Rhode Island Rose Society
meetings & events
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2023 RIRS ROSE SHOW
SALUTE OF ROSES FOR OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS
Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church
604 Seven Mile Road, Hope, Rhode Island
Entries: 7:00 am – 10:15 am
Judging: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Public Viewing: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Awards Presentation: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rose Show Chairs: Nancy Gaiewski & Linda Joslin
Directions to Shepherd of the Valley U.M. Church (Corner of Seven Mile Road and Scituate Ave. (Route 12) on Scituate/ Cranston line) From Rte. 295 S: Take Exit 6 for Plainfield Pike/ Rte. 14.
Turn right onto Rte. 14-W Travel .7miles. Continue with the
From Rte. 295N: Take Exit 6 Rte.14/Plainfield Pike.
Turn left onto Rte. 14W. Travel .4 miles. Continue with the
*Turn left at the light onto Comstock Parkway. Travel .6 miles.
Turn right at the light onto Scituate Ave. (Rte. 12). Travel 2.3 miles. Turn right at the blinking light onto Seven Mile Road, take the second driveway on the left into Shepherd of the Valley U. M. Church’s parking lot. The Church is on the corner of Scituate Ave. and Seven Mile Road.
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SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY CHURCH
604 SEVEN MILE RD, HOPE, RI
MAY 13, 2023 – 10 AM TO 12:30 PM
IT’S THE DAY BEFORE MOTHER’S DAY, AND, Elissa Della-Piana will give away lots of Creative Floral Arrangements (and her secrets) for making the MOST from ordinary, Market bouquets of blooms. You will have the rest of the day to use making Wonderful Arrangements for your Mom. Don’t miss this!!
Nancy Gaiewski & Linda Joslin will prep us on details to know for the June 10 Rose Show. Show Schedules will be available for pickup.
SPECIAL NOTE: RIRS 2023 ROSE FEST will be held May 6th at Hattoy’s Nursery, 315 Blackrock Rd, Coventry, RI for 10 AM to 3 PM. There will be talks on Basic Rose Care, and CRs available to answer your questions. RIRS members will receive a 10% discount on roses. Come out – enjoy – and support your Society.
Members initialed Q through Z are invited to bring snacks to share.
RHODE ISLAND ROSE SOCIETY AT SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY CHURCH
604 SEVEN MILE RD, HOPE, RI
APRIL 8, 2023 – 10 AM TO 12:30 PM
WELCOME TO SPRING – SOON THE FORSYTHIAS WILL BE IN BLOOM AND WE WILL BE WORKING ON OUR ROSES. Come to this meeting and learn all you need to know on SPRING ROSE CARE. We will have talks (workshops) on: fertilization, watering, sun requirements, pruning, and dealing with bugs and disease. Come bring a friend (plus your questions) and get ready for Spring in the garden. Always sure to learn something new at these meetings. June is not that far away and you want to have beautiful roses for the Rose Show. There will be updates on the June Rose Show given also. Don’t miss this informative meeting.
Members whose last names begin with M to Z are invited to bring snacks to share.
2023 Rose Show link – june 10
25th Anniversary Potluck Luncheon
Saturday, March 11, 2023: 12 Noon-4:00 PM
Shepherd of the Valley Church, 604 Seven Mile Rd. Hope, RI
Please join us at the RI Rose Society’s 25th Anniversary Pot Luck Luncheon and Annual Meeting. Bring your pot luck specialty – an appetizer, hot/cold main dish or a dessert to share — and enjoy the company of fellow members. Please, no alcohol. A brief PowerPoint program looking back at the highlights of the society will be presented by Mike & Angelina Chute.
The meeting includes the installation of the 2023-24 officers, the President’s and Treasurer’s Annual Reports and the awarding of the RIRS Bronze Honor Medal. Information about the Rose Show will be shared and there are still a few classes available to sponsor.
RHODE ISLAND ROSE SOCIETY
MONTHLY MEETING – FEBRUARY 11 TH , 2023
10:AM – TO 12:30
SCAN YOUR EMAIL FOR ZOOM INVITE, Wherever you are!
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a BIRD – actually a RAPTOR, high atop the Providence
“Superman” building…! JOIN US on ZOOM, February 11, promptly at 10 for a
Presentation by designer/photographer, PETER GREEN, chronicler of the City’s
Birds of Prey and their fascinating hidden lives among us. Leaving lots of room
for questions and comments.
Rose Society business to follow: the
Election of 2023/2024 Officers, and Updates and Announcements by Nancy & Linda, our Rose Show ’23 co-chairs. If you do not get an invite,
please email… firstname.lastname@example.org
RHODE ISLAND ROSE SOCIETY
MONTHLY MEETING – JANUARY 14, 2023
10 AM TO 12:30 PM
VIRTUALLY – WHERE EVER YOU ARE
START THE YEAR WITH A VIRTUAL MEETING – NO SNOW WORRIES. To help start the year we will be presenting an ARS video of a “WALKING TOUR OF THE CLINTON LODGE PERENNIAL GARDEN” in Fletching, East Sussex, England. Get everyone thinking about the start of the Spring growing season. Following this presentation, we will invite members to recommend garden tours in our country – not just New England but across the country. Time permitting, we will have a CR session to answer any of your winter gardening questions. Snacks and beverages are up to you – join us for this interesting meeting – a brief interlude from winter.
Saturday, December 10th, 2022
Shepherd of the Valley Church
604 Seven Mile Rd , Hope (western Cranston line), RI
10:00am – 12:30
HOLIDAY Meeting “Gleaning the Garden for Holiday Décor” – Elissa will show us how to create wonderful winter decorations with end-of-season flora from our gardens. Lucky Door Prize winners may take home some of her creations ! We invite all members to bring a dish or dessert of their choice and hopefully, you will include the recipe too ! We will also be picking up our gorgeous 2023 calendars so please bring payment with you.
Please mind the RIRS listserv and our RIRS.org web site for the most up-to-date information about this meeting. Contact Patsy at email@example.com to be added to the listserv.
Rhode Island Rose Society Zoom Meeting
Saturday, November 12, 2022: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Join us as we return to a VIRTUAL MEETING this month with special guest speaker Dr. Mark Windham from the University of Tennessee who will give a program on Rose Rosette Disease. Don’t miss this ZOOM meeting where you will learn all about RRD, including its symptoms and what to do if you find it in your garden. Dr. Windham will also discuss the ongoing research into this disease and its progress.
A business meeting will follow the program, including a report on upcoming schedule of RIRS 2023 programs and events. Also, final orders will be taken for our 2023 RI Rose Society calendars which will be distributed at the December meeting. The price remains at $10 each. The Zoom link to this meeting will be posted on our RIRS email list.
Rhode Island Rose Society
Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
41 Grove Ave, East Providence, RI 02914
CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST
Time to look through your phone and computer for photos you have taken of roses, rose gardens and rose events. All styles of photos are welcome including macros and abstracted. Six photo entries are allowed per membership. Remember that the 12 highest winners will be featured on the months of our calendar so horizontal photos that would print as 8×10 or 8.5×11 are preferred. The photos can be emailed as full size attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org, or they can be easily uploaded to dropbox (see our Google listserv for link). You can also send me a thumbdrive if you prefer. All photos are due by October 4 at 11PM. Please name your files with rose name and your name/initials like Peace PC.jpg.
Everyone who enters will have photos in the calendar!
The photos will be presented in a Powerpoint. You need to be present at the meeting to vote
Orders will be taken for RIRS embroidered clothing
Members whose last names start with A-L, please bring a snack to share.
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