Rose lovers from around the country met for the first American Rose Society National Convention since COVID began. Something rose friends have been looking forward to for so long! Social media was full of happy faces from Milwaukee. Those who couldn’t make it were eagerly awaiting pictures! Because of the new technology, the American Rose Society was able to connect those at home with real time live feeds of special events.

Our district was well represented!

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WINNERS!

Congratulations to Joel Anderson who received the Silver Honor Medal.

Incoming District Director Roger Brueckman presents Joel with the award.

Congratulations to Tom Bolden who was named Outstanding Consulting Rosarian.

Tom Bolden could not be at the convention but here he is with his roses!

Congratulations to Linda Kimmel (Registrar) and Teresa Downham (Treasurer) who received the Presidential Citation for their work on the convention planning team. Well done ladies, we are proud of you!

Roger Brueckman was installed as the IL IN District Director and Linda Kimmel was installed as ARS Northwest Regional Director.

Mark Nolan won the miniflora class and won the Best of Judges Classes with Lady E’owyn.

The Lady is a beauty!

NATIONAL NEWS

Congratulations to Diane Sommers our new ARS President and Craig Dorschel as Vice President and to Carrie Bergs as Treasurer. The very deserving Baldo Villegas received the ARS Gold Honor Medal. President of the Lehigh Valley Rose Society, Nate Fisher was named the ARS Rising Star. He was accompanied by his adorable family!

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GARDEN TOURS

Convention attendees had the pleasure of visiting three fantastic gardens…

JOE AND CARRIE BERGS’ GARDEN


STEVE SINGER’S GARDEN

WILL RADLER’S GARDEN…

ARS MEMBERSHIP


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