Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society
 2011 Meeting Dates & Special Events

Info:  Kitty Belendez



2011 ROSE SOCIETY MEETING DATES
Unless otherwise noted, all regular "meeting" times are at 2:30 p.m. and located at the SCV Senior Center (map), 22900 Market Street, Newhall, California.  

January 8: One-on-One Rose Care Consulting 
at Green Thumb Nursery, Newhall
SCVRS Consulting Rosarians will be on hand to assist the public with Questions & Answers and assistance with bareroot rose selections.  Located at Green Thumb Nursery, Newhall, 10 am to 2 pm. SCVRS members who have paid their 2011 annual dues will be given a 10% discount card good at Green Thumb Nursery (Newhall) for the entire year, including purchases made this day.

  January 9:  Meeting / Annual Rose Care Seminar
Our Consulting Rosarians Steve Jones, Bob Belendez, and Kitty Belendez will present a Rose Care Seminar including pruning existing rose bushes and planting techniques for the new bareroot roses, as well as fertilizing and mulching. The public is invited to attend. Free of charge.  More seminar details on the flyer.  
 SCVRS members who have paid their 2011 annual dues will be given a 10% discount card at the meeting, good at Green Thumb Nursery, Newhall store only. If you cannot attend this meeting, you will need to mail a SASE to Kitty Belendez to get your Green Thumb Discount Card. 
   

January 23, 1:30 P.M.:  Executive Board Meeting
At President Susan Savage's house. Annual planning, budgeting, and audit committee appointment. We will discuss and hopefully approve our annual calendar, rose show, garden tours, rose auction, and other important matters.
   

February 13:  Meeting / Speakers: Steve & Susie Jones on "Around the World with Roses"Travel along with Steve and Susie as they traverse the world for  roses.  Their month-long travels start in China, then extend to Spain and  Italy where they judge rose trials, visit local rose gardens, and do some sightseeing,  before returning home.  


March 13  Meeting / Speaker: Suzanne Horn on "The Magic of Micromini Roses"Suzanne will be debuting a brand new program about the tiniest, most diminutive of roses -- the micro-miniatures. Very few, if any, programs have been presented about micro-minis, and Suzanne has been researching these Lilliputian little roses for the past year with the assistance of some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field. Her program will contain many of the fascinating things she has discovered about these tiny treasures. Suzanne is a Consulting Rosarian, a successful rose exhibitor, and an Accredited ARS Rose Judge. She presently grows about 450 exhibition roses of all types, all in containers.*


SPRING: Executive Board Meeting / Date and location to be announced.


April 10:  Meeting / Speaker: Scott Klittich of Otto & Sons Nursery
Scott will be talking about how Otto & Sons grows the best Roses and how you can apply those techniques to your garden. Scott received his Bachelor's Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has worked at the family nursery Otto & Sons for over 25 years and is currently general manager. There they grow thousands of roses of all types on 22 acres.



May 1:  SCVRS Rose Garden Tours

Open to the public, free of charge. No RSVP required. 

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon:  
Garden of Harvey & Sharon Kale, Valencia 

12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.: 
Garden of Bob & Kitty Belendez, Saugus

GARDEN TOUR NEW MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL 
For NEW members who join our rose society.
Valid May 1st at the Belendez Garden Only






 May 15:  Rose Auction & Carribbean Pirates Party, 2:30 p.m.

Ahoy me Hearties! The booty will be divvied on the Man o' War of George and Karen T.S. Gubert, Saugus.

Grub o' the day: Hearty stew, worms, eyeballs, pