Of the American Rose Society
Minutes of the Spring Business Meeting
March 2, 2003
Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
The Spring Business Meeting of the Northern California-Nevada-Hawaii
District was called to order at 9:32 a.m.. by Steve Steps, District Director.
A welcome to the business meeting was given by Bob Van Houten, President
of the Golden Gate Rose Society.
ROLL CALL OF SOCIETIES: There were no delegates from
the following Societies: Butte RS, Humboldt RS and Monterey Bay RS.
MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 2002 FALL BUSINESS MEETING
The minutes of the September 29, 2002 Business
Meeting were presented and approved as submitted.
The financial statement was presented by Lenore Ruckman, NCNH Treasurer.
She noted that the District is staying within budget. She noted that an
increase for Criterion expenses has been budgeted. Lenore said
approval for the proposed budget was needed.
Trophy Fund: $5/year assessment per society to maintain trophies. She
also noted that 2 new rose societies had received the customary start
up money for new societies. One of those new societies is Golden Sierra
Rose Society and they have 34 members.
Rose Gilardi moved to approve the budget as presented.
Motion seconded and approved.
DISTRICT DIRECTOR'S REMARKS - Steve Steps, District Director
Due to uncontested elections, Jolene Adams
will be the incoming NCNH District Director, and Steve Steps will be the
new Regional Director.
Announcement: Fall Conference will be held in Oakland on October 3, 4,
and 5, 2003.
UPDATE ON AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY - Steve Steps, District Director
Same issues as reported in the past. The ARS Board of Directors rejected
the budget in Philadelphia. One issue that has a direct impact on everyone
is the magazine. Steve did a write up on the survey regarding the magazine
and distributed them at the meeting.
Handbook for Selecting Roses - Each ARS member will receive one
copy (hard copy) and as of March 1, 2003 it will also be on line. There
will no longer be free copies to local societies.
ARS NOMINATIONS & AWARDS - Rosemary Sawyer
Rosemary Sawyer is coordinating nominations for District Silver Honor
Medal. She sends out the rules and regulations at the end of January,
and needs nominations returned by the March meeting. She had received
16 forms of the 27 sent out. She asked all societies to turn them in.
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION - Muriel Humenick
Muriel Humenick announced that Baldo Villegas will be retiring this
year and the new CR Chair will be Michael Devencenzi.
CONSULTING ROSARIANS - Baldo Villegas
ARS has changed the rule for extension for refresher seminars for Consulting
Rosarians from 3 years to 4 years. Baldo reminded everyone if CRs have
not attended a seminar or school in last 4 years, at the end of Baldo's
term they will no longer be a CR. He has a list of all who need to recertify.
The seminar at the 2003 Spring District Business meeting will qualify
for recertification. For all CR candidates, Baldo noted that the cost
of the CR test has increased from $10 after January 1, 2003. Baldo reminded
everyone of the upcoming CR schools, one in Jackson this spring and
one in Hawaii in March 2003.
HORTICULTURAL JUDGES - Beverly Rose Hopper
The judging report form is on line. New Guidelines for Judging Roses
In the District Directory, please made the following corrections: Gregg
Cook was accredited in 2001, and Dave Coop in 2000.
Ed Griffith, ARS National Chair of Judges, gave awards of special recognition
to the following judges:
ARRANGEMENT JUDGES - Barbara Gordon
Bill & Muriel Humenick
Barbara Gordon announced that Marvin Rudd and Ann Marie Harris are now
accredited arrangement judges.
She announced an arrangement workshop scheduled for August 16th on
Color & Texture in Roses. Cost will be $20.
Arrangement Judging School is schedule for August 23 and 24th at Sacramento
UC Extension Auditorium. She requested all Presidents to give a copy
of the sign up sheets to newsletter editors. All of the District's arrangement
judges will participate in the seminar and schools.
CRITERION - Linda & Ted Burg
Linda Burg requested articles. She said that they lose 6-10% paid membership
every issue. Criterion getting new subscriptions, but really needs continuing
Steve Steps presented the Gold Medal for the most recent win for the
Criterion (for 2002).
