This Roses in Review (RIR) marks the 91st time that the members of the American Rose Society have evaluated new rose introductions. The ultimate value of this procedure is realized only when we have a broad base of participation. We need your contribution, whether you grow only one plant of one variety on the list or many of them. We need input from “garden” rosarians as well as exhibitors, and from new rosarians as well as seasoned veterans. We also welcome reports from those who are not yet ARS members, so please pass along this website address to your rose-growing friends. The complete results of this survey will be included in the January/February, 2017, issue of American Rose, and will help determine the ratings in the ARS Handbook for Selecting Roses. For these results to be meaningful, we need everyone to participate So, please – take a few minutes of your time to evaluate your new roses. Only evaluate roses you grow from the cultivar list.
Reviews must be submitted by September 26, 2016. Your reports will be automatically sent to your District coordinator.
ARS Middle/High School Digital Rose Photo Contest – See The Winners Here
The American Rose Society has a new contest for Middle and High School students. See rules below.
The entrant must be in junior high (middle) or high school by the deadline. Those individuals who have graduated in 2016 are eligible. The name and address of the school and the year that you will graduate from high school MUST be included on the entry form.
Contestants are permitted to enter a maximum of three (3) digital photographs per category in all categories.
Duplicate photos may NOT be entered in different categories.
Digital photographs must be .jpeg files and must be high resolution files no larger than 60MB with at least a 4 megapixel resolution. The high resolution is necessary to ensure that winning entries will print properly in the magazine. Low resolution digital files will not be considered for awards.
All photographs entered must have been taken by the student.
Photographs which have won awards in previous ARS Photo Contests are NOT eligible.
Grooming the rose(s) is encouraged and artificial backgrounds may be used.
Digital photographs shall be saved in the following format:
category number with the letters a-c for multiple pictures in the same class, last name of the contestant and the name of the rose or garden if it is known. If not known, please label as “unknown”. Example: 10c_Aumiller_Unknown. Only one entry would be 10a_Aumiller_Unknown.
Any added text that is on the photo itself will be cause for disqualification. This includes date, time, etc.
Digital photographs may be enhanced by the use of any graphic program, such as Photoshop, Elements or Photo Impact.
The chair of the committee reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not conform to the stated rules prior to the entries being judged.
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 30, 2016.
Entries can be downloaded to Dropbox and submitted to americanrosephoto[at]yahoo[dot]com or by mailing a CD or thumb drive to:
5 Brentwood Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011-2529
When submitting digital photographs on CD or thumb drive they must be placed in one directory folder. Make sure they can be read by a Windows compatible computer and are properly packaged for safe delivery. Photographs that are in a “program” to be viewed will be disqualified. Emailed photos will NOT be accepted but Dropbox will be acceptable.
All entries MUST be accompanied by the completed entry form. Entries received without the completed entry form will be disqualified.
The CD/DVD/Drive will not be returned and should have the contestant’s name, email and address printed on the CD/DVD/Drive.
Any individual that enters this contest gives express permission for the American Rose Society to reproduce their photographs for educations and/or display purposes with a credit line to the photographer whenever possible. The photographer retains the copyright of the photograph. The American Rose Society may use the photograph in any publication, but will not sell the photograph. Any inquiries about sale of the photograph will be referred to the photographer.
1: One bloom of any rose. There should not be other roses or buds in the photograph.
2: One rose, fully open, stamens must show. There should not be other roses or buds in the photograph.
3: One spray, two or more blooms, any rose. There MUST be at least 2 rose blooms of the same variety. A spray is when a rosebush has multiple blooms coming from one single stem.
4: Color Abstract or Impressionism: The photograph should evoke a sense of originality; a new and different way of imagining the rose or roses with the mind’s eye. This may include processes used the alter the original photograph such as texturing, dodging, burning, dithering, painting, shadowing, blurring, layering, cloning, filtering, merging, cropping, etc. This does not include abstract arrangements.
5: Black & White Abstract or Impressionism: The photograph should evoke a sense of originality; a new and different way of imagining the rose or roses with the mind’s eye. This may include processes used the alter the original photograph such as texturing, dodging, burning, dithering, painting, shadowing, blurring, layering, cloning, filtering, merging, cropping, etc. This does not include abstract arrangements.
