Gulf Coast Camellia Society
|Ackerman||Bill & Kitty||P.O. Box 120||Ashton||MD||20861|
|Alden||Brenda & Tommy||3204 Burnett Road||Byron||GA||31008||478-967-1337|
|American Camellia Society||100 Massee Lane||Fort Valley||GA||31030-9100||478-967-2358|
|Andrews||Patrick||950 E. 189th Lane||Citra||FL||32113-2219||352-595-3365|
|Atlantic Coast Camellia Society||P.O. Box 1087||Clinton||NC||28329-1087|
|Ballard||Michael||P.O. Box 66196||Mobile||AL||36600-1196|
|Barlow||Lawrence & Shelly||3591 Kentucky Trail||Chesapeake||VAemail@example.com|
|Bates||Larry||10 Joe Gunter Rd.||Forest Hill||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Baugh||Al & Vickie||31287 Blakeley Ridge Ct.||Spanish Fort||ALemail@example.com|
|Beatty, Jr.||Earl||9315 Westfield Dr.||White Plains||MD||20695-2642|
|Benko||Ronald & Dean||43103 W. Pleasant Ridge||Hammond||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bennett||Bill||3846 Menendez Drive||Pensacola||FLemail@example.com|
|Bilyeu||Dennis||5275 Longmire Court||Conroe||TX||77304|
|Bishop||Edna H.||402 Becker||Brookhaven||MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Blanchard||Joan I.||2020 W. Romana St.||Pensacola||FLemail@example.com|
|Boudreaux||Dudley & Lois||P.O. Box 146||Port Neches||TXfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bounds||Ken & Helen||927 North Shore Dr.||Biloxi||MS||39532-3013|
|Boyd||Ann||400 S. Jackson St.||Brookhaven||MS||39601-3818|
|Bradford||Henry & Pat||73444 Plantation St.||Covington||LA||70535-6005|
|Braud||Danny & Darianne||21315 Sidney Road||Grosse Tete||LA||70740||225-648-2655|
|Brechter||Bart||P.O. Box 6826||Houston||TX||77265|
|Breeland||Alfred & Renae||154 Edgewater Dr.||Biloxi||MSemail@example.com|
|Broders, Jr.||Leo E.||543 Swyburn Dr.||Baton Rouge||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bush||Allen||P.O. Box 246||Blytheville||ARemail@example.com|
|Bush||Maggie||200 Dominican Dr. #3108||Madison||MS||39110-8630|
|Butler||Mr. & Mrs. Tom||1265 Knollwood||Baton Rouge||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Butler||Fay||11545 Rue De Ponti||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Campbell||James Green||16068 Riverside Dr.||Covington||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Campbell||Kenn & Ruby||3310 Fairway Drive||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Causey||John||6167 N. Greenburg Rd.||Summit||MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chaffin||Mana||P.O. Box 199||Lillian||TXemail@example.com|
|Charbonnet||Hunter & Meg||16423 Summerhill Dr.||Covington||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christian||Rebecca & Bob||4634 Hyacinth Ave.||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Ciolino||Vincent||P.O. Box 1527||Covington||LA||70434-1527||985-773-4547|
|Clark||Ken & Kay||6973 Whitlow Dr.||Baton Rouge||LA||70808||225-767-7973|
|Collins||Drs. Jason & Candance||P.O. Box 806||New Roads||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Comber||Carol||521 Long Lake Dr.||Pensacola||FLemail@example.com|
|Corban||Mac & Peggy||P.O. Box1430||Long Beach||MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Crawford||Mark||2867 Carroll Ulmer Rd.||Valdosta||GAemail@example.com|
|Creighton||Walter & Alice||2685 Snow Rd.||Semmes||AL||36575-6805||251-649-1426|
|Crowder||Florence||1149 Cockerham Rd.||Denham Springs||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dale||John & Priscilla||549 Duncan Ave.||Natchez||MSemail@example.com|
|Davis||George & Jane||16 N. Monterey St.||Mobile||ALfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Davis||Greg & Rosamay||7815 Burgoyne Rd.||Houston||TXemail@example.com|
|Dickson||Mary Caroline||72 N. Highlands Dr.||Poplarville||MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dillemuth||Bob & Paula||5848 Guava Dr.||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Dillon||Cassandra G.||P.O. Box 1482||Pascagoula||MS||39568|
|Dodson||Dr. William H. & Ann||4311 Kennesaw Dr.||Birmingham||ALfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dolese||Bob & Martha||10630 S. Stanwick Pl.||Baton Rouge||LA||70810-2669|
|Dolese||Bob & Martha||10630 S. Stanwick Pl.||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Drews||Rupert||568 Galera Lane||Mt. Pleasant||SC||29464||843-971-7292|
|Drury||Benjamin||6307 Landmark Dr.||Alexandria||LA||71301-2343|
|Dwyer||James & Eileen||14040 Riverside Dr.||Foley||ALfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Edwards||Mary||2405 N. 18th Ave.||Pensacola||FL||32503-5406||850-433-2356|
|Egnew||Theta||77 Shady Lane||Slidell||LAemail@example.com|
|Ehrhart||Bob & Linda||2081 Norris Rd.||Walnut Creek||CAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eidem||Richard & Sarah||11363 Newton Circle||Conroe||TXemail@example.com|
|Estes||Shirley||504 Becker St.||Brookhaven||MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eubanks||Nell||217 Methodist Blvd. #148||Hattiesburg||MS||39402||228-374-9958|
|Ferlito||Nick & Brin||1702 Longview Dr.||Baton Rouge||LA||70806|
