President, Carolyn Koehler
Presides over the general meetings, board meetings, picnics, and the annual awards banquet. Carolyn has been active in the club since her father was the president.
Vice President, Byron Jacobson
Fills in for the president in her absence, coordinates with Show Chair on shows, coordinates with board on other decisions.
2nd Vice President, Rick Snyder
Organizes meeting topics, recruits speakers, secures venues for picnics and garden tours and the annual awards banquet. Coordinates with board on other decisions.
Treasurer, Arnie Sachs
Deposits membership dues, tuber sale proceeds; writes checks to cover expenses and reimbursements. Provides a financial report at general meetings. Arnie is a long time member and volunteer at the trial garden. He has also been proactive in securing and caring for large assets like our storage trailer.
Secretary, Amy Simonson
Takes notes at the general and board meetings and distributes them. Amy created the SignUp Genius web page to manage volunteers for our events; organizes teams to work in the Trial Garden; procured MDS branded apparel for members; maintains our Facebook, and keeps MDS records. She also helps with content for the website.
Membership Director, Kathy Thomson
Coordinates with webmaster and board to create a positive user experience for new and renewing members. Creates the annual directory, sends out notices and reminders for events. Kathy also coordinates with Show chair to produce the show books.
Director at Large, Eric Thomson
Member for about 6 years. Previously Vice President. Also Show chair, Program Director, and Webmaster.
Member at Large, John Enstrom
Joined over a year ago and did well in his first State Fair show! He is in the trade growing sod and flowers and selling soil. Also has a Veterans lake memorial.
ADS Representative, Sandra Ward
Represents MDS to the American Dahlia Society. Writes reports on MDS activities to be printed in the Quarterly ADS Bulletin. Sandy also does the publicity for our annual tuber sale and fall shows.
Trial Garden Director, John Kooiman
Member for several years, previous Show Chair. Large grower and supporter of the Trial Garden.
Senior TG Director, Larry Bagge
Long time member, former president, and many other board positions. Senior judge and hybridizer.