Silver Medal Award: Harry L. Wise
ARS President Mike Stewart, left, presents the award for Harry Wise
to Frank Pelurie, Alternate District 9 Director, at the 2004
ARS Annual Convention in King of Prussia.
You have provided outstanding service to the Society for many years and ably promoted the genus
. You have served in the chapter offices and as District 9 Director. You have helped secure a permanent repository of ARS records. You have worked to find financial resources for the Society. Your Chapter Seedling Sales evidence considerable personal effort towards this goal.
Most of all you have induced an environment where people can get involved with rhododendrons and each other. You facilitated this through the gardens you have helped establish and the many talks and workshops you have conducted throughout Virginia, West Virginia and surrounding states.
For your exceptional service and significant accomplishments the American Rhododendron Society gratefully presents the Silver Medal to Harry L. Wise, May 15, 2004, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.