Bronze Medal Awards
GREAT LAKES CHAPTER
Carl Tom Shirey
The Great Lakes Chapter is proud to present the Bronze Medal to you for your many years of dedicated service to our chapter. For your generous giving of time and energy to host numerous chapter meetings. For your most efficient job in handling the distribution of Plants for Members and plant auctions. For your use of audio visual equipment to record talks given by speakers and rhododendron experts to produce educational videos. For your service on the Board of Directors, Plants for Members Committee, judge at truss shows, and the Pittsburgh Study Group. In appreciation of your many contributions to our chapter, we are honored to bestow this award to you. April 1995.
For your help in founding the Ozark Chapter, in finding new members, for sharing so many of your plants, and for opening your gardens to all that may come, we award you, Sue Mohr, the Bronze Medal. Your wisdom on growing rhododendrons in our hot climate is unsurpassed by anyone. Your courage in trying new varieties year after year has benefited us all. Your love of rhododendrons is best understood by seeing how much your plants have grown and prospered and loved you. You are a true pioneer of growing rhododendrons in our area and your knowledge, which you shared, will beautify our gardens for generations to come. July 1995.
PINE BARRENS CHAPTER
Evelyn M. Hart
The Pine Barrens Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society is pleased to present the Bronze Medal - our chapter's highest award - to Evelyn Hart. As a charter member of the chapter, she has worked throughout the years to build the chapter and promote the genus Rhododendron. She has served as the recording secretary and has chaired the social, banquet and refreshment committees. Her cheery greeting at the meetings and chapter's events has provided a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Evelyn, you have always been available to help out when called upon, not only to our chapter but to other local chapters as well. Your artistic hand-crafted flower centerpieces have always added a touch of class to our banquets. Evelyn, the chapter is pleased to award the Bronze Medal and grateful thanks to you for your devotion and many years of support on this ninth day of July 1995.
For years you have been an energetic worker and an active member of the Portland Chapter, American Rhododendron Society. You have generously contributed your time and energy towards the care, maintenance, and operation of the Cecil and Molly Smith Garden. You have also been heavily involved in successful efforts to propagate many of the special rhododendrons and azaleas growing in this garden. For your outstanding service, dedication and enthusiastic support, the Portland Chapter is pleased to award its highest honor, the Bronze Medal, to Ken Marts. May 18, 1995.
Donald L. Patrick
For years you have been a faithful worker and an active member of the Portland Chapter, American Rhododendron Society. You helped plant some of the original rhododendrons in the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. You also helped to construct and maintain the display benches used for the chapter's annual flower shows. In 1961, you were chairman of the chapter's Mother's Day Show at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. That was a year when Portland hosted the International Rhododendron Conference. More recently, you have done an excellent job serving on the Board of Directors for the chapter. You spent many hours assisting with the incorporation of the Portland Chapter. For your many contributions and your continuous cheerful support, the Portland Chapter is pleased to award its highest honor, the Bronze Medal, to Donald L Patrick. May 18, 1995.
Dorothy L. Patrick
You have been an active member and provided years of outstanding service to the Portland Chapter, American Rhododendron Society. You have made valuable contributions to the Portland Chapter serving as a member of the Board of Directors, organizing banquet dinners and providing hospitality at the chapter's monthly meetings. You have also actively participated in the Cecil and Molly Smith Garden Committee and spent many hours working at this garden, helping with open garden days and assisting with numerous other activities. For your years of faithful service and your many contributions, the Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society is pleased to award its highest honor, the Bronze Medal, to Dorothy L. Patrick. May 18, 1995.
Your leadership has been exceptional in developing and carrying out new projects at the Portland Chapter's Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. All who work with you respect and enjoy your cheerful and cooperative personality. As a member of the Master Planning Committee for Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, your interest, time and input has been very much appreciated. For the past 13 years you have enthusiastically, faithfully, and with unstinting devotion, volunteered your time and energy to Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Our chapter is indeed fortunate to have such a truly dedicated person like you to carry on the important work of maintaining and developing the chapter's garden at Crystal Springs. In recognition and appreciation of the many and important contributions, the Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society is proud to present its highest honor, the Bronze Medal, to Dean Prater. May 18, 1995.