2019 Minutes for the November 16th Meeting

American Daylily Society 2020
National Convention

The Ogeechee Daylily Society proudly invites you to the 2020 ADS National Convention in Savannah, GA. The dates will be Sunday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 27, 2020.


Region 4 Summer Meeting
July 17-19, 2020

Location: DoubleTree Bradley International Airport Hotel 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike (Rt 75), Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Room Rate: $119.00 per night (until June 20, 2020); Call the DoubleTree today at 860-627-5171 for reservations, mentioning “The Connecticut Daylily Society”

Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Curt Hanson, Crintonic Gardens 11757 County Line Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040 www.crintonic.com

Tour Gardens: Garden of Kim & Rob Krodel, Avon, CT. Garden of Chrissie & John D’Esopo, Avon, CT Garden of Cheryl Fox and Phil Douville, Bloomfield, CT O’Brien Nurserymen (John O’Brien), Granby, CT

Attention, Region 4 Hybridizers: Auction Donations Most Welcome! Contact: Gary Jones garyjones00198@charter.net www.ctdaylilyclub.com

Daylilies in the article are:
Island Christmas Party by
Rasmussen, 2004 and
Christmas and Mistletoe
by Polston, 2017

Minutes for the November 16th Meeting

The November 16, 2019 HADS meeting was called to order at 10:30 AM by Debi Chowdhury. Debi thanked members for the flowers sent by HADS while she was in the hospital.

Carol Volungus gave the Treasurer’s report.

There was a discussion about HADS officers’ duties. The following slate of officers was proposed: Co-chairs Debi Chowdhury and Michelle Young, Treasurer Carol Volungus, Secretary Kathryn Mohr.

Kathryn Mohr moved the slate of officers be accepted. Joanna Doggett seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The following announcements were made:

The 2020 regional meeting will be in Connecticut. The contract for the bus to the regional has been signed.

Notes from the 2019 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