About North Florida Daylily Society

Promoting the use of daylilies in landscaping and gardening.

Members share their expertise and experiences with each other, as well as with the broader community, to help people learn how to grow and care for daylilies in their own gardens.

About North Florida Daylily Society

The North Florida Daylily Society holds regular meetings and events throughout the year, including garden tours, plant sales, and educational seminars. Members also have the opportunity to participate in regional and national daylily shows and competitions.

The NF Daylily Society is affiliated with the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS), which is the national organization for daylily enthusiasts. As a result, NFDS members have access to a wealth of resources and information about daylilies, including the latest hybridization techniques and cultivar releases.

In addition to promoting daylilies, the NFDS is also committed to conservation and education. The society has a program that encourages members to plant daylilies in public spaces, such as parks and schoolyards, as a way of beautifying the community and promoting environmental stewardship.

One of the main goals of the NF Daylily Society is to promote the use of daylilies in landscaping and gardening. Members share their expertise and experiences with each other, as well as with the broader community, to help people learn how to grow and care for daylilies in their own gardens.

The society also serves as a forum for daylily enthusiasts to exchange ideas and information about hybridizing, propagation, and other aspects of daylily culture. Members have access to a variety of resources, including a library of books and articles on daylilies, as well as a network of fellow daylily enthusiasts who can provide advice and support.

Overall, the NF Daylily Society is a vibrant and active community of welcoming daylily enthusiasts who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of these beautiful flowers with others and who are committed to promoting their beauty and diversity.

Since 1974

The club, North Florida Daylily Society was organized on November 30, 1974. The North Florida Daylily Society (NF Daylily Society) is a non-profit organization based in North Florida that is dedicated to the study, cultivation, and enjoyment of daylilies. During the first few years, several members were extremely instrumental in creating policy and building stability. A few of those members were: Ben and Clovette Adams, Ed Brown, Joe and Chris Bumgardner, Anna Cruel, Keith and Sylvia Lunsford, Jack May, Bob and Gail Reese, Bob and Mary Frances Ruff, Vi Simmons, Dave Talbott, Bob and Margaret Tucker, and Frank and Agnes Teele. The society has since grown to include members from all over the region who share a passion for these beautiful plants.

Who Are We?

A Little More About The North Florida Daylily Society

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2023 OFFICERS

President  – Connie Gladding
1st VP (Show Chair)  –  Ray Wensell
2nd VP (Program Chair)  –  Ron Hood
Recording Secretary  –  Hilda Sewell
Corresponding Secretary  – Rhona Scoville
Treasurer  –  Barbara Lisenby

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Fundraising Chair  –  Cynthia DeWitt
Fundraising Chair  –  Carol Desmond
Publicity Chair  –  Donald Schnepel
Hospitality Chair  –  Barbara Coker
Hospitality Chair  –  Alberta Davis
Member at Large  –  Martha Caldwell
Member at Large  –  Joe Bumgardner
Member at Large  –  Tamme Wilson

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Meetings

Monthly meetings are usually held on the Second Sunday of each month beginning at 2:15 PM at the Orange Park, FL Library.  Please refer to the News & Events page for the monthly schedule in detail

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Bylaws North Florida Daylily Society

Last Amended October 13th, 2019

Bylaws

OF

THE NORTH FLORIDA DAYLILY SOCIETY, INC.

 

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Last amended 10/13/2019

 

BYLAWS OF

THE NORTH FLORIDA DAYLILY SOCIETY, INC.

 

ARTICLE I

NAME

The name of this Society shall be the North Florida Daylily Society, Inc., organized November 30, 1974.

The Society is not to engage in any business or commercial enterprise. Headquarters of the Society shall be located in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

ARTICLE II

OBJECT

The object of this Society shall be:

  1. To stimulate and extend appreciation of Hemerocallis.
  2. To actively cooperate in every way in the work of Region 12 and the American Hemerocallis/Daylily Society.
  3. To develop, acquire and disseminate information concerning the Hemerocallis and its origin, history and culture.
  4. To organize exhibitions of Hemerocallis at various times and places under A.H.S. rules, regulations, prizes, certifications, etc., best adapted to stimulate interest in the cultivation of the Hemerocallis.
  5. To promote uniformity in Hemerocallis nomenclature and clarification and standardization of varietal classification of Hemerocallis.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERS

SECTION 1.

All persons who are interested in the culture of Hemerocallis, whether professional or amateur, shall be eligible for membership.

SECTION 2.

Everyone becoming a member prior to January 1, 1975, shall be deemed a charter member.

SECTION 3.

Those persons who, hereafter, desire to become members of this Society, upon paying established dues, shall become an active member.

SECTION 4.

All active members of the Society present shall be entitled to one vote on all matters related to the North Florida Daylily Society, Inc.

SECTION 5.

The annual dues shall be set by the Society, payable at the first meeting of the calendar year beginning January 1. The Treasurer shall notify members two months in arrears, and those whose dues are not paid within 60 days thereafter may be dropped from membership in the Society.

SECTION 6.

The annual dues shall be set by the Society, payable at the first meeting of the calendar year beginning January 1. The Treasurer shall notify members two months in arrears, and those whose dues are not paid within 60 days thereafter may be dropped from membership in the Society.

 

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS

SECTION 1.

The OFFICERS and DIRECTORS of the Society shall be made up of a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer.

 

SECTION 2.

