American Rhododendron Society
ARS District One (British Columbia, Canada)


District One Directors

Director - District 1: Chris Hodgson
Alternate Director - District 1: Chris Southwick

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  District One - Presidents' Meetings


Next District 1 Presidents' Meeting - Thursday March 28, 2019
The Spring Presidents' Meeting will be held on Thursday March 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon)
Location:   Brenda Macdonald and Sean Rafferty's home in Shirley, BC.



Previous District 1 Presidents' Meetings

Chapter Name and Other Abbreviations:
CVRS - Cowichan Valley Rhododendron Society,  FSRS - Fraser South Rhododendron Society,  MARS - Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society,  NIRS - North Island Rhododendron Society,  NRS - Nanaimo Rhododendron Society,  
VanRS - Vancouver Rhododendron Society, VicRS - Victoria Rhododendron Society,  JARS - Journal of the American Rhododendron Society,  Pres. - President,  VP - Vice President, Sec. - Secretary, Dir. - Director, D
1 - District 1 (ARS),  
ARS - American Rhododendron Society

 
Tuesday August 21, 2018 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at Diane Allen's home in Cobble Hill, BC.


Glen Jamieson (ARS JARS Editor, MARS Pres.),
Jake Ellis (NIRS VP), Brenda Macdonald (VicRS Pres.)


Marilyn Dawson (D1 Sec., MARS Sec.),
Liisa Rullo (NRS), Art Lightburn (NRS Dir.)
   


Ali Morris (CVRS VP), Linda Derkach (ARS Sec.,
MARS Past Pres.), Ken Webb (ARS Western VP),


Chris Southwick (D1 Alternate Dir.),
Chris Hodgson (D1 Dir., VanRS Pres.)
Missing from photo: Rosina Schmidt (NRS VP), Garth Wedemire (D1 Website)
 
March 20, 2018 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at the Bay Moorings Restaurant, Horseshoe Bay, BC.


Glen Jamieson (ARS JARS Editor, MARS Pres.), Chris Southwick (D1 Alternate Dir.), _______________??,
Maureen Denny (NIRS VP), Alan Campbell (CVRS), Diane Allen (CVRS), Marilyn Dawson
(D1 Sec.), Tom Nosella (VanRS), Karen Shuster (VanRS), Ken Webb (ARS Western VP),
Tony Ansdell (D1 Treasurer), Chris Hodgson (D1 Dir., VanRS Pres.)
Missing from photo: Judi Murakami (NIRS Pres.)

 
August 22, 2017 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at Alan and Gaylle McRae's home in Nanaimo, BC
 
March 4, 2017- District 1 Presidents' Meeting in Courtenay, BC hosted by the North Island Rhododendron Society

Allen McRae (NRS Pres.), Glen Jamieson (ARS JARS Editor, MARS VP), Linda Derkach (ARS Sec., MARS Pres.),
Marilyn Dawson (D1 Sec., MARS Sec.), Judi Murakami (NIRS Pres.), Chris Hodgson (D1 Dir., VanRS Pres.),
Ken Webb (ARS Western VP), Maureen Denny (NIRS VP), Barrie Agar (CVRS Pres.)
Missing from photo: Garth Wedemire (D1 Website)

 
August 23, 2016 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at Milner Gardens & Woodland, Qualicum Beach, BC
 
March 15, 2016 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at Ladner Legion, Ladner, BC
 
September 2, 2015 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at the Olive Grove Restaurant, Saanich, BC
 
March 26, 2015 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at the Quamichan Inn, Duncan, BC
 
August 12, 2014 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at Bay Moorings in Horseshoe Bay, BC
 
April 3, 2014 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at the Longwood Pub in Nanaimo, BC



back row: Tony Clayton (VanRS), Tony Ansdell (D1 Treasurer, MARS VP and Past Pres.), Glen Jamieson (ARS JARS Editor), Jake Ellis (NIRS VP), Paul Wurz (NIRS Pres.), John Deniseger (NRS VP), Ken Webb (D1 Director),
Al Campbell (CVRS), Craig Clarke (NRS Website), Ian Efford (CVRS), Art Lightburn (NRS Pres.) 
front row: Marilyn Dawson (D1 Secretary), Mary J. Parker (D1 Past Director), Norma Senn (VicRS Pres.),
Sandra Stevenson (CVRS Pres.), Linda Derkach (MARS Pres.), Susan Lightburn (NRS)
( photo taken by Susan Lightburn )

