Bronze Medal Awards - Portland Chapter
|FIG. 93. Bronze Medal recipients: Charles McNew (L) and Edgar Olsen (R)|
The Bronze Medal Citations for 1972 from the Portland Chapter were awarded this year with special honor to three members who had given much of themselves over many years to the well-being and advancement of the Portland Chapter. Charles McNew from Longview, Washington was delightfully downright flabbergasted to hear about his efforts as the citation was read. Edgar Olsen in his turn was very pleased, but Julius Winters home in bed recovering with stitches in a lip badly cut from a recalcitrant tool while working on his latest Rhododendron Gardens project might well have been the most elated. It is devoted members like these who keep our rhododendron world going.