6: A photograph of any rose garden. Photographs should show the use of roses within the structure of a garden, which can be widely variable. Roses should dominate in the photograph, and some layout of the garden should be visible. The name of the garden MUST be listed in the title of the entry.
7: Macro Photography: Photographs should be EXTREME close-up photos of any part of the rose or rose plant. Color, Black & White, Sepia or combinations of these are permitted in this class.
The judging panel will consist of ARS Accredited Rose Judges who are photographers.
All categories will be judged on photographic excellence and originality only.
The ruling of the judges is final.
There will be four (4) “Certificate of Photographic Excellence” Awards in each class IF warranted. The judges reserve the right to not award a first place award if the entries do not merit such an award. The best in each class will then be judged against each other to determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There will be cash awards of $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd and $30 for 3rd places. The names of all winners will be published in the American Rose magazine.
2016 Green Thumb Seminar “Preparing for Spring”
Date: February 27
Place: Klima Rose Hall, American Rose Center, 8877 Jefferson Paige Road
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE to the public. Registration not necessary, but helpful to assure plenty of handouts
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Speakers
9:05 – 9:40 a.m. Mark Walton — Selecting Roses and Other Flowers for Spring Planting
Mark Walton is owner of Garrison’s Greenwood Gardens, a locally owned and operated independent retail and garden center serving the Greenwood and Shreveport are since 1959.
9:40 – 10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break, Coffee & Cookies
10:00 – 10:40 a.m. Dr. Allen Owings, LSU AgCenter — Common Products from the Garden Center Shelf
Dr. Allen Owings is a statewide leader for LSU AgCenter extension programs providing service to green industry professionals and serves as the Gulf District Director for the American Rose Society.
10:45 – 12:00 Stephen Scanniello — Pruning Heritage Roses — outside learning demonstration
Stephen Scanniello is an author, recipient of many horticulture awards and an expert on growing heritage roses. He is best known as a hands-on gardener who transformed the Cranford Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden into one of the world’s most acclaimed rose gardens. His specialty is old garden roses. Bring your sharpened clippers for a hands-on pruning lesson in the Heritage Rose Garden. This educational/lab experience will improve not only pruning skills, but also rose care throughout 2016.
Future Program Dates: April 30 • June 4 • September 10
Rose Rosette Disease (rose rosette virus)
Rose rosette disease is caused by a virus known as Rose Rosette Virus. It is a devastating disease of roses — particularly since all cultivars are susceptible, including Knock Out roses and wild multiflora roses (Rosa multifora).
Symptoms produced by rose rosette disease are highly variable, depending on the cultivar or species of the rose and the plant’s age. Several different types of symptoms have been reported on infected roses, but some of the more recognizable symptoms of rose rosette disease include “witch’s broom”, excessive thorniness, thickened new canes and abnormal discoloration or excess reddening of new foliage.
Information and photos courtesy LSU AgCenter.
2015 ARS Fall National Rose Show
Syracuse, New York
|A1 McFardland||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘My Lady Barbara’, ‘Mavrik’, ‘Affirm’, ‘Dublin’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘Louise Estes’, ‘Desperado’||Trophy|
|A2 Warwick||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Gemini’, ‘Ivory Fashion’, ‘Bon Bon’, ‘First Edition’, ‘Double Delight’, ‘St Patrick’||Trophy|
