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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:  Christy Hartsell..........
Secretary: Erika Enos ..........

Next Meeting:

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - noon to 2pm
At Belinda Brent's Home
341 Grove Dr, Portola Valley

 End of Season Potluck & Meeting

The Chapter will provide a main dish plus drinks and utensils,
members should provide the following (to serve 8):

Appetizers: Last name starting with "J — R"

Side Dishes & Salads: Last name starting with "S — Z"

Desserts: Last Name starting with "A — I"

Please RSVP to: Erica at or Nan at

Direction to the Brent's -

Take Highway 280...

From the North: take Sandhill exit and turn left onto to Portola Rd, left onto Grove.
From the South: take Alpine exit, right onto Portola Rd & turn right onto Grove.

Please park on the street and walk up the long driveway.  There will be directional signs to guide you.  ' Lunch will be in the meadow.  Wear comfortable clothes & shoes and bring a sweater/jacket in case the weather gets chilly.


What's Happening:

Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2015-16 Season
Jun 14, 2015:     End of Season Meeting & Pot Luck Picnic @ Belinda Brent's Garden


Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
Apr 18:         Cal Chapter Show & Sale
May 2-3:      Ft Bragg Show & Sale
May 6-10:    ARS Annual Convention, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

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