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 service awards

The Azalea Society appreciates the many contributions each of its members have made to the society and the world of azaleas. We recognize exceptional contributions with formal awards, as listed here. These awards typically take the form of a plaque presented at our annual conventions. Each award is documented in our quarterly journal The Azalean, referenced here by volume (number): page.

Year Award Recipient Reference
1979 Statement of Appreciation Emile Deckert 1 (2): 2
1980 Vote of Appreciation Frank White 2 (3): 35
1982 Letter of Appreciation Bob Stewart 4 (3): 15
1983 Expression of Appreciation John (Jack) Schaffer 5 (2): 33
1986 Distinguished Achievement Award George W. Harding 8 (3): 63
1988 Special Award
“Thanks Ryon”
Robert Pryor
Ryon Page
10 (3): 41
10 (3): 63
1989 Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service Award
Ryon Page
Charles Evans
11 (3): 45
11 (3): 45
1992 Distinguished Achievement Award Belinda Hobbs 14 (3): 58
1993 Distinguished Achievement Award
Distinguished Achievement Award
Fred Galle
Don Voss
15 (3): 53
15 (3): 53
1995 Distinguished Service Award William C. Miller III 17 (3): 52
1999 Certificate of Recognition
Exceptional Service Award
Barbara Bullock
Bob and Bee Hobbs
21 (2): 32
21 (3): 56
2002 Distinguished Service Award William C. Miller III 24 (3): 65
2005 Exceptional Service Award Bob Stelloh 27 (2): 40
2006 Distinguished Service Award Dr. John L. Creech 28 (4): 91
2007 Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service Award
Ms. Margie Jenkins
Joe Schild
29 (3): 68
29 (3): 68
2008 Exceptional Service Award
Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service Award
Robert “Buddy” Lee
Joe & Donna Coleman
Ed Collins
30 (3): 58
30 (3): 58
30 (3): 58
2009 Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service Award
Donald Hyatt
Phil and Francis Louer
Jane Newman
Bob Stewart
31 (3): 61
31 (3): 60
31 (3): 61
31 (3): 60
2010 Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service Award
Dr. John Thornton
Maarten van der Giessen
32 (3): 63
2011 Distinguished Service Award John Brown 33 (3): 61
2013 Distinguished Service Award Jim Thornton 35 (3): 60
2016 Exceptional Service Award
Exceptional Service Award
Carolyn and Paul Beck
Dan Krabill
38 (2): 32

 

 azalean article awards

To encourage the continuing high quality of articles in The Azalean, the Azalea Society sponsors a monetary award for the author of the article judged best for the year by vote of our members. The award is in the form of a check presented at our annual conventions, with duplicate awards in the case of a tie.

2016

 

Year Recipient Title
1990 Ajit Thaker The Enchanting Satsuki
1991 Jane Newman In Praise of Greenwoods on the East Coast
1992 Richard West Easy Propagation of Azaleas at Home
1993 Bob Stelloh George Harding Azalea Garden—A Progress Report
1994 Steve Brainerd Designing with Azaleas
1995 Richard T. West and
William C. Miller III
The Ten Oaks Azaleas and the Glenn Dale Distribution Project
1996 James O. Thornton Fred Galle
1997 Dr. Kathleen A. Kron Identifying Native Azaleas
1997 Alice Holland How It All Began
1998 August Kehr In Memory—Fred Charles Galle
1999 Donald H. Voss The Growth Cycle of the Evergreen Azaleas
1999 Tom Dodd III Breeding and Propagating Native Azaleas
2000 Joe Schild Fire on the Mountains
2001 Don Hyatt Best of the Best: In Search of Native Azaleas
2001 Roger Duvall A Family Reunion–Joint ARS/ASA Convention Preview
2002 Marian Klenk Along the Garden Path: Memories of My Grandfather, Frederic P. Lee, and His Azalea Garden
2003 Robert (Buddy) Lee Azaleaphile Margie Jenkins.   25 (4): 84-85, 97.
2004 William C. Miller III Ben Morrison and His Azaleas.   26 (3): 54-57.
2005 27
2006 28
2007 Bill Miller The Search for the Real George Lindley Taber and the Orchid Azalea.   29 (4): 87-92.
2008 Carolyn Beck
Aaron Cook
The Garden and Hybridizing Program of Bob Stewart.   30 (4): 89-92.
Why Timing Is Important in Rooting Native Azaleas—Part I.   30 (1): 15-16.
2009 Don Hyatt The Quest for the Yellow Evergreen Azalea.   31 (3): 56-57, 64.
2010 Don Hyatt A Winter To Forget: “(Snowmageddon 2.0)”—Part I.   32 (4): 89-92.
2011 Don Hyatt Evergreen Azaleas: Sorting out the Confusion.   33 (4): 76-81.