Buxton member news
Buxton Branch membership unanimously voted to sponsor an ABS award in honor of our dear members, Wanda and Dick Mcnair. Their enthusiasm, ability to teach and inspire newbie begonia growers, and the amount of time they spend working at the branch and the national levels is without precedent!
Normand Dufresne, a longtime member of Buxton Branch received the Eva Kenworthy Gray Award at the ABS Convention that took place in Tampa, FL. February 2014, for original contributions that assist members in the study of begonias. Congrats Normand!
This individual has been a member for many decades. These many years have been filled with much dedication to growing, sharing and writing about rare and unusual seeds and begonias. Many of the subject begonias in these writings were produced and grown and then shared with countless members over the years. This person's monthly contributions of articles to the local Branch newsletter have been reprinted in various newsletters and publications. He has been a great help to the editors of the Begonian for his ability to translate French from foreign members and French scientific journals.