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AHS REGIONAL SERVICE AWARD (1974)
ociety sponsored personal awards are made
In  1974,  the  AHS  Board  established  that  the  AHS
annually, and the recipients of the various awards
may  award  a  limited number  of  medals  each  year  to
are determined by vote of the American
members  of  the  regions  for  outstanding service at the
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regional level. An equivalent award, the International
Hemerocallis Society (AHS) Board of Directors or by
Service Award, may be awarded to an international
special panels of judges.
member. Currently serving  board  members  and  RVPs
The  AHS  Board  determines the  recipients  of  the
are  not  eligible  for  this  award. No  more than  one  AHS
following  awards 
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Regional  Service  Award  shall  be  awarded  within  a
The AHS may honor two of its members each year for
region per year. A dual award for two members of the
outstanding service and accomplishment by conferring the
same family will count as one. Nominations must come
following medals:
from members of the nominee's region. In the case of the
HELEN FIELD FISCHER GOLD MEDAL (1950)
international award, nominations may also be submitted by
the  AHS  International  Membership  Chairman.
This is the Society's highest honor and is the official
Nominations  must  be sent  to  the  AHS  Awards  and
recognition for distinguished  and  meritorious  service
Honors  Chairman  by  September 1. Each nomination
rendered  the  AHS  by  a  member  on  the national  level.
must be typed, double or single spaced on one or two
A  thorough  review  of  qualifications  should  be  made
sheets of  paper  and  must  contain  a  summary  of  the
for  all members  considered  for  this  honor.  A  complete
nominee's  worthiness  for this  award. Selections  are
list  of  services  the  candidates have rendered the AHS
made  by  secret  ballot  at  the  Fall  AHS  Board Meeting.
shall be made for all members considered for this  honor.
Announcement and presentation of awards are made at the
Although  two  awards  have  been  given  on  occasion,  in
next AHS National Convention.  
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general this  award  should  honor  only  one  person
annually. A dual  award  for  two members of the same
family will count as one.
Note:  For complete information, please refer to the
BERTRAND FARR SILVER MEDAL (1950)
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Judging Daylilies
 handbook , 2002, Chapter A 1
This medal is a distinguished honor for members who have
and The 
AHS Daylily Journal
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attained outstanding results in the field of hybridizing. For
the Bertrand Farr Award, a complete review should be
made of the accomplishments of the hybridizers
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AHS awards) and appearances on the Popularity Poll
should be made. Special attention should be given to
unusual accomplishments. This award can only be given to
by Rich Rosen, AHS Awards & Honors Chairman
a single individual.
The AHS Garden Judges play an important role in our
In order to assist the AHS Board in determining
organization.  They visit daylily gardens and observe the
candidates, AHS members may send their nominations for
garden performance of our favorite flower.  Each year they
these two awards to the AHS Awards and Honors
receive a ballot with the various AHS award categories and
Chairman by September 1. Each nomination must be
nominees.  Based on their votes the AHS presents its
typed, double or single  spaced on one or two sheets of
various cultivar awards at the National Convention.  These
paper. It must contain a summary of the nominee's
awards serve both as recognition for the hybridizers and as
worthiness for this award. Currently serving board
recommendations for all AHS members.  To become a
members and Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs) are not
Garden Judge you take two workshops and submit an
eligible for either of these awards.
application.  If you aren't a Garden Judge, you're missing
The names and accomplishments of all candidates will be
a little responsibility and a lot of fun. I hope you will
presented to the AHS Board by the AHS Awards and
consider it.
Honors Chairman prior to the Fall AHS Board Meeting.
When you attend Garden Judges Workshop 1, you get a
Final  selection  will  be  made  by  secret  ballot  of  the
review of all the various AHS awards.  Frankly, I found it
AHS Board. Announcement of the winners of both awards,
to be a little overwhelming the first time.  Not as bad as
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