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AHS Officers and Committees Summary, 2017

President
Nikki Schmith 
424 Pheasant Ct. 
Worden IL 62097 
248-739-9006
president@daylilies.org

Vice President

Charles Douglas  
13515 Brown’s Ferry Road  
Georgetown, SC 29440  
843-240-2531
vicepresident@daylilies.org 

Chief Financial Officer

Lois Hart
P.O. Box 100   
Louisburg, KS 66053-0100
913-837-5209 
cfo@daylilies.org


Executive Committee
       Charles Douglas, Vice President
       Lois Hart, Chief Financial Officer and Publications
       Barbara Kirby, Exhibitions
       Betty Roberts, Regional Officers
       Kathleen Schloeder, Endowments
       Beverly Winkelman, Membership


  
Structure of Core Committees 

President – Nikki Schmith  
        Archives and History – Ken Cobb
        Audit Committee – 
Members of the Board
        Parliamentarian, General Counsel – Bret Clement
        Policies and Procedures – Oliver Billingslea
        Technology / Webmaster – Tim Fehr 
        Portal General Manager - Mary Collier Fisher
              
Awards and Honors – Melodye Campbell
        Photography and Video Awards – Debbie Monbeck

Exhibitions –
 Barbara Kirby
        Exhibition Judges Records – Joann Stewart

Finance & Compensation
 – Lois Hart
        Treasurer (Finance) – Kyle Billadeau
        Endowments (Finance) – Kathleen Schloeder

Judges’ Education – Jack Alexander
        Exhibition Judges Expediter – Katherine Reed 
        Garden Judges Expediter – Gary M. Jones
        Exhibition Judges Records 
– Joann Stewart 
        Garden Judges Records
– Pat Soileau

Long Range Planning – Marcia Zech
        Conventions – Judie Branson 

Membership –Beverly Winkelman
        Executive Secretary – Pat Mercer
        International Membership – Maureen Strong

Marketing –Nicole DeVito
         Visual and Social Media – Jacob Braun
                           E-News Editor – Jacob Braun
        Popularity Poll – John Martin
        Display Gardens – Mary Lou Lundblade
        Local Club Liaison –
        Public Outreach -
       
Youth – Kathy D’Alessandro

Special Projects – Oliver Billingslea 

Publications – Lois Hart 
        Executive Editor & Ad Sales Manager, The Daylily Journal – Meg McKenzie Ryan
        Publication Services Manager – Brenda Macy
        Round Robins – Laura Teague
        Checklist Editor – Claude Carpenter

Regional Officers – Betty Roberts

Registration –Kathleen Nordstrom
        Registrar – Elizabeth Trotter
        Name Approval – Committee
        Registration Image Collection Sub-Committee – Debbie Monbeck, Chair
        Registration Data Collection Sub-Committee – Janice Wood, Chair
              
Scientific Studies
 –Dr. Scott Elliott

Technology – Tim Fehr
        Website – Tim Fehr
        Portal General Manager
– Mary Collier Fisher
        Portal Community Manager and Portal Store – Claude Carpenter
        Portal Membership Director – Sandy Holmes

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AHS Officers, 2017

President
Nikki Schmith 
424 Pheasant Ct. 
Worden IL 62097 
248-739-9006
president@daylilies.org

Vice President

Charles Douglas  
13515 Brown’s Ferry Road  
Georgetown, SC 29440  
843-240-2531
vicepresident@daylilies.org 

Chief Financial Officer

Lois Hart
P.O. Box 100   
Louisburg, KS 66053-0100
913-837-5209 
cfo@daylilies.org

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Board of Directors, 2017
* Denotes Executive Committee

Region 1 
Kathleen Nordstrom,  Registration
22065 605th Street
Dodge Center, MN 55927
701-202-0404
registrationchair@daylilies.org
2018 – 1st term

Region 2 
*Nikki Schmith, President
424 Pheasant Court  
Worden, IL 62097  
248-739-9006
president@daylilies.org 
2016- 1st term

