Carolyn Chester

Bronze Medal Awarded to NIRS Member

Carolyn Chester – December 14th, 2021

NIRS Bronze Medal Award:

It was with great pleasure that President Dave Godfrey presented the American Rhododendron Society Bronze Medal to Carolyn Chester on December 14th, 2021. The ARS Bronze Medal is awarded for outstanding contributions to a Chapter and is the highest commendation awarded by a local Chapter in the Society.

Carolyn joined the North Island chapter in January 2014 and in September of that year took on the position of club Secretary. Over the past seven years, Carolyn has been a respected member of the NIRS Board, recording the meeting minutes and maintaining the records of the Society. Carolyn has always taken an active role, and in her positive and friendly manner has participated in the many social activities and work parties throughout the years. Since joining she has been part of the Garden Tour committee each year and has hosted several member events in the beautiful Chester Garden.

Active in the propagation group, Carolyn has been a regular member at the workshops, work parties and plant sales. She hosted the club’s June picnic in 2015 and, in the absence of the public plant sale, has offered her garden/driveway to hold the ‘Member’s Only’ plant sales for the past two years. Carolyn has been supportive of the club and its many activities over the years and is a much-valued member of our Society. We thank Carolyn for her many contributions and congratulate her on being awarded the ARS Bronze Medal by the North Island Rhododendron Society.

The Bronze Medal was presented as part of a framed certificate stating: “The American Rhododendron Society North Island Chapter Recognizes Carolyn Chester for the Bronze Medal Award for her many years of service and continued dedication to the Society – December 2021“.

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