Gold Medal Award: Jay Whitney Murray and Robert A. Murray
|Jay Whitney Murray and Robert A. Murray|
For more than two decades you both have provided exceptional service to ARS members. He has served as chapter president, first director for District 7, and as ARS treasurer. She has served as treasurer and been heavily involved in chapter activities. For a dozen years she has also served as ARS Plant Registrar. Her registration of plant names required careful attention to detail and long hours. Together you created a computer database of more than 25,000 registered and unregistered names of rhododendron and azalea cultivars which greatly improved the registration process. With her knowledge of taxonomy and terminology she has been an invaluable proofreader for the Journal and the Seed Exchange catalog. For your outstanding service, the American Rhododendron Society is proud to award the Gold Medal to Jay Whitney Murray and Robert A. Murray. May 1, 1999, Bellevue, Washington.