Awards of Appreciation

The Gesneriad Society instituted the Awards of Appreciation in 1977 to recognize those individuals whose activities had benefited the Society in one or more exceptional ways.

A number of factors are considered when choosing a recipient of an Award of Appreciation. Among them are the individual’s length of service to the Society, the importance of the service rendered by the individual, the individual’s service as a chairperson of one or more committees, work by an individual in behind-the-scenes activities, consistent contributions of gesneriad articles for publication by an individual, and other activities that benefit both the Society and the world of gesneriads.

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Past recipients of the Award of Appreciation were recognized for their continued service to The Gesneriad Society at the 2014 Convention in Nashville, Tennessee

Left to right: Ben Paternoster, Julie Mavity-Hudson, Molly Schneider, Doris Carson (behind Molly), Mary Bozoian, Elizabeth Varley (behind Mary), Arleen Dewell (partially hidden, next to Elizabeth), Gussie Farrice, Michael Riley (behind Gussie),  M J Tyler, Paul Susi (behind M J), Michael Kartuz, Bill Price (behind Michael), Carolyn Ripps, Jeanne Katzenstein (behind Carolyn), Jo Anne Martinez, Paul Kroll, Dale Martens and Susan Grose

YearRecipients
1977Paul Arnold*, Charlotte Rowe*, Adele Zemansky*
1978Frances Batcheller*, Carol Saylor, William Saylor *
1979Florence Messick*, Mel Sater*, Martin Tanner, Reneé White*
1980Albert Buell*, Erica Clayberg, Emma Lahr*
1981Alice Courage*, Helen Kavanaugh, Henry Peterson*, Laura Progebin*
1882Michael Kartuz
1983Dr. Robert E. Lee*, Dr. Margaret H. Stone*
1984S. Cleopatra Kohm*, David R. Masterson, Martin Mines*
1985C. A. Cruikshank*, Lee Linett, Dr. Laurence E. Skog
1986Margaret Belanger, Jimmy Dates*, Isla Montgomery*
1987Joseph Batcheller*, Ted Bona*, Ruth Webster*
1988Maryann Delaune*, Felicia McCann, Dr. Hans Wiehler*
1989Judy Becker, Anthony Crisafulli*, Jessie Crisafulli*
1990Chris Kunhardt*, Michael A. Riley, Nellie Sleeth*, Ellen Todd
1991Earl Deroche*, Molly Schneider, Alan Wojcik*
1992Diantha Buell*, Anne Crowley*
1993Stanley Schwartz*, Margaret Waguespack*
1994Jeanne Katzenstein
1995Mary Bozoian, Ben Paternoster, Monte Watler*
1996Celine Chase*, Betty Tapping, Beth Weissman
1997Maryjane Evans*, Ron Myhr, Darrell Trout
1998David Turley, Dave Tyler*, M.J. Tyler
1999Dr. Miriam Denham, Bonita Hutcheson, Elizabeth Varley
2000Marlene Beam, Ingrid Lindskog
2001Jon Dixon, Elvin McDonald
2002Virginie F. Elbert*, Mauro Peixoto, Leong Tuck Lock
2003Bill Burtt*, Peter Shalit
2004Doris Carson, Bob & Carol Connelly, Mario Portilla Andrade
2005Helen Bortvedt, Helen Freidberg*, Susan Grose
2006Dr. Alain Chautems, Arleen Dewell
2007Suzie Larouche, Dee Stewart, Bob Stewart
2008John Littner Clark, Dale M. Martens
2009Paul Kroll, Julie Mavity-Hudson, Paul Susi
2010Doris Brownlie, Bill Price
2011Carol Ann Bonner, Asa Tysk
2012Jo Anne Martinez
2013Gussie Farrice, Carolyn Ripps
2014no award
2015Mel Grice, Alan LaVergne

2016Bob Clark, Becky Fontes, Anton Weber
*deceased

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