ROSES IN REVIEW/DISTRICT DIRECTORY - Alice Affleck
ROSES IN REVIEW: There are 200 CRs in the District and participation
in Roses in Review is required. There were 162 reports in the District,
and no all of those reports were from CRs, so all CRs in District
not participating as required. Alice stressed that the results of
the RIR do make it to the Handbook and nil reports count as participation!
DISTRICT DIRECTORY: There are 2400 members in the District. NCNH
has the 3rd largest ARS membership. In order of size of membership:
Deep South, Pacific Southwest, followed by NCNH.
MEMBERSHIP - Michael Devencenzi
Presidents and Founders of the two newest societies were introduced:
Rosemary Sawyer, President of Golden Sierra Rose Society (34 members)
and Mary Lois Welsh, President of Lake County Rose Society (39 members).
Michael also noted that San Mateo Rose Society had increased membership
by 25% thanks in part to efforts by Earl Parsons and Ed Yesan.
The Round Table workshop on membership in November had 12 attendees
representing 15 societies. The results of the meeting are in the Winter
Elsina Dean reported there is interest in forming a society in the
PROGRAMS & SPEAKERS - Jerry Crumrine
Jerry encouraged everyone to email or mail updates for programs for
the District directory.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - Dean Davis
Dean Davis asked that biographies of people who have done work in the
community (other than rose society involvement) be sent to him.
YOTR 2002/ DISTRICT WEBSITE - Jolene Adams
YOTR 2002 - Rose still reigns supreme! YOTR 2002 was an unqualified
success. As Jolene says "what a marketing campaign for membership"
Those who participated gained new members. If you hold pruning seminars,
etc., the community will come and many will join. Get out and get
Butte and Humboldt did very well. Jolene reminded everyone to continue
to do things to attract members.
DISTRICT WEBSITE. Will be updated with new directory information.
DISTRICT TROPHIES & AWARDS -
No new District trophies this year.
Bob Bergthold requested that whoever has the 2 or 3 District trophies
still in cardboard boxes that don't have permanent cases to please contact
him and get them to him 8 weeks before the Fall Conference.
SOCIALIBILITY - Betty Ann Cassina
Betty Ann's report: "Enjoy yourself at every activity."
UNSUNG - Ed Yesan
Ed says he hasn't heard from anyone. Please send him names and information
on anyone who works hard, gives time and effort to local society who
isn't usually recognized.
Dolores Moffat was absent, but it was reported that she is working
on a "Guidelines for Officers."
The one-day Fall Show and Business Meeting had 107 people registered.
It had been anticipated to have an attendance of about 85.) The quality
of the show was excellent. At $2 per registrant, $214 went to the District.
The District is looking for the District Conference Notebooks to update
them and pass them on the next societies to host meetings. The last two
societies to have them were San Francisco and Sierra Foothills.
- 2003 ARS Triennial Elections will take place this year. Steve
Steps reviewed the election procedures.
- NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Steve Steps announced that a nominating committee needs to be formed
at this meeting for nominations of District Officers. The first two
members with Jolene's input: Sharon McColgan and Muriel Humenick.
Volunteers: Ted Burg, Dave Coop, Joe Burek. Per the District Bylaws,
the Parliamentarian is the Chair of the Nominating Committee.
On a motion by Rose Gilardi, the nominating committee
- ARS CANDIDATES FOR VICE PRESIDENT
All four candidates for ARS Vice President were invited to attend
this meeting. Steve Steps introduced the two candidates who attended
the meeting: Jeff Wycoff and Ed Griffith. George Hartly and Steve
Jones were unable to attend.
A Question and Answer period followed a brief presentation from both
The Spring Business Meeting of the NCNH District was adjourned at 12:03
p.m.. Steve Steps passed the gavel to Jolene Adams.
Following adjournment the NCNH District held a workshop for Consulting
Rosarians on 'New Fungicides' presented by Baldo Villegas. This was a
repeat of the program at the Fall 2002 ARS National Convention, prepared
and presented by Don Myers.
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