SCD Awards

2014 Silver Award Winner Jo Ann Bradley

2014 South Central District Silver Honor Medal


Jo Ann Bradley 2014 Silver Award Winner

Each year the South Central District of the American Rose Society has the opportunity to award the American Rose Society Silver Honor Medal to any American Rose Society member who is an official member of the South Central District. This is the most prestigious award that can be made at the district level. The recipient must have provided meritorious service to the rose and its culture and demonstrated efforts to support the American Rose Society and its objectives within the South Central District.

The 2014 recipient of the South Central District Silver Honor Medal has been a local
society member since 1986 and a member of American Rose Society 24 years.

Specific service includes:

  • Local society - President, Treasurer, Membership Chairman and Board Member.
  • South Central District - Treasurer and Board Member.
  • American Rose Society - Attendance at numerous National Conventions and Rose Shows, serving as "Tally Master" at Tulsa (2003), Dallas (2004) and at the 2008 and 2010 all Mini Rose Shows.

"Meritorious service to the rose and its culture" has been demonstrated by working tirelessly in support of and promoting the American Rose Society, the South Central District and their local society for the past two decades. In particular, the recipient has used their training and professional skills in serving as "Tally Master" for rose shows at the local, district and national levels. No one does it better.

By unanimous vote, the District Awards Committee has selected Jo Ann Bradley as the recipient of the 2014 South Central District Silver Honor Medal.

2014 Bronze Award Winners

Houston Winner Fort Smith Rose Society Dallas Winner
Mary Bohn accepts award from Robin Hough Ralph Cooper presents the Bronze Award to Wade Brown Debra Bagley presents the award to Andy Black

 

 

Dr. Hough 2013 Silver Award Winner


Dr. Robin Hough 2013 Silver Award Winner

Each year the South Central District of the American Rose Society has the opportunity to award the American Rose Society Silver Honor Medal to any American Rose Society member who is an official member of the South Central District.

This is the most prestigious award that can be made at the district level. The recipient must have provided meritorious service to the rose and its culture and demonstrated efforts to support the American Rose Society and its objectives within the South Central Dis- trict.

Robin Hough, the 2013 recipient of the South Central District Silver Honor Medal, has been a local society member since 1985 and a mem- ber of American Rose Society 26 years and holds a lifetime membership. His many achievements and honors include Master Rosarian, Horticul- tural Judge, Arrangement Judge and the ARS Bronze Honor Medal.

Specific service includes:

  • Local society – President, Board Member, Program Chair, Judges Chair for the local rose show and regularly contributes articles for the newsletter;
  • South Central District – Chairman of Arrangement Judges, East Texas Area Chairman, and Director of Arrangement Judging Schools;
  • American Rose Society – Arrangement Committee and contributed articles for the American Rose Magazine.

“Meritorious service to the rose and its culture and support of the American Rose Society and its objectives within the South Central District” has been demonstrated by:

  • Presenting programs promoting the American Rose Society;
  • Authoring arrangement schedules for national, district and local rose shows;
  • Judging local, district along with national and international shows;
  • Hybridizing new cultivars of which Camden won Miniflora Queen at the Seattle National Show.

By unanimous vote, the District Awards Committee has selected Dr. Robin Z. Hough as the recipient of the 2013 South Central District Silver Honor Medal.

Outstanding Judge
Goes to Don Freeman


Ralph Cooper, SCD Horticultural Judges Chair, presents the Outstanding Judge Award to Don Freeman

The SCD Outstanding judge award for 2013 goes to a person that has dedicated his service to the city in which he lives offering his knowledge to the members of his society that wanted to be exhibitors and rose growers. Don Freeman’s efforts within the club and the district have not gone unnoticed and we are here to acknowl- edge his contributions by this presenting this award.

He is a Life Member of ARS, a member of Austin Rose Society and an outstanding Horticulture Judge.

We are pleased that we can recognize such a fine gen- tlemen who is both kind, generous and patient.

Outstanding CR Award Goes
to Don and Paula Adlong

CR Chairman Mike Becker, left, presents the Outstanding Consulting Rosarian Awards to Don and Paula Adlong

Congratulations to Don and Paula Adlong whom we are pleased to recognize as the 2013 Outstanding Consulting Ro- sarians for the South Central District.

