• Admin

2020 Awards Ceremony

Updated: Sep 5

Watch the video here, download the powerpoint here or read on for the transcribed results.


PRESENTATION OF 2021 ARS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

Miniature/Miniflora RoseAward of Excellence granted to a miniature/miniflora rose variety selected by theARS Miniature/Miniflora Rose Testing Committee during a two year rose trial period.


Duly awarded for 2021:

‘Oso Easy Double Pink’ Alain Meilland; Spring Meadow Nursery

‘Cupid’s Kisses’ Christian Bedard; Weeks Roses

‘Rachel Marie’ Richard Anthony; For Love of Roses


PRESENTATION OF 2020 ARS MINIATURE/MINIFLORA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Miniature/Miniflora Rose Hall of Fame granted to a miniature/miniflora rose variety introduced at least 20 years ago on the year the award is given, selected by the ARS Membership


Duly elected for 2020:

‘Dancing Flame’ Robbie Tucker; Rosemania

‘Linville’ Dennis Bridges; Bridges Roses

‘Scentsational’ Harm Saville; Nor’East Miniature Roses

‘Old Glory’ Frank Benardella; Nor’East Miniature Roses

‘Solar Flair’Frank Benardella; Nor’East Miniature Roses


- PRESIDENT’S REMARKS -


PRESENTATION OF SPECIAL AWARDS


Presidential Citations

Diana Kilmer

In grateful recognition of your outstanding service as Chair for the

2020 American Rose Society National Convention and Rose Show.


Walt Kilmer

In grateful recognition of your outstanding service in support of the

2020 American Rose Society National Convention and Rose Show.


Dave & Gerry Mahoney

In grateful recognition of your outstanding service to the American Rose Society

in the planning and execution of its first virtual Consulting Rosarian Seminar and School.


Bill Kozemchak

In grateful recognition of your outstanding service to the American Rose Society

as Guest Editor of the 2019 American Rose Annual.


Marilyn Wellan

In grateful recognition of your outstanding service to the American Rose Society

in the planning, launch and editorship of the America’s Rose Garden Journal.


Dan Keil

In grateful recognition of your many years of service to the

American Rose Society as the website “Answer Man



Special Presentation

New ‘Carol Spiers’ rose

photo by Ray Guillebeau




ROSES IN REVIEW AWARDS

Highest Number of Reports Special Presentation

NCNH District, Jerry Georgette, Coordinator


Highest Ratio of Reporters to ARS Members Special Presentation

North Central District, Margaret Barr, Coordinator


Special Award

Jon Corkern for design & implementation of reporting system for RIR


Member’s Choice Award & Member’s Choice for Fragrance Award

American Rose Society “Members’ Choice Award” honors the rose introduced within the past five years with the highest garden rating score in Roses in Review, a survey open to participation by all members of the ARS. Fragrance Award was added for 2018, designated by the F following the year.

2020 David Austin – ‘Olivia Rose Austin’

2020F David Austin – ‘Olivia Rose Austin’


James Alexander Gamble Fragrance Award

Awarded to outstanding new, very fragrant roses by the ARS Prizes & Awards Committee for the rose considered the most fragrant in municipal and private gardens throughout the U.S. over a five-year period.

2020 David Austin – ‘Olivia Rose Austin’


David Fuerstenberg Prize

Awarded to the originator of any new rose of American origin suitable to the

American climate which may deserve honor.

2020 Chris Greenwood – ‘Ring of Fire’


Rising Star Award

This award is established to honor new stars in the rose world in hopes of recognizing and honoring the work of the next generation of rosarians. It is created to recognize those 45 and younger for outstanding achievement by an individual in promoting the culture and appreciation of the rose — our National Floral Emblem.

2020 Tim Mann


Glenda Whitaker Annual Membership Award

This award is 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.

2020 Jeff Wyckoff

Read the Article here.


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.

2020 Bill & Kathy Kozemchak


The Joseph & Marion Klima Medal

For Excellence in Rose Education

Established in 2000 in honor of late ARS President Emeritus Joe Klima and his wife Marion, the Klima Medal Recognizes excellence in the field of rose education.

2020 Bruce Monroe

Watch the video here.


Presentation of Gold Honor Medal

The Gold Honor Medal is the highest honor awarded by the American Rose Society. First awarded in 1933 to J. Horace McFarland, “Father of the American Rose Society”. The nominee must have diligently worked on the National level, in any capacity, for the betterment of the ARS and its membership, have been a member for at least 12 years and must have done work of merit above and beyond the normal call of duty and devotion.

2020 Bruce Monroe


All Rights Reserved. American Rose Society. Copyright 2019