|Fetterman||Annabelle||208 Fox Lake Dr.||Clinton||NC||37220-1023||910-592-3735|
|Fitzmorris||Alan & Wendy||5350 Grand Bay Wilmer Rd. South||Grand Bay||AL||36541-5438|
|Frank||Dick & Sandra||1018 Stonewall Dr.||Nashville||TNemail@example.com|
|Gainesville Camellia Society||1721 SW 82nd Terrace||Gainesville||FL||32607|
|Gault||Phyllis B.||7480 Beechnut St. Apt.12||Houston||TX||77074-4503|
|Geeker||Katherine||4090 Bayou Blvd.||Pensacola||FL||32503-3382|
|Gillespie||Sara E.||P.O. Box 15517||Hatiesburg||MS||39404-5517|
|Glass||Dr. Walter D. & Brenda||3768 Kinross Dr.||Birmingham||ALfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gordy||Lillian||7188 NW 14th St.||Ocala||FLemail@example.com|
|Gralapp||William||1815 Old Shell Rd.||Mobile||AL||36607-3416||251-473-2535|
|Griffin||George||1136 Stonewall Jackson||Nashville||TN||37220||615-373-0744|
|Grimm||John||4113 Transcontinental Dr.||Metairie||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hairston||Bill & Louise||2540 Aberdeen Rd.||Birmingham||AL||35223-1057||205-993-1180|
|Hall||Harold & Caryl W.||1102 Millard Dr.||Nacodoches||TXemail@example.com|
|Hardwick||Bill & Sally||179 Milton Road||Reynolds||GA||31076-3703||478-847-3541|
|Harry||Jana||14005 Viginia St.||Vancleave||MS||39565-6941||228-872-5974|
|Hart||Eileen||16921 Crawley Rd.||Odessa||FL||33556||813-920-2987|
|Harwood||Martin & Sandra||4505 Baywoods Court||Pensacola||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Heard||Larry||4213 Halls Mill Rd.||Mobile||AL||36693||251-604-8642||Larry_Heard@bellsouth.net|
|Hegwood||C. P.||988 Castle Kirk Dr.||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Hirasaki||George & Darlene||4905 Linden St.||Bellaire||TX||77401-4434||713-662-2946|
|Hogsette||Jerry & Harriet||11407 SW 24th Avenue||Gainesville||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Holland||Edward||314 Shasta Dr.||Houston||TX||77024-6917||713-461-8009|
|Hollis||Mike||40 Lakewood St.||Mary Esther||FL||32569||850-243-6026|
|Holmes||Joe & Laura||1931 Indigo Dr.||St. Francisville||LAemail@example.com|
|Hooten||Col. & Mrs. Richard J.||6510 Scenic Hwy.||Pensacola||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Houdek||Joyce & Andy||226 Leeds Dr.||Slidell||LAemail@example.com|
|Huerkamp||Paul||P. O. Box 57||Pearl River||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hultgren||Susan||1949 Woodland Dr.||Bato Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Hunter||Mathew & Cheryl||4501 W. Cascade Rd.||Wilmington||NCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hurt||Thurston||586 Sledge Road||Alvaton||KYemail@example.com|
|Jacob||Susan||525 Rue De La Parc||Slidell||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|James||Trent & Kay||P.O. Box 14507||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Janes||Jack||23602 S. Hawthorne Rd.||Hawthorne||FL||32640||352-481-4395|
|Jeffares||Liz||6694 Hwy 145S||Meridian||MS||39301||601-483-1297|
|Jenus, Jr.||Joseph & Hilma||213 Eldredge Rd.||Ft. Walton Beach||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jimmy Walker||Leo Brown &||8600 Tutwiler Ln.||Mobile||ALemail@example.com|
|Jinks||Mike & Geri||207 Edgewood Dr.||Brookhaven||MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jones||Fred & Sandra||2056 Dunn Rd.||Moultrie||GAemail@example.com|
|Kaberlein||Kay||2070 Fred Martin Road||Summit||MS||39666||601-249-2967|
|Kammer||Robert & Peggy||336 Oaklake Ln.||Niceville||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kendrick||Kevin & Alice||3040 Milton||Dallas||TX||75205|
|Kendrick||Joycelyn||323 Blair Lane, Unit FF2||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Kendrick||Brian & Lisha||1245 Cornerstone Dr.||Baton Rouge||LA||70810|
|Kendrick||Sean & Laurie||3012 Grant Quarters Circle||Marietta||GA||30068|
|Kerr||Judy B.||3115 Windermere Dr.||Pensacola||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kooney||Nick||542 Mele Place||Diamond Head||MSemail@example.com|
|Krzymowski||Walter & Geri||159 W. Pinewood Dr.||Slidell||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kuehny||Jeff S.||9561 Bank St.||Clinton||LA||70722|
|Ladner||Wallace & Dana||2868 Concord Lane SW||Boguecitto||MS||39626||601-754-2694||danaLadner2000@yahoo.com|
|Landry||Art & Janet||10522 Ferncliff Ave.||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Landry||Lauren & J. Wright||4809 Iberville St.||New Orleans||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Latta||Marilyn W.||1410 Chickasaw St.||Dothan||AL||36303|
|Latta||Forest S.||4708 Old Shell Rd.||Mobile||ALemail@example.com|
|Lawrence||Steve & Gayle||8030 Bernard St.||Tallahassee||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|LeBourgeois||Sally||4705 Southshore Dr.||Metairie||LAemail@example.com|
|Lefebvre||Al & Doris||15226 Government St.||Gulfport||MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lenert||Cleota||903 N. Main St. #124||San Angelo||TX||76903-4804|
|Lesmeister||Don & Joan||4512 Marble Way||Carmichael||CAemail@example.com|