|A3 Pacific RS||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Desparado’, ‘Mavrik’, ‘Cajun Moon’||Trophy|
|A4 Edmunds||Rhea Bolar||‘Moonstone’, ‘Veterans’ Honor’, ‘Gemini’||Trophy|
|A5 Kirk||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Louise Estes’||Trophy|
|A6 RHA||Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch||Trophy|
|A7 President’s||Erik Heden||‘Folklore’, ‘Moonstone’, ‘Gemini’||Trophy|
|A8 Lawton||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Bees Knees’, ‘Chattooga’, ‘Soroptomist International’, ‘Renegade’, ‘Joy’, ‘Memphis King’, ‘Arcanum’||Trophy|
|A9 Moore||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Joy’, ‘Renegade’, ‘Michel Cholet’, ‘Memphis King’, ‘Arcanum’, ‘Chattooga’, ‘Bees Knees’, ‘Carolina Lady’, ‘Soroptomist International’||Trophy|
|A10 Williams||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Sandy’s Pick’, ‘Gift of Love’, ‘Tammy Clemons’, ‘Fitz Hugh’s Diamond’, ‘Abby’s Angel’, ‘Dr Troy Garret’, ‘Whirlaway’, ‘Shawn Sease’, ‘Butter Cream’, ‘Baldo Villegas’||Trophy|
|A11 Garden Web||Bill & Kathy Kozemchak||‘Belle Story’||Trophy|
|NY1 McFarland||Erik Heden||‘Cajun Moon’, ‘Cajun Sunrise’, ‘Gemini’, ‘Let Freedom Ring’, ‘Moonstone’, ‘Pop Warner’||Trophy|
|NY2 Moore||N/A||No entries|
|NY3 AARS||N/A||No entries|
|NY4 Buck||N/A||No entries|
|PJ1 McFarland||N/A||No entries|
|PJ2 Moore||N/A||No entries|
|PJ3 Much||Bill & Kathy Kozemchak||‘Ambridge Rose’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Olivier Roellinger’||Trophy|
|PJ4 Williams||N/A||No entries|
|PJ5 Benardella||Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch||‘Joy’, ‘Lady E’Owyn’||Trophy|
|YA1 McFarland||N/A||No entries|
|YA2 Moore||N/A||No first place|
|YA3 Yankee Rosarian||N/A||No first place|
|YA4 Williams||Dave & Dorothy Ciak||‘Double Take’, ‘Patron’, ‘Shawn Sease’, ‘Baldo Villegas’, ‘Foolish Pleasure’||Trophy|
|C1 Hybrid Tea/Grandiflora Bloom||Erik Heden||‘Moonstone’||Queen|
|C1||Erik Heden||‘Cajun Moon’||King|
|C1||Erik Heden||‘European Touch’||Princess|
|C1||Erik Heden||‘Veterans’ Honor’||Court|
|C1||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Miss Kitty’||Court|
|C1||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Louise Estes’||Court|
|C1||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Top Gun’||Court|
|C2 Hybrid Tea/Grandiflora Single||N/A|
|C3 Floribunda Bloom||Ann Gibson||‘Julia Child’||Best|
|C4 Hybrid Tea Spray||N/A|
|C5 Grandiflora Spray||N/A|
|C6 Floribunda Spray||Rhea Bolar||‘Hannah Gordon’||Queen|
|C6||Bill & Kathy Kozemchak||‘Love Song’||King|
|C6||David & Mary Ann Rink||‘Woburn Abbey’||Princess|
|C7 Hybrid Tea/ Grandifora/ Floribunda Open||N/A|
|C8 Polyantha Spray||Bill & Kathy Kozemchak||‘Margo Koster’||Best|
|C9 LCl/HWich/HG||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Fourth of July’||Best|
|C10 OGR <1867||Bill & Kathy Kozemchak||‘Green Rose’||Dowager|
|C11 OGR >1867||Bill & Kathy Kozemchak||‘Pink Pet’||Victorian|
|C13 Classic Shrub||Ann Gibson||‘Heidelberg’||Best|
|C14 Modern Shrub||Bill & Kathy Kozemchak||‘Belle Story’||Best/GardenWeb|
|D1 Mini Bloom||Adam Bolar||‘Joy’||Queen|
|D1||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Bees Knees’||King|
|D1||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Renegade’||Princess|
|D1||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Arcanum’||Court|
|D1||Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch||‘The Lighthouse’||Court|
|D1||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Doris Morgan’||Court|
|D2 Mini Single||Joe Gibson||‘Neon Cowboy’||Best|
|D3 Mini Open||Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch||‘Daddy Frank’||best|
|D4 Mini Spray||Bill & Kathy Kozemchak||‘Dorothy Rose’||Best|
|D5 Miniflora Bloom||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Foolish Pleasure’||Queen|
|D5||Dave & Dorothy Ciak||‘Shawn Sease’||King|
|D5||Elton Smith||‘Dr John Dickman’||Princess|
|D5||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Whirlaway’||Court|
