2013 Convention Activities
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Dale Martens leading the discussion at the morning judges workshop
Judges workshop attendees
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Ben Paternoster leading the discussion at the intermediate judges morning session
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Convention Chair Jo Anne Martinez making update announcements at the luncheon
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Stephen Maciejewski at lunch filling in as Chapters Chairperson and calling the roll of chapters
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Practice judging at the afternoon judges session (Bob Clark, Leslie Milde, Carolyn Conlin-Lane)
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Afternoon practice judging: first-time convention attendee Jerry O’Keefe (left), Thad Scaggs, and Elaine Stutt
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Practice judging team Betsy Branson, Sylvia Svitak, Cindy Eastman
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Dale Martens leading the Gesneriad Hybridizers Meeting later that afternoon
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Hybridizer Bob Counsell from the UK presenting
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Hybridizer Ruth Coulson from Australia presenting
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Attendees selecting their door prizes at the close of the GHA meeting
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Some Board members and guests headed over to the Toronto Botanical Garden to view the needlepoint collection donated by The Gesneriad Society
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Several of the Renée White donated needlepoint pictures now on display in Toronto
Librarian Zachary Osborne (left) with Paul Kroll and Doris Brownlie
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Board members and guests at the reception and viewing of the needlepoint picture collection
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Back at the hotel for an evening demonstration on mounting gesneriads presented by Bob and Dee Stewart
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A mounted Streptocarpus
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Stephen Maciejewski at the evening conservation meeting presenting an update on the activities at the Gesneriad Conservation Center of China