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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-NEVADA-HAWAII DISTRICT

Of the American Rose Society

Minutes of the Fall Business Meeting
September 29, 2002
Norman King Community Center, Vallejo, CA

The Fall Business meeting of the Northern California-Nevada-Hawaii District was called to order at 2:45 p.m. by Steve Steps, District Director. A welcome to the business meeting was given by Al Dalton, President of North Bay Rose Society.

ROLL CALL OF SOCIETIES

There were no delegates from the following Societies: Butte RS, Central Valley RS, Humboldt RS and Mendocino RS.

MINUTES OF THE MARCH 2, 2002 SPRING BUSINESS MEETING

The minutes of the March 2, 2002 Business Meeting were presented and approved as submitted.

TREASURER'S REPORT

The financial statement was distributed by Lenore Ruckman, NCNH Treasurer. She noted that the Expenses and Income as presented are correct and NCNH District is staying within budget. The Trophy Fund is almost all paid in full with Butte the only society remaining unpaid. The Trophy Fund covers the cost of engraving the District Trophies. East Hawaii decided to disband their society and sent a check to NCNH for the balance of funds in their account.

UPDATE ON AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY - Steve Steps, District Director

Philadelphia Board Meeting - The Board rejected the ARS budget as unworkable. It is good news that the Board is beginning to see the problems, but the concern is that the Board wants to bump prices back to local societies.

Changes in the CR program makes it easier to recertify.

There is discussion about changing the format of the American Rose magazine. Steve sent out a survey form asking for input from the District.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

- CONSULTING ROSARIANS, Baldo Villegas

Consulting Rosarian Coordinator, Baldo Villegas reported THAT THERE WERE A FEW CHANGES MADE IN Philadelphia. Change extends renewal from 3 years to 4 years. Baldo is going to be "flexible" about schools in the district. He will be giving more local control to the local rose society coordinators.

Local Coordinator will have full control over local school, but Baldo will have to approve the lectures.

Baldo pointed out a few differences between a regular school and a seminar

Regular School Seminar:

Full local control, but Local control

Baldo wants to be there to sign Certificates

Full school curriculum Horticultural Topic

1 - 1 hours pesticide safety 1 hour is pesticide(s) & pesticide safety

Next Year: A 2 hour program by Don Meyer may be presented at spring or fall meeting and could receive full credit for a seminar (4 points). Power Point presentation for full credit

CR Schools/Seminars:

March 2003 (3rd Saturday) Honolulu, HI at the University of Hawaii. There will be local lecturers plus presentations on soil and pesticides.

April 12, 2003, CR School hosted by Motherlode Rose Society, Jackson CA (Elsina Dean)

 

- HORTICULTURAL JUDGES, Beverly Rose Hopper

District has a new horticultural judge: Marvin Rudd. Several judges have returned to active status.

There was standing room only at the Judging National Challenge Classes at the Spring Business meeting.

Judging at the National Rose Show went smoothly.

Judging School: Last weekend of June (June 28 & 29th) at the Sacramento Art and Garden Center hosted by the Sacramento Rose Society. Format will be lectures in the morning, workshops in the afternoon. The workshop is for candidates, judges and exhibitors. There will be an exam on Sunday which consists of a written and a practical for the candidates.

The faculty will be Tommy Cairns, President of ARS; Tom Bonfigli; Muriel Humenick; Barbara Gordon and Ed Griffith. The fee is to be determined.

- ARRANGEMENT JUDGES, Barbara Gordon

Barbara reminded everyone that you need to be an ARS member in good standing for 3 years before becoming a CR or a Judge. To be an Arrangement Judge, you need to be a Horticultural Judge first.

Arrangement Schools: San Mateo in October (date is open). There will be an August Arrangement Workshop at the Bradshaw location (Sacramento - date is open).

- YEAR OF THE ROSE - HOME DEPOT, Jolene Adams

Home Depot is buying $20,000 worth of annuals and would like the local societies to "come back." In Philadelphia the Board decided we didn't have to do it, but ARS made about $20,000 on the Home Depot venture in 2002.

- MEMBERSHIP

Michael Devencenzi, Membership chair was absent due to a conflict of dates with his local society's Fall Rose Show, so the report was given by Earl Parsons. Lodi Woodbridge is 3 years old and has 85 members. They are hosting a Membership Workshop on Saturday Nov 9t from 11-4. All Presidents and Membership Chairs are invited to brainstorm ideas for building membership in the local societies.

Earl announced that a new society is forming in Lakeport which is north of Clear Lake.

DISTRICT RAFFLE

It was announced that the raffle raised $421.

NEW BUSINESS

2003 ARS Triennial Elections will take place next year. Ed Griffith who is running for Vice President of ARS visited the NCNH Fall Business Meeting and was one of the judges of the District Rose Show. He is fiscally conservative and concerned with establishing of budgets. Steve Steps announced he was running for Regional Director of Region 9. Jolene Adams announced she was running for District Director.

BIDS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

Spring Business Meeting will be at the Hall of Flowers hosted by Golden Gate Rose Society. There will be a pot luck with a kitchen available. In the afternoon, there will be a 2 hours CR program.

Fall Conference & Business Meeting 2003 - East Bay Rose Society will host a 1-day conference. Date, time and location to be announced.

ADJOURNMENT

The Fall Business Meeting of the NCNH District was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Carol Burek,
NCNH Secretary


Posted: October 28, 2002
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