JARS 43n2 - Bronze Medal Awards

Bronze Medal Awards

Dr. Leonard W. Charvet
For his ceaseless effort and commitment to further popularize the genus Rhododendron , the Noyo Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society presents its highest award, the Bronze Medal, to Dr. Leonard W. Charvet. His contributions began in the early 1950's and continued while occupied by the demands of his medical practice. His retirement in 1980 to the California north coast enabled him to dedicate an even greater amount of time to the genus. A charter member of the Noyo Chapter, he has served as president, board member and coordinator of and major contributor to the annual plant sale that accompanies our rhododendron show. While serving as president of the board of directors of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, he has aided in the development of a fine species collection including several superb specimens of large leaf rhododendrons, selected from his own seedling collection. Perhaps most important will be the results of his extensive hybridizing program. His commitment to our community, our chapter and to the genus Rhododendron serves as an inspiration to us all. This award attempts to convey the simplest yet most important message: "Thank you."

Paul Tabio
Paul Tabio has served as President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Tappan Zee Chapter. He has served on Committees for Chapter activities and has been active in Flower Shows and Plant Sales for many years. Paul has been hybridizing and propagating and is engaged in exchanging plants. His participation in the programs has been exceptional.

Alfred E. Hoffman
Alfred E. Hoffman has served as President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Tappan Zee Chapter. He has been active in the Flower Shows and the Chapter Plant Sales for many years. His activities include hybridizing and propagating rhododendrons and azaleas. He is active as an Associate Member in adjoining Chapters and has participated in their programs, all to the benefit of our members.

Alice and Robert Mann
In appreciation of your enthusiasm and dedication to the Society, and in particular in helping to organize tours and the 1984 Western Regional Conference, and serving as secretary and treasurer, we present the Society's Bronze Medal. Vancouver Rhododendron Society, ARS, 1988.