The Board of Directors shall consist of the above named officers plus three elected chair men and three elected board members at large. The chairpersons shall consist of: Chairperson of Fund Raising, Chairperson of Advertising and Public Relations, Chairperson of Hospitality.

 

ARTICLE V

OFFICERS’ DUTIES

SECTION 1.

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society, as well as all meetings of the Board of Directors. The President shall appoint any special committee which he/she may deem necessary for a specific purpose. The President shall provide leadership, direction, and support for all other officers, directors, and members of the Society.

SECTION 2.

The First Vice President’s primary duty will be that of Show Chairman. The First Vice President shall preside over any meetings at which the President is not present.

 SECTION 3.

The Second Vice President’s primary duty will be that of Program Chairman. He/she shall schedule programs of interest for those monthly meetings for which there is no customary schedule. (For example, the Annual Show & Plant Sale is customarily scheduled in May.) The Second Vice President shall preside over any meeting at which the President, and First Vice President are not present.

SECTION 4.

The Recording Secretary shall record minutes of all meetings of the Society and present such minutes at the next regular meeting of the Society. The Recording Secretary shall also provide the President with assistance in providing any printed material to the members which might reasonably be expected.

SECTION 5.

The Corresponding Secretary shall provide all members with notice of each regular scheduled meeting. Specially called meetings, and Board meetings will also be the responsibility of the Corresponding Secretary if called upon by the President to do so.

SECTION 6.

The Treasurer will collect all moneys which are due and deposit them in the Society’s bank account. The Treasurer will pay all bills and keep regular accounts subject to inspection at any time by a finance committee.

 

ARTICLE VI

DIRECTORS’ DUTIES

SECTION 1.

The Chairperson of Advertising and Public Relations will provide advertisement for our Show, Meetings, and Special Events.

 

SECTION 2.

The Chairperson of Fund Raising will direct efforts to raise funds for the Society. This may include such things as organizing auctions at regular meetings, and assisting, as needed, with our Daylily Show plant sales, etc.

SECTION 3.

The Chairperson of Hospitality shall organize and direct the providing of refreshments at our regular monthly meetings, Show Judges’ morning refreshments, and Judges’ luncheon. These duties may be carried out directly, or by delegating to others interested in participating.

SECTION 4.

The At-Large-Board members shall provide leadership and direction to the Board. These three members shall seize upon any opportunity to accept responsibility in those areas not specifically assigned by these Bylaws.

SECTION 5.

(A) The Board of Directors shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Society and make recommendations to the Society. The Board shall be subject to the orders of the Society, and all of its actions must meet with the approval of the Society.

(B) A Board meeting shall be held each summer within 30 days after the June meeting. The purpose of this meeting is the planning for the coming year. At least one other Board meeting should be held each year. Special meetings of the Board can be called by the President and shall be called upon the written request of three members of the Board.

 

ARTICLE VII

ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

SECTION 1.

At the regularly scheduled meeting held in April, a Nominating Committee of three members, one appointed by the President and two elected by the Society, shall be impaneled. It shall be the duty of this committee to nominate candidates for the offices to be filled at the annual meeting in June. The Nominating Committee shall report at the regular meeting in June, additional nominations from the floor shall be permitted.

SECTION 2.

The officers shall be elected by ballot at our regularly scheduled June meeting, to serve for one year or until their successors are elected, and their term of office shall begin at the close of the annual meeting at which they are elected.

SECTION 3.

No member shall hold more than one office at a time.

 

ARTICLE VIII

MEETINGS

SECTION 1.

The meeting schedule shall be established by the membership at any regularly scheduled or specially called Society meeting. The meetings shall normally be held the second Sunday of the month.

SECTION 2.

The Regular meeting in June shall be known as the annual meeting and shall be for the purpose of electing officers and committees for any other business that may arise.

SECTION 3.

Special meetings can be called by the President or by the Executive Board and shall be called upon the written request of eight members of the Society, the purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the call. Except in cases of emergency, at least three days notice shall be given.

SECTION 4.

One-third of the members of the Society shall constitute a quorum.

 

ARTICLE IX

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Society in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Society may adopt.

 

ARTICLE X

AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

The bylaws can be amended at any regular meeting of the Society by a two-third vote, provided that the amendment has been presented in written form to each member at least 3 weeks prior to said meeting.

 

ARTICLE XI

DISSOLUTION

In the event that the North Florida Daylily Society, Inc. should ever dissolve, all assets, property and moneys shall be remitted to Region-12 American Hemerocallis Society.

 

REVISED AND APPROVED NOVEMBER 10, 1985

AMENDED SEPTEMBER 13, 1987

REVISED AND APPROVED FEBRUARY 13, 2000

AMENDED JANUARY 8, 2006

AMENDED SEPTEMBER 12, 2010

AMENDED OCTOBER 13, 2019

U.S. DAYLILY SOCIETY AFFILIATIONS

 

At the LOCAL level of the American Daylily Society, there are nine clubs in The State of Florida. The North Florida Daylily Society covers the northeast area of Florida and meets at the Orange Park, FL Library. 

At the REGIONAL level of the American Daylily Society, there are fifteen regions in the United States. The State of Florida is Region 12.

The NATIONAL association for daylilies in the United States is the American Daylily Society (ADS) which was formerly known as the American Hemerocallis Society. For more information, visit them here. Their online database of 89,000 daylily cultivars is very useful to daylily enthusiasts.

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Meeting Location

Orange Park Library

2054 Plainfield Avenue,

Orange Park, FL 32073

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North Florida Daylily Society

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