HOS Orchidist of the Year

HOS Orchidist of the Year

This award is to recognize and honor a member for outstanding and unselfish service and valuable contributions to the Society.  This award can be presented to a member only once.  Prior to 1972, this award was know as “Orchid Man of the Year”.

1955     Seiji Obata
1956     Benjamin T. Kodama, Sr.
1957     Dr. John Beaumont
1958     Chew Wong
1959     Wallace Otaguro
1960     Walter Uohara
1961     Mrs. Toy Len Chang
1962     Masayuki Yoshimura
1963     Edward C. C. Wong
1964     George Char
1965     Mrs. Rose Ching
1966     Francis Tsukiyama
1967     Richard Fujio
1968     Mordecai Hudson
1969     William Chong
1970     Richard Takase
1971     Mrs. Violet Chong
1972     Francis Tanaka
1973     John Costa
1974     Richard Lum
1975     See Yin Goo
1976     Walter T. C. Lum
1977     Tom Kosaki
1978     Robert Tokushige
1979     Mrs. Bobbie Yu
1980     Clarence Kelley
1981     Gilman K. M. Hu
1982     Mrs. Shirley Knisley
1983     Philip Ho
1984     Harry Whang
1985     Glenn Kageyama
1986     Wilson W. Lee
1987     R. Fernandez
1988     Mrs. Toyoko Ajifu
1988     Everett Knisley
1988     Mrs. Williette A. L. Wong
1989     James Arakaki
1989     Ralph K. Ajifu
1990     Mrs. Ellie Christie
1991     Roy T. Yahiro
1992     Bernard Lee
1993     Mrs. Connie Gellert
1994     David E. De Witt
1995     Dale Y. Miyasaki
1996     Mrs. Charlotte K. De Witt
1997     Edwin K. Oka
1997     Melvin Z. Waki
1998     Arthur F. Buckman
1999     Alexander “Bobbie” Fraser
1999     Mrs. Barbara J. Schafer
1999     Tomoyuki “Tom” Uyesugi
2000     Robert & Susan Perreira
2000     Jack & Nancy Woltmon
2001     Ruth P. Chun
2001     Frank and Patricia Thrall
2002     Benjamin T. Kodama, Jr.
2003     Mrs. Jean Inouye
2004     Dr. Ingelia P. White
2005     Vivian McCoy
2006     Carol De Witt
2007     Ben Sills
2008     Inez Brunson
2009     Clem Roldan
2010     Robert Moffitt
2011     Marisa Maemori
2012     Calvin Abe, Sherry Abe, Jackie Lai and Charlotte Yamamoto
2013     Ronald Yamauchi
2014     Bradley Lau
2015     Katherine Sakuda
2016     Robert and JoAnn Higuchi

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