Jo Ann Foster – June 17th, 1995
NIRS Bronze Medal Award:
Jo Ann was a founding member of the North Island Rhododendron Society. She has been president, on the executive, and an active director of the American Rhododendron Society. An inspiration to everyone she meets, her garden is a showpiece of beautiful and unusual rhododendrons.
In frequent trips to the States, she mastered the customs forms and brought many specimens of rhododendrons back to Canada as well as a wealth of horticultural books. We thank Jo Ann for her generous dedication of time and energy to our club as we present her with a Bronze Medal Award.