The North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) held their AGM and conference 'DISCOVERING THE FLORA OF NEW ENGLAND' from June 17 to 19, 2011
It was a time for the election of a new President across the pond, and we welcome Peter George, of the Berkshire Chapter NARGS, Petersham, MA to that post.
Congratulations, Peter and good luck in your post.
The New NARGS Administrative Committee is :
President Peter George
Vice President Harvey Wrightman (of Wrightman Alpines)
Treasurer Bill Adams
Recording Secretary Barbara Wetzel
Director at Large Betty Spar
And guess what else I discovered from the NARGS AGM, as found in the latest Berkshire Chapter newsletter..... http://bnargs.org/NewsPDFs/2011June.pdf
.... it is the good news that SRGC Forumist and very active NARGS member, "astragalus" - Anne Speigel - received the Linc and Tammy Foster Millstream Garden Award, which reads "In recognition of her outstanding rock and alpine garden."
As we have seen form Anne's own pictures and those of Cliff Booker of Anne's garden, this is a very well deserved award. Many congratulations to Anne for this recognition of her beautiful garden.. and, I imagine she would say, her ongoing struggle against the 'antlered rats' which threaten it.