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Temecula Valley Rose Society
An Affiliate of the American Rose Society
January 2012 Vol. 23, No. 01
President's Messageby Frank Brines
H appy New Year to all! May everyone be blessed with good health, happiness, and a bountiful garden in 2012! It is that proverbial time when we set new goals and do some long-term planning, and as your newly-elected president, it falls to me to lead that effort-but I can't do that alone: I need help from each and every member to identify and accomplish the goals that will move us forward in the new year.
Let me share a few goals that the board and I have identified at this point. First, we have a new board structure that places each committee under the guidance of a director. We hope that that will help focus our efforts and bring every member's voice to the board in its planning. We look forward to your participation.
Other goals include: increasing income through grants, fund raising, and giving; reducing the society's outstanding debt; mounting a more vigorous and systematic program of community outreach, and welcoming of new members; finding opportunities for greater exposure and involvement of the society in wider community; continuing to promote the Rose Haven Heritage Garden; and developing and delivering new educational programs for our members and the community at large to spread the knowledge and love of roses.
But it's not all business! I'm hoping all our members will look for new ways to create fun and excite and create wonderful memories.
There will be many opportunities to get involved and I look forward to joining you in those in 2012.
Membership Renewal DataThis is a reminder that it is time now for your membership renewal to the TVRS. Single membership is $25.00 and Family membership is $30.00. Please mail your completed form with your payment to: Membership Chair, Temecula Valley Rose Society, PO Box 890367, Temecula, CA 92589-0367.
Renewal forms are available on the Rose Society web page: temeculavalleyrosesociety.org/memapp.html. The forms will also be available at our January Meeting. Kathy Turgeon & Bernice Wendt.
January Membership Drive
REMEMBER that January 1 starts the official 2012 Membership Drive that continues until February 29, 2012 Any new membership applicant (not renewals) who join the TVRS during that period will receive a 5 gallon rose bush (while supplies last).
The bare root roses have been purchased and potted by Ron Rumbold and are already budding at this time. The distribution of the rose bushes will take place at the scheduled Member Orientation Session. The following roses have been potted for the Membership Drive: 2 each of Helmut Schmidt, rated 7.3, Medium Yellow; Ole', rated 7.1, Orange Red; Olympiad, rated 8.6, Medium Red; King's Ransom, rated 6.4, Deep Yellow; Queen Elizabeth, rated 7.8, Medium Pink; & Chicago Peace, rated 7.7, Pink.
It's up to each of us to encourage our friends and neighbors to join us in 2012. Kathy Turgeon & Bernice Wendt.
2012 Board Members
2012 Board of Directors
Youth Gardening Updateby Kathy Katz
It's been a quiet month in Youth Gardening. Not many winter veggies at the Tree of Life, and the freeze knocked out our wonderful tomato crop. The herbs are still there for all to pick through. Even small amounts of herbs chopped fresh into salads, soups, stews and side dishes boost immune systems. Just help yourself.
While attracting families to Rose Haven with our Third Saturday program is often hit and miss, the importance of offering and publicizing a youth component of our non-profit can not be over emphasized. Mi-Ae Kim, Margaret Meyncke, Kathy Katz, Jo-Ann Summers, Rebecca Weersing and Chair Barb Purdy meet monthly to put in place educational and fun programs for years to come. The kids are our future.
Member Meeting ProgramDate: Thursday, January 19
Time: 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Temecula Library, Community Room (30592 Pauba Road)
Speaker: Diane Busch
Topic: The Life of Bees
A light buffet luncheon will be served around noon. Guests are welcome.
February 2012 topic: Attracting Birds, Hummingbirds & Butterflies to Your Garden.
March 2012 topic: Staghorn Ferns
January Birthdays & New Members
Little Rose Show, December Awardsby Virginia Boos
At the December holiday party, the awards are made to the participating members having the highest number of points, based on the ratings of their roses entered during 2011.First Prize: Ellen Noell, 81 points
Second Prize: May Olson, 69 points
Third Prize: Don Nordike, 56 points
Fourth Prize: Virginia Boos, 51 points
Each received a classic ceramic vase, in neutral colors, the perfect backdrop for a special arrangement of their gorgeous championship blooms.
Lenore Vogel and May Olson are taking over the Little Rose Show for 2012, and I will be bowing out. It's been fun for me. Thanks for the generous participation.
