Bronze ADS Medal

Position of President

President

From the Bylaws

Article V. Duties of Officers

Section 1 – The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer and shall preside at all meetings and serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  The President shall appoint committees in accordance with the Bylaws.  The President shall report to the membership on the activities of each meeting of the Board of Directors.

Section 13 – The Board of Directors shall meet at such times as the President shall request or upon written request of five members of the Society in good standing.

Section 8 – The Program Director will work with the Second Vice President in the planning and preparation of the general monthly membership meetings.

Section 11 – The President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two directors shall be elected for staggered two-year terms, with three elected one year and four elected the next.

Article VI. Committees

Section 1 – The President shall appoint the following standing committees: Garden Advisory Committee, Garden Tour Committee, Nominating Committee, Sunshine Committee, Audit Committee, Trial Garden Committee and Judging Class Instructor.

Section 2 – The President shall appoint such other committees as are necessary to conduct the activities of the Society.

Section 3 – The President shall be ex-offico member of all committees except the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee.

Section 4 – Non-members of the Society may be appointed to committees at the discretion of the President.

Article VII. Meetings

Section 3 – Other meetings shall be held during the year at the discretion of the President with the advice of the Board of Directors or upon the written request of ten members of the Society in good standing.

Article VIII. Nominations

Section 1 – The President shall, prior to September 10th of each year, appoint a Nominating Committee of three who shall present at a regular meeting of the Society in November (October if there is no meeting in November) a slate of candidates, if possible for each office.  At the November meeting (October meeting if there is no November meeting) further nominations may be made from the floor.

General duties:

Preside at all Meetings

  1. Greetings
  2. Announcements
  3. Review Old Business (secretary distributes minutes for members to review)
  4. Accept Board Meeting Minutes (asks those in favor to say, “aye”, those opposed to say “nay”.)
  5. Ask if any other old business.
  6. New Business
  7. Ask for a report from any officer(s) or committee(s)
  8. Ask for motion and a second. Debate. Vote. The motion carries or fails.
  9. Ask if any other new business.
  10. Ask for a motion to adjourn the meeting and a second. Pronounce the meeting closed.

Chairman of the Board for all Board Meetings

  1. Greetings
  2. Announcements
  3. Review Old Business
  4. Review Minutes (asks those in favor to say, “aye”, those opposed to say “nay”.)
  5. Ask if any other old business.
  6. New Business
  7. Ask for a report from any officer(s) or committee(s)
  8. Ask for motion and a second. Debate. Vote. The motion carries or fails.
  9. Ask if any other new business.
  10.  Ask for a motion to adjourn the meeting and a second. Pronounce the meeting closed.

Appoint Committees and Volunteers

  1. Garden Advisory Committee
  2. Garden Tour Committee: 2nd Vice President (in June)
  3. Nominating Committee (Lead): Prior to September 9th (per the Bylaws)
  4. Sunshine volunteer
  5. Audit Committee (Lead)
  6. Trial Garden Directors
  7. ADS Trial Garden Coordinator
  8. Judges Accreditation Committee: Summer class/workshop (August)
  9. Order Tubers for Sale volunteer (January)
  10. Reserve site for tuber bagging volunteer (January)
  11. Display boards and signs for each event volunteer
  12. Secure shelter for Picnic volunteer (June)
  13. Supply beverages & tablecloths for picnic volunteer (June)
  14. Medals, Trophies, and Plaques volunteer (October)
  15. Ribbons volunteer (October)
  16. State Fair Chair volunteer
  17. Fall Show Chair volunteer
  18. Produce Show books volunteer

All committees appointed must be approved by the board.

Ready volunteers include the Director at Large, Member at Large, and Volunteers on related committees.

1930 – Present

2020 –

2019 – Carolyn Koelher

2018 – Carolyn Koelher

2017 – Carolyn Koelher

2016 – Charles Krueger

2015 – Charles Krueger

2014 – Charles Krueger

2013 – Charles Krueger

2012 – Dr. David Lee

2011 – Dr. David Lee

2010 – Dr. David Lee

2009 – Dr. David Lee

2008 – Dr. David Lee

2007 – Herb Brase

2006 – Herb Brase

2005 – Herb Brase

2004 – Sue Keator

2003 – Sue Keator

2002 – Sue Keator

2001 – Sue Keator

2000 – Jerry Zierdt

1999 – Jerry Zierdt

1998 – Louis Ann Helgeson

1997 – Herb Brase

1996 – Herb Brase

1995 – Herb Brase

1994 – Gary Unger

1993 – Gary Unger

1992 – Jerry Zierdt

1991 – Jerry Zierdt

1990 – Duane Reynolds

1989 – Duane Reynolds

1988 – Larry Bagge

1987 – Larry Bagge

1986 – Herb Brase

1985 – Herb Brase

1984 – Ken Vogal

1983 – Ken Vogal

1982 – Herb Cedarberg

1981 – Herb Cedarberg

1980 – Robert Kelly

1979 – Robert Kelly

1978 – Robert Kelly

1977 – Robert Kelly

1976 – Lloyd Gilmore

1975 – Lloyd Gilmore

1974 – Robert Hamel

1973 – Gerald Fabrenholtz

1972 – Gerald Fabrenholtz

1971 – Dr. R. Soderberg

1970 – Dr. R. Soderberg

1969 – Ronald Gustafson

1968 – Ronald Gustafson

1967 – Ronald Gustafson

1966 – Norv Ingram

1965 – Norv Ingram

1964 – Alden Cosad

1963 – Alden Cosad

1962 – Ernest A. Anderson

1961 – Chester N. Anderson

1960 – Chester N. Anderson

1959 – Dr. Arthur Jameston

1958 – Thor Solem

1957 – Harold Nelson

1956 – Harold Nelson

1955 – Thor Solem

1954 – Earl Moffett

1953 – Thomas Ennis

1952 – Maurice Engen

1951 –Harold Stephens

1950 –Harold Stephens

1949 – Cal Rose

1948 – Cal Rose

1947 – William Holmberg

1946 – William Holmberg

1945 – Wilfred Lauer

1944 – Wilfred Lauer

1943 – Robert S. Bryant

1942 – Robert S. Bryant

1941 – Edward O. Lyders

1940 – Edward O. Lyders

1939 – E.A. Jensen

1938 – E.A. Jensen

1937 – Norman Borgan

1936 – Norman Borgan

1935 – Horace Barnes

1934 – Horace Barnes

1933 – T.E. Carpenter

1932 – T.E. Carpenter

1931 – T.E. Carpenter

1930 – T.E. Carpenter

1929 – Howard M. England

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