FEDERATION GOVERNING BOARD OFFICERS

Newsletter
Fall 2014
FEDERATION GOVERNING BOARD
OFFICERS
Snohomish Cty Alli Richards
(425) 923-7945
[email protected]
President:
Dick Parshall
(425) 486-6163
Vancouver
Tina McNabb
[email protected]
(604) 572-8981
Vice President:
Brad Freeman
(425) 885-2824
Washington St.
(253) 848-6251
[email protected]
[email protected]
Secretary:
Terry Schroeder (360) 479-6362
[email protected]
Treasurer:
Rosemary Freeman (425) 885-2824
[email protected]
Gretchen Kulpa
[email protected]
Art Wuerth
(360) 786-1579
Portland
Art Chmura
(425) 271-6668
[email protected]
[email protected]
John Ensminger
[email protected]
Wally Kurth
Grays Harbor
John Ensminger (360) 459-2450
[email protected]
(604) 626-0323
[email protected]
Kitsap County
Drew Brant
[email protected]
(360) 830-4137
North Central WA Linda Holmes-Cook (509) 679-3424
[email protected]
Puget Sound
Al Kaas
(425) 483-9558
Seattle
Dave Blackmer
(425) 481-5240
Skagit Valley
Dick Ambrose
(360) 387-2374
South Sound
Carol Howard
(360) 455-4320
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Max Ollieu
[email protected]
Victoria
Connie Young-Davis
[email protected]
(360) 459-2654
(360) 687-1536
(250) 472-8083
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
AFFILIATED SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES
Fraser Valley
(360) 305-9600
ASSOCIATE SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES
Evergreen St
Les Connell
[email protected]
At Large:
Whatcom Cty.
(253) 848-6251
Past President:
Vivian Connell
[email protected]
Classification
Wayne Lobaugh (360) 748-4364
Dahlia Annual
Terry Schroeder (360) 479-6362
Education
Bob Schroeder
(360) 479-6362
Innovation
Brad Freeman
(425) 885-2824
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Judges Eval
Chris Stout
[email protected]
(253) 538-1091
Judges Trng Dick & Danielle Parshall (425) 486-6163
[email protected]
Membership Rosemary Freeman
[email protected]
(425) 885-2824
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
February 14, 2015 - Federation Winter Board
Meeting, 9 am to Noon, Faith Lutheran
Church, 8208 - 18th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
March 21, 2015 - Federation Spring Workshop
9 am to 3 pm, Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
July 18, 2015 - Federation Summer Board
Meeting, 8 am to 9 am, Mt. Vernon Senior
Center, 1401 Cleveland Avenue, Mt. Vernon,
WA
July 18, 2015 - Federation Summer Workshop
9 am to 3 pm, Mt. Vernon Senior Center, 1401
Cleveland Avenue, Mt. Vernon, WA
July 25, 2013 - Judges Training - Mount
Vernon Senior Center (Mount Vernon) and
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Olympia), 9 am to
3 pm
September 17-21, 2015 - ADS National Show Centennial Event Hosted by the Mid Island
Dahlia Society, Long Island, NY
September 15-18, 2016 - ADS National Show ,
Hosted by the Carolinas Dahlia Society
Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers
Officer Reports
President’s Report
Dick Parshall
Dick thanked everyone who worked to make the
National Show a success. He heard no complaints
about how things went; everyone helped and did a
great job. It was a great team that put together the
show and those who participated had a wonderful
time! The cooperation among the committee
members was fantastic.
Vice President’s Report
Brad Freeman
This is an election year for the ADS. The
following Officers were elected and will take
office on November 1:
President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
3rd Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Trustees
Don Dramstad
Brad Freeman
Mark Oldenkamp
Ken Jensen
Terry Schroeder
Mac Boyer
Harry Rissetto and
Wayne Shantz
The Classification Committee recommended and
members approved to add a pure white to the
white color chart, so WH-0 is the border of the
white color chip page.
Another endowment for virus research was
made for Jim Chuey. Jim had gotten interested
in Dr. Pappu's research. This money will be
added to the Gullikson endowment. Dr. Pappu
has been able to leverage that money to get
grants so that the funds go farther. ADS
leadership met with Dr. Pappu and encouraged
him to write more articles that can be understood
by the general public. Any time Dr. Pappu writes
an article, he acknowledges the ADS and the
support he receives.
Clubs should send in reports for the Bulletin.
The deadline is October 20. The major
emphasis of the ADS Board in 2015 will be
improving the Bulletin and getting it out in a
timely manner.
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Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers
Committee Reports
Classification Committee Wayne Lobaugh
Two blooms are being added to the NW
Supplement:
 Light Accord B-SC-Y y1
 Lorona Dawn NO-Pr
Education
Bob Schroeder
As always, I am looking for ideas for both the
spring and summer workshops. If you have any
suggestions, let me know ~ 360-479-6362 or
[email protected] . This year the Spring
Workshop will be held in Seattle at Faith Lutheran
on March 21 and the Summer Workshop will be
held in Mount Vernon on July 18. The workshops
begin at 9:00 with refreshments and 9:30 am for
