Rebecca Wong, longtime life member of SLI and SLI’s webmaster for many years, was presented the much deserved Society for Louisiana Irises' Service Award, by President Jim Leonard, at the awards banquet during the SLI Convention in Lafayette, LA, on April 11, 2015.
Rebecca Wong took over the responsibilities of the SLI webmaster many years ago and has maintained, fixed, repaired and serviced SLI’s website (www.louisianas.org) through all those years. When it was decided to update the website to make it possible to offer e-memberships and to accept credit cards and PayPal, Rebecca volunteered to undertake this huge task. She found the correct software to make it easier for others to make changes to the website and to upload documents. She developed the website and dressed it up with banners and rotating pictures. She trained others to upload articles into the new website. She has spent long and arduous hours working on the website, without compensation, and her hard work has resulted in a beautiful new modern website that all members of SLI can be proud of. She continues her work on this website and eventually SLI will be able to offer e-memberships which will allow e-members to access digital versions of the Fleur de Lis as well as the SLI digital checklist of all registered Louisiana irises. The membership of SLI extends heartfelt appreciation to Rebecca for her devotion to SLI and long hours working on the website.