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Thank you to the following AHS Members, Regions and Daylily Clubs:

Ann Large

Barbara Kirby

Bill Monroe

Carol Spurrier

Cenla Daylily Society

Central Alabama DL Society

Central Oklahoma Hem. Society

Cheryl Ford

Cobb County Daylily Society

Connecticut Daylily Society

Diane and Jack Joiner

Dublin Hemerocallis Society

Earnest Yearwood

Elizabeth Trotter

Faith & Jerry Bange

Gene Dewey

Harold McDonell

Jack Joiner

Janice Kennedy

Johnson County Iris & Daylily Soc.

Joy Detmer

Judith Branson

Kathleen Schloeder

Ken Cobb

Kyle Billadeau

Lois Hart

Lori Hankinson

Lufkin Hemerocallis Society

Martha Chamberlain

Martha Fawcett

Maureen Strong

Melodye Cambell

Memphis Area Daylily Society

Montgomery Area Daylily Society

Nancy & Don Smith

O.H. McIntyre

Pat & Steve Mercer

Ruth Killingsworth Family

Savannah Hemerocallis Society

Sherley Channing

Southwestern Illinois Hem. Soc.

Thomas Bruce

Tim Herrington

Upstate Daylily Society

Wichita Daylily Club

Windsor Farms Garden Club

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Michael Bouman

Department: Groups/Forums/Site Technology
Title: Group Leader Region 11/Tech Help

I have grown daylilies with something approaching, or exceeding, obsession for twenty years. I bought my first plants from Lewis Hill in Vermont, then bought his book, "Daylilies: The Perfect Perennial." The joy ride began a year later when I joined AHS and discovered the "candy store" of the mail-order marketplace. I remember my first club meeting in 1994 -- an 8-hour round trip to Boston to see Dan Trimmer and Sarah Sikes address the New England Daylily Society. I moved to Missouri in 1995 and apprenticed myself to Oscie Whatley, who befriended anyone interested in hybridizing. That's also the year I joined the Greater St. Louis Daylily Society and the AHS e-mail Robin. I became a garden judge in 2000 and an instructor in 2005, and I had something to do with upgrading the curriculum and slide show while serving on the AHS Judges Education Committee. I am currently still on that committee and am also the Region 11 Secretary and its Garden Judges Liaison. My garden is named Daylily Lay. Bob Dylan fans will catch the allusion to Nashville Skyline and will imagine my "big grass bed" for all the plants here at Hidden Lake in St. Peters.

I was trained for a career as a singer and choral conductor, a good way to learn leadership and management skills, and after eight years of college teaching, I changed careers to a broad adult education field involving state humanities councils. I retired as Executive Director of the Missouri Humanities Council in 2010. Aside from daylilies, my chief interest is a 12-year career as a volunteer professional singer with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, for which I must reaudition every year. That is a thrill greater than seeing new seedlings in bloom, no lie. After a year of mourning for my departed wife, San, I married Kathy Wofford in 2009, a writer, antique dealer, vegetable gardener, and daylily grower who had designed her own house. She became an AHS member and began garden judge training last year. We share our house with Lola the Poodle and three cats, and so many ducks on the lake that we've named our place The Duckworthy Estate. There are four adult children in the western U.S. and eight grandchildren, with a ninth on the way.

Michael Bouman

The American Hemerocallis Society, Inc. (AHS) is a non-profit organization. The AHS is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. These purposes are expressly limited so that AHS qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any future U.S. Internal Revenue Law.