October Meeting

2017 Calendar of Events

October 21st – slide show of
award winning daylilies for 2016

November 11th – TBD

December 9th – Holiday Party with
UNYHS – Holy Redeemer Church,

January 6th – TBD

The Albany Co. Cooperative Ext.
is located at 24 Martin Road,
Voorheesville, NY. 12186.
Meetings begin at 10 am unless
otherwise noted.

The William K Sanford Town Library
is located at 629 Albany Shaker Rd,
Loudonville,NY 12211. Meetings begin
at 10am unless otherwise noted.

The daylily in the heading is Autumn Wood
by H. Dougherty, 1991
(photo from Oakes Daylilies)

October Meeting

Our October meeting will be Saturday, October 21st at 10 am at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Voorheesville. We will have a slide show of daylilies that won AHS National Photo Contest awards in 2016 in all regions. We have not yet located the by-laws for HADS so we are still working on elections of officers.

Update to Dan Bachman Talk

Please note: Dan Bachman will be speaking at the Connecticut Daylily Society meeting on Saturday, November 4th from 12 to 3 pm at the Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Road, Avon, CT. Dan will not be speaking at HVIDS as reported in the last newsletter. Apologies for any confusion.

Dan Bachman hybridizes daylilies at The Valley of the Daylilies in Lebanon, Ohio. You can see his daylilies at

Holiday Party

We are joining with the Upstate NY Hosta Society for our Holiday Party this year. We are hoping that in bringing the two groups together that people won’t have to choose which party to attend and we’ll have a larger crowd and lots of fun!

The party will be held on December 9th in the Fellowship Hall at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Corner of Glen Ave. and South Reynold’s St., Scotia, NY beginning at 12:00 Noon

Holiday Party


Co-Chairs – Bill Wurster
(518) 786-3105 and
Cindi Jones (518) 598-3366

Secretary – vacant

Treasurer – Carol Volungus
(518) 383-0447

Committee Chairs
Programs – Speakers

Debi Chowdhury

Historian – vacant

Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Kronau

Hospitality – Barbara Sander
and Don Constantino

Sunshine – Debi Chowdhury

Babysitter Plants
Frank Almquist
and Sharon Gallucci

Display Garden
Pat & Don Salhoff

Website – Janet Spychalski

Photographer – Cindi Jones

Membership – Carol Volungus
4 Applewood Dr.,
Rexford. NY 12148

Publicity – Cathy Fruhauf

Photos in article are:
Autumn Breeze by T. Wright, 2003
Autumn Dancer by Prochaska, 2016

Here is the document about our
AHS Facebook Auction
Auction Form 18

Cindy Jennings has graciously agreed to Chair our Joint Holiday Party this year! We will be holding a Photo Contest at our gathering so see the details below.

We have also decided to continue with their traditional theme again this year of “Helping Hands for the Holidays.” It was decided that we would donate toys or books to our local Ronald McDonald House for children going into Albany Medical Center for treatment. Please bring only new toys or books for children ages 2 to 8.

Gift Exchange: Members who would like to be involved in a Holiday Gift Exchange should wrap a gift with an average price of $15.00 in value and bring it to the party. Please do not place any nametags on your gift. Only those who bring a gift to exchange are eligible to participate. We will use the same exchange rules as last year with each gift only being permitted to be swapped once; however, due to more people attending, you will have to be prepared to make your swap within one minute after your number is pulled or you will be asked to just take a new unopened gift from those remaining!

Dish to share: As is our tradition, each member is asked to bring their own place setting and a favorite holiday dish to pass. A stove is available if food must be held at a warm temperature.

If you have questions on the Holiday Party, please send an e-mail to Cindy Jennings at:
or feel free to call her at (518) 541-3598.

Please Bring your Beautiful Photos to our Holiday Party!

The Duties of the Chairperson

Photos in article are:
Autumn Concerto,
Stamile-Pierce, 2010
and Autumn Memories by Salter, 2002

The Duties of the Chairperson:

  • Appoint new or reappoint committee chairs after the election
  • Set dates for meetings at the Cooperative Extension and Colonie Library
  • Insure Treasurer sends Insurance Certificate to the Cooperative Extension
  • Insure auction plants are selected for the Members’ Sale
  • Be available if Babysitter Committee needs help
  • Submit paperwork for a table at the spring Garden Show
  • Prepare and submit article for the Regional newsletter twice a year
  • Make sure there’s a committee for the annual sale and tasks are outlined so everything is done on time
  • Keep and update a calendar
    of events to insure all tasks
    by operating committees are accomplished on a timely basis and in time for the event
  • Keep in touch with Regional leaders to be informed about Regional events. Make arrangements for attendance at Regional meetings
  • Now Autumn’s fire burns
    slowly along the woods
    and day by day
    the dead leaves fall and melt.

    William Allingham

    Since members had so much fun at our first two photo contests, we thought we would repeat it again at this year’s Holiday Gathering. So please sort through all those beautiful photos you have taken! Photos must be 5″ X 7″ size with no frames or mats.

    We still feel that the cheapest place to obtain the enlargements is at Wal-Mart, Target, Rite Aid or CVS but if you know of a better source…please let us know! When you arrive at the meeting, each member who will be entering photos will select their own mat color and mount their photos. A black or white mat will be supplied. Please place your name on the back side of each photo. Each member may submit up to two (2) photos per category.

    The categories for this year’s photo contest
    are as follows:
    BEST Shade Plant (s) that is NOT a Hosta.
    BEST Hosta in a Pot (plain pot or decorative pot)
    BEST Vegetable Garden shot

    With permission, Dave Jennings would like to again scan your photos so that they can be used in one of their future newsletters. (A simple permission Form will be distributed at the meeting.) He will return originals once they are scanned for future use in our Shades of Green Newsletter if you request them.

    So please consider entering those beautiful photos and of course ribbons will be once again awarded!

    Please contact Cindy Jennings
    if you have any questions.