Silver Medal Award: Clint Smith
You have been an active advocate for the American Rhododendron Society and done much to promote its advancement. You are an outstanding authority on the genus and with your knowledge are much sought after as a speaker, at the local, regional, national, and international level. New enthusiasts and old-timers alike have enjoyed your talks on rhododendron history, hybridizing, culture, and landscaping. You have used these engagements to promote the Society by cultivating new memberships, nurturing new chapters, and supporting the Seed Exchange as well as holding a variety of chapter offices. Your effort on behalf of the Rhododendron Species Foundation has been tireless.
Your joy and love of rhododendrons is contagious. You have a ready smile and an outgoing personality that allows you to "connect" with people. You have given freely of your time, talent, and plants.
For your outstanding service, the American Rhododendron Society is proud to award the Silver Medal to Clint Smith.