|D5||David & Mary Ann Rink||‘Powerhouse’||Court|
|D5||Elton Smith||‘Tiffany Lynn’||Court|
|D5||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Crystal Palace’||Court|
|D6 Miniflora Single||N/A|
|D7 Miniflora Open||Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch||‘Fred’s Showtime’||Best|
|D8 Miniflora Spray||Ann Gibson||‘Whirlaway’||Best|
|E1 Novice||Pamela Dooling||‘Lime Sublime’||Best|
|E2 Seedling||Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch||‘Caroline Rose’ x ‘Joy’||Best|
|E3 Fragrance||John Doherty||‘Fire Fighter’||Best|
|E4 Judges||Peter Del Giorno||‘Kristin’||Best|
|F1 Syracuse||Elton Smith||‘Rocky Top’||Best|
|F2 Garden Collection||N/A|
|F3 Hybrid Tea/ Grandiflora/ Floribunda Collection||N/A|
|F4 Spray Collection||N/A|
|F5 Shrub Collection||N/A|
|F6 Matched Pair||David & Mary Ann Rink||‘Black Jade’||Best|
|F7 Hi-Lo||Richard Anthony & Brenna Bosch||‘Black Magic’, ‘Cooper’||Best|
|F8 English Box Hybrid Tea/ Grandiflora/ Floribunda||N/A|
|F9 English Box Shrub||N/A|
|F10 English Box OGR/Cl||N/A|
|F11 English Box Miniflora||N/A|
|F12 English Box Mini||David Rink||‘Black Jade’||Best|
|F13 Large Cycle||Satish & Vijaya Prabhu||‘Veterans’ Honor’||Best|
|F14 Miniflora Cycle||Oz & Audrey Osborn||‘Ready’||Best|
|F15 Mini Cycle||Elton Smith||‘Bees Knees’||Best|
|F16 Large Bowl||Erik Heden||‘Jewel Grace’||Best|
|F17 Miniflora Bowl||Elton Smith||‘Dr John Dickman’||Best|
|F18 Mini Bowl||Elton Smith||‘Magic Show’||Best|
|1 O beautiful for Patriot Dream that sees Beyond the years||Elton Smith||‘Passionate Kisses’||Dr. & Mrs. Harry Overesch Memorial Rose Arrangement Trophy|
|2 Say it with roses||Patria Lawrence||‘Gene Boerner’||The Betty Pavey Memorial Rose Arrangement Trophy|
|5 Niagara Falls||Patria Lawrence||‘Signature’, ‘Robin Hood’||Artist, Rosette, Bronze Certificate, John Signalgo Trophy and the Florence McNiel Trophy|
|6 New York Worlds Fair||Joan Singer-Hetrick||‘Marilyn Wellan’|
|7 Japanese Hill and Pond Garden||Ann Smith||‘Gemini’||Oriental Rosette, Gold Certificate|
|10 Woodstock||Nancy J Redington||‘Hot Princess’||Duchess of Arrangements Rosette, Silver Certificate|
|11 United Nations||Elton Smith||‘Gold Medal’, ‘Emma Grace’||Duke of Arrangements Rosette, Silver Certificate|
|13 Coney Island||Nancy J Redington||‘Altissimo’||Keepsake Certificate|
|14 The Garment District||Nancy J Redington||‘Moonstone’, ‘Foolish Pleasure’||Rosecraft Award|
|16 Tribute to New York||Nancy J Redington||‘Foolish Pleasure’, ‘Sweet Melody’, ‘Leading Lady’, ‘Grandma’s Girl’, ‘Springs a Comin’||Personal Adornment Certificate|
|17 Lake Placid||Mary Ann Rink||‘Magic Carousel’||Millie Walters Memorial Rose Arrangement Trophy|
|18 Buffalo||Donna Smith||‘Cooper’||ARS National/District Directors Miniflora Arrangement Trophy|
|19 Harriet Tubman House||Elton Smith||‘Bees Knees’||Miniature Royalty Rosette|
|20 Sustainable Garden by Pat Shanley||Patria Lawrence||‘Kristen’, ‘Magic Carousel’|
|21 New York Aquarium||Nancy J Redington||‘Fitzhugh’s Diamond’, ‘First and Foremost’||Miniature Gold Certificate, Miniature Artist Rosette, The Rose Swartzkopf Trophy, Ben Williams Trophy|
|23 Miso Soup||Ann Smith||‘Hot Tamale’||Miniature Oriental Rosette|
|26 Long Island||Tim Hahn||‘Joy’, ‘Arcanum’||Miniature Princess of Arrangements Rosette|
|27 Catskills||Nancy J Redington||‘Jennifer’||Miniature Duchess Arrangement Rosette|
|29 In a New York State of Mind||Don Myers||‘Ty’||Judges Certificate|
|30 Munchkin Parade||Nancy J Redington||‘Pleasure’, ‘Tiffany Lynn’||Miniature Keepsake Certificate|
|31 Bedford Falls||Nancy J Redington||‘Chattooga’, ‘Tiffany Lynn’||Miniature Rosecraft Certificate|
|32 Italian Pizzeria||Ann Smith||‘Miss Flippins’||Miniature Court of Etiquette Certificate|
|33 Rose Window, St. Patrick Cathedral||Nancy J Redington||‘Whirlaway’, ‘Sandy’s Pick’, ‘Grandma’s Girl’, ‘Tiffany Lynn’|
The gardens of the American Rose Center invites you to our final 2015 Green Thumb Educational Seminar!