|Lewis||Bruce & Karen||P.O. Box 1963||Woodville||MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Litchfield||Brenda||6163 Bayou Rd.||Mobile||AL||36605||251-443-9929|
|Little||Darlyn||P.O. Box 517||Winnsboro||LA||71295||318-435-4670|
|Lively||James||P.O. Box 158261||Nashville||TN||37215-8261|
|Lowe||Rodney & Rose Mary||61239 Roosevelt Rd.||Slidell||LAemail@example.com|
|Mangham||William||837 Bartholomew St.||New Orleans||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Manis||Kenneth & Pamela||102 Wellington Lane||Slidell||LAemail@example.com|
|Manuel||Maurice & Lois||102 Augusta Dr.||Broussard||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maphis||Randolph||7476 Skipper Lane||Tallahassee||FLemail@example.com|
|Marcotte||Donald & Jenny||11 Whipoorwhill Dr.||Huntsville||TXfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|McCleary||Ray & Pat||6006 Tremayne Dr.||Mount Dora||FL||32757-8021|
|McConnell||Ruby E.||21 Snowbird Pl.||Spring||TX||77381-4153|
|McQuiston||Jim||6212 Yucca St.||Los Angeles||CA||99028|
|Miller||Mark & Lisa||11377 Coleman Rd.||Gulfport||MS||39506-4138||228-832-7807||Imiller@mdrs.ms.gov|
|Mims||Richard||409 Groves St.||Lugoff||SC||29078|
|Mizell||Max & Marie||929 Elmeer Rd.||Metairie||LAemail@example.com|
|Mizzell||Oliver & Tyler||117 Green St.||Santee||SC||29142||803-854-3046|
|Moon||Jim & Grace||9024 Portsmouth Ave.||Portland||OR||97203-2763|
|Moore||Mickey & Mary||172 US Hwy 19N||Americus||GAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Moran||Carl & Jaqueline||7730 Manini Way||Diamondhead||MSemail@example.com|
|Moran||Len & Susan||16097 Sweet Carolyn Rd.||Biloxi||MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Morris||Theklaw||579 Man O'War Circle||Cantonment||FL||32533|
|Morsink||Frits||1012 Valmire Dr.||Chesapeake||VA||23320-4730||757-549-2964|
|Mortimer||Charlotte & Preston||P.O. Box 642||Daphne||AL||36526|
|Moulton||Bob||3970 Menendez Dr.||Pensacola||FL||32503-3138|
|Murphy||Julia||24121 Tullmore Dr.||Daphne||AL||36526-8636|
|New Orleans Camellia Club||929 Elmeer Ave.||Metairie||LA||70005-1611|
|Nihart||David||P.O. Box 8101||Mobile||ALemail@example.com|
|Oates||James||P.O. Box 514||Daphne||AL||36526-0514||334-626-0203|
|Olsen||Gabriel||6806 Kitty Hawk Dr.||Pensacola||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Oyler||Dr. & Mrs. Richard||7025 Charleston Oaks S.||Mobile||AL||36695|
|Oyler||Don & Carolyn||4027 Oyler Rd.||Mobile||ALemail@example.com|
|Peltier||Dr. James||567 Highway 308||Thibodaux||LA||70301||985-447-3486|
|Pendleton||Neal & Lorraine||218 Lourdes Lane||Covington||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Perkins||Dr. Jimmy & Patti||510 McNair Ave.||Brookhaven||MSemail@example.com|
|Petznick||Dr. Paul G.||2541 Canterbury Rd.||Mountain Brook||ALfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phares||Gerald & Sharon||22101 Greenwell Springs Rd.||Greenwell Springs||LA||70739||225-261-3123|
|Phillips||Charles & Geralynn||53 Granada Dr.||Kenner||LAemail@example.com|
|Piazza||Nick||13 Glacier St.||Kenner||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pigott||Mike & Della||P.O. Box 1639||Sulphur||LA||70664-1639|
|Pitts||Larry & Nancy||2602 Desrys Blvd.||Antioch||CA||94509-4357|
|Poe||Lee & Dorothy||807 E. Rollingwood Rd.||Aiken||SCemail@example.com|
|Polozola||Michael||22101 Greenwell Springs Rd.||Greenwell Springs||LA||70739||225-261-3123|
|Rabalais||Gordon||1030 A South River Dr.||Arnaudville||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Randall||Jackie||6500 Driftwood St.||Sacramento||CA||95831-1015||916-421-2456|
|Rawls||Bill & Cheryl||7567 Tara Blvd S||Spanish Fort||AL||36527||251-626-5982|
|Ray||Bill||885 5th St.||Florala||AL||36442|
|Read||Glenn & Jill||1141 W. Fire Dept. Rd.||Lucedale||MS||39452||601-947-6592|
|Richardson||Homer & Lynn||1545 Friendship Lane NW||Brookhaven||MSemail@example.com|
|Richbourg||John||99 Richbourg Rd.||Monticello||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robertson||Bill & Mildred||320 Baron Blvd.||Suffolk||VA||23435-2486|
|Root||Becky & Tom||2100 River Forest Drive||Mobile||ALemail@example.com|
|Roy||Roger J. & Linda E.||P.O. Box 177||Watson||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rumph||Wilbur & Mary||P.O. Box 273||Marshallville||GA||31057-0273||478-967-2308|
|Ruth||Michael & Ann||726 High Plains Ave.||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Sealy||James & Jo Anne||703 Weatherly Rd. SE||Huntsville||ALfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shelfer||Claudette||8713 Cedarspur Dr.||Houston||TXemail@example.com|
|Shepherd||Donna||4714 Park Place East||Charleston||SC||29405-4759||843-744-4841|
|Sherman||Charles & Sandra||6013 Jesse Allen Rd.||Milton||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sibley||Joan||8163 Fairlane Dr.||Denham Springs||LAemail@example.com|
|Smelley||Jim||4831 Devon St.||Moss Point||MS||39563-2401||228-475-9736|
|Smith||Major Malcom D.||112 Heritage Hills||Pratville||LA||36067-2002||334-366-5345|
