H: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Founders' Day reminder

The deadline for reservations for our Founders' Day lunch is this Friday, October 29.  In addition to good food and great company, this year we have the real pleasure of hearing Steve Hootman, Director and Curator of the Rhododendron Species Garden, who will give us a spectacular travelogue of his most recent trip to China and Vietnam.

Give our treasurer, Pete LIttlefield a call or email to let him know your check for the lunch is in the mail.    508.429.6470   email


Founders' Day BRunch 

Sunday November 6  Note the early date





We will have our brunch again at the Wellesley Papa Razzi  at 16 Washington St., Wellesley, at 11:30.  Papa Razi is just off Route 128 (I-95) at Route 16, heading west.  The menu, like last year's, sounds delicious: fresh fruit platter, assorted breakfast breads, green salad, chicken, pasta, scrambled eggs, bacon, roasted vegetables, and coffee and tea.

We are bringing our Dick Brooks Memorial Speaker all the way from the west coast.  Steve Hootman, the Executive Director and Curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, will  speak to us about "Plant Hunting in South –Central China and Northern Vietnam: A New Frontier."  He will discuss the landscapes, culture, and flora and show pictures from his last three expeditions to this region, which has become his primary focus for the past several years.  This should be a great travelogue by one of the rhododendron world's great modern plant explorers.

We will also have our annual Seed Exchange.  John Perkins has taken on the mantle of selecting and producing the Cross of the Year.  If you have seed to contribute to the exchange, bring your labeled contributions in paper or glassine bags, not plastic bags [thanks Joe Bruso for emphasizing that].


Cost:  $30 per person Reservations required


Reservations: send your check made out to ARSMC to:


Pete Littlefield, 75 Oak Street, Holliston, MA 01764   (508.429.6470   email 


FDeadline for reservations 



We must give the restaurant the number of attendees before the brunch, so be sure to get your checks & reservations in to Pete Littlefield by the deadline.



Directions:  This restaurant is easy to get to, less than a mile from 128/I95.  Take Exit 21A off Route 128 (I-95) at Route 16 West.  Merge shortly with Quinobequin Road.  Turn left on Washington St./ Route 16 and the restaurant is on the left.  16 Washington St.  Ample parking.


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