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AHS NEWSLETTER AWARDS

Best Regional Newsletter

2015 Winner - Great Lakes Daylily
         Winnie Garabis, Editor, Region 2


A plaque is given annually to the editor of the best regional newsletter. A committee of 3 past AHS Presidents makes nominations, and the AHS Board of Directors makes final selection. Past winners with year the award is presented:

Year Editor Region
1976 Sarah Sikes 14
1977 Elizabeth Anne Hudson 12
1978 John M. Allgood 15
1979 Kenneth Durio 13
1980 B. F. Ater 6
1981 Peggy Estes 11
1982 Gene Crocker 15
1983 Frances Gatlin 11
1984 Joyce Lewis 6
1985 Dorothea Boldt 13
1986 Kenneth D. Cobb, III 15
1987 Patricia Steinborn 11
1988 Nell Crandall 6
1989 Edith Butler 12
1990 Eleanor Warren 14
1991 Eugene Oregeron 6
1991 (Tie) Jean Swann 5
1992 Earlene Garber 13
1993 Earlene Garber 13
1994 Joanne Fink 11
1995 Betts Daume 8
1996 Richard K. Dixon 11
1997 Keith Kinney 6
1998 Tom Rood 4
1999 Barbara Dean 11
2000 Lee Pickles 10
2001 Allen McLain 14
2002 Muriel Walker 13
2003 Brenda Macy 10
2004 Brenda Macy 10
2005 Kaye Arnold 15
2006 Pat Loveland (Tie) 8
2006 Oliver Billingslea (Tie) 14
2007 Narda Jones 2
2008 Oliver Billingslea 14
2009 Narda Jones 2
2010 Linda Sue Barnes 15
2011 Kyle Billadeau 1
2012 Linda Sue Barnes 15
2013 Kyle Billadeau 1
2014 Adele Keohan 4
2015 Winnie Garabis 2

Best Use of Pictures & Graphic Art

The award is presented annually to the editor of the winning regional newsletter. Nominations are made by a committee of 3 AHS past presidents, and final selection is made by a panel of experts appointed by the Chairman of Regional Officers.

2015 Winner:
The Georgia Daylily
Region 5
Sue Calbreath, Editor

Best Articles The nomination and selection process is the same as for Pictures & Graphic Art. There are presently 14 different award categories. 

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  • Best Article About Cultivars
       Nick Chase,"September Blooms", Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great NortheastFall 2014
  • Best Article About Gardens
        Pam Erikson, “The Saga of the 2014 Region 8 Summer Meeting", Region 8 Newsletter, The Pacific Daylily, Fall 2014
  • Best Article About a Hybridizer
        Tim Herrington, “Tim Bell: Achieving the ‘Daylily Triple Crown’ “, Region 5 Newsletter, The Georgia Daylily, Su/Fall 2014
  • Best Article About Daylily Culture
        Michelle Peterson, “A Lasagna That’s Molto Bene", Region 12 Newsletter, The Daylilian, Spring 2014
  • Best Scientific Article
        Roland R. Tremblay, Ph.D.DSc, “Daylilies as Plant Models: Why Not?", Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Fall 2014
  • Best Article Using Humor
        A. W. Shucks, “Free at Last", Region 15 Newsletter, The Hem-alina, Spring 201
  • Best Article About Hybridizing
        Daniel LippĂ©, “New Members Corner", Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Spring 2014
  • Best Article Demonstrating a Specific Aspect of Garden Design
        Michelle Peterson, “Companion Plants for Daylilies", Region12 Newsletter, The Daylilian, Fall 2014
  • Best Article About Photographing Daylilies
        No winner
  • Best Article About Gardening Technology
          Elizabeth Trotter, “A Message From Your Regional Historian”, Region 10 Newsletter, The Daylily Appeal, Spring/Summer 2014
  • Best Article Featuring Historical Aspects
          Ken Cobb, “Dr. James F. Miles Honored Beyond His Time”, Region 15 Newsletter, The Hem-alina, Fall/Winter 2014
  • Best Article About Daylily Personalities
          Jackie Nickolson, “My Friend - Ruby Sullivan - 100 Years Young!!", Region 5 Newsletter, The Georgia Daylily, Su/Fall 2014
  • Best Youth Article
          Judy Heath, “Attracting Youth to Daylilies”, Region 2 Newsletter, Great Lakes Daylily, Spring 2014
  • Editorial Special Award
          Cheryl Taylor, “Ten Rules for Garden Owners' ", Region 4 Newsletter, Daylilies in the Great Northeast, Spring 2014
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