|Soules||Peter & Lynnette||22128 5th Street||Abita Springs||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Southern Calif. Camellia Soc.||3800 Bradford St. #43||La Verne||CA||91750|
|Stroud||Bob & Erin||2 Oak Grove Way||Slidell||LAemail@example.com|
|Surles||Milton & Claire||11531 Echo Wood St.||Houston||TXfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Terry||Martha||6501 Sugar Creek Dr. N||Mobile||AL||36695-2734|
|Terry||John W.||495 Lone Pine Lane||Stuart||VA||24171-4194|
|Thompson||Warren & Cheryl||602 Forrest Dr.||Fort Valley||GAemail@example.com|
|Thrasher||John & Eleanor||6424 SE 169th Ave.||Micanopy||FL||32667||352-466-0054|
|Tietje||Mary||P.O. Box 1254||Jennings||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Todes||Patricia||39109 7th Ave.||Zephyrhills||FLemail@example.com|
|Torres||Annette||P.O. Box 9134||Moss Point||MSfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trippe||Bonnie G.||105 Rue De Bourbon||Slidell||LAemail@example.com|
|Vanis||Hal||15711 CR 4255S||Henderson||TX||75652||903-854-4517|
|Vickers||F. Norman||5429 Dynasty Dr.||Pensacola||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vicknair||Lynn||1632 Steele Blvd.||Baton Rouge||LAemail@example.com|
|Vinson||C. Roger & Ellen||1905 E. Strong St.||Pensacola||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vogelsang||Skip||4760 Shannon Pl.||Pensacola||FLemail@example.com|
|Walton||Wilton & Ann||P.O. Box 993||Fort Valley||GA||31030|
|Warriner||Tom & Cindy||222 Skyline Cir.||Crestview||FLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Watkins||Paul & Yu-hsia Kao||1812 Old Boston Rd.||Texarkana||TXemail@example.com|
|Weeks||Thomas||11281 Jake Pearson Rd.||Conroe||TXfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Weinmann||Amb. & Mrs. John G.||29 Nassau Dr.||Metairie||LAemail@example.com|
|Wells||Kenny & Diana||4841 Abella Dr.||Baton Rouge||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wheless||Nancy||#4 Woods Edge Lane||Houston||TX||77024-7525|
|Whiddon||Holmes & Connie||120 Confederate Dr.||Spanish Fort||AL||36527||251-626-5877||Greathouse128@aol.com|
|Wilcox||Bill & Emma||6300 Pigfish Lane||Wilmington||NCemail@example.com|
|Williams Nursery Inc.||53 Joe Gunter Rd.||Forest Hill||LA||71430-9238||318-748-6728|
|Witcher||Alice||1934 Steele Blvd.||Baton Rouge||LAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wolfe||Ron||2019 Old Dominion Dr.||Albany||GA||31721|
|Woodard||Dwayne||500 4th Street SW||Birmingham||AL||35211-1145||205-324-5831|
|Wyatt||W. C.||511 Camellia Blvd.||Fort Valley||GAemail@example.com|
GCCS Board Minutes - 2014
Gulf Coast Camellia Society Annual Business Meeting
October 18, 2014
The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Gulf Coast Camellia Society, hosted by the Northshore Camellia Society, was held October 17 and 18 at the Clarion Hotel in Covington, LA. The Annual Business Meeting was called to order at 8:45, October 18 by the president, Lynn Vicknair. The President called for a moment of silent prayer for the loved ones lost this past year and those who are ill. She then welcomed new members and issued a welcome back to old members.
The reading of the minutes from the 2013 business meeting was waived since they were published in the winter edition of The Camellian. There were no additions or corrections to the minutes. The first order of business was a financial report from Bob Stroud of the Investment Committee for the Journal Trust Fund. He noted that Trust Fund had a balance of $84470.00. The GCCS Treasurer, Mike Ruth, noted in his report that the 2013 meeting had been profitable with a net profit of $5105.00. The treasurer reported a current balance of $3407.00. Homer Richardson, the web master, sent a report stating that all conference information was posted on the web site. He also requested that local club information be sent to him for use on the GCCS site.
Celeste Richard, Executive Director of ACS, greeted the attendees on behalf of the American Camellia Society. She introduced the new operations manager at Massee Lane, William Koury. She also noted that David King, a trust person for ACS was in attendance and had a table with materials available for members of the GCCS. The Executive Director also reminded members that this weekend was the last opportunity to order the 2015 Camellia Calendar. Other information included the launching of a new ACS web site. Additionally she noted there would be a membership table contest at the local camellia shows. Each club will decorate a “new member” registration table sponsored by the Society hosting the Camellia Show. She urged that we at the local level, decorate the table, take good pictures and win the contest. Celeste Richard reminded attendees that the ACS National meeting will be held in Tallahassee, FL January 28-31. She discussed that John Wang would be a featured speaker on hybridizing camellias. Finally Ms. Richard stated the appreciation of ACS for the GCCS donation to improve the Fetterman Building parking lot at Massee Lane.