Place: Klima Rose Hall, American Rose Center,
8877 Jefferson Paige Road, Shreveport, LA 71119
**Please take exit 8 off of I-20 as you can not reach us by exit 5 due to construction.**
Time: 9:00 am to noon
Cost: FREE and open to the public. For more information call 318-938-5402
9:15 ”Sustainability Issues in the Home Garden”
Kim Burton, County Agent, Tyler, TX
9:45 Coffee break and refreshments
10:00 ”Sustainability in the Home Vegetable Garden”
Jennifer Williams, MG Coordinator, NWLA Master Gardener Association
10:45 Coffee break and refreshments
11:15 ”Sustainability Issues for the 21st Century”
Keith Hansen, County Agent, Longview, TX
11:45 Q&A with the speakers
Call for Nominations for
“Miniature and Miniflora Rose Hall of Fame”
Dr. Jim Hering, Chairman
ARS Miniature/Miniflora Rose Committee
The ARS Miniature and Miniflora Rose Hall of Fame honors miniature and miniflora roses that have stood the test of time in commerce for at least 20 years. Now, it is your opportunity to participate in this process by sending in your nomination(s), (five or less). A short list of the most popular miniature and miniflora roses that are 20 years or older can be found at the end of this article. Criteria for the Hall of Fame can be summarized as follows:
1. The variety must have been introduced at least 20 years prior to the year the award is given. Introduction date will verified by the latest edition of Modern Roses.
2. There can be multiple winners in any year.
3. Varieties for consideration are solicited from the general membership through an announcement in the American Rose magazine, on the ARS web-site, in the Miniature Rose Bulletin and in district and local bulletins. Nominations are to be sent by April 1, 2015 to:
Dr. Jim Hering
1050 Kingwood Drive
Marion, OH 43302
4. The Chairman of the Miniature/Miniflora Rose Committee will prepare the tabulations for selection by the full committee by ballot.
5. Formal announcement of the winner(s) will take place at the ARS National Miniature Rose Conference.
A BRIEF LIST OF ELIGIBLE MINIATURE & MINI-FLORA ROSES
For You Dad
Lights of Broadway
Over the Rainbow
Peaches ’n’ Cream
Something for Judy
Teddy Bear Tennessee
SOME ROSES ELIGIBLE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR
Annie R. Mitchell
Lost in Paradise
Love ‘Ya Dad
Oh My Stars
Old Country Charm
River City Jubilee
Silk ‘n’ Satin
So in Love
Trick or Treat
The 2015 ARS National Spring and Miniature Rose Show and Conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio, June 12-14, 2015. Contact Brian Burley, 614-846-9404, bburley1092[at]yahoo[dot]com for information.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
The 2015 American Rose Center Trial Grounds testing is now open! Please contact Carol Spiers (carol[at]ars-hq[dot]org) for your packet of information if you are interested in testing your new varieties for the 2015-2016 testing seasons.
KLIMA MEDAL NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
ESTABLISHED IN HONOR OF LATE ARS PRESIDENT EMERITUS JOE KLIMA AND HIS WIFE MARION, THE KLIMA MEDAL RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN THE FIELD OF ROSE EDUCATION. Nominees for the award need not be members of the ARS, and nominations are requested from both ARS members and the international horticultural community. The Prizes & Awards Committee will select Klima Award recipients. Acts worthy of recognition include:
• Sustained volunteer performance by an individual over a decade or more of providing measurable high quality educational instruction and/or publication in the area of rose education.
