Whidbey Island Chapter

American Rhododendron Society (ARS) - Whidbey Island Chapter, President Don Lee, cordially invites you to attend the next meeting of the Whidbey Island Chapter held at the Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, WA.

Our meetings take place the Fourth Wednesday of month, September thru May.

We welcome both members and non-members and their guests. Come see what we are all about.

Click here to link to the American Rhododendron Society website

The American Rhododendron Society is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in the genus Rhododendron. Members from novice to expert are welcome. Society activities include public education, plant sales, flower shows, seed exchanges, and research. 

People interested in rhododendrons and azaleas can communicate and cooperate via the organization's publications, events, local and regional meetings and international conferences. ARS Chapters are located throughout the U.S , Canada, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Scotland, Sweden, and Sikkim. "At Large" Members include the countries of Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, France, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Russia, and South Africa.


2018 Calendar of Events

Jan: No meeting

Feb 28: Identifying and Solving Rhody Problems: Panel: Frank
Simpson, Susie Reynolds, Don Lee. at Meerkerk, 2pm-4pm

Mar 28: Bats in the Garden: Sara Schmidt at Meerkerk, 2-4pm

Apr 25: Trip to Tulip Fields OR Pot Luck at Greenbank Progressive
Club. Decision needed ASAP

May 23: Truss Show/Picnic for all ARS Chapters: 10-12am, Pot Luck, Meerkerk Gardens

June: No meeting

July: No meeting

Aug 12: Picnic at Jack's Park. 12n

Sep 26: Glendale Azelea Collection - National Arboretum, Meerkerk, 2-4pm

Oct 24: Butterflys in the Garden: Steve and Martha Ellis, Meerkerk, 2-3pm

Nov 14: Jim Ramsey Memorial Pie Social, Greenbank Progressive All, 6pm

Dec: Christmas Party

Whidbey Island Chapter Officers

President - Don Lee

Vice President - Don Allen

Secy/Treasurer - Marilynn Wright

Past President - Arlee Anderson

Director #1 - Pat Sasson

Director #2 - Susie Reynolds

Director #3 - Stephanie Rodden

District 2 Director: Richard Fairfield

District 2 Chapters

Seattle Rhododendron Society

First Wednesday at 7:30 pm . Center for Urban Horticulture . University of Washington . 3501 NE 41st, Seattle, WA

Pilchuck Chapter

First Thurs at 7:00 pm . Marysville Jr. High Library . 1605 7th St., Marysville, WA

Cascade Chapter

2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm . First Presbyterian Church Room UC-105 . 1717 Bellevue Way, Bellevue, WA

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