The President, Lynn Vicknair, reported that that GCCS had 81 participants registered for the current fall meeting. She noted that last year 75 persons attended the meeting in Mobile and that the number of attendees continues to increase annually. Ms. Vicknair reminded participants of the sale of raffle tickets throughout the meeting with the drawing to be held prior to the President’s Dinner. She also reminded those attending that the silent auction would close at 5:00pm and urged getting final bids in prior to that time.
Other new business included the Board’s decision to post all GCCS information on the web site. This would include posting past issues of The Camellian. Issues posted on-line will be at least one year old when posted. Ken Campbell’s request for an increase in the dimensions of The Camellian was also approved by the Board. A request to donate funds up to $500 to the 5-Rivers Nature Center to improve landscaping by the use of Alabama introduced camellia plants. A discussion of each recommendation followed and motions to approve on each were passed.
The nominating committee then presented the following slate of new officers for the next two years as follows: President, Jim Dwyer ; Vice President, Roger Roy; Secretary, Rebecca Christian; Treasurer, Mike Ruth. The State Vice Presidents include Alabama, Al Baugh; Mississippi, Jim Smelley and Susan Moran; Louisiana, Jim Campbell; Florida, Carol Comber. Other members include Atlantic Coast Camellia Society; Mark Crawford and Pacific Coast Camellia Society; Bob Ehrhart. The slate was approved by the general membership.
The President then called for Club Reports. The Ozone Club was represented by Bob Stroud. He discussed the local club’s partnerships with Slidell sand North Shore High School. As a result of this partnership students in the agriculture programs at these two schools grafted 190 camellias. Over 100 students had the opportunity to graft. Bob Stroud recommended contacting agriculture departments at local high schools. Hunter Charbonnet of the North Shore Club reported that they have made a donation to the Milne Home for Women. The Club is donating camellias for the large garden at the Home. Vicki Baugh reported that the Mobile Club is partnering with the Spanish Fort Garden Club to plant camellias at the National Veterans Cemetery at Spanish Fort. The plantings are intended to carry out the red, white and blue theme. Andy Houdek reported that the New Orleans Camellia Show planned for January 24 will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the New Orleans Camellia Society.
Following the Club reports. the outgoing President, Lynn Vicknair, reminded those attending that next years’ meeting will be held in Bay St. Louis, MS, on October 19-20 at the Hollywood Casino. The New Orleans Club will host the meeting.
Under other business, a motion was passed to send $2000 to ACS in memory of Marie Mizell and Elaine Smelley.
At the close of the meeting Ms. Vicknair invited attendees to the hospitality suite for refreshments. She gave special thanks to Meg and Hunter Charbonnett, Jim Campbell and Mike Ruth for the success of the North Shore Camellia Society sponsored GCCS meeting.
Activities for the GCCS Meeting began on Friday with a delicious seafood dinner . The dinner speaker was author, landscaper and artist, Sandra Patrick. She spoke on the manner in which Monet’s Garden can be used in the planning of home gardens. Following Ms. Patrick’s presentation, the first round of the plant auction was conducted. The second round of the auction followed the business meeting on Saturday morning. After lunch the educational sessions included presentations by Larry Bates, J.D. Thomerson, Hong Park, and Mark Crawford. The silent auction, chaired by Florence Crowder, closed at 5 o’clock. Prior to the beginning of the of the President’s Dinner, the outgoing President, Lynn Vicknair again thanked all those who had helped to make the conference a success. She then handed the gavel over to the incoming president, Jim Dwyer. Following the dinner the new president introduced Dr. David Creech, Regents Professor, Stephen F. Austin. Dr. Creech’s presentation included a review of local and international studies of the ornamental horticultural industry, endangered plant rescue, research and reintroduction and finding sustainable solutions to environmental concerns.At the close of the Dinner the framed needlepoint raffle item donated by Meg Charbonnet was won by Carolyn Dixon. Optional tours on Sunday included John Grimm’s “Camellia Heaven” and Jim Campbell’s “River Camellia Nursery”.
GCCS Board Minutes - 2012
GULF COAST CAMELLIA SOCIETY BOARD MEETING - OCTOBER 15, 2012
The Board Meeting was called to order at 2:15 pm on Monday, October 15, 2012 in Conference Room C of the Natchez Grand Hotel, Natchez, Ms., by President Dick Hooton. There were 20 members present. The reading of the Minutes from the 2011 Board meeting were waived.
Bob Stroud of the Investment Committee reported a balance of $61,057.06. He reported that they had changed several funds with better results. The question of our being a 501 C organization was brought up, with no written evidence available.
Peter Soules gave the Treasurer’s report. We have a balance of $11,317.21 as of August 31, 2012. The General Meeting of 2011 in Bay St. Louis netted a profit of $675.00. Dick mentioned that the Auction of plants at that meeting was outstanding. Hooten announced that Kenn Campbell is the new editor of the Camellian. He needs members to send him articles.
Hooten asked if there were any comments on the by-laws. There were none. He asked for a full copy of the Constitution. Pat Hegwood will check with Art Landry for a copy. Homer Richardson said he will put that on the website.
In the area of New Business, Hooten reported the ACS is using paintings by J.D. Smith for the 2013 calendars to be sold through the ACS website. A calendar for 2014 is also in progress.
