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Temecula Valley Rose Society
An Affiliate of the American Rose Society
March 2013 Vol. 24, No. 03
President's Messageby Frank Brines
W OW! Can you believe it's already March! But what a great February meeting we had! Our program speaker, Ric Newcomer, gave a great presentation on cacti and succulents. Thank you, Ron Rumbold for scheduling this speaker. Attendance for the February meeting was even greater than last year's which set a record for number of people attending. The March member meeting speaker will be very interesting: The 2013 Tournament of Roses President Sally Bixby. Mark your calendar.
One of my goals for 2013 is to have 100 members. To hit that goal, I need every member to renew their membership and bring us an additional 10% new members. To date, renewals are lagging and we have added only 8% new members. Welcome to them! So, to wrap THAT up: Spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors, and let's make this the best year ever for TVRS membership!
Which brings me to another reminder to those you have not renewed your membership: The deadline for being included in the member roster is March 1. DO NOT procrastinate—submit your dues today! You may still be able to be included in 2013 Member Roster before Bonnie Bell completes the list. For those with Internet capabilities you can get and print a form here. On the form, please indicate your interests and any changes you would like to your listing in the Members' Roster.
Have you gotten my message yet? To restate: Renew, join, volunteer! Add your cheer to the fun, excitement, beautiful garden and wonderful memories of being a member of a Rose Society that we can create together at TVRS. Remember, "Many hands make light work."
You probably noticed a new room arrangement for our members' meeting. Committees now have information on the tables with attention-getting signage. Please take a stroll through Room 'B' to socialize and add your name to one of these committees. Your contribution of ideas, knowledge, contacts and background will be of great help in organizing events and programs. Without committees and people to join, many projects just won't happen. Please join to help us grow and become a more vibrant, active, well known community organization.
Our goal for 2013 is to grow and become a more vibrant, active organization. To help reach that goal, I need each of you to join one of the committees listed in the back of the members' roster, or on the TVRS Web site. (From the home page, click "Member's Page" then click the link to "Committees List.") Most committees meet right after the monthly members' meeting and run from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm. The two committees that met after February's meeting made some good plans for upcoming projects and events. There were some new participants, but we need more committee members to accomplish these. Many more committees need YOU to volunteer. If we don't have enough volunteers on these committees we may need to cancel some activities, events or projects. Please don't let this happen! So, please join or renew, and become more a part of the fun, excitement, and wonderful memories that we can create together at TVRS!
There are two fast approaching interesting field trips on the horizon for which you will need to add your name to the sign-up sheet. The first is April 4th to see Kathy Swanson's garden in Riverside. On April 28 a carpooling plan to travel to Rosehill Memorial Park Rose Garden in Whittier with a guided tour given by master Rosarian Dr. Tommy Cairns. There will be a small fee for a catered lunch on the grounds. We need to get an early idea of how many will be going so we can let Dr. Cairns know how many lunches will be needed and what the fee will be.
Do you hear that? It's Rose Haven Heritage Garden asking YOU to come adopt and care for even just a tiny part of her! She'd like you to do a little pruning, a little raking-whatever you can to help her proudly face the new year looking her best for her many visitors! Wouldn't you like to help her out? Then come down to the garden any Wednesday or Saturday morning around 9 a.m. and chat with any of the volunteers to find the area that's right for you. Phyllis Bettelheim will be glad to help you select an area just right for you to adopt.
On Saturday March 23 all new members will meet at Rose Haven at 9:15AM for orientation. All directors will be there to give information about their area of responsibility. Each new member will receive their potted rose plant at that time.
I hope to see you (and your family and friends?) at the March meeting. It promises to be a good one, with a great speaker, the Opportunity Table, and our monthly pot luck luncheon. See you there!
Grocery Cards Benefit TVRSDear Members: I trust that you have made a determined effort to use Stater Bros. Script/Gift Cards for your everyday normal purchases. Even in these financially difficult times we all must eat. Purchasing a $100.00 Script Card will let you spend $100.00 for groceries at Stater Bros. There is no extra expense or donation coming out of your pocket and the Rose Society will get a $6.00 donation for the upkeep of the Garden. Your support is greatly appreciated. See Ann Coakes to order Cards. Tel 951 693-5635.
Dear Members. If you have any new items that you are not using please think about donating them to add to our Raffle Baskets. You can bring them to the meeting and give to Ann Coakes. Thank you.
Youth Gardening in February 2013by Barb Purdy
We were happy to see the sun shining on our 3rd Saturday program and the weather was perfect for our onion planting activity. The children came prepared to plant and those who have previously attended our program are becoming expert at the art of planting. The older students were instrumental in getting everything ready for the younger kids and helped complete the job, while the younger kids went down below to plant a summer squash seed to take home and care for. There were 4 rows of onions planted, so we should have a bountiful crop in 3 to 4 months.
Our peas continue to thrive and we hope to have the children tasting them at our next month's program. The winter vegetables are also doing well and we have started harvesting lettuce which is thriving under its protective cage, and there is nothing as tasty as a fresh salad right out of the garden in the middle of winter.
