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Marvin and Emelie Snyder Award of Merit for Dedicated Support of the American Conifer Society

Since 1995 this merit award is given annually in the summer at the ACS National Meeting. It is named for the Overland Park, Kansas, couple who gave unstintingly to the organization for over two decades. Marvin served in a leadership role for nine of the ACS’s first 21 years. Emelie played an equally important role behind the scenes as a volunteer at local, regional and national events. The Snyders had a significant impact on shaping the organization as it exists today.

Marvin and Emilie Snyder with Carole Groh (left) during the 2004 National Meeting at Dawes Arboretum in Ohio
Marvin and Emilie Snyder with Carole Groh (left) during the 2004 National Meeting at Dawes Arboretum in Ohio

The Snyder Award recognizes the efforts of those who have made outstanding contributions to the American Conifer Society through their service, enthusiasm, commitment and promotion of membership in the ACS. The award recognizes those who have been deeply involved in the activities of the ACS, regionally, nationally or both. (This award was initially called the Award of Merit for Dedicated Support of the ACS.)

ACS Members can nominate another member by sending their name, address, phone number and e-mail address along with a brief note describing the candidate and the reasons the candidate is deserving of this recognition. Contact: Kathleen Pottratz, Awards Chair and please put Snyder Award Nominee in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

In 2000 Marvin and Emilie Snyder visited with Dennis Groh (left) in his Michigan garden
In 2000 Marvin and Emilie Snyder visited with Dennis Groh (left) in his Michigan garden

The 2004 presentation of the Award of Merit to Marvin Snyder was covered in CQ.

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