Region 3 
*Kathleen Schloeder, Endowments 
2501 St. John Place 
Alexandria, VA 22311  
703-671-6635
endowments@daylilies.org 
2018 – 1st term

Region 4 
Melodye Campbell, Awards and Honors
21 Ambleside Drive  
Fairport, NY 14450-3212  
585-749-7433
awards@daylilies.org
2017 – 2nd term

Region 5 
*Barbara Kirby, Exhibitions
102 Haag Drive  
Warner Robins, GA 31093-1000  
478-922-8416 (home) 
exhibitions@daylilies.org
2017 – 2nd term

Region 6 
*Beverly Winkelman, Membership  
17103 Herridge Rd
Pearland, TX 77584
832-567-4706
membership@daylilies.org  
2019-1st term

Region 7 
Jeff Corbett, Scientific Studies Committee Member
1160 South Bluff Drive
Roseville, CA 95678
Cell: 916-206-6777
ja.corbett1@comcast.net     
2017 – 1st term

Region 8 
Marcia Zech, Long Range Planning
3041 60th Avenue, S.E.  
Mercer Island, WA 98040  
206-232-9838   (CP)206-920-3215
planning@daylilies.org
2018- 2nd term

Region 9 
*Betty Roberts, Regional Officers  
9055 Melbourne Drive   
Colorado Springs, CO 80920-7713 
719-282-9642
regionalofficers@daylilies.org
2018- 2nd term

Region 10 
Mary Ann Duncan
2885 Graig Ct
Lexington, KY 40503-2805
859-277-6446
madunc859@gmail.com

Region 11 
*Lois Hart, CFO and Publications
P.O. Box 100   
Louisburg, KS 66053-0100  
913-837-5209
publications@daylilies.org or cfo@daylilies.org
2018 – 2nd term

Region 12 
Nicole DeVito, Marketing
34826 La Place Court   
Eustis, Florida 32736 
(352) 589-6698
marketing@daylilies.org
2019- 1st Term

Region 13 
Judie Branson, Conventions  
2301 Woodland Ave 
Springdale, AR 72762 
479-841-6173
conventions@daylilies.org 
2019- 1st Term

Region 14 
Oliver Billingslea, Special Projects and Policies & Procedures
6291 Thach Road  
Montgomery, AL 36117  
334-277-0994
specialprojects@daylilies.org
2016- 1st term

Region 15
*Charles Douglas, Vice President / Ombudsman
13515 Brown’s Ferry Road  
Georgetown, SC 29440   843-240-2531
vicepresident@daylilies.org 
2017- 1st term

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Administrative Staff, 2017
(Overseeing Committees are shown in parentheses)

Executive Editor, The Daylily Journal and Advertising Sales Manager (Publications) 
Meg McKenzie Ryan
1936 Wensley Avenue
El Centro, CA 92243 
760-235-8243 (voice); 760-337-2139 (fax)
journal@daylilies.org

Executive Secretary (Membership) 
Pat Mercer
P.O. Box 10
Dexter, GA 31019
478-875-4110
secretary@daylilies.org or renewal@daylilies.org

Parliamentarian, General Counsel (President) 
Bret Clement
13816 Laredo Drive 
Carmel, IN 46032 
317-908-5303
counsel@daylilies.org

Publication Services Manager (Publications) 
Brenda Macy
109 West Poplar Street 
Elizabethtown, KY 42701 
270-737-9058
pubsales@daylilies.org

Registrar (Registrations) 
Elizabeth Trotter
421 Mt Gilead Road  
Georgetown, KY  40324-8936  
502-857-8600
registrar@daylilies.org

Treasurer (Finance) 
Kyle Billadeau
2916 Spy Glass Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
612-298-5607
treasurer@daylilies.org

Webmaster (President, Member of Publications & Technology Committees) 
Timothy J. Fehr
3115 Gregory Lane  
Eau Claire, WI 54703-1139  
715-579-9981
webmaster@daylilies.org

