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Welcome to the Homepage of the De Anza Chapter
of the American Rhododendron Society!


Who We Are:

The American Rhododendron Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in and to disseminate information about the genus Rhododendron.  Members' experience ranges from novice to expert.  Society activities include public education, flower shows, seed exchanges, scientific studies, and communication through publications and local and national meetings.  ARS chapters are located throughout the United States and Canada and in Denmark, Finland, Holland, Scotland, Sweden and Sikkim.

The De Anza Chapter is composed of American Rhododendron Society members who hold meetings and sponsor events in the "Silicon-Valley" region of Northern California.  Non-members and guests are always welcome to attend Chapter meetings and events.

President:  Christy Hartsell..........
Secretary: Erika Enos ..........

Next Meeting:

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Senior Center
1455 Madison
Redwood City

Tom Nuccio of Nuccio Nurseries

This month the Camellia Society and the Rhododendron Society will have a joint meeting.  The presentation will be given Tom Nuccio owner of Nuccio Nurseries.  Tom is a well-know grower of choice Azaleas and Camellias.  Members in  both Societies  look forward to hearing Tom talk about his favorite plants.  Tom is also bringing some special azaleas to sell.

 Directions to the Veterans Memorial Senior Center are as follows: From Alameda de las Pulgas turn onto Madison then to St Francis, which takes you to the center's parking lot. From El Camino; turn onto Jefferson and then left onto St Francis.

 Please note: the meeting starts at 7:00 pm (coffee and snacks at 6:30)

Don’t forget to bring in your yearly dues and save a stamp!


What's Happening:

Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2014-15 Season
Nov 17, 2014:    Combined Meeting w/Camellia Society - Tom Nuccio
Dec ? :                   Annual Holiday Party @ Suzanne Leggalet's Home in Atherton
Jan 21, 2015:     Arnie Gomez, Japanese Maples
Feb 18, 2015:     Parker Smith. . . .Designing a Garden w/Rhododendrons


Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
Nov 8, 2014:        Monthly Sale @ Strybing Botanical Garden, 9th & Lincoln, S.F. (Trees, Ferns & Rhododendrons)

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