C. I. Sersanous
Fig. 26. President Sersanous (left) presenting
the Honorary Membership to Joe Johnson.
Joe M. Johnson, a long active member of the American Rhododendron Society, was awarded an Honorary Life Membership by the Board of Directors on March 16, 1955. Mr. Johnson, a charter member, contributed much to the society, assisting in the writing of the constitution and bylaws, policy planning, arranging shows, programs and meetings. He started the Men's Garden Club of Portland and was elected as its first President, going on to greater heights in being elected twice as the National President of the Men's Garden Club of America. He is also past President of the Portland Camellia Society.