Hooten asked if a new Nomenclature book is coming out. Bob Erhart report that it will not be printed because there so many old ones left.. It will be updated in the future. The new judges’ handbook has a list of new varieties available for the shows. Kenn Campbell reported his deadline ofnthe next Camellian is December 1, thus he needs materials to him by Nov. 15. He said going to the current printer in McComb Ms. is a 2 hour trip each way, and wants to use a Baton Rouge printer for the Camellian. He received approval. The mailing permit is $380 and it doesn’t seem worthwhile to do so. He will see if we can use the new printer’s permit. Kenn also send there will be extra copies of each printing. Peter Soules asked for them, and he will send them to new members in the new member package. Hooten asked if there were any experimenting with spraying the entire camellia plant with gib, like it is done on blueberries. No one had done so.The 2013 Conference will be sponsored by the Mobile Camellia Club. The Baughs are the Chairs. It will be held in Spanish Fort on the Eastern Shore. There will be several locations, Marriott hotel, The Daphne Civic Center for the meals, and the 5 Rivers Nature Center for the educational sessions - all within a couple of minutes drive from one another. It will be the same time as next year. It offers a variety from years past, 2011 at a casino, 2012 at a historic hotel, and 2013 at an outdoor nature setting with a “citified” meal area.
GULF COAST CAMELLIA SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING - OCT. 16, 2012
The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Gulf Coast Camellia Society was held on Oct. 15 and 16 at the Natchez Grand Hotel in Natchez, Ms., hosted by the Brookhaven Camellia Club. The meeting was opened at 8:35 am by President Dick Hooten. There were 65 members present. A motion was made and approved to adopt the minutes from last year as they were published in The Camellian. Peter Soules gave the Treasurer’s report. Balance in general checking account as of August 31, 2012 was $11,317.21. Net profit from the 2011 Annual Meeting was $675.00. A moment of silence was had for deceased club members. There was no Old Business. In the area of New Business, Hooten announced that the new editor of the Camellian was Kenn Campbell of the Baton Rouge club. New officers were announced: President, Lynn Vicknair; Vice President, Jim Dwyer; Treasurer, Peter Soules; Secretary, Lynnette Soules. The 2013 Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Mobile Club held on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.
Celeste Richard of the ACS introduced new Operations Manager of Massee Lane Gardens, Matthew Israel. He made an extensive, informative and interesting presentation on “The State of Massee Lane Gardens”. His power point presentation included Projects through the summer of 2012: new Camellia signage on all the plants, renewed accreditation at the International Camellia Society as an “International Garden of Excellence, cleaning of several areas: the Butler and Dodd Greenhouses, the Smith Greenhouse Landing, the Strother Formal Garden and the Environmental Garden. The Camellila House was renovated and the Japanese Garden was revitalized. A new dump truck was acquired. New native species were added to the Dr. Dan & Muriel Nathan Education Pavilion and the West Field. A Master Plan has been drawn for the Silver Conservatory. Future ACS research will be done on 25 varieties for growth in the sun, and camellia oil as a new agricultural crop in the US. It would be a main source of oil for cooking, cosmetics and lubricating.
Celeste Richard spoke on current ACS promotions, such as the annual membership contest for clubs and individuals, a reduced rate of membership dues for new members and the first annual camellia wall calendar for sale.
Hunter Charbonnet, Gulf Region Director, gave a GCCS Regional update. Lineage is important in that we preserve the legacy of camellias. Commitment is another area he urged of members. If we go out to get monies from big donors, they’ll ask what kind of participation do we have from members. He said to remember “MAC”, Membership and Commitment.
Mike Jinks reported that Jason Mcdonald of the Brookhaven area is putting in 10 acres
of tea plants. He plans on 60,000 such plants.
Dr. Alan Henn, Extension Services Licensed Plant Pathologist from Mississippi State University spoke on “Plant Pathology and its application to growing camellias”. He stressed what can go wrong and what can you can do about it. Plant diseases are affected by 3 things: the plant itself, environment and the cause, such as a living cause, fungus, or non-living, such as soil condition, virus. When they overlap, diseases occur. Petal blight is caused by small spores, emanating from small mushrooms, airborne that land on the surface of the petal. They grow through moisture. These spores send out roots looking for place to enter and burrow, and penetrate the plant into cell wall. Thus the petals turn brown and start to shrivel. To manage camellia growth and flowering, one must break the life cycle of spore growth by good sanitation, such as raking, new mulch, flower removal. Temperature and humidity affect spore growth. Actually, petal blight is really a defense mechanism, allowing it to die off and save the rest of the plant and stop the spreading. A recent problem Dr. Henn has seen on the Gulf Coast is edema on camellias, split raised areas, caused by water in the soil which pushes its way up through the plant and then high humidity at night causes the cells to rupture. He ended by saying that if tips of leaves are dying, could be root rot.
Homer Richardson, of the Brookhaven Camellia Club, and Chairman of the Natchez Meeting spoke on Camellias in the Landscape. He said that camellias can have different purposes. They can serve as a hedge, foundation plant, point of interest, hiding an ugly area. Excellent use is to mix contrast and texture, color and size.
Kathleen Jenkins of the National Park Service spoke on “Historic Natchez and Camellias”. The Natchez Pilgrimage was started in 1932. Parts of “Gone with the Wind” movie were shot in Natchez and a camellia was named after Vivian Leigh. Melrose, a historic town home, is owned by the National Park Service. The Brookhaven Camellia Society along with the Melrose Garden Friends did much to landscape and enhance the grounds.
The meeting was adjourned at Noon.
Additional Notes:Afternoon tours went to Melrose House and Longwood House, two homes built in the 1800‘s. Banquet dinner entertainer was Mobile Camellia Club member Ellen Vinson, singing songs from “Showboat” and other musicals.
Gulf Coast Camellia Society BY-LAWS
ARTICLE I ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Introduction of New Members or Guests
2. Reading and approving of minutes of previous meeting
3. Report of Secretary
4. Report of Treasurer
5. Report(s) from Committees
6. Old Business
8. New Business
A majority vote of the members (in good standing) present will be required for the adoption of any matter coming before the Society unless otherwise provided for. (See Article 2, Section 2).
