The SANA Tom Arnold Bursary fund celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. The fund was started in 1985 at a SANA Convention where Tom Arnold, whose retail nursery in Bedfordview was well known at the time especially for dwarf Acers, donated money to create a fund to help future Horticulturalists.
The Bursary Fund is administered by SANA on behalf of the trustees. The SANA Bursary committee is made up of four elected SANA members and the bursary administrator. The current committee consists of Keith Kirsten (chairman), Wayne Stewart, Richard Gibb and Rick Smit. Wendy Appel is the Bursary Administrator.
The Trustees plan to increase the fund substantially over the next few years to ensure that we can help as many students as possible. The committee plan various fundraising activities for 2010, we urge all our members to support these activities were they can and to consider donations where possible.