Northeast Region Dream Team Meets

By Larry Nau in News and Meeting
On Friday October 2, 2015 the Northeast Region’s ‘dream team’ gathered to plan the upcoming 2017 ACS National Meeting, hosted by the Northeast Region. This team is lead by two legendary NE meeting planners: Elmer Dustman and Jerry Kral. As a duo, they have already assembled three of the most successful regional meetings the NE region has ever sponsored. A national meeting is a day longer and has a greater attendance so Elmer and Jerry have solicited additional help. From their hometown of Rochester, NY Linda Bagdon and Larry Nau are contributing as they have with the previous three meetings. Since the 2017 national meeting is focused in Central New York, the leadership has recruited regional expertise and assistance from Karen Hanford, Dianah Smith, Donna Kraft and Tina Wiers.
Topics like schedules, garden tours and educational events must be planned. Logistical items like buses, tables & chairs, golf carts and even portable toilets must be arranged. Food choices, caterers and auction details will be discussed. Speakers, auctioneers and bus captains must be identified and confirmed. Hundreds of details over the next 23 months will be resolved. As the date draws closer, additional enthusiastic ACS volunteers will step forward and join the party. Plant societies are social groups and we gather each year to learn, share our common passion for conifers and just to have fun! Elmer and Jerry welcome your help and look forward to great national meeting in 2017!
First, ACS members will enjoy our 2016 ACS National Meeting in Newark, Ohio. August of 2016 is the NE Regional Meeting in Keene, NH.

The conifer behind our 2017 'dream team' meeting planners is a Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns', which was a 2007 Collector's Conifer of the Year.
According to the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce the number one reason why visitors love Central New York is the food! Exceptional food and restaurants are found throughout the Finger Lakes area. Plan on sampling regional favorites like Chicken Riggies and Utica Greens when you attend the 2017 ACS National Meeting.
On Friday October 2, 2015 the Northeast Region’s ‘dream team’ gathered to plan the upcoming 2017 ACS National Meeting, hosted by the Northeast Region. This team is lead by two legendary NE meeting planners: Elmer Dustman and Jerry Kral. As a duo, they have already assembled three of the most successful regional meetings the NE region has ever sponsored. A national meeting is a day longer and has a greater attendance so Elmer and Jerry have solicited additional help. From their hometown of Rochester, NY Linda Bagdon and Larry Nau are contributing as they have with the previous three meetings. Since the 2017 national meeting is focused in Central New York, the leadership has recruited regional expertise and assistance from Karen Hanford, Dianah Smith, Donna Kraft and Tina Wiers. Topics like schedules, garden tours and educational events must be planned. Logistical items like buses, tables & chairs, golf carts and even portable toilets must be arranged. Food choices, caterers and auction details will be discussed. Speakers, auctioneers and bus captains must be identified and confirmed. Hundreds of details over the next 23 months will be resolved. As the date draws closer, additional enthusiastic ACS volunteers will step forward and join the party. Plant societies are social groups and we gather each year to learn, share our common passion for conifers and just to have fun! Elmer and Jerry welcome your help and look forward to great national meeting in 2017! First, ACS members will enjoy our 2016 ACS National Meeting in Newark, Ohio. August of 2016 is the NE Regional Meeting in Keene, NH. The conifer behind our 2017 'dream team' meeting planners is a Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns', which was a 2007 Collector's Conifer of the Year. According to the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce the number one reason why visitors love Central New York is the food! Exceptional food and restaurants are found throughout the Finger Lakes area. Plan on sampling regional favorites like Chicken Riggies and Utica Greens when you attend the 2017 ACS National Meeting.

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