Each year, individuals from around the country make incredible contributions to their local societies. We thank them for their service and for helping their local organizations thrive.
Kay Dye — Central Illinois Hosta Society
Karen Hofstetter — Central Illinois Hosta Society
Mark Maluegarra — Georgia Hosta Society
Scott Smith — Georgia Hosta Society
Sandy Harris — Heartland Hosta & Shade Plant Society
Gayle Hartley Alley — Heartland Hosta & Shade Plant Society
Janet Klein — Indianapolis Hosta Society
Janet Stultz — Indianapolis Hosta Society
Mary Schwartzbauer — Minnesota Hosta Society
Rita Gindt-Marvig — Minnesota Hosta Society
Mary Lanier — Shades of Green Hosta Society of Southeast MN
Sue Martino — Shades of Green Hosta Society of Southeast MN
Jolly Ann Whitener — St. Louis Hosta Society
Michael & Sharon Schmitt — St. Louis Hosta Society
Cindy Paolucci — Wichita Hosta Society
Dana Smyser — Wichita Hosta Society
How to Nominate Someone for AHS Presidential Honors Awards
Recipients of the Presidential Honors awards are nominated by the local Hosta society leadership (e.g. President, Board designate) to recognize outstanding service at the local level. Two (2) nominations per year can be submitted in writing to the American Hosta Society VP Awards & Honors by March 1.
The local Hosta Society solely determines if the award is to be made. The award is a certificate prepared by the VP Awards & Honors and is sent to the local Hosta Society contact for presentation to their selected member(s). The recipient is also recognized on the AHS website’s President’s Wall of Honor. Recipient’s name and nominating local Hosta Society are typically posted in January of the following year to allow the local society time to distribute the certificate.
- Send recipient(s) name as you want it to appear on the ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ and the AHS “President’s Wall of Honor” web page.
- Send your Hosta Society name and the name and address of the person you want the certificates sent via mail.
- Include a two-sentence brief reason the individual(s) were nominated.
- Include the date the certificate is needed if applicable .
Send the above information to the current AHS Vice President of Awards and Honors (found on the Officers page).