 
August 20, 2013 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at Milner Gardens and Woodland, Qualicum, BC


back row:
Sandra Stevenson (CVRS Pres.), Linda Derkach (MARS Pres.), Ian Efford (CVRS Past Pres.),
Norma Senn (VicRS Pres.), John Deniseger (NRS), Art Lightburn (NRS Pres.), Mary J. Parker (D1 Past Director),
Glen Jamieson (ARS JARS Editor), Chris Southwick (NRS), Marilyn Dawson (D1 Secretary), Terry Richmond (MARS),
Calvin Parsons (VicRS Past Pres.), Jake Ellis (NIRS VP)  
front row:
Garth Wedemire (D1 Website), Paul Wurz (NIRS Pres.), Tony Ansdell (D1 Treasurer), Ken Webb (D1 Director) 
Missing from photo: Bernda Macdonald (FSRS Pres.) and Sean Rafferty (VanRS VP)
( photo taken by Geoff Ball )

 
March 19, 2013 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at the ABC Restaurant, White Rock, Sue Klapwijk Garden and Nursery


August 21, 2012 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at Comox United Church

front row: L-R: Sandra Stevenson (CVRS VP), Paul Wurz (NIRS Pres.), Diana Scott (NIRS Past Pres.)
Ken Webb (D1 Alternate Director), Mary J. Parker (D1 Director), Brenda McDonald (FSRS Pres.),
Ian Efford (CVRS Pres.), Glen Jamieson (ARS JARS Editor)  
back row:
Tony Ansdell (D1 Treasurer), Ken Jones (MARS Pres.), Lois Blackmore (VicRS),
Marilyn Dawson (D1 Secretary), Madeleine Webb (VicRS)
Missing from photo: Art Lightburn (NRS Pres.), Dave Godfrey (NIRS)
( photo taken by Dave Godfrey )
 
March 13, 2012 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at Lake Cowichan. BC

from left to right: Sandra Stevenson (CVRS VP), Calvin Parsons (VicRS Pres.), Tony Ansdell (D1 Treasurer),
John Deniseger (NRS), __,Ken Webb (D1 Alternate Director), ___, Ingeborg Woodsworth (CVRS),
Brenda Macdonald (FSRS Pres.), Tony Clayton (VanRS), Ron Knight, Glenda Barr (NRS),
Mary J. Parker (D1 Director), Diana Scott (NIRS), Paul Wurz(NIRS), Ian Efford (CVRS Pres.), 
missing from photo: Garth Wedemire (D1 Website)
 
August 17, 2010 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at "The Glades", South Surrey


top row - James DeWolf, Chuck Floyd, Gerry Moore, John Deniseger, Garth Wedemire, Glen Jamieson
middle row - Elfriede DeWolf, Tony Ansdell, Ann Robertson, Mary Parker, Jacqueline Bradbury, Chris Hodgson
front row - Harry Wright

( photo taken by June Bouchard )

 
March 3, 2009 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting hosted by MARS Chapter at Lightburns' Garden, Nanoose Bay, BC


Standing: Art Lightburn (MARS), Don Haslam (VanRS), Avril Wedemire (FVRS), Paul Lawry (NRS), David Annis (CVRS Pres.), Noni Godfrey (NIRS), Sean Rafferty (FSRS/VanRS), Ron McMaster (MARS), Garth Wedemire (FVRS)   Kneeling: Ron Knight (Dist. 1 Director), Harry Wright (NIRS Past Pres.), Diana Scott (NIRS Pres.), Chris Hodgson (PARS), Dave Godfrey (NIRS)
( photo taken by Susan Lightburn in the Lightburn's garden )

 
August 19, 2007 - District 1 Presidents' Meeting at the home of Glen Patterson in Vancouver, BC


top row - Chris Southwick, Ron Knight, Art Lightburn, Alan Campbell
middle row - John Gardner, Bill McMillan, Sean Rafferty, Paul Lawry, Ingeborg Woodsworth, John England
front row - Harry Wright, Joanne Ronsley, Brenda Macdonald, Karen Morrison, Tony Ansdell
( photo taken by Glen Patterson at his Vancouver - Coal Harbour garden )

 
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