 
 

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Special Chairmen, 2017
(Overseeing Committees are shown in parentheses)

AHS Archives and History Committee (President)
       Ken Cobb

       7301 Grist Mill Road
       Raleigh, NC 27615  
       919-847-0820
       archivist@daylilies.org 

Conventions (Long Range Planning)
      Judie Branson, Conventions  
      2301 Woodland Ave 
      Springdale, AR 72762 
      479-841-6173
      conventions@daylilies.org 

Display Gardens and Daylily Cities (Marketing)
       Mary Lou Lundblade
       511 W. Ness  
       Valley Center, KS 67147-4920  
       316-755-1964
       displaygardens@daylilies.org
       From Dec. 1 to Apr. 1:
       Unit 202  
       102 E. Pleasant St.   
       Avon Park, FL 33825  
       863-452-2612
            
Endowments (President) 
       Kathleen Schloeder 
       2501 St. John Place 
       Alexandria, VA 22311  
       703-671-6635
       endowments@daylilies.org 

Exhibition Judges Expediter (Exhibitions and Judges Education)
      Katherine Reed
      36 Naushon Road 
      Pawtucket RI 02861    
      401 359 7361
      exhibitionclinics@daylilies.org 

Exhibition Judges Records (Exhibitions and Judges Education) 
      Joann Stewart
      2300 Simonton Bridge Road    
      Watkinsville, GA 30677-2167  
      706-769-7652
      exhibitionjudges@daylilies.org 

E-News (Marketing)
      Jacob Braun
      5307 N. Hamilton Rd.
      Peoria IL 61614 US
      309-643-2299
      daylilyenews@daylilies.org

Garden Judges Expediter (Awards and Honors and Judges Education) 
       Gary Jones
       40 Woodstock Meadows   
       Woodstock, CT 06281   
       860-928-0198
       gardenworkshops@daylilies.org 

Historic Daylilies Sub Committee (Registration)
       Debbie Butler Monbeck
       2700 Switzer Road 
       Frankfort, KY 40601 
       502-695-3178
       historic@daylilies.org

International Membership Chair (Membership)
       Maureen Strong
       
48 Lakeshore Drive 
       Stoney Creek, ON Canada L8E 5C7
       905-643-3271 
       international@daylilies.org

Marketing (Membership)
       Nicole DeVito
       34826 La Place Ct 
       Eustis, FL 32736-3238 
       407-709-1336
       marketing@daylilies.org

Policies and Procedures (President)
      
Oliver Billingslea
      6291 Thach Road     
      Montgomery, AL 36117
      334-277-0994
      policy@daylilies.org 

Popularity Poll (Marketing)
 
       John Martin
       134 Broad River Run 
       Rutherfordton, NC  28139-7395  
       828 288 -3071
       poppoll@daylilies.org 

Registration Data Collection Sub-Committee (Registration) 
       Janice Wood 
       8379 Rivertrail Cove
       Cordova, TN 38018
       901-753-2337
       datacollection@daylilies.org

Round Robins (Publications) 
       Laura Teague
       30 Carroll Gentry Road
       Madisonville, KY 42431
       270-821-3472
       roundrobins@daylilies.org

Scientific Studies Committee (President) 
       Dr. Scott Elliott
       658 Edward Smith Rd. 
       Ellabell, GA 31308 
       912-596-7252
       science@daylilies.org

Technology (President) 
     Tim Fehr
     3115 Gregory Lane
     Eau Claire, WI 54703-1139  
     715-579-9981
     technology@daylilies.org 

Video and Photographic Awards Sub-Committee (Awards and Honors) 
      Debbie Butler Monbeck
       2700 Switzer Road 
       Frankfort, KY 40601 
       502-695-3178
       photographyawards@daylilies.org 

Youth (Membership) 
       Kathy D'Alessandro
       2076 Silo Lane
       
East Greenville, PA 18041
       215-679-8910
       youth@daylilies.org 

AHS Portal Staff, 2017

General Manager (President)
       Mary Collier Fisher
       32 Mylod Street
       Walpole, MA 02081      
       508-668-7399
       portalgeneralmanager@daylilies.org 

Community Manager and Portal Store
      Claude Carpenter
      
6075 Vickery Pt.
      
Cumming, GA 30040
      678-469-4731 
      portalcommunitymanager@daylilies.org or portalstore@daylilies.org 

Membership Director
       Sandy Holmes
       1950 North Regent Park
       Bellbrook, OH 45305
       937-287-8122
       portalmembership@daylilies.org 


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AHS 2017 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

Archives and History Committee:  Ken Cobb (NC) Archivist/Historian, Chair; Betsey Clark (ME); Patsy Cunningham (RI); Rachel Flaksman (RI); Susan Holland (ND) Ray Houston (TX); Diane Pruden (MI); John Ware (VA); and all Regional Archivists/Historians 

Awards and Honors Committee:  Melodye Campbell (NY), Chair; Judie Branson (AR); Don Herr (PA); Tim Herrington (GA); Steve Horan (MN); Tee Money (AL); Debbie Monbeck (KY); Bill Monroe (LA); Ginny Pearce (OH); Christine Petersen (NY)

Compensation Committee
:  Bob (John) Martin (FL), Chief Financial Officer, Chair; Charles Douglas (SC), Vice President; Nikki Schmith (IL), President; Maureen Valenza (TX), Membership; and Lois Hart (KS), Publications 

Conventions:  Eddie Raye Andrews (TX), Chair; Charles and Cynthia Lucius (OH) 

Display Gardens Committee:  Mary Lou Lundblade (KS/FL), Chair; Dorothian Meyer (MI) and Cathy Minkler (KS)

E-News: Elizabeth Trotter (KY), Chair; Sue Bergeron (ON, Canada); Ken Cobb (NC); Nikki Schmith (IL); Jacob Braun (IL); and John Ware (VA) 

Endowments Committee:  Kathleen Schloeder (VA), Chair; John Falck (AL); Ed Herringshaw (LA); Ottis Houston (FL); William C. “Bill” Monroe (LA): Gilbert Stelter,  (ON, Canada);  and Marcia Zech (WA) 

Exhibitions Committee: Barbara Kirby (GA), Chair; Paulette Miller (VA); Nikki Schmith (IL); Joann Stewart, (GA) and Marion Tyus (GA) 

Exhibition Judges Clinics Expediter: Katherine Reed (RI), Chair; Luann Madden (NY);Margo Reed (VA); Elisabeth Lassanyi (CA); Brad Swedlund (UT) and Joann Stewart (GA).

Exhibitions Judges’ Records:  Joann Stewart (GA), Chair; Eloise Koonce (AZ); Margo Reed (VA); Katherine Reed (RI); Jack Alexander(TN); Scott Elliott (GA); and Dr. Robert O. Stanton (NY)

Finance Committee: Bob (John) Martin, Chief Financial Officer, Chair; Kyle Billadeau (MN) Treasurer; Nikki Schmith (IL), AHS President; Nancy Falck (AL); Mary Collier Fisher (MA); David Jewell ( ON, Canada); Kathleen Schloeder (VA ), Endowments; and Gary Rieben (UT) 

Garden Judges Records: Pat Soileau (LA), Chair and all Regional Garden Judges Liaisons 

Garden Judges Expediter: Gary Jones (CT) 

Historic Daylilies Sub Committee of Registration:
 Debbie Butler Monbeck (KY) Chair; Linda Sue Barnes (NC); Oliver Billingslea (AL); Mark Cook (FL); Nancy Falck (AL); Bryce Farnsworth (ND); Janice Kennedy (VA); Debra Scott (CO); John Stahl (NY); Gil Stelter (ON, Canada); Maureen Strong (ON, Canada ); John Ware (VA); and LaVere Webster (MI) 

