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Welcome to the Homepage of the De Anza Chapter
of the American Rhododendron Society!


Who We Are:

The American Rhododendron Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in and to disseminate information about the genus Rhododendron.  Members' experience ranges from novice to expert.  Society activities include public education, flower shows, seed exchanges, scientific studies, and communication through publications and local and national meetings.  ARS chapters are located throughout the United States and Canada and in Denmark, Finland, Holland, Scotland, Sweden and Sikkim.

The De Anza Chapter is composed of American Rhododendron Society members who hold meetings and sponsor events in the "Silicon-Valley" region of Northern California.  Non-members and guests are always welcome to attend Chapter meetings and events.

President:  Alma Fletcher………
Secretary: Erika Enos ..........

Next Meeting:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 5pm to 8pm
At Nan Ray's House
848 Magnolia, Menlo Park

 First Meeting of the Season & Potluck

A social get together and cuttings / plant exchange
will be from 5 to 6:30. Potluck from 6:30 til 8 pm.

The Chapter will provide a main dish plus drinks and utensils,
members should provide the following (to serve 6):

Appetizers: Last name starting with "S — Z"

Side Dishes & Salads: Last name starting with "A — I"

Desserts: Last Name starting with "J — R"

Welcome to new Board Members: Mark Davis & Cheriel Jensen


What's Happening:

Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2015-16 Season
• Sep 16:     First meeting & potluck of the season
• Oct 21:     Dennis McKiver - Rhododendron grower
• Nov 18:    Jason Martinez - Travels with Steve Hootman to India
• Dec ?        Holiday Party - T B D
• Jan 20:    Arnie Kornez - More about Japanese Maples
• Feb 17:     The Bee Guy - Info about the state of bees
• Mar 16:    T B D
• Apr 20:    T B D / Planning our Plant Sale
• May 18:   T B D
• Jun ?         End of Season Meeting & Picnic

Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
Sep 19:   Los Altos Garden Club Plant Exchange: Sat morning 10 am til 1pm, Hillview Community Playing Fields, Hillview Ave, Los Altose
Oct 16 -17:   ARS Fall Conference, Islandia Marriott Hotel, Islandia, NY

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