Congratulations to our 2008 Award Winners!
Six members received awards at our August banquet for their conscientious volunteer work for the Society:

Steve Harris, the Bonnie Alford Service Award for his knowledge of plants and his willingness to share it with members and for his many years of service at the Jewel Box.
Wayne Gibson, the Ganim Service Award for his continual assistance to the Hospitality Committee, work at the Jewel Box, help on Pond-O-Rama, and everything else that he can.
David Stahre, the Pond-O-Rama Appreciation Certificate for his continued assistance with Pond-O-Rama and his quiet, conscientious reliability in getting things done.
Linda Barr, the Jewel Box Appreciation Certificate for her many years volunteering at the Jewel Box, and her devotion to the 'Pine Tree' pond.

Howard Schroeder, the New Member Appreciation Certificate for combining his interest in the Amazon Victorias and Gorgon water lilies with his love of photography and sharing the fascinating results at meetings, and his steady help at the Jewel Box (shown in front of the Gorgon lilies).

Gilbert Chen, the AKCA Koi Person of the Year Award for his many presentations teaching the club about the various kinds of koi and their geneology.