ARTICLE II MEETINGS
Section 1 Regular—The annual meeting shall be held in the fall of each year and a second meeting may be called at the time of the annual meeting of the American Camellia Society (ACS) each year.
Section 2 Special—Special meetings will be held at the call of the President, or on written petition to the President signed by 15 or more members in good standing. All members shall be notified at least fourteen days in advance and the business to be transacted stated in the notice.
Fifteen active members shall constitute a quorum.
Robert’s Rules of Order Revised shall govern the Society in all cases in which they are applicable and not inconsistent with the By-Laws. Any action not covered by these By-Laws shall be reconciled by the Executive Committee and its decisions shall be final.
Section 3 Executive Committee—The Executive Committee shall meet from time to time as scheduled or at the call of the President.
ARTICLE III ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Section 1 The President shall appoint a nominating committee of at least three members in good standing not later than thirty days prior to the fall annual meeting. This nominating committee shall announce the slate of officers at this meeting. Nominations from the floor may be accepted for any office; elections of the officers will follow. Immediately, upon the conclusion of the election, the presiding President shall hand over the gavel and/or the conduct of the meeting to the newly elected President, or in his/her absence, to the First Vice-President, or in his/her absence, to any of the other Vice-Presidents or other elected officers. Voting shall be by written ballot. Voting by proxy shall not be permitted.
Section 2 The President and Vice-President shall be elected for a term of two years.
The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected for a term of two years.
Those receiving a plurality of votes shall be declared elected. A retiring President will automatically become President Emeritus. He/she will continue to pay annual dues or become a Life Member to remain an Active member.
Section 3 An officer may succeed him or herself for one (1) term.
ARTICLE IV DUES
Section 1 The annual dues of this Society shall be Ten Dollars ($10.00) per year single, or Twelve Dollars ($12.00) per year couple (two living in the same household). A Life membership may be bestowed upon a member who has paid Twenty Times (20x) the annual dues for such membership. Annual membership in the American Camellia Society is recommended but not required.
Section 2 Dues are payable October 1 or at the annual fall meeting and must be paid within 30 days, for a member to remain in good standing.
Any member not paying within 30 days of November 1 shall be notified of his or her delinquency by mail and shall be dropped from membership if dues are not received within 30 days of said notification.
Section 3 Resignations will be accepted when written notice is sent to the Secretary or Treasurer, provided all indebtedness is paid. The President will answer all resignations requesting the reason for this action and asking them to reconsider, unless he or she deems it unnecessary.
Section 4 Any member may be suspended or removed for cause upon advice of the Executive Committee, at a regular meeting on vote of majority of members in good standing present.
ARTICLE V COMMITTEES
Section 1 The STANDING COMMITTEES may be:
1. Executive Committee
2. Editorial and Publicity
5. Liaison with Local Societies
8. Constitution and By-Laws
9. Research and Meeting Arrangements
Section 2 DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
1. Handle all executive matters pertaining to the Society as voted at regular meetings of members.
2. Take action on all necessary matters requiring attention in interim between regular meetings of the Society.
3. Be presided over by the President as its chairman.
4. Designate duties of all Standing and other committees as required.
5. Fill any vacancy caused by the death, incapacity, resignation, or removal of an officer during his or her term of office.
ARTICLE VI AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAWS
The By-Laws of this Society may be amended after a recommendation by the Executive Committee or by a two-thirds majority of members in good standing and in attendance at any regular meeting of the Society. Copies of proposed amendment must be submitted to all members fourteen days prior to the next regular meeting.Pg 16
GCCS Board Minutes - 2010
GULF COAST CAMELLIA SOCIETY BOARD MEETING - Oct. 1, 2010
The meeting was called to order by Dr. Pat Hegwood at 2:10 pm on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Ashton Inn in Pensacola, Florida. There were 12 in attendance.
Pat thanked Dick Hooton of the Pensacola Club for hosting the meeting with 62 paid members in attendance. Dick reminded us that additional items have been added to the agenda: a wine reception at the Quayside Gallery and visit to the Art Museum.
Pat presented the 8/31/2010 financial statement given him by Art Landry. Pat thanked Geri Jinks for a fine Camellian publication and Geri asked for articles and photos.
Marie Mizell brought up attendance seemed dropped, although Peter Soules indicated that Art’s report showed that there were more members 62 in Pensacola than 53 in Baton Rouge. Discussions followed regarding membership at various clubs: were there lower numbers, same, more? Dick Hooton said that he will address this in the Camellian magazine. Most said that their memberships were either the same or some loss. Geri said the Brookhaven club specifically targets the “empty nesters”. Dick said the Pensacola club gives a plant to a new members. Carl Moran said he randomly gives some of the camellias that he has grafted to people, with the hope that this would generate interest in joining the club.
Marie Mizell presented the Nominations Committee’s slate of officers for the coming year: Richard Hooton, President; Lynn Vicknair; Vice President; Peter Soules, Treasurer; Lynnette Soules, Secretary; Geri Jinks, Editor. State Vice Presidents as follows: Alabama, Jim Dwyer; California, Steve Mefford; Florida, Carol Comber; Georgia, Ann Walton; Louisiana, Jim Campbell; Mississippi, Jim Smelly and Carl Moran; Tennessee, Dick Frank; North and South Carolina, leave open; Texas, Claudette Shelfer
ACS’s breaking some of Florida into the Atlantic Coast group was discussed. Geri indicated that a large number of recipients to the Camellian are from the Orlando/Gainesville area, and if we lose their participation, the Camellian may suffer. We need 200 to get the reduced postage rate, we now have 225.
