Gold Medal Award: Richard A. Jaynes
|Richard A. Jaynes|
You have provided valuable contributions to the American Rhododendron Society for more than three decades. You have promoted rhododendrons by lecturing at both regional and national meetings and writing numerous articles for the ARS Journal. You have been instrumental in helping to introduce new selections of rhododendrons and native azaleas, often being the first person to offer such plants.
Your contributions to the Connecticut Chapter are endless. You have served as chapter president, provided hundreds of liners for annual plant sales, and participated in many committees and chapter activities.
Your knowledge of rhododendrons and, more importantly, your desire to share this expertise with members has greatly enhanced your value to the Society. You are also recognized as the world's leading authority on the genus Kalmia.
For your outstanding service, the American Rhododendron Society is proud to award the Gold Medal to Dr. Richard A. Jaynes.