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.
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
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
- 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
Regular School Seminar:
Full local control, but Local control
Baldo wants to be there to sign Certificates
Full school curriculum Horticultural Topic
1 - 1 ½ hours pesticide safety 1 hour is pesticide(s) &
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
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
- 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.
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.
It was announced that the raffle raised $421.
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.
The Fall Business Meeting of the NCNH District was adjourned at 4:15
Posted: October 28, 2002
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