This husband and wife team certainly deserves this award. They are fre- quently make local, state and national presentations on growing
and exhibiting roses. They are never too busy to answer the many questions they re- ceive about their favorite flower and hobby. Don and Paula developed several creative methods to support the growth of the Central Arkansas Rose Society. Developing a close connection with the Master Gardeners in their area is a key strategy.

Four years ago, the Adlongs were instrumental in designing and building a public rose garden thus bringing their Rose society members and the County Master Gardeners together. Their care for the garden, known as the "Legacy Garden," has left a legacy to this couple’s love for the rose and a living testament to their dedication to teaching others about roses. As editors of their local bulletin for many years , they write numerous articles on roses and keep everyone informed about the Happenings on Rose Ridge in Conway, Arkansas.

Claude Graves wins 2012 Silver Award

Claude Graves in his garden in Richardson, Texas
Claude Graves, winner of the 2012 Silver Award

The American Rose Society annually presents the Silver Honor Medal Award to a member of each of the affiliated Districts across the United States. This is the most prestigious ARS award given in honor of those singled out for outstanding service to their Local Rose Societies, the respective Districts and ARS. Consideration is given to those who serve these three levels of our rose family with distinction, but service to their Districts earns special consideration.

Those who receive this award are customarily strong supporters of their Local Societies and it is common that they receive the ARS Bronze Medal Award for their outstanding service. They earned the award, not only for their attendance of Local Society meetings but for their participation in local rose care and culture demonstrations, the writing of articles for publication in local and other far-reaching publications, the delivery of programs to garden clubs, other Rose Societies, etc. Such dedication of efforts to rose growing excellence can lead to receipt of the honor given to Consulting Rosarians, the Outstanding Consulting Rosarian Award. And the next level of achievement is signified by receiving the title of Master Rosarian.

Active Rose Exhibitor

It is customary that recipients of this award are active rose exhibitors at rose shows throughout wide areas. And it is quite common that they share their exhibiting excellence by becoming accredited Rose Judges.

Our Silver Honor Medal Awardee this evening is always available for participation in functions of the Local Societies, the South Central District and the ARS. He has served on the faculties of several Consulting Rosarian and Rose Judging Schools. Furthermore, he serves on two American Rose Center committees, and not surprisingly, he has Chaired an ARS National Convention. He has even served in leadership positions on multiple Local Rose Societies! Oh, and by the way, he has time to care for over 250 roses in his home garden, not to mention the time he has devoted to public rose gardens and demonstration projects.

If we need further confirmation of the worthiness of our 2012 Silver Honor Medal winner this evening} I might add that he has performed leadership roles in every event and project that I have mentioned tonight, and has received all those awards that I noted. Is that not impressive? Does this not emphasize the diligence and energy that is required to receive the Silver Honor Medal Award.

And is there a single one of you out there who hasn't guessed who our deserving winner is tonight? Of course not, he is The South Central District’s energy bunny — CLAUDE GRAVES!

ARS SILVER HONOR MEDAL RECIPIENTS
SOUTH CENTRAL DISTRICT

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1962 Oscar Chase
1965 J. M. Stroud
1966 Mrs. E. L. Lucas
1967 P. Hicks Daniel
1968 H. W. Olive
1969 Walter Forry
1972 Howard Walters
1974 Dr. Eldon Lyle
1975 F. O. “Gator” Dollinger
1976 Evan “Slats” Wathen
1977 John C. Walter
1978 Robert Huff
1979 Sid Shackleford
1980 Phil Gafford
1981 Robert Harvey
1982 Ernest Williams
1983 Dorothy Walter
1984 Horace Burdett
1985 Eddie J. Garcia
1986 Millie Walters
1987 A. J. “Pop” Warner
1988 Ivan Berger

1989 Raymond & Frances Hicks
1990 Imogene Watkins
1991 Bert Wheeler
1992 Blake Hedrick1993 John Houston
1994 Dale Dardeau
1995 Don & Pat Freeman
1996 Frank Lang
1997 Bobby Palmer
1998 Patsy Paschal
2000 Jim Galyean
2001 Norma Hedrick
2002 Baxter & Patsy Williams
2003 A. T. “Tommy” Hebert
2004 Jan Shannon
2005 Susan Barry
2006 Anna Staggs
2007 Ed Bradley
2008 Troy Garrett
2009 Ralph Cooper
2010 Dr. Don & Brenda Johnson
2011 Don & Paula Adlong
2012 Claude Graves
2013 Dr. Robin Hough