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.
2017 Calendar of Events
January No Meeting
Feb 22 Bill Stipe Lecture: Rhodie Fundamentals . 2:00 - 4:00 pm Meerkerk Residence
March 22 Sarah Schmidt Lecture: Bats in the Garden . 2:00 - 4:00 pm Meerkerk Residence
April 26 Potluck at Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse . 5:30 pm Bakken Rd and Firehouse Rd
May 24 Guided Tour and Truss Show . 2:00 - 4:00 pm . Meerkerk Residence
June No Meeting
July No Meeting
Aug 13 Summer Picnic . Location TBD . Time TBD
Sept 27 Big Leaf Valley Work Party . 9:00 am - Noon Meerkerk Gardens
Oct 25 Steve & Martha Ellis Lecture: Birds in the Garden . 2:00 - 4:00 pm Meerkerk Residence
Nov 15 Pie Social . 6:00 pm Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse
Dec Holiday Party Time TBD Location: TBD
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
First Wednesday at 7:30 pm . Center for Urban Horticulture . University of Washington . 3501 NE 41st, Seattle, WA
First Thurs at 7:00 pm . Marysville Jr. High Library . 1605 7th St., Marysville, WA
2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm . First Presbyterian Church Room UC-105 . 1717 Bellevue Way, Bellevue, WA