Mother Lode Rose Society has a year full of rosy programs and events planned for 2017. Here’s quick reference list. For more detailed info see Programs (Use drop-down menu under Programs for each month or click titles below.)
We meet at Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson CA unless otherwise noted. Monthly meetings feature a speaker on a variety of rose related topics is at 1:30 PM, raffle, and during season when roses in bloom a Little Rose Show. All are welcome. Special events (field trips, rose auction, rose show, etc) are held throughout the year – see date/times for details.
Jan 3 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Favorite Roses of the Mother Lode” by Chrisie Common, Hilde Langlet, Penny Dominici, Elsina Dean, Barbara Fletcher and Michael Daugherty.
Jan 28 from 10 AM – 12noon. Special Event. “Annual Pruning of the Senior Center Rose Garden.” Bring gloves and shears for hands-on demo. Weather permitting. Rain date Feb 4.
Feb 3 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Prune-ology 101” by Patrick Marshall, Elsina Dean, Barbara Fletcher, and Beverly Rose Hopper.
Feb 25 at 10 AM – Special Event. Annual Rose Auction & Fundraiser.
Mar 7 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Hit Me with Your Best Shot – Garden Photography” by Ellie Longanecker
Apr 4 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “World Peace Rose Garden” by T.J. David
Apr 15 – Special Event – Field Trip to University Park World Peace Rose Garden in Stockton.
May 2 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Rose Propagation” by Kim Rupert
May 18 tentative – Special Event. Field Trip and picnic to Rosemary’s Roses in Columbia
Jun 6 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Plymouth Pioneer Cemetery Heritage Roses” by Beverly Rose Hopper
Jul 11 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Member Round-table” (note date due to 4th of July holiday)
Aug 1 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Organic Gardening” by Steve Zien
Sep 5 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Getting Ready for the Show” by Rosemary Sawyer
Sep 30 & Oct 1 – Special Event. Annual Rose Festival and Show.
Oct 3 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Bulbs in the Garden” by Bill Welch, the Bulb Baron
Nov 7 at 1:30 PM – Monthly Meeting. “Keeping Rose Societies Relevant in a Social Media Age” by Chris VanCleave, the Redneck Rosarian.
Dec date and time tba – Christmas Party and Installation of Officers