Maureen Denny

Bronze Medal Awarded to NIRS Member

Maureen Denny – September 14th, 2021

NIRS Bronze Medal Award:

It was with great pleasure that President Dave Godfrey presented the American Rhododendron Society Bronze Medal to Maureen Denny on September 14, 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.

Maureen joined the club in October 2011, and has been a valued and active member throughout the years. Always willing to help, Maureen first offered to assist with our Social Committee, and in 2016 became NIRS Vice President. After two years of supporting the club and taking on various additional responsibilities as VP, Maureen was elected President in 2018 and with her calm and reflective leadership capably guided the club over the following two years.

Having been a regular attendee at the work parties for our Comox Valley Rhododendron Garden for many years, Maureen took on the role of CVRG Director in September 2018 and has organized the work parties and coordinated with the City of Courtenay with competence and efficiency. Over the years Maureen has contributed to our annual fundraising Rhodo/Plant Sales and Garden Tour committees, and been an active participant in our various social events. As a member of the NIRS Propagation group, Maureen participates in meetings and workshops and is a regular at the work parties and sales. Maureen has recently taken on the role of Publicity Director to connect with the public and our local media. Maureen can always be counted on to pitch in, and when not ‘up front’ in a leadership role, can be seen working quietly in the background.

Maureen was in the nursery trade for many years and has a broad knowledge of plants and their care. In her modest yet confident way Maureen is always willing to share, and her experience and expertise have been greatly appreciated by club members and community groups.

We thank Maureen for her many contributions to the Club 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 Maureen Denny for the Bronze Medal Award for her many years of service and continued dedication to the Society – September 2021“.

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