Rose Haven Updateby Bonnie Bell
Here we go with a blast into 2012. If you have been to the garden lately, you will easily see that major tree trimming has already been completed. There are several other maintenance projects that will begin in January. A landscape crew will be pruning all hillside roses (there are 500) and it is way too steep for our volunteers to accomplish. All massive shrubs and grasses will be pruned by the crew that same week: pace, butterfly bushes, grasses and other huge plants. So look for lots of activity. Of course, volunteers will be needed to prune the roses in the original rose garden. Wednesday and Saturday mornings will be our work days and we surely can use many members to chop, chop, and chop. Take a look at the photo of Lyse McGonigle pruning away last January.
Our rose pruning demonstration is Saturday, January 14th at 9 a.m. The program will be lead by Frank Brines and it is open to our members as well as the public. Come out and join us—there's always something new to learn or share with other rose enthusiasts. This is a hands-on lesson, so bring your pruners, gloves and plenty of good spirit. We also need volunteers to meet, greet and invite visitors to sign-in if pruning is not your passion.
The garden committee meeting will be January 25, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. All interested members are invited to attend. 30500 Jedediah Smith Road, Temecula.
Our Holiday Luncheon!by Kathy Katz
Once again Ann Coakes prepared and transported the main part of our Holiday Feast—turkey and ham; Oh my! Many thanks to all who pitched in to help. We all love our feasts. Ron once again showed his flair with the carving knife.
We still do not have a hospitality chair for 2012, which means that we all have to pitch in and help each month. I will come early to get the coffee on (we have been asked to not come before 9:45). I will bring milk. If anyone needs cream please bring it. Ann will bring the boxes of supplies until someone else volunteers.
We ask that all clean up carefully. Perhaps you could offer to help put lunch out or clean up the kitchen after? Helping is usually a lot of fun and you get to know people when you work with them. It is not hard, but many hands make light work.
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TVRS Members Meeting
Temecula Public Library – Community Room
30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula
2012: 3rd Thursday of the month. No meeting in July.
From 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
TVRS Board of Directors Meeting
Assistance League of Temecula
28720 Via Montezuma, Temecula
2012: 2nd Thursday of the month. No meeting in July.
From 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
Rose Haven 3rd Saturday Garden Workshop
30592 Jedediah Smith Rd., Temecula
2012: 3rd Saturday. No meeting in July, August & December.
From 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Rose Haven Garden Committee Meeting
30592 Jedediah Smith Rd., Temecula
2012: 4th Wednesday of the month.
From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Little Rose Show Competition
at the monthly Member Meeting
2012: Apr, May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov.
To see entry and judging criteria go here
Youth Gardening Council of Temecula Valley
2012: Programs for youth 12 & under held on 3rd Sat from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Activities for 13 & older are coordinated by Barb Purdy & Kathy Katz.
Other Committee Meetings will be announced separately.
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2013 Officers & Directors
Officers:President: Frank Brines
1st VP (Programs): Ron Rumbold
2nd VP (Membership): Kathleen Turgeon & Bernice Wendt
Secretary: Phyllis Bettleheim
Chief Financial Officer: Rebecca Weersing
Committees:Rose Festival 2013: Linda/Jocelyn Black
Rose Haven Heritage Garden: Bonnie Bell & Phyllis Bettelheim
Blooming Angels — Peggy Whitney
Little Rose Show — May Olson & Lenore Vogel
Thank You to Our Friends|
Erin's Tree Service
Pechanga Resort and Casino Grants
Armstrong Garden Center
Agriscape of Murrieta
City of Temecula
Riverside County 3rd District
Crop Production Services (formerly L&M Fertilizer)
Stater Bros. Market
For more information about our sponsors go here.
This newsletter is web-published monthly for members. TVRS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the purpose of encouraging the appreciation, study, and culture of roses. Members are encouraged to join our affiliate, the American Rose Society, at www.rose.org.
Our monthly Member meeting is held the 3rd Thursday of the month (excluding July and August) at 10:00 a.m. at the Temecula City Library located at
30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula.
Do not send any mail to Rose Haven Garden on Cabrillo Ave. — there is no mail box there.For additional information please visit our web site at temeculavalleyrosesociety.org/index.shtml