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.


2016 Calendar of Events

Dec                 Holiday Party  Time: 1:00 pm Where: Ciao Restaurant, Coupeville, WA. Bring a present to participate in the                             Gift Exchange

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

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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