reports. As always, at the Spring Workshop, there
will be the Jack Crawford Memorial Tuber Auction
and I will be contacting members for donations.
Judges Training
Dick & Danielle Parshall
No report.
Judges Evaluation
Chris Stout
Please don't forget to return your judging
questionnaire; this is the only way to advance your
judging status. They are due by the end of
November. If you haven’t returned yours yet, do it
TODAY!
Membership
Rosemary Freeman
This year we had our largest membership ever with
314 memberships! Be sure to get your
membership information in. See Treasurer’s
Report!
Dahlia Annual
Terry Schroeder
In January, I’ll begin working on the Dahlia Annual.
I need to have everything done by the third week in
February so I can get it sent to the printer in early
March so it will be completed and available at the
Spring Workshop.
Show Chairs should send their information to me
no later than February 21 so that I can get it into
the book. Again, any club who has their show
information to me by February 10, I will print out
what your page will look like in the Annual and
bring it to the Board meeting for you to look over.
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Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers
AFFILIATED & ASSOCIATED CLUB REPORTS
Fraser Valley
Wally Kurth
They had a good show with 1065 blooms. They are
working on booking their site for the 2015 show on
September 19-20. Their tuber sale will be on April 18.
Grays Harbor/Evergreen
John Ensminger
No report.
Kitsap County
Drew Brant
No report.
North Central WA
Vancouver
Another season has come to end. The VDS had it
last meeting of the year in October; we meet again in
February. Peter Krueger will continue as our
president for 2015.
Our tuber sale for 2015 will be a one day sale on
Saturday, April 11. Our show will go back to the
Labor Day weekend. See you all next year!
Washington State
Linda Holmes-Cook
Tina McNabb
Vivian Connell
Their show was the last in the state and they had a
good turnout with 15 judging teams. Thanks to all
who made recommendations to their club on how to
improve their club garden. They will be making some
changes that will hopefully improve the garden.
They did not have a show this year, but did have
several members working on the National Show.
Their show will be at the South Hill Mall again, on
August 15 & 16. In October their program will be on
dividing and storing tubers, November will be a
clump auction and December is their Holiday Party.
Puget Sound
Whatcom County
Al Kaas
Their show will again be held at Sky nursery. Thanks
to all who participated in this year’s show. They are
getting ready for tuber sales.
Seattle
No report.
Dave Blackmer
Skagit Valley
Dick Ambrose
No report.
Snohomish County
Alli Richards
Their show was a colorful display of dahlias for the
public. It was very nice to see exhibitors from the
southern clubs in attendance. Their novice exhibitors
had a great show season this year with many trips to
the head tables.
At our October meeting there was a demonstration
on digging and dividing tubers from start to storage.
This included various stations for our members to
have hands on instruction and practice. There was
also a display of seed heads and we saw how some
of the different varieties develop differently.
November will be our clump auction followed by the
Christmas potluck.
South Sound
Art Wuerth
Their show this year was smaller than normal, but
they did have a lot of novice exhibitors and there
were lots of blooms. Their show continues to be the
weekend after Labor Day.
Gretchen Kulpa
This year’s show was a success. Best of Show went
to Steve Santose for his Edna C for single and
Kenora Clyde for triple.
They have a new Membership Chair, Ed Thompson.
The WCDS Flower of the Year for 2015 will be Vista
Minnie. In October, their meeting will be Digging,
dividing and storing tubers.
Portland
Max Ollieu
No Report.
Victoria
Ryan Barry
It has been an unseasonably warm October in
Victoria and throughout Canada’s west coast. This
has extended the growing season and has been
accompanied by more rain than last year, but the
threat of frost seems further off. This has been a
nice end to a terrific growing season with the dahlias
flowering spectacularly.
In August, Wayne Lobaugh presented various topics
on judging dahlias to the Victoria Dahlia Society.
Seedlings were judged and Susanne Daviau and
Paton Hetherington were inducted as new Candidate
Judges. On the third weekend of August we hosted
the 68th Annual Victoria Dahlia Society Show which
was a huge success featuring nearly a thousand
blooms. Connie Young-Davis won Best Single and
Best Triple Bloom entry overall with Edna C and
Kenora Jubilee respectively.
(Continued on page 5)
Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers
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OFFICER’S REPORTS
(Continued from page 2)
Treasurer’s Report
Rosemary Freeman
Society dues are due by December 31 for ADS
and January 15 for the Federation. Please
double check information, such as email,
address, judging status so that the information
is correct in the Dahlia Annual.
Secretary’s Report
SHOW DATES - 2015

