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Annual Founders Award Night

The Western Horticultural Society Founder's Award was established in honor of those who had the vision and desire to create a fellowship of nurserymen, other professionals in the field and the ordinary gardener with like-minded interests.

The focus of the Founder's Award Committee has been to bestow the award to those who have been participating through the years. There are a few of the early members still involved in the society. Most of these have been members of the Board of Directors and have made many solid contributions to the betterment of the society. Their efforts brought new members, new ideas and new activities through years of transition and growth. It is with these thoughts and gratitude to all our dedicated members that the WHS plans to present the Founder's Award in future years.


Our Founders Award Recipients, taken January 2014
Photo by Judy Wong
Leslie Dean, Betsy Clebsch, Mary Kaye, Dick Dunmire, Barbara Worl



Previous Founders Award Nights

   2004 Founders Award  John R. (Dick) Dunmire
   2005 Founders Award  John E. Coulter
   2006 Founders Award  Elizabeth C. Garbett
   2007 Founders Award  Barbara Worl

 2008 Founders Award

 Betsy Clebsch
   2009 Founders Award  Barrie and Carol Coate
   2010 Founders Award  Sally Casey
   2011 Founders Award  Bill Kurtz
   2012 Founders Award  Mary Kaye
   2013 Founders Award Leslie Dean
   2014 Founders Award Nancy Schramm
   2015 Founders Award Pat and Colin Knight
   2016 Founders Award Tribute to Dick and Helene Dunmire



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