Getting the word out about our programs continues to be a focus for us. Please visit our Facebook page (search for 'gardening for kids in Temecula' and "Like" our page), and check out www.meet-up.com for more information on Youth Gardening activities. (Enter Youth Gardening in the Search box.)
Little Rose Show to RecommenceThe Little Rose Show will resume during our March and April meetings. We encourage all members to bring in their specimens. The Rose of the Day will win a small favor. We realize you might not have enough blooms in March but just do the best you can. We certainly will have enough blooms in April.
Member Meeting ProgramDate: Thursday, March 21
Time: 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Temecula Library, Community Room (30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula)
Speaker: Sally Bixby, President 2012-2013
Topic: The 124th Tournament of Roses (Pasadena)
Tournament of Roses® President Sally Bixby joined the Tournament of Roses Association in 1989 as a volunteer. As president, she will provide the leadership for the 124th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 99th Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO on January 1, 2013. Throughout her extensive Tournament career, Bixby has served on many committees and was chairman of three; Queen and Court, Decorating Places and Host committees. She was elected to the Executive Committee in 2005.
Bixby has recently retired from a long professional career as the director of surgical services for two local hospitals. In addition to her 23 years of volunteer service in the Tournament of Roses, Bixby previously served as a board member for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation, has been a board member for the Wellness Community Foothills and is an Executive Committee member and treasurer for the Association of Operating Room Nurses, Los Angeles Chapter. She is also a member of the San Marino League, the Women of Pasadena, the Operating Room Nursing Council of California, the Association of California Nurse Leaders, the Association of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses Association of California, the National Organization of the American Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
A Pasadena native, Bixby is the daughter of Herb and Betty Maas. She attended Pasadena public schools through high school. She earned her R.N. from Pasadena City College and her Bachelors of Science and Master of Science in Health Care Administration from California State University, Los Angeles. She and her husband Harlan have three children, Hayden, Ryan and Parker, and eight grandchildren, Evan, Quinn, McKenna, Madeline, Parker, Duncan, Emily and Taylor. Bixby enjoys biking, golf, gardening and cooking.
A light buffet luncheon will be served around noon. Guests are welcome.
March Birthdays & New Members
Rose Haven Updateby Bonnie Bell
Spring is just around the corner and some of the roses are leafing-out already. By April we should have a bounty of rose buds forming. All the gardening angels have been working diligently and the garden is looking well groomed. We appreciate everyone's effort in rejuvenating the garden. Outside labor will prune the large butterfly shrubs and tackle weeds.
Hillside stepping stones have been installed and Frank and Wayne are planting and working in the gazebo area. Some new roses will arrive in March which will be planted in the entry area and other places in the garden.
Our next garden committee meeting is Wednesday, March 27th at 9:30. The garden is at 30592 Jedediah Smith Rd., Temecula. All those interested are invited to attend. Please see our website for additional information and photos at temeculavalleyrosesociety.org/index.shtml. Come out and visit the garden anytime. The days are warming up and it's pleasant to see the garden waking up after winter.
Special Day TripsA. April 4th trip to Kathy Swanson's gardens (Riverside Master Gardener) in Riverside. Sign-ups for the trip will commence in March. No lunch included. Contact Jeanne Brubaker for details.
B. April 28th trip to Rose Hills Rose Garden in Whittier. Sign-ups for the trip will commence in March. Rose Hills to provide docent for tour of the gardens if participates have lunch included. Contact Jeanne Brubaker for price of lunch.
C. Either in June or July a trip to the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook is planned. Sign-ups will commence in April. Tour price is $5 per person unless you have lunch on the veranda over looking the lake and water feature. If you have lunch the price is reduced to $2.50 per person. Lunch cost ranges from $4 to $12. Food quality is excellent. Contact Sochie Rumbold for details.
Sochie's phone number is 951-303-3350 & Jeanne's is 951-375-8174, or Sochie's e-mail and Jeanne's e-mail here.
Other Rose Eventsby Simonne Arnould
"Celebrating The Rose"
EMPRESS JOSEPHINE'S passion for roses and her role in the modern development of the flower is the subject of "La Rose Imperiale: The Development of Modern Roses", which opens Saturday at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The exhibition, part of a year long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Huntington's rose garden, show cases 110 rare illustrated rose books, including a first edition of Pierre-Joseph Redoutes multivolume work, "Les Roses" (1817-24). In addition, a lecture series and others programs are planned. Through April 28 at the Huntington's Boone Gallery, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100. $6 to $20.
Photos for Youth Gardening: Planting Onions
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TVRS Members Meeting
Temecula Public Library – Community Room
30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula
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
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
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
4th Wednesday of the month.
From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Little Rose Show Competition
at the monthly Member Meeting
Apr, May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov.
To see entry and judging criteria go here
Youth Gardening Council of Temecula Valley
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
Linda & Jocelyn Black
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. Temecula Valley Rose Society 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 Ronald H. Roberts Public Library, Community Room B, 30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula.
A light lunch is served at 11:30, and guests are welcome.
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/