August 1 & 2 – Kitsap County Dahlia Society

August 8 & 9 – Grays Harbor Dahlia Society

August 8 & 9 – Skagit Valley Dahlia Society

August 15 & 16 – Washington State Dahlia
Society

August 22 & 23 – Snohomish County Dahlia
Society

August 28 & 29 – Puget Sound Dahlia
Association

August 28 & 29 – Victoria Dahlia Society

September 5 & 6 – Vancouver Dahlia
Society

September 5 & 6 – Portland Dahlia Society

September 12 – 13 – South Sound Dahlia
Society

September 12 & 13 – Whatcom County
Dahlia Society

September 18 to 21 – ADS Centennial
Celebration/National Show
Long Island, NY

September 19 & 20 – Fraser Valley Dahlia
Society

September 19 & 20 – Seattle Dahlia Society

September 26 & 27 – North Central
Washington Dahlia Society
Terry Schroeder
No report
AFFILIATED & ASSOCIATED CLUB
REPORTS
Over the Labour Day long weekend six members
of the VDS travelled to Tacoma to attend the
National Show. Connie Young-Davis had four
entries judged Best In Show for their classes, and
Ryan Barry & Paton Hetherington won two special
classes.
Back at home, Jean Vantreight, who is a spry and
vital ninety-one years old this year, won Best
Dahlia and Best Bloom Overall at the 147th Annual
Saanich Fair with R Nia. At the VDS Parlour Show
in September, Judith Powell won the Hank Iverson
trophy for best bloom with Jomanda, and yours
truly with Paton Hetherington won best seedling, a
purple orchid whose seed parent is Midnight Star.
I always think of the winter as a welcome respite
from all the busy work of the rest of the year –
we’re fortunate the tubers go dormant! Here’s
hoping you’ve had a successful tuber harvest and
are enjoying visiting family and friends over the
holidays.
Website for Tina’s calendars:
http://www.tinasdahliacalendar.com/
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Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers
Hall of Fame ~ 2014
Bill Beer
The Vancouver Dahlia Society nominates Bill
Beer for inclusion into the Federation Hall of
Fame.
Bill and his wife Rosa Beer were bitten by the
dahlia bug in the early 1990’s and immediately
began to actively support and promote the
growing and judging of dahlias by the general
public.
His passion for dahlias was infectious and his
commitment to educate and train new judges
was an inspiration to all. Bill made sure that he
and Rosa traveled to most of the yearly ADS
National Shows where their input on policy,
classification and judging was greatly valued.
Bill took an active role in building the Vancouver
Dahlia Society throughout the 1990’s and on
into the new century. Bill and Rosa both served
in many positions on the VDS executive
including President, Vice President, Treasurer
and Secretary. He co-chaired many annual VDS
shows where Bill and Rosa welcomed
competitors from all over the Pacific Northwest.
He was instrumental in organizing and cochairing the American Dahlia Society’s National
show held in Vancouver in 1996.
Bill took an active role in the Federation of
Northwest Dahlia Growers and the American
Dahlia Society. He co-chaired the Membership
Committee of the Federation of Northwest
Dahlia Growers, was the VDS Rep’s for the
Federation and taught many Workshops on
judging and clerking. Bill passed away in 2001
but his wife maintained her work for the
Federation, VDS and ADS for many more years.
There are many judges and society members
today in the Pacific Northwest that can trace
their inspiration, passion and education about
dahlias to Bill Beer.
Richard Williams
Dick is an outstanding contributor to the dahlia
world for his Skipley Dahlia originations.
Currently, 13 of his originations are still listed in
the 2014 ADS Classification Book. Dick has
disseminated 37 introductions beginning with
Skipley Road (B-IC-DP) in 1989.
Many of his introductions have been shown and
won higher awards since Skipley Road arrived.
Dick has also won many Dahlia Show awards
for his own entries, including Best in Show at
the 2004 American Dahlia Society Show
(hosted by the Pacific Northwest Federation of
Dahlia Growers) for the cultivar Embrace.
For approximately 20 years, Dick planted and
maintained the Everett Train Station Dahlia
Garden as a member of the Snohomish County
Dahlia Society.
As a dahlia grower for about 40 years, he has
also been a Senior Judge for many years in the
Federation and has consistently supported and
exhibited at Federation Shows entering the
highest quality blooms, whether his originations
or other cultivars.
Both Dick and Gloria have also supported the
Seattle Dahlia Society in many roles. Dick has
been Chairman of Judges for the Seattle Show
for many years and a Trustee of both the
Seattle and the Snohomish County Dahlia
Societies.
.
Skipley Spot
(Continued on page 7)
Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers
Hall of Fame ~ 2014
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ADS National Shows
(Continued from page 6)
As a respected dahlia expert, he has routinely
contributed educational programs for fellow
members of local dahlia societies and offered
mentoring for novice growers.
In addition, Dick has won the Derrill Hart Medal
(highest 3 average Trial Garden scores of the
year) for Skipley Fair Lady, Skipley Spot
O’Gold, and Skipley Grande. He has also won
the Lynn B. Dudley Medal (highest Seedling
Bench scoring) for Skipley Bonanza and
Skipley Lois Jean (2012 National Show
Seedling Achievement Award scoring 91.56).
We are pleased to nominate Dick Williams to
the Federation Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame ~ 2014
Bill Beer
Richard Williams
2015 National Show ~ Long Island, NY
The American Dahlia Society Centennial event is
less than one year away. This event will be held on
Long Island, New York in September 2015.
Thursday Sept. 17, will feature a cruise around
Manhattan, including the Statue of Liberty. On
Friday Sept. 18, there will be a Great Gatsby Tour
of Coe Hall at Planting Fields. Saturday Sept. 19
will be the dahlia competition, followed by the
awards reception in the evening. Sunday Sept. 20
includes a brunch at the Eastern Trial Garden
followed by an exciting day of racing at Triple
Crown site, Belmont Racetrack. (Will Retribution be
running again??). Monday Sept. 21 we will head
into New York City offering personalized site-seeing
options.
You can now reserve your room at the Long Island
Marriott under a special ADS rate of $159 per night.
Call 516-794-3800 or go to the website, http://
www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycli-long-islandmarriott/ Be sure to mention the ADS group rate.
Tom Cleere, Event Chair
2016 National ADS Show
The 2016 ADS National Show will be
sponsored by the Carolinas Dahlia Society
from September 15 to 18, 2016.
Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers
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Pacific Northwest Trial Garden
Below are the results of the entries that scored at the Pacific Northwest Trial Garden in 2014:
Row #
Score
Name
Originator
Class
Form
1
87.8
Sandia Suncatcher
S & S Boley
2
86.13
Sandia Sunbonnet
4
87.9
5
BB
LC
V YL/R
S & S Boley
AN
Y
Barbara’s Favorite
Ron Miner
S
DP/yl
87.05
Baron Christopher
Ron Miner
MB
FL
8
88.09
KA’s Cloud
K. Albrecht
ID
W
9
86.66
Mt View Imogene
Mike Alexander
O
DP
10
85.5
Skipley Ida Bella
R Williams
SC
PR
12
87
NTAC Debbie
Don Filand
CO
OR/YL/yl
13
88.1
Glencoe Fluff
A & J Chmura
BB
LC
PR/wh
17
88
Clifton Ken
Percy Clifton
B
C
OR
20
88.2
AC Casper
Ken Greenway
A
ID
W
21
86.79
AC Lindsay
Ken Greenway
M
SC
DB PR/wh
25
88.41
Bloomquist Scott
Paul Bloomquist
BB
SC
DR
28
88
Bloomquist Paxton P
Paul Bloomquist
B
SC
DB OR/YL
30
85.3
Bloomquist Tory P
Paul Boomquist
BB
FD
PK
32
89.86
MAKS Lori Jean
Al & Shelly Kaas
B
SC
LB YL/PK
34
85
MAKS Crazy 8
AL & Shelly Kaas
O
DB DP/wh
Roland Verrone
CO
BR PK/wh
T & M Kennedy
MB
FL
MB
R
A
BB
Color
35
85.2
38
85.55
Verrone’s “14 OGC
90th
Hollyhill Hotshot
40
87.42
Hollyhill Rudolph
T & M Kennedy
53
90.44
GG’s Red Russian
Glenn Gitts
B
IC
R
54
89.1
Clearview Sharron
R & D Parshall
B
C
Y
56
86.1
Clearview Bold
R & D Parshall
B
SC
DB DP/YL
57
90.57
Clearview Dorothy
R & D Parshall
B
SC
L
61
85
Tahoma Lizzie
L & V Connell
BB
ID
LB W/lv
63
86.24
Tahoma Bonnie Lass
L & V Connell
BB
FD
W
64
90.33
Bloomquist Mark B
Paul Bloomquist
O
DR
65
88.39
Bloomquist Doug C
Paul Bloomquist
P
R
66
87.33
Bloomquist Sunrays
Paul Bloomquist
ID
LB Y/pr
68
90.3
Bloomquist Dan E
Paul Bloomquist
MB
DR
70
88.92
Bloomquist John F
Paul Bloomquist
LC
LB Y/OR
BB
A
Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers
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CONSTITUTION
PREAMBLE
In order to meet the needs of Pacific Northwest dahlia growers and exhibitors, we establish the
FEDERATION of NORTHWEST DAHLIA GROWERS. The purpose of this federation is to provide a clear,
progressive voice specifically for Northwest growers and originators who exhibit dahlias. By articulating the
concerns of these enthusiasts, we desire to complement the chosen objectives of all other dahlia
organizations - local, regional, and national.
ARTICLE I - NAME and TAX STATUS
Section 1
This organization shall be known as the FEDERATION of NORTHWEST DAHLIA GROWERS.
Section 2
The FEDERATION of NORTHWEST DAHLIA GROWERS shall be a non-profit organization.
Section 3
No part of the net earnings of this organization shall accrue to the benefit of any private
shareholder or member.
ARTICLE II - OBJECTIVES
Section 1
To provide an organization of dahlia societies and Northwest dahlia hobbyist with common
goals, who grow and exhibit dahlias.
Section 2
To provide leadership in dahlia culture and improve through experiments and research the
quality of exhibition, garden, and cut flower cultivars.
Section 3
To educate and train dahlia judges through field experiences and workshops.
Section 4
To support a trial garden with financial assistance and expertise.
Section 5
To promote inter society communication by proposing solutions for common problems.
Section 6
To provide yearly publications dedicated to the latest advances in dahlia culture and dahlia
news around the world.
Section 7
To encourage the free exchange of new ideas and methods concerning dahlias and support
such innovations as merited.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1
Any individual who grows and exhibits dahlias, or helps with growing and exhibiting dahlias,
and seeks to further the common goals of dahlia organizations shall be eligible for membership
upon application to the Governing Board and payment of the required dues, subject to the
provisions of the by-laws.
Section 2
Regionally unaffiliated dahlia societies hosting an annual dahlia show shall be eligible for
membership upon application to the Governing Board and payment of the required dues,
subject to the provisions of the By-Laws.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
Section 1
The officers of the FEDERATION shall consist of:
1) PRESIDENT
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CONSTITUTION
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT to ADS
SECRETARY
TREASURER
Two (2) MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Section 2
All officers must be members of the FEDERATION.
Section 3
The Governing Board shall be composed of: 1. all elected officers listed in Article IV, Section 1
of the Constitution, 2. one (1) home society delegate selected by each member society and 3.
The Chairs of the Standing Committees (Education, Classification, Membership, Judges’
Training, and Judges’ Evaluation) as defined in Article VI - Committees, Section 1 of the ByLaws.
ARTICLE V - MEETINGS
Section 1
A general meeting of the membership shall be held in the fall of each year at a place and time
determined by the Governing Board.
Section 2
The Governing Board shall meet at least twice annually subject to the provisions of the ByLaws.
ARTICLE VI - AMENDMENTS
Section 1
Amendments to the Constitution, submitted in writing by a member of the Governing Board,
must be discussed at the next meeting of the Governing Board. When a majority of the
Governing Board votes favorably on the proposed amendment, all individual and society
members will be notified within ten days in writing of pending action. Written notification will
include the exact wording of proposed change. Final action shall take place at the next
meeting of the Governing Board to be scheduled not less than thirty days after distribution of
notification.
Section 2
An amendment requires a two-thirds majority vote by the full Governing Board for passage.
Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers
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BYLAWS
ARTICLE I - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1
To maintain individual membership status, members must be a home member of at least one
northwest dahlia society, and grow and exhibit, or help with growing and exhibiting dahlias on
an annual basis.
Section 2
To maintain societal membership status, societies shall host a dahlia show on an annual basis.
ARTICLE II - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1
Elected officers shall assume the duties usually incident to that office and other duties as
specified by the Governing Board.
Section 2
The Regional Vice-President to ADS shall assume the duties of President in his absence. In
the absence of both the President and Regional Vice-President, the order of succession listed
in Robert’s Rules of Order shall apply.
Section 3
The Governing Board shall be the governing body of the FEDERATION OF NORTHWEST
DAHLIA GROWERS. All business and property shall be managed by the Governing
Board. Decisions of the Governing Board will be final.
ARTICLE III - QUORUM
Section 1
A majority of the total Governing Board shall constitute a quorum at any regular or special
board meeting. A majority vote is required to pass any business, except an amendment which
requires a two-thirds majority vote of the entire Governing Board.
ARTICLE IV - DUES
Section 1
Society and individual dues shall be set by the Governing Board and shall be paid on or before
January 31st of each year.
ARTICLE V - MEETINGS
Section 1
The Governing Board shall set the time and place for all required meetings.
Section 2
Special meetings of the Governing Board must convene upon the request of fifty percent of the
entire Governing Board, or by request of the President. Such requests shall be directed to the
Secretary who shall immediately notify the President. The President shall then call a special
meeting, either by mail or telephone, to be held within fifteen days of such notice.
Section 3
The general meeting of the membership to be held in the fall of each year shall be designated
as the Annual Meeting of the Federation. Reports of officers and committees will be given.
Notice of the Annual Meeting shall be published at least fifteen days prior to the meeting.
Section 4
Any member may attend any Governing Board meeting or request a copy of the minutes from
any Board meeting.
ARTICLE VI - COMMITTEES
Section 1
Standing committees shall be: Education, Classification, Membership, Judges’ Training, and
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BYLAWS
Judges’ Evaluation.
Section 2
The President shall appoint all committee chairmen, subject to confirmation by the Governing
Board.
Section 3
Committee Chairmen shall appoint the members of their respective committees, subject to
approval by the Governing Board.
Section 4
All committees shall operate under the guidelines approved by the Governing Board.
Section 5
The Governing Board may create special committees as necessary.
ARTICLE VII - ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Section 1
The election of officers shall be held at the Annual Meeting in each odd-numbered year.
Section 2
The officers shall be nominated and elected in accordance with the above Article VII, Section
1. A majority vote of those individual members present and voting shall elect.
Section 3
The term of office shall be for two years.
Section 4
Any vacancy, except the office of President, shall be filled by pro-tem appointment of the
President and approved by the Governing Board. A vacancy in the presidency shall be filled
by a vote of the Governing Board.
Section 2
Special meetings of the Governing Board must convene upon the request of fifty percent of the
entire Governing Board, or by request of the President. Such requests shall be directed to the
Secretary who shall immediately notify the President. The President shall then call a special
meeting, either by mail or telephone, to be held within fifteen days of such notice.
Section 3
The general meeting of the membership to be held in the fall of each year shall be designated
as the Annual Meeting of the Federation. Reports of officers and committees will be given.
Notice of the Annual Meeting shall be published at least fifteen days prior to the meeting.
Section 4
Any member may attend any Governing Board meeting or request a copy of the minutes from
any Board meeting.
ARTICLE VI - COMMITTEES
Section 1
Standing committees shall be: Education, Classification, Membership, Judges’ Training, and
Judges’ Evaluation.
Section 2
The President shall appoint all committee chairmen, subject to confirmation by the Governing
Board.
Section 3
Committee Chairmen shall appoint the members of their respective committees, subject to
approval by the Governing Board.
Section 4
All committees shall operate under the guidelines approved by the Governing Board.
Section 5
The Governing Board may create special committees as necessary.
ARTICLE VII - ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Section 1
The election of officers shall be held at the Annual Meeting in each odd-numbered year.
Section 2
The officers shall be nominated and elected in accordance with the above Article VII, Section
1. A majority vote of those individual members present and voting shall elect.
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BYLAWS
Section 3
The term of office shall be for two years.
Section 4
Any vacancy, except the office of President, shall be filled by pro-tem appointment of the
President and approved by the Governing Board. A vacancy in the presidency shall be filled
by a vote of the Governing Board.
Section 5
Each member society will select one of its home members as a delegate to the Governing
Board. The delegate will take his seat immediately upon written notification from the society.
A society may change its delegate at any time and forward written notification to the
FEDERATION.
ARTICLE VIII - DISSOLUTION
Section 1
Should the FEDERATION OF NORTHWEST DAHLIA GROWERS, through any
circumstances, cease to exist, it shall be the duty of the Governing Board to settle all
FEDERATION accounts and donate any remaining funds to: Metropolitan Park
Department, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington.
ARTICLE IX - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
Section 1
The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern in cases which they are applicable
and are not inconsistent with the Constitution and By-Laws.
ARTICLE X - AMENDMENTS
Section 1
Amendment to the By-Laws, submitted in writing by a member of the Governing Board, must
be discussed at the next meeting of the Governing Board. When a majority of the Governing
Board votes favorably on the proposed amendment, all individual and society members will be
notified within ten days, in writing, of pending action. Written notification will include the exact
text wording of proposed change. Final action shall take place at the next meeting of the
Governing Board to be scheduled not less than thirty days after distribution of notification.
Section 2
An amendment requires a two-thirds majority vote by the full Governing Board for passage.
Section 3
An approved amendment shall take effect immediately.
Signed and adopted November 18, 1984.
Harold Miller
Edgar Corning
William Dungan
Richard C. Matthies
Barney Welch
Birdie M. McCartney
Lewis G. Bloom
C. Phillip Traff
Dan Sharp
Elsie Dungan
Patricia F. Matthies
Steve Shackleton
William J. Rigby
Susan K. Ambrose
Pauline Fanning
Ed Redd
Roger L. Walker
Les Connell
Linda Shackleton
Marvin McCartney
Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers
6343 Tracy ton Blvd. NW
Bremerton, WA 98311
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Federation Objectives
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To provide an organization of dahlia societies and common goals for
Northwest dahlia hobbyists who row and exhibit dahlias.
To provide leadership in dahlia culture and improve through experiments
and research the quality of exhibition, garden, and cut flower cultivators.
To educate and train dahlia judges through field experiences and
workshops.
To support a trial garden with financial assistance and expertise.
To promote inter-society communication by proposing solutions for common
problems.
To provide yearly publications dedicated to the latest advances in dahlia
culture and dahlia news around the world.
To encourage the free exchange of new ideas and methods concerning
dahlias and support such innovation as merited.
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