Silver Medal Award: Sophia Maitland
Her love of gardens, rhododendrons, and people was demonstrated by the success of her many efforts in introducing others to these joys. Her strong leadership in the Society's activities over the years culminated in her service as president of the Rhododendron Society of Canada during its affiliation with the American Rhododendron Society. Her efforts were instrumental in the selection of Niagara Falls, Canada, as the location for the 1998 annual convention. With grateful memories for her many accomplishments and service, the American Rhododendron Society is proud to award the Silver Medal posthumously to Sophia Maitland. Niagara, Canada, May 30, 1998.