Bob was the inaugural President of SCBS for the period 1999 to 2004, continuing on from 2005 as Vice President. Bob has been a mentor to all members of SCBS, past and present, always willing to share his incredible knowledge of Bromeliads, and to give advice on their culture.
In 2002, Bob was bestowed Honorary Life Membership, as much for his commitment with Bromeliads State-wide as in his working to get the SCBS established and now thriving.
In honour of Bob, Texas Cryptanthus hybridist, Carole Richtmyer named her new cross of C. ‘Oklahoma Sunset’ x ‘Red Baron’ as Cryptanthus ‘Bob Paulsen’, a fitting tribute to this true, distinguished gentleman.
Sadly, Bob passed away on 25 November 2008