• A single act of achievement by an individual within the field of rose education or rose development that has a measurable profound or major global impact.
• A significant single act of scientific development by an individual or team that provides a major advancement to the knowledge and evolutionary educational base of growing roses.
• Sustained lifetime achievement by an individual in devoting and focusing their educational talents and expertise to promoting “The Rose.”
No member of the Prizes & Awards Committee or members of their immediate family shall be considered for the award while serving on the Committee. Also, the President of the American Rose Society shall not be eligible for the Klima Medal award until one full year after their term of office has expired.
The ARS Executive Director, PO Box 30000, Shreveport LA 71130-0030; Email: executivedirector[at]rose[dot]org must receive all materials for the Klima nominations by September 30, 2016.
GUY BLAKE HEDRICK JR. AWARD
GUY BLAKE HEDRICK JR. AWARD
ESTABLISHED IN MEMORY OF GUY BLAKE HEDRICK, JR. TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING ROSE EXHIBITORS who display the highest levels of excellence, integrity and respect for the ideals of showing roses, the Guy Blake Hedrick Jr. Award is intended as a lifelong achievement award for an exhibitor who has been a successful national, district and local exhibitor, and also a model in sharing his/her knowledge in growing championship roses. Nominees for the award shall be members of the ARS, and nominations may be made by any person. The ARS Horticultural Exhibitors’ Committee will select the Blake Hedrick Award recipient. Acts worthy of this recognition include:
• Sustained success in showing roses at the national, district and local levels for a decade or longer by an individual or team who has consistently exhibited rose show entries of the highest caliber with integrity and spirit for the ideals of the ARS.
• Sustained lifetime achievement by an individual in devoting and focusing his or her educational talents and expertise to promoting the art of exhibition of the rose.
• Significant and sustained acts of achievement by an individual in organizing and overseeing the conduct of successful rose shows at all levels.
Hedrick Award nominations are due by December 31, 2016. Hedrick Award nominations may be sent to the Executive Director, PO Box 30000, Shreveport LA 71130-0030; Email: executivedirector[at]rose[dot]org and the Horticultural Exhibitors’ Committee Chair, Bob Martin, 3291 Old Oak Tree Lane, Escondido CA 92026-8416; Email: petrose[at]aol[dot]com.
To nominate an individual or team for any of these awards, primary sponsors should complete a nomination form, attaching the required supporting documentation (including two Award Reference Forms). These forms are available online or from Carol Spiers at ARS Headquarters, 318-938-5402, ext. 223, or e-mail carol[at]rose[dot]org. Prior nominees must submit new applications; re-submissions of previous applications will not be accepted.
WHITAKER NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
ESTABLISHED IN HONOR OF GLENDA WHITAKER; an ARS member and leader whose excellent example and efforts on behalf of the society and its members have been an inspiration to all who have worked on behalf of the Society in the area of membership. It is created to recognize those who have made outstanding and unique contributions to the Society in its efforts to grow in members. This award is intended to be given for outstanding achievement by an individual, team, society, district or business which has been a helpful partner with the American Rose Society. Nominees must be ARS members. Members of the ARS Membership Committee are not eligible. Acts worthy of recognition include:
• A program, event or publication by an individual, team, society, district or business which encouraged or prompted an increase in membership, or improved the status or satisfaction of members.
• Sustained dedication and leadership over a period of time by an individual, team, society, district or business in the area of membership development, recruitment, and/or attention to the needs and satisfaction of members.
• Dedication to the Society’s goals in membership in the form of a one-time donation or sustained support.
The Award shall be two-part, consisting of the Glenda Whitaker Annual Certificate of Achievement and the Glenda Whitaker Triennial Award for Achievement in Membership.
Whitaker award entries should be sent to the Executive Director, PO Box 30000, Shreveport LA 71130-0030; Email: executivedirector[at]rose[dot]org and Ann Gibson, Chair, Membership Committee, 8203 Pembroke Dr., Manlius NY 13104-2217; Email: ambushe[at]yahoo[dot]com by December 31, 2016.