AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Bob & Kitty Belendez, Santa Clarita, California, Past Chair ARS National Editorial Advisory Committee; President, Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian, National Award Winning Exhibitors

Linda & Ted Burg, Hanford, CA, Co-Chairs ARS National Horticultural Judges Committee; Horticultural Judges; Master Rosarians; NCNH District Silver Medalists

"So so happy to see that you are running for VP. I think the plan was for you to be elected when you were most needed by the ARS.”
Susan Clingenpeel, Bethlehem, Georgia, Past Chair ARS National Horticultural Judges Committee; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian.

“Good luck with your quest for VP. You have my vote.” Louise Coleman, Eastchester, New York, Past Chair ARS National Consulting Rosarians Committee; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; ARS Gold Medalist

“I have supported Bob in the past, I will in the present, and hope to in the future as VP, then President of the American Rose Society. I can't think of a better and more rounded person than Bob, who will do what is best for the American Rose Society to help it continue for future generations.” Paul Colombo, Woodstock, Georgia, 
Past Chair ARS National Photograph & Slide Contest Committee; Horticultural Judge

Patsy Cunningham, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Chair ARS National Newsletter/Bulletin Awards Committee; Past President Rhode Island Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; Yankee District Webmaster; Yankee District Silver Medalist

Cynthia Dale, Peachtree City, Georgia, Chair ARS National Consulting Rosarians Committee; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

Luis Desamero, Studio City, California, Past Chair ARS National Miniature & Miniflora Committee; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; ARS Gold Medalist; ARS Klima Medalist; ARS Blake Hedrick Award Recipient

Capt. Eddy Krause, Amissville, Virginia, Past Chair ARS National Old Garden Rose & Shrub Committee; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

John P. Mattia, Orange, Connecticut, Past Chair ARS National Program Services Committee; Horticultural Judge, Master Rosarian; National Award Winning Exhibitor; National Award Winning Photographer; ARS Hedrick Award Recipient; Yankee District Silver Medalist

Don Myers, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Chair ARS National Research Committee; Past Chair ARS National Consulting Rosarians Committee; Candidate, Carolina District Director (2015); President, Raleigh Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

Mary Peterson, Horseheads, New York, Past Chair ARS National Consulting Rosarians Committee; Master Rosarian

Dr. Andrew Plasz, Libertyville, Illinois, Chair ARS National Horticultural Exhibitors Committee; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; Klima Medalist

Dr. Gary Rankin, Lavalette, West Virginia, Co-Chair, ARS National Products Evaluation Committee; President Huntington Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian; Colonial District Silver Medalist

Dr. Lewis Shupe, Fairborn, Ohio, Past Chair ARS National Arrangements Committee; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge; Master Rosarian; ARS Klima Medalist

Sue Tiffany, Kent, Washington, Chair ARS National Local Society Affairs Committee; President, Heritage Roses Northwest, Past President, Rainy Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian

Dr. Monica Valentovic, Lavalette, West Virginia, Co-Chair, ARS National Products Evaluation Committee; Consulting Rosarian; Colonial District Silver Medalist

“You have my vote for VP!!” Connie Vierbicky, Sarasota, Florida, Past Chair ARS National Newsletter/Bulletin Awards Committee, Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

"I will help anyway I can to get you elected." Baldo Villegas, Orangevale, California, Past Chair ARS National Consulting Rosarians Committee; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; NCNH District Silver Medalist

Elena Williams, Bremerton, Washington, Past Chair ARS E-Rose Committee; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge; Master Rosarian; North Central District Silver Medalist