International Membership: Maureen Strong (ON, Canada), Chair 

Judges’ Education Committee: Dr. Scott Elliot, Chair; Exhibitions: Barbara Kirby (GA); Mary Collier Fisher (MA); David Kirchhoff (KY); Dr. Robert O. Stanton (NY); Katherine Reed (RI); Garden: Michael Bouman (MO); Sandy Holmes (OH); Adele Keohan (MA); Advisors: Nancy Falck (AL); Gary Jones (CT); Betty Roberts (CO) and Joann Stewart (GA) 

Long Range Planning Committee: Marcia Zech (WA), Chair; Eddie Raye Andrews, Conventions (TX); Kyle Billadeau (MN); Kyle Kunze (CA); Bill Maryott (CA); Pat Soileau (LA); and Maureen Strong (ON, Canada) 

Marketing Committee:  William C. “Bill” Monroe (LA): Chair; Charlie Dorsey (OH); Joe Goudeau (LA); Maureen Strong (ON, Canada); and Elizabeth Trotter (KY) 

Media Library
: Dr. Charles Harper (OH), Chair 

Membership Committee:
 Maureen Valenza (TX),Chair; Kathy D’Alessandro (PA), Youth Chair; Clint Fussell (FL); Pat Mercer (GA), Executive Secretary; and Maureen Strong (ON, Canada) International Membership Chair 

Portal Site Management: Mary Collier Fisher (MA), General Manager; Claude Carpenter (GA) Community Manager; Clint Fussell (FL); Community Calendar; Sandy Holmes (OH);  Backend Membership Manager; Mike Longo (HI), Technical Director; Pat Mercer, Executive Secretary, Membership 

Photography and Video Awards Subcommittee of Awards and Honors: Dr. Charles Harper (OH), Chair; Oliver Billingslea (AL); Claude Carpenter (GA); Tee Money (AL); and Winnie Garabis (OH)

Policy & Procedures:  Kathleen Nordstrom (MN), Chair; Maurice Greene (TN); Mary Collier Fisher (MA) and Elizabeth Trotter (KY)

Popularity Poll:  Dorothian Meyer (MI), Chair; All Regional Publicity Directors and Regional Popularity Poll Tabulators 

Publications Committee:  Lois Hart (KS), Chair; Kyle Billadeau (MN); Bob Martin (FL); Oliver Billingslea (AL); Bret Clement (IN); Nikki Schmith (IL); Scott Elliott (GA); Tim Fehr (WI) Webmaster; Brenda Macy (KY); Bob Martin (FL); Nan Ripley (IA); Meg McKenzie Ryan (CA), Executive Editor, The Daylily Journal; and Marcia Zech (WA)

Regional Officers and Newsletter Awards Sub Committee
: Betty Roberts (CO), Chair; All Regional Officers 

Registration Committee:  Kathleen Nordstrom (MN) and Kevin Walek (VA), Co-Chairs;  Debbie Butler Monbeck, Chair of Historic Daylilies Sub Committee; John Eiseman, Registration Database on CD; Gary Rieben (UT), Chair of Name Review Subcommittee; Elizabeth Trotter (KY), Registrar; and Janice Wood (TN), Chair of Registration Data Collection Sub Committee

Registration Name Review Committee: Gary Rieben (UT), Chair; Gail Korn, (NE); Lanny Morry (Ont, CA); Melanie Mason (NY); Kevin Walek (VA); Maureen Strong (ON, Canada); Kathleen Nordstrom (MN); Elizabeth Trotter (KY); and Melodye Campbell (NY).

Registration Data Sub Committee of Registration: Janice Wood (TN), Chair 

Round Robins:  Laura Teague (KY) Chair 

Scientific Studies Committee: Scott Elliott, Ph. D., Chair, Patricia Henley, Ph. D., Gus Guzinski, Ph. D., Sue Bergeron, Mike Huben, Pat Stamile, M. A., Kevin Vaughn, Ph. D., Henry Bradford, Ph. D., Linda Sue Barnes, Ph. D.

