold
    Swarthmore, Pa.       Portland, Ore.       Salem, Ore.  
1962 Mrs. A.C.U. Berry Gold   Dr. Ernest H. Yelton Silver 1992 Mr. J. Judson Brooks Silver
    Portland, Ore.       Rutherford, N.C.       Sewickley, Pa.  
1963 Mr. Halfdan Lem Gold 1977 Dr. Frank Mossman Gold   Mr. John C. (Jack) Cowles Silver
    Seattle, Wash.       Vancouver, Wash.       Wellesley, Mass.  
  Dr. Clement Bowers Gold   Dr. August Kehr Gold 1993 Mr. Peter Cox Gold
    Main, N.Y.       Hendersonville, N.C.       Perth, Scotland  
  Mr. Paul Vossberg Gold 1978 Mr. Gordon Jones Gold   Mr. H.H. Davidian Gold
    Westbury, N.Y.       Oyster Bay, N.Y.       Edinburgh, Scotland  
  Mr. Rudolph Henny (posthumos) Gold Dr. Hermann Sleumer Gold Mr. Parker Smith Silver
  Brooks Ore.       Germany       Sebastopol, Calif.  
1964 Mr. Herbert Ihrig Gold   Mr. Sidney V. Burns Silver 1994 Mr. Bruce Briggs Gold
    Seattle, Wash.       Muttontown, N.Y.       Olympia, Wash.  
  Mr. Ben Lancaster Gold 1979 Mr. Orlando Pride Gold   Mr. Edward W. Collins Silver
    Camas, Wash.       Butler, Pa.       Hendersonville, N.C.  
  Mr. Frederick P. Lee Gold   Mr. Helmer Larson Gold 1995 Dr. Wilbur C. Anderson Gold
    Bethesda, Md.       Tacoma, Wash.       Mount Vernon, Wash.  
1965 Mr. Rocco Cappelli Silver   Mr. George Ring Silver   Dr. Homer Salley Gold
    Portland, Ore.       Fairfax, Va.       Danville, Ky.  
  Dr. Henry Skinner Gold   Mr. Thomas Koenig Silver      
    Washington, D.C.       Ashbury Park, N.J.        
  Mr. David G. Leach Gold 1980 Mr. Edmund V. Mezitt Gold      
    Brookville, Pa.       Hopinton, Mass.        
1966 Mr. John Henny Gold   Mr. Britt M. Smith Gold      
    Brooks, Ore.       Kent, Wash.        
  Mr. Ted & Mrs. Mary Grieg Gold   Mr. Robert D. Gartrell Silver      
    Royston, B.C. Canada       Wyckoff, N.J.        
  Mr. Ben Nelson Gold 1981 Mr. Ed Parker Gold      
  Suquamish, Wash.   Astoria, Ore.        
1967 Mr. J.R. Brooks Gold   Mr. Lawrence J. Pierce Gold      
    Asheville, N.C.       Seattle, Wash.        
  Mr. Cecil Smith Gold   Mr. Everett Farwell Silver      
    Aurora, Ore.       Woodside, Calif.        
1968 Dr. Paul J. Bowman Gold   Mrs. Velma & Mr. Charles Haag Silver      
    Fort Bragg, Calif.       Brevard, N.C.        
  Dr. Carl Phetteplace Gold 1982 Mr. Hideo Suzuki Gold      
    Eugene, Ore.       Japan         
  Mr. Howard Slonecker Gold   Mrs. Gertrude S. Wister Gold      
    Portland, Ore.       Swarthmore, Pa.        
1969 Dr. J.H. Clarke Gold   Mr. Peter E. Girard, Sr. Silver      
    Long Beach, Wash.       Geneva, Ohio        
1970 Mrs. Robert Berry Gold 1983 Mr. Fred C. Galle Gold      
    Aberdeen, Wash.       Pine Mountain, Ga.        
  Miss Evelyn Jack Gold 1984 Dr. John P. Evans Gold      
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada       Oakland, Calif.        
  Dr. Robert Ticknor Gold   Dr. H. Furman Cantrell Silver      
    Canby, Ore.       Piedmont, S.C.        
  Mr. Koichiro Wada Gold 1985 Dr. Edwin C. Brockenbrough Silver      
    Yokohama, Japan       Bellevue, Wash.        
1971 Mr. Edward B. Dunn Gold   Mr. Robert L. Badger Silver      
    Seattle, Wash.       Kent, Wash.        
1972 Mr. Donald McClure Gold 1986 Mr. Weldon E. Delp Gold      
    Seattle, Wash.       Harrisville, Pa.        
  Mr. Maurice Sumner Gold 1987 None        
    San Francisco, Calif.   1988 Mr. David Goheen Gold      
1973 Dr. Thomas Wheeldon Gold     Camas, Wash.        
    Richmond, Va.     Dr. Sandra McDonald Silver      
  Mr. A.M. Shamarello Gold     Hampton, Va.        
    Euclid, Ohio   1989 Mr. Warren Berg Gold      
P.H. Brydon Gold   Pt. Ludlow, Wash.
    Salem, Ore.              

 The Awards
The Silver and Gold medals are granted solely by the Society. The basis is outstanding service over a period of time to either the Society or genus Rhododendron, or both. The primary consideration for the Silver is for regional contributions and for the Gold for national or international contributions. The honoree must be a member of the Society.
        Society by-laws regarding the awards stipulate that no more than two Silver and two Gold medals may be awarded a year, although the Honors Committee may defer action on names to a later year. Petition for Silver and Gold nominations are submitted through a District Director to the Honors Committee. The petition sets forth the nominee's accomplishments and contributions. The Honors Committee, which makes the selections, consists of six members, including the chairman who is appointed by the Society president. The chairman appoints the other five members whose identity remains confidential to all except the chairman. The chairman does not vote on nominations. The names of those recommended by a majority of the Honors Committee for awards are given to the Society president for action by the Board. Final approval by a majority of the Board or its Executive Committee is required.
        Chairman of the Honors Committee is Ed Egan of Tigard, Oregon.


Volume 49, Number 3
Summer 1995

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