LOCAL ROSE SOCIETY PRESIDENTS PAST AND PRESENT 2

Sergio Aguilar, Santa Ana, California, Past President, Orange County Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian, Hybridizer

Rich Baer, Portland, Oregon, Past President, Portland Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge, Master Rosarian; National Award Winning Photographer; Pacific Northwest District Silver Medalist; Botany Enthusiast

“I enthusiastically support Bob Martin for the office of ARS Vice President. I have known Bob for something like 25 years. During that time I have seen him take on many different projects and he did a great job in every case. Therefore, I have every reason to believe he will be a great Vice President and President.” Harold Baker, Lakeland, Florida, Past President, Imperial Rose Society, Horticultural Judge Emeritus; Consulting Rosarian Emeritus; ARS Blake Hedrick Award Recipient; National Award Winning Exhibitor

Peggy Bakke, Cathedral City, California, Past President, Desert Rose Society

Debra Bagley, Plano, Texas, President, Dallas Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian

David Bassani, Canoga Park, California, President, Beverly Hills Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

“Certainly Bob, you have my support.” Dan Bifano, Santa Barbara, California, Past President, Santa Barbara Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge; Master Rosarian; PSW District Silver Medalist

Linda Boland, North Augusta, South Carolina, President, South Carolina Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; Deep South District Silver Medalist

“I am glad to see that you are running again. You have my support!” Claudia Bonnett, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Past President, Albuquerque Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; PSW District Silver Medalist

LeRoy Brady, Mesa, Arizona, President, Mesa-East Valley Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge; Master Rosarian

“I will be happy to support your run for ARS VP any way I can.” Yvonne Brault, Viroqua, Wisconsin, President, Madison Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge; Consulting Rosarian

Michael Braun, Fresno, California, President, San Joaquin Valley Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian

Frank Brines, Murrieta, California, Past President, Temecula Valley Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian

Ted Brown, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, President, Valley Rose Club

Gary Bulman, Escondido, California, President, San Diego Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian

Albert Chang, Granada Hills, California, President, San Fernando Valley Rose Society

Bill Chappell, Huntsville, Alabama, President, Huntsville-Twickenham Rose Society

“I thought you were the best candidate when you ran in the past ARS elections and nothing has changed my mind.” Mike Chute, Riverside, Rhode Island, Co-Founder Rhode Island Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; Yankee District Silver Medalist

Geoff Coolidge, West Palm Beach, Florida, President Greater Palm Beach Rose Society; Rose Dealer, Cool Roses

Tom Cooney, Aliso Viejo, California, Past President, Orange County Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

“I certainly do endorse you. I think you will be good for the American Rose Society.” Shirley Dattilo, Tucson, Arizona, Past President, Rose Society of Tucson; Master Rosarian

Prestene Dehrkoop, El Paso, Texas, President, El Paso Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Cheryl Doan, Tempe, Arizona, Past President, Mesa-East Valley Rose Society

“For almost a decade I have followed your excellent support of roses and the ARS. You sent me a set of e-mails almost ten years ago, that started my husband and myself on a non-profit planting of almost 3,000 roses in various pubic gardens. Thanks for your help and support. Little did either of us realize a love of roses would become the obsession that planting roses in public spaces.  Our "burying our problems in the dirt," commenced spurred on by that long-buried set of e-mails. You are the start of the "Johnny Appleseed" like propagation of gardens throughout the Omaha metro. Those gardens are unintended consequences. This is kind of like a pleasant, "collateral damage." One often hears criticism, but seldom knows what regard occurs in becoming a public servant--and that is how I see your role. Thought I'd let you know of the public gardens and of the voting support of both myself and my husband, Mike.” Anita Eckley, Bellevue, Nebraska, Co-President, Omaha Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian

“Good luck you have my support 100% you would make a great president.” Arnold Epstein, Los Angeles, California, Past President, San Fernando Valley Rose Society; Horticultural Judge

Lou Evans, Livermore, California, President, Mount Diablo Rose Society; Horticultural Judge

Bill Farmer, Albuquerque, New Mexico, President, Albuquerque Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian; Chairman, PSW District Photography Committee; Member, ARS Newsletter Committee

“Of course you can list me as your supporter. Please keep me posted so we can vote at the proper time. Good luck in your run.” Glenn Fiery, Reseda, California, Past President, San Fernando Valley Rose Society

Evelyn Flanary, Tustin, California, President, Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain

Lynda Fleming, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Chair, Board of Directors, Greater Milwaukee Rose Society; 1st Vice President, Gateway Rose Society

“I support Bob's candidacy. He and Dona have been good friends and I hope you will all vote for him.” Sharon Fotheringham, American Fork, Utah, Past President, Utah Rose Society

Carol Fox, Richmond, Virginia, President, Richmond Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

“Glad you're running again.” Cheryl Frechette, Healdsburg, California, President, Redwood Empire Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

