Silver Medal Award: Donald W. Hyatt
|Donald Hyatt accept the Silver Medal Award|
Your lifelong passion for the genus Rhododendron and personal commitment to spreading that passion to future generations of plant enthusiasts is outstanding.
Your energy is limitless. You are a hybridizer, a sought-after speaker, an accomplished photographer and artist, an author of numerous articles in the Journal, The Azalean, and chapter newsletters, and a recognized expert on deciduous azaleas and East Coast natives.
As a member you have done whatever was needed serving as tour guide, flower show judge, program organizer, alternative district director, district director, and four-time chapter president and helping with registration, seed exchange, and table favors. At your own time and expense, you created an incredible multi-facet website that educates, delights, and promotes rhododendrons and the Society.
For these contributions, the American Rhododendron Society is proud to award the Silver Medal to Donald W. Hyatt. April 20, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia.