Atlantic Coast Camellia Society


Frank Houser Var.
C. reticulata' Frank Houser Variegated'

ACCS AWARD OF MERIT


Name From
Annabelle Fetterman Clinton, NC
 Paul and Marie* Dahlen Aiken, SC
E. Hulyn Smith* Valdosta, GA
Fred* and Clara Hahn Charlotte, NC
Bill and Mildred Robertson Suffolk, VA
Richard C. Mims Lugoff, SC
John E. Newsome Atlanta, GA
Oliver (Buck) and Tyler Mizzell Santee, SC
William Lee Poe, Jr. Aiken, SC
Rupert E. Drews* Johns Island, SC
Geary and Bonnie Serpas Santee, SC
James and Elaine* Smelley Moss Point, MS
Warren and Cheryl Thompson Fort Valley, GA
Murray S. (Mack) McKinnon Murrell's Inlet, SC
Charles D. (Chuck) Ritter Melrose, FL

* Deceased

Atlantic Coast Camellia Society
Award of Merit

Award: The award will consist of a plaque with a cost of less than $75.00 when appropriate, and maximum $100.00 as a limit, and a $250.00 donation to the American Camellia Society (ACS). In addition, the President of the ACCS will write an appropriate letter to the recipient stating the specifics of why the award was given. A copy of the letter or a separate letter stating the specilics will be sent to the ACS by the ACCS President. If the comittee may note: in the eyes or the recipient, this letter could very well be the most important element of the award.

Award frequency: The frequency of the award will be no more than one per year, with no requirement that one be awarded each year. On those years where there is no award made, it will go without ever being awarded. There will be no accumulative effect that would allow the awarding of more than onc award per year.

Eligibility Requirements: Recipient must be a present or past member of the ACCS, living or deceased.

Purpose of the award: To pay recognition to an ACCS member who has shown special leadership in, devotion to, or support of the ACCS, ACS, or Camellia at large community.

Inscription engraved on plaque: The content of the engraved inscription will be authored by the President of the ACCS, his appointee or a committee chosen at the president's discretion. This in no way gives the authority to change the name of the award itself. The name, Award of Merit, is permanently part of the award.

Vote requirements: The vote required to make the award will be a 2/3 vote of those prescnt at a board of directors meeting, or a 2/3 vote of those prescnt at a general meeting of the ACCS. ALSO: The vote required to amend the award as to such things as cost of the plaque and ACS contribution will require a 2/3 vote as described in the sentence above.

Motion Made by Committee: Bob Reese. Miles Beach, and Lce Poe