AHS Region 2/Great Lakes Newsletter
The AHS 2002 Region 2 meeting was held July 17 at the
to AHS from clubs and members of Region 2 for the year
Marriott Hotel in Troy, Michigan. The meeting was called to
order at 4:30 p.m. by Regional Vice President Gregory
The Joe E. House Scientific Fund certificates go to:
Greater Cincinnati Daylily and Hosta Society, Gold Donor
Greg announced that due to other AHS meetings and commit
AHS Region 2, Platinum Donor
ments this meeting must be only one half hour long.
Jerry Williams, an individual Gold Donor
RVP Greg thanked everyone for attending the meeting. Greg
Chicagoland Daylily Society, Platinum Donor
then recognized the Regional Officers in attendance with a gift
Grand Valley Daylily Society, a Platinum Donor
daylily plant from his garden as a thank you for their service
Wisconsin Daylily Society, Gold Donor
to Region 2.
Metropolitan Columbus Daylily Society, Platinum Donor
Reading of the Minutes were waived since they were pub
Daylily Society of Southeast Wisconsin, Gold Donor
lished in the Fall 2001/Winter 2002
Exhibition Judges Liaison Rich Ford reported trouble last year
Reading of the Treasurer's Report was also waived since it
in Senior Judges not paying their AHS dues before January 1
was published in Spring Summer 2002 Newsletter. Treasurer
RVP Greg thanked Ways and Means Chairpersons Don and
Chuck Bell updated the report through May of this year.
Lea Ann Williams for a job well done.
Chuck reported a very successful auction at the Symposium
Region 2 Webmaster Don Williams asked for information to
and also from the Web Site Mail in; expenses are not in yet,
update changes in club Officers, club activities or anything
but the total in the account as of this meeting is $44,754.
needed to be placed on the Web site (http://
Region 2 Director Joanne Larson reported registration forms
for the New Daylily Handbook are now available. This
Region 2 Awards and Honors:
handbook, which was published originally in joint by The
American Horticultural Society and The American Hemerocal
The Hite Award was given posthumously to Walter
lis Society back in 1968, is being revised and will be available
Jablonski, who hybridized STELLA D'ORO, MINI
in 2003. Order forms need to be in before November of this
PEARL and many others.
year in order to take advantage of free shipping charges on the
Greg announced that the first ever Region 2 Newsletter
Award was given to Marcia Razor, 2001 Editor of the
Joanne reported 11,571 members in AHS as of this meeting.
Southwestern Indiana Daylily Society.
Also, as Archivist for Region 2, Joanne would like to receive
Nominating Committee for RVP 2003 2004 report. Chairman
any type newspaper clippings or magazine articles that has
Rick Adams was not present and did not file a report, but RVP
been printed pertaining to our heritage or current events about
Greg had talked to Rick a few days before this meeting and
the daylily; she needs these for the Region 2 files.
was told Ed Myers had sufficient votes to become RVP 2003
Joanne reported good news for hybridizers: the fees for
registration of hybrids has been reduced for hybridizers, one
RVP Greg then declared the election of Ed Myers as RVP for
of the steps has been eliminated and will be posted on the Web
2003 2004 official. Greg announced the pending bylaws
page as well as appearing in the Winter Journal.
modification will be discussed at the 2003 Symposium as
RPD Gisela Meckstroth wants to remind everyone to vote for
the Region 2 Popularity Poll. There are three methods to vote:
Leslie Fischer made a motion that Region 2 donate $1,000 to
(1) Use the ballot found in
The Daylily Journal
and send to
the Joe E. House Scientific Fund, seconded by Don Williams.
the tabulator (RPD) or (2) go to the Region 2 Web Site (Don
& Lea Ann Williams) and vote from there, or (3) use e mail to
send to the RPD. The list has been reduced to 10 favorite
daylilies. The deadline for voting is September 1
Region 2 Symposium to be held in Cleveland in 2003,
Curt Hanson, Chairman.
Editor Leslie Fischer would like articles and photos for the
Southwestern Illinois Hemerocallis Society and Madison
County Daylily Society will co host the 2003 Regional
AHS Awards and Honors Liaison Nikole Schmith reported no
one has been nominated for the Regional Service Awards at
Meeting adjourned: 5 p.m.
this time. The deadline for this nomination is September 1
RVP Greg has been asked by AHS to give out certificates
Respectively submitted by
from AHS at our Regional meeting in recognition of donations
Virginia Myers, Secretary Pro Tem
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