Silver Medal Award: Dave Dougan
Your dedication to the genus Rhododendron and your support of the American Rhododendron Society for the past forty-five years has been outstanding. The start of the Cowichan Valley Chapter was due in a large part to your efforts. You have always been very willing to give talks and slide shows to other chapters, and share your garden with countless visitors showing them what a splendid rhododendron garden can look like.
You have unselfishly shared your time and knowledge which has served as an example for us all. Your joy and love of rhododendrons is contagious. You always have a smile and a story on your lips that allows you to "connect" with people. You have given freely of your talent and plants and are a wonderful representative for the rhododendron family.
With grateful appreciation for your years of sharing in so many ways, the American Rhododendron Society is proud to award the Silver Medal to Dave Dougan.