Notes from the January Meeting cont.

Your registration includes the Saturday bus tour and four meals: Friday buffet dinner followed by an auction, Saturday grab and go breakfast on your way to three garden tours, Saturday lunch and tour at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY, and Saturday evening sit down banquet, business meeting and program by Gil Stelter.

Please celebrate daylilies with us on July 19-20. Visit with old friends and make new friends while we all have “Fun in the Sun” on Long Island—you won’t want to miss it!

Check our website for details about each tour garden, open gardens, our speaker, fun things to do while you’re on Long Island, and more –

Daylilies in the article are:
Royal Purple Valentine by Fauglet, 2015
Violet Valentine by Trimmer, 2015

looking forward to our party this year.

We have rented a bus for the Regional Meeting on Long Island July 19th to the 20th – we will be leaving on Friday and coming back on Sunday, July 21st. We will have sign up sheets available at our meetings. We are charging $25 for members (refundable to members taking the bus) and $50 for guests.

Bill Wurster presented the Annual Budget for the club. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Budget as printed.

A motion was also made to increase the annual dues. After discussion, a vote was held, and the motion was voted down. The annual dues will remain at $5.00.

We discussed giving a voucher to new members for a free daylily. After membership dues have been paid, the voucher will be sent out to the new member. The voucher can be redeemed at the Annual Sale or for a daylily from the table at the Members’ Sale (not the auction daylilies). The idea was agreed to by the membership. Cindi Jones will change the membership application to reflect the inclusion of the free daylily.

We also discussed the idea of giving compensation to members who donate fans of their better-than-average daylilies to the Members’ Sale. We couldn’t reach agreement on what the compensation should be or how to equably determine the value of the donated daylilies. The idea was tabled.

Notes from the Meeting of Jan. 7th, 2017

Daylilies in the article are:
Baby Valentine, Trimmer, 2003
Vintage Valentine, Salter, 2014

Dates of Note:

Spring Garden Day, March 11th
Rensselaer County Cooperative
Extension –

Garden Day, April 8th
Ulster County Cooperative
Extension – held at SUNY Ulster

Can-Am Classic, May 5th-6th
Ontario Daylily Society,
Mississauga Ontario

AHS National Convention
June 21st-24th, Norfolk, VA

If you’re interested in joining the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS), Individual dues are $25.00 per year or $70.00 for three years. Youth membership – through calendar year of 18th birthday, $10.00.

A year’s subscription (four issues) to the Daylily Journal is included with each membership. All yearly memberships are on the calendar year (January – December).

Get more information on joining the American Hemerocallis Society on the AHS website:

colored american hemerocallis society logo

Notes from the Meeting of
January 7, 2017

We are still looking for a secretary – elections will be held in October.

There was no Treasurer’s Report. All was good with the Sunshine and Hospitality committees.

The budget included additional money for the Display Garden for mulch, edging, etc. More money was also added to the amount for supplies.

pink flower

Sharon discussed the babysitter program and asked for ideas from members of characteristics they are looking for in daylilies. Unusual forms, edges, broken color and some of the new diploids were mentioned. Sharon and Frank are still discussing hybridizers.

pink and white

Cindi and Stephanie are beginning to look into sources of plants for the members’ auction.

Respectfully Submitted,
Stephanie Kronau