Silver Medal Award: Dr. Bob Rhodes
|ARS President Spady and Dr. Rhodes|
Your efforts over the years on behalf of the genus Rhododendron and for those who grow these magnificent plants are outstanding. You have sought out and collected the finest in both Rhododendron species and hybrids. In addition you have developed many beautiful new hybrids. You have graciously shared these plants with all who have walked the garden pathways with you.
You have spent countless hours serving with distinction as an executive at various levels for the ARS Vancouver Chapter and the Rhododendron Species Foundation. There is little doubt that the rapid growth of ARS chapters in District I is due, in no small part, to your leadership and to the generous sharing of your extensive rhododendron expertise.
For your many valuable contributions, the American Rhododendron Society is pleased to award the Silver Medal to Dr. Bob Rhodes. Sept. 23, 1995.