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Volume 57, Number 3
Summer 2003

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Middle Atlantic Chapter Special Awards

MIDDLE ATLANTIC CHAPTER AWARD OF MERIT
Gladys Jenkins Wheeldon
The Middle Atlantic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents to Gladys Jenkins Wheeldon this Award of Merit. She received our chapter's highest honor, the ARS Bronze Medal, in 1980. She is our only surviving charter member. She, with her husband, Dr. Thomas Wheeldon, contributed much to the founding, growth, and excellence of the chapter. She contributed many records of her own as well as of Dr. Wheeldon, Gladsgay Gardens, and of the Society to the University of Virginia Alderman Library. She also contributed photos and memorabilia and financial support for our chapter's 50th Anniversary celebration. For her ongoing interest in the library and her significant contributions to the chapter's growth and continued operation over 51 years, we recognize her with this commemorative cup, the ARS Award of Merit, and our utmost admiration and respect. April 26, 2003.

MIDDLE ATLANTIC CHAPTER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CITATION
David Lay
The Middle Atlantic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents to David Lay this Distinguished Service Citation. He received our chapter's highest honor, the ARS Bronze Medal, in 1988. He was chapter president 1985 to 1987. He deserves our great respect and appreciation for all that he has done for and contributed to our chapter. He has for many years run the Plants for Members program as a contributor, propagator and grower, and was chairman of the chapter's huge plant sale at the 1988 convention. He has chaired several meetings at Windmill Point and one at Fort Monroe. He is always active and willing to help out or lend advice. For his exemplary service to our chapter over time and in many capacities we present this Distinguished Service Citation. April 26, 2003.

MIDDLE ATLANTIC CHAPTER CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
Jeanne M. Hammer
The Middle Atlantic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents to Jeanne M. Hammer this Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of excellent work as chapter vice- president in helping to arrange the MAC 50th Anniversary Meeting at the Mimslyn Inn, Luray, Virginia, on May 3, 4, and 5, 2002. Working with Judy and John Tole and many others you helped put together the Anniversary Meeting and program. You searched the library archives and visited Gladys Wheeldon and others to obtain old photos and memorabilia of the chapter's 50 year life. We are grateful for your efforts that made this such a memorable occasion and hereby recognize you with this Certificate of Appreciation at this District Meeting. April 26, 2003.

Judith S. and John R. Tole
The Middle Atlantic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents to Judith S. and John R. Tole this Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of your chairing and arranging the MAC 50th Anniversary Meeting at the Mimslyn Inn, Luray, Virginia, on May 3, 4, and 5, 2002. This encompassed much more planning and work than a normal meeting and it went off smoothly. Of special note were Judy's painted pottery tiles and the PowerPoint presentation of the chapter's history by John. We are grateful for your taking on and completing what became a large project. For your willingness to participate and lead we recognize you with this Certificate of Appreciation at this District Meeting. April 26, 2003.


Volume 57, Number 3
Summer 2003

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