Special Projects: Oliver Billingslea (AL), Chair

Technology Committee:] Tim Fehr (WI)  Chair; Webmaster; Mary Collier Fisher (MA) Portal General Manager; Jacob Braun (IL)  AHS Social Media Chair; Rebecca Board (NC); Charlie Dorsey (OH)

The Daylily Journal Editorial Board: Bret Clement (IN), General Counsel; Mary Collier Fisher (MA), Member-at-Large; Nikki Schmith (IL), AHS President; Mike Huben (MA), Assistant Editor for Horticulture ; David Kirchhoff (KY), Assistant Editor at Large; Lois Hart (KS), Publications Chair; Margo Reed (VA), Member-at-Large; Julie Covington, (VA), Member-at-Large; and Kevin P. Walek (VA), Member-at-Large

The Daylily Journal Proofreaders: Mary Collier Fisher (MA); Jane Unger (WV); and John Ware (VA)

Youth Committee:  Kathy D’Alessandro (PA), Chair; Audra Burns (MI);Clint Fussell (FL); Lisa Klette (KY); Wendy Nicholds (ON, Canada); Betty Roberts (CO); Elizabeth Shooter (SC); Grace Stamile (CA); Patrick Stamile (CA); and Elliot Turkiew (NY)


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Quick E-mail Links to AHS Officials by their positions and functions...
We'll change these for you, so you can use the same address when someone new takes over a postion or adds a new job to their appointed tasks.
 
AHS Online Store Manager:
ahsstore@daylilies.org
Archivist/Historian:
archivist@daylilies.org
Awards and Honors:
awards@daylilies.org
Chief Financial Officer:
cfo@daylilies.org
Community Calendar Manager
communitycalendar@daylilies.org
Conventions:
conventions@daylilies.org
Counsel:
counsel@daylilies.org
E-News:
daylilyenews@daylilies.org
Display Gardens:
displaygardens@daylilies.org
Educatonal Outreach:
educationoutreach@daylilies.org
Endowments
endowments@daylilies.org
Exhibition Clinics
exhibitionclinics@daylilies.org
Exhibition Judges
exhibitionjudges@daylilies.org
Finance:
finance@daylilies.org
Flower Shows:
flowershows@daylilies.org
Garden Judges:
gardenjudges@daylilies.org
Garden Judges Workshops:
gardenworkshops@daylilies.org
Historic Daylilies:
historic@daylilies.org
International Membership:
international@daylilies.org
Daylily Journal:
journal@daylilies.org
Judges Education:
judgeseducation@daylilies.org
Marketing: marketing@daylilies.org
Media Librarian:
medialibrary@daylilies.org
Membership Chair:
membership@daylilies.org
Ombudsman:
ombudsman@daylilies.org
Long Range Planning:
planning@daylilies.org
Online Store Manager:
ahsstore@daylilies.org
Photography Awards
photographyawards@daylilies.org
Policy and Procedures:
policy@daylilies.org
Portal General Manager:
portalgeneralmanager@daylilies.org
Portal Community Manager:
portalcommunitymanager@daylilies.org
Portal Director:
Portal Membership Chair:
portalmembership@daylilies.org
Popularity Polls:
poppoll@daylilies.org
President:
president@daylilies.org
Publications:
publications@daylilies.org
Publication Services:
pubsales@daylilies.org
Regional Officers:
regionalofficers@daylilies.org
Registrar:
registrar@daylilies.org
Registrations Chair:
registrationchair@daylilies.org
Membership Renewals:
renewal@daylilies.org
Round Robins:
roundrobins@daylilies.org
Scientific Studies:
science@daylilies.org
Executive Secretary:
secretary@daylilies.org
Service & Individual Awards:
awards@daylilies.org
Social Media Chair: socialmedia@daylilies.org
Technology Chair:
technology@daylilies.org
Treasurer:
treasurer@daylilies.org
Vice President:
vicepresident@daylilies.org
Webmaster:
webmaster@daylilies.org
Youth:
youth@daylilies.org

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