Judges Symposium

Kathy Andersen

Kathryn Andersen an accredited Lily Judge, a Judges’ Training Instructor, and Chair of Judges Accreditation has accomplished much during her years of membership. Kathryn has been a member of the North American Lily Society since 1970; she is a NALS Director and has served as a US Vice President and then NALS President from 1989 to 1990. She is our Classification / RHS Liaison and has served on the Long Range Planning Committee, Research Trust Committee, Awards & Standards Committee, and Nominating Committee. She also reviews and approves the NALS Show Schedule for our annual Lily Show each year. Kathryn was awarded the Isabella Preston Trophy in 1992 and 1995, and received the prestigious Slate-MacDaniels award in 1998.

Warren Summers

In July 1973 Warren Summers was driving along a country road in Willington, CT and came to a sudden stop when he was captivated by a large stand of seedling lilies growing by the roadside. He knocked on the door of the home and was given a tour of that garden by the hybridizer who happened to be a good friend of Henry Payne, a famous Connecticut lily hybridizer. This was the beginning of an enchanting adventure with lilies for Warren, who started growing lilies from seed that very Fall. Since then, Warren has hybridized and introduced many unique, hardy, and award-winning lilies. Over the years many of his hybrids have been introduced in mail order catalogs and offered on the cut flower market in Holland. Warren has many friends in the lily world and has traveled to Russia, Holland, Germany, Japan, Canada, China, and all over the United States where he has been fortunate to meet lily breeders and learn about lilies. Warren is an accredited lily judge, a judges’ instructor, and is a past President of both NALS and the New England Lily Society.

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