“We're happy to learn that you are running.” Carolyn Fredette, Seattle, Washington, Past President, Seattle Rose Society, Horticultural Judge, Master Rosarian; Pacific Northwest District Silver Medalist

John Fredette, Seattle, Washington, Past President, Seattle Rose Society, Horticultural Judge, Master Rosarian

Chris Greenwood, Glendora, California, Past President, Pacific Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian, Hybridizer; PSW District Silver Medalist

Leah Greenwood, Glendora, California, Past President, Pacific Rose Society, Consulting Rosarian

Mary Hahn, Parlin, New Jersey, President, Jersey Shore Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge; Consulting Rosarian

Sarah Hanifi, Dexter, Michigan, President, Huron Valley Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

Suzanne Horn, Glendale, California, Past President, Pacific Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; National Award Winning Exhibitor

“"I have known Bob Martin for many years and have found him to be very knowledgeable and dedicated to the ARS and the membership. His articles in the PSWD newsletter are always helpful, as are the ones he writes for his local society and others. I am always amazed at the amount of work he does for the ARS and PSWD.” Cheryl Hume, Las Vegas, Nevada, Co-President, Las Vegas Valley Rose Society; Past President, South Valley Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Dick & Jackie Jackson, Las Vegas, Nevada, Past Presidents, Las Vegas Valley Rose Society; Horticultural Judges; Master Rosarians; PSW District Silver Medalists

Don Johnson, Sapulpa, Oklahoma, President, Tulsa Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge; Master Rosarian

Bud Jones, Santa Barbara, California, President, Santa Barbara Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; PSW District Silver Medalist

Dan Keil, Decatur, Illinois, President, Stephen Decatur Rose Society; Master Rosarian

John L Keller, Smyrna, Georgia, Past President, Greater Atlanta Rose Society, Consulting Rosarian

“Hope you win for we need a good person in the office for the next 6 years. You have more knowledge of how to run the ARS than any one I know and sure the job will bring us closer and more knowledge of roses at the same time.” Diana Kilmer, Temecula, California, Past President, Mountain View Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge; Master Rosarian

Walt Kilmer, Temecula, California, President, California Coastal Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

Linda Knowles, Roseville, California, President, Sierra Foothills Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Bob Kolb, San Diego, California, Past President, San Diego Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Kris Kremser, Swansea, South Carolina, Past President Greater Columbia Rose Society; Past Vice-Director Carolina District; Consulting Rosarian

Ellie Kressbach, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Co-President, Metropolitan Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

“Bob Martin is the future of ARS and the rose world. We need Bob's vision, intensity, encyclopedic rose knowledge, and most importantly integrity. Bob's selfless and unrelenting support of rose societies and its activities to promote the rose and ARS values is most commendable. No better leader and rose advocate than Bob Martin is most deserving.” Candy LaChance, Stevenson Ranch, California, Past President Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian

“I am thrilled you reconsidered running for Vice President again. I cannot think of a better candidate for the job.” Gloria Leinbach, Torrance, California, President South Coast Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Maria Lindner, Montevideo, Uruguay, Past President, Asociacion Uruguaya de la Rosa and now member of the Board

“I voted for you before and intend to again.” Ellie Longanecker, Sacramento, California, President, Sacramento Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge; Master Rosarian

Elton MacPherson, Ventura, California, President, Ventura County Rose Society

Gerry Mahoney, Glendale, Arizona, President, Phoenix Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Arrangement Judge; Master Rosarian

Dona Martin, Escondido, California, Past President, Mesa-East Valley Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian; National Award Winning Exhibitor

John Moe, Federal Way, Washington, Past President, Valley Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; Past General Director, Rose Hybridizers’ Association, Hybridizer; Pacific Northwest District CR Co-Chair; Pacific Northwest District Silver Medalist

Kathy Monge, Santa Ana, California, President, Orange County Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Rita Moore, Daleville, Alabama, President, Wiregrass Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Sharon Moore, La Quinta, California, Past President, Desert Rose Society

“Count me in. We'll campaign for you in the Lowcountry.” Rosalinda Morgan, Johns Island, SC, President, Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society; Past President, Long Island Rose Society; Master Rosarian; New York District Silver Medalist

Teresa Mosher, Methuan, Massachusetts, President New England Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian

Jack O’Neil, Alta Loma, California, Past President, Inland Valley Rose Club

“I am pleased to endorse Bob Martin’s candidacy for vice-president of the American Rose Society. Bob has been and continues to be extremely generous in giving his time, sharing his tremendous experience with and knowledge of roses and in steadfastly supporting both newcomers to the world of roses as well as those more experienced. He has contributed freely and consistently as author, editor, horticulture judge, consulting rosarian, hybridizer, acclaimed speaker, District Director and officer of several rose societies. A winner of several prestigious national awards, he has an untiring interest in all aspects of the rose world, from exhibiting through general rose gardening. His keen analytical skills and creativity would, in my opinion, bring badly needed abilities and fresh ideas to an organization that, along with many other not-for-profit groups, has continued to decline in membership and that relies more and more on an old guard that has been unable, despite considerable effort, to turn the tide and introduce successful new approaches that will again put the organization in a position of strength from which to grow and prosper going forward. Bob’s considerable experience as a past ARS Board member, coupled with his willingness to challenge the status quo is in my opinion an ideal combination which will allow the ARS to continue to build on its strengths while at the same time attempting to introduce as yet untried ways to augment those strengths while adding bold new ideas and programs -- vital to ensuring a rock solid future for the premier organization dedicated to the flower we all love, the rose.” Cliff Orent, Cathedral City, California, Past President, Desert Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Author; Hybridizer; Photographer; Former Rose Dealer, EuroDesert Roses

Eydie Osaki, Fountain Valley, California, Past President, Orange County Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Jo Ann Ostrander, Maiden, North Carolina, President, Cleveland-Lincoln Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Terry Palise, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, President, West Jersey Rose Society

Bob Parker, Shingletown, California, President, Shasta Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; NCNH District Silver Medalist

Diane Pavlovich, Tucson, Arizona, President, Rose Society of Tucson

Pamela Powers, Centreville, Virginia, President Arlington Rose Foundation

Janet Raymond, Arcadia, California, President, Pacific Rose Society

Evelyn Reed, Tujunga, California, Past President, Pacific Rose Society

Betty Roberts, Colorado Springs, Colorado, President, Pikes Peak Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Consulting Rosarian

Carol Roman, Loveland, Colorado, Past President, Loveland Rose Society, Master Rosarian; Rocky Mountain District CR Chair; Rocky Mountain District Silver Medalist

‘I cannot imagine a more qualified candidate. There is no one who is more enthusiastic, energetic, experienced or knowledgeable than Bob. He has consistently demonstrated the ability to grasp the crux of an ssue, consider multiple possible solutions and consistently make discerning judgments. He is a great communicator gifted with the ability to clearly explain his analysis and his proposed solutions. I wholeheartedly support his candidacy and ask you to do so as well. If you have not joined the ARS please consider doing so immediately so that you can cast a vote in support of him.” Dr. Joel Ross, Rancho Santa Fe, California, Past President, California Coastal Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Rosemary Sawyer, Columbia, California, President, Golden Sierra Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; NCNH District Silver Medalist

Terry Schick, Cottonwood, Arizona, Past President, Rose Society of Tucson

Judy Singer, Tucson, Arizona, Past President, Rose Society of Tucson; Hybridizer

Jim Small, Maitland, Florida, President, Central Florida Rose Society, Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

Joan Stoffer, Grand Rapids, Michigan, President, Grand Valley Rose Society of Michigan

Jean Stream, Micanopy, Florida, President, Gainesville Rose Society

“I am glad to hear that you are planning to run.” Ralph Stream, Micanopy, Florida, Past President, three local rose societies; Candidate, Deep South District Director (2015); Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; Deep South District Silver Medalist

Sue Streeper, El Cajon, California, President, East County Rose Society; Past President, San Diego Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; PSW District Silver Medalist

Elizabeth Strong, Tucson, Arizona, Past President, Rose Society of Tucson; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian

Robyn Swesey, Arlington, Washington, President, Tri-Valley Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Kelly Texada, Alexandria, Louisiana, President, Central Louisiana Rose Society

Ruth Tiffany, San Diego, California, Past President, San Diego Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; Chair 2014 ARS Spring Convention

Mirjana Toyn, Guilford, Connecticut, President, Connecticut Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

“Bob Martin is well known to me as a fine Rosarian who has demonstrated keen passion in sharing his knowledge in all aspects of rose horticulture. He is a prolific author, exhibitor, and has held many offices in local and District organizations. Bob is my candidate for Vice President of the ARS.” Frank Treadway, San Rafael, California, President, Marin Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

“We have known Bob for many, many years and support him as Vice President for the American Rose Society. He is more than qualified to serve and is a knowledgeable ambassoder of rose culture wherever he travels.” Al Troyer, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Past President, Albuquerque Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian; PSW District Silver Medalist

Virginia Troyer, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Past President, Albuquerque Rose Society; Master Rosarian

Ingrid Wapelhorst, Shady Cove, Oregon, Consulting Rosarian

Rebecca Weersing, Temecula, California, President, Temecula Valley Rose Society; Consulting Rosarian

Teri Weese, Vicksburg, Michigan, President, Kalamazoo Rose Society

Jeannie Wixon, Indio, California, President, Desert Rose Society

Jack Wright, Mooresville, North Carolina, President, Charlotte Rose Society, Master Rosarian, National Award Winning Exhibitor; Carolina District Silver Medalist

Michael Wrightstone, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, President, Greater Harrisburg Rose Society; Horticultural Judge; Master Rosarian, National Award Winning Exhibitor