JARS v61n2 - Bronze Medal Awards

Bronze Medal Awards

Bronze Medal: Mary Berg
For her tireless work on behalf of the Fraser South Rhododendron Society and its members for doing everything: organizing and outfitting tours, record keeping, phoning, problem solving, and as secretary for our chapter for several years; and, for her work above and beyond the call of duty for our chapter's ARS Fall Conference, where her efforts went on and on, mostly behind the scenes, for example, managing the photo exhibit, record keeping, setting up and cleaning up the events hall, and most importantly, soothing jangled nerves. The Fraser South Rhododendron Society would like to honor Mary Berg by awarding her the ARS Bronze for 2006, with our grateful thanks.

Bronze Medal: Karel F. Bernady
The Bronze Medal is awarded to Karel F. Bernady for exceptional service to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter and the wider ARS. As board member and president, he recognized ways to upgrade this chapter's operations and efficiently saw to implementing them, bringing wisdom, experience and ideas from his service in other chapters. His hands-on leadership with the chapter's propagation program and plant sales has been vital. As a zealous traveler and a devotee of American species, he has enriched our knowledge of the genus, and he has strengthened our connections with the rhododendron world beyond our region. For helping us become better than we were, we are honored to salute him with our highest award.