Marie asked Pat to get a copy of the By-laws and Constitution from Art to give to the new officers.
The question of next year’s meeting was brought up, and Dick asked that this be tabled. He is working on it.
Claudette Shelfer reported on ACS’s decision to hold a summer meeting at Massee Lane every other year rather than currently in October. Election of officers was also moved to summer. The intervening years would be at a destination airport hotel, with no tours or entertainment, just business, 2012 at Bush airport in Houston.. The 2011 winter Annual Meeting will be at Massee Lane in February, in 2012, Virginia, in 2013, Charleston, in 2014 Pensacola. These annual meetings are to be true convention type meetings, with outside speakers, booths, vendors. Etc.
Peter Soules asked if any thought was given to mid-week meetings for the Gulf Coast group. For another organization he was working on, he discovered that mid-week rates are about half of the weekend rate, and perhaps the lowered cost could attract more participants. This will be discussed at the meeting tomorrow.
Pat discussed the 70 paintings that J.D. Smith’s family, Dr. Leatherman, wants to donate to us. A must is that we keep the collection together. Various ideas were brought up as how to market these. Print copies that people can buy and frame, sell them at ACS gift shop, use them on plates, paper notes, jewelry, auction, etc. Pat felt strongly that a group of camellians should be responsible for the ownership of the paintings collection rather an academia. Pat had brought several of the paintings to the meeting and he displayed them along with the auction items. Pat proposed that the paintings be donated to GCCS as owners, that they be housed at LSU’s Burden Center on a permanent loan basis, and that a memorandum of understanding be drafted between LSU and GCCS. He will ask Roger Vinson at tomorrow’s meeting to draft such a memo. The Smith family wants to honor him and wants the world to enjoy the paintings. Each one is signed, with indications of the location of the camellia, and dated.
Peter Soules asked about the portfolio report, should anyone ask for it at the meeting tomorrow since it was not included in the 8/31/10 financial report. Pat said to say it is forthcoming in the Camellian - and it will be so.
Dick asked should we not pay some of the speakers who have to come in from out of town. Claudette will check on amounts paid to other speakers.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 pm.
October 2-3, 2009
The Gulf Coast Camellia Society held its annual meeting October 2 and 3, 2009, at LSU’s Burden Center in Baton Rouge, La.
Dr. Pat Hegwood, president, called the meeting to order Saturday morning, October 3, at 8:30 a.m. He then called on Gerald Phares of the Baton Rouge Camellia Society to speak of the preparations the Baton Rouge club had made in order for Burden Center to host the fall GCCS meeting. Dr. Hegwood expressed his personal appreciation and that of GCCS members for the magnificent meal and auction that had been hosted the night before by the club and for the plans they had made for the remainder of the meeting.
Geri Jinks gave the report of the GCCS board meeting from the day before. The board recommended that the annual $2000 gift to ACS be contingent upon the conference finishing with enough funds to do so.
They also discussed the possibility of accepting advertisements in the Gulf Coast Camellia Society publication “The Camellian” with prices to be determined after further study. The board agreed that the 2010 meeting would be held in Pensacola at a date to be announced after the Pensacola Camellia Club checked available dates and possible conflicting events. (Editor’s note: The meeting has since been scheduled for October 1 & 2, 2010.)
Art Landry presented the financial report as of August 31, 2009, at which time the net worth of the Society was $58,187.27.
(Editor’s note: See page 26 of this issue for the complete financial
report.) The finance committee was commended by Dr. Hegwood and those assembled for having managed the society’s portfolio so successfully in the challenging market of the past year.
The group then held a moment of remembrance for members and friends who passed away during the year.
The meeting’s educational sessions opened with Florence Crowder, who presented “Quest for Camellia Scions in France.” As part of her desire to locate all historical camellias listed in the nomenclature book, she has travelled to Europe and collected scions. The search has resulted in her becoming friends with many European camellia enthusiasts. She encouraged the group to continue to grow the older varieties of camellias.
The second session was presented by Fred Fellner, who is in charge of the maintenance of a thousand acres of grounds on LSU campuses. He has established a successful endowment program for live oak planting on the campuses. He has been working to re-introduce camellias into the campus landscaping. His master plan for the campus includes grouping plantings of camellias.
Michael Polozola, member of the Baton Rouge Camellia Society and a student at LSU, presented a synopsis of his work at Burden Center, where he has a successful camellia propagation program. He has also worked on mapping the camellia collection at LSU. His other duties include caring for new camellia plants at Burden Center and planting new camellia plants on LSU’s campus. He also aids in caring for existing plants on campus.
The final educational session was presented by Dr. Trent James, who detailed his work with the Baton Rouge Camellia Society’s “Swat Squad.” This dedicated group made 26 on site visits to gardens of individuals in the area who had requested assistance in identifying bushes in their yards and on how to care for their camellias. The group was also able to collect scions and recruit new members through these visits. After visiting with the garden owners, the squad follows up with a thank you letter and a list of instructions for continued care of the camellias they evaluated. Information on the Baton Rouge Camellia Society is also included.
The meeting was then adjourned.
For Peter Soules, Secretary
2009 Financial Statement
August 31, 2009
Transfer from Investments 5,000.00
Annual Meeting Expenses (2008) -8355.25
ACS Donation -2,000.00
Remit ACS Dues Collected - 365.00
Publishing Costs -6,229.67
Annual Filing Fee - 5.00
Ending Balance (8/31/09) 4,791.94
Portfolio Balance (9/28/09) 53,395.33
Total Net Worth $58,187.27
Art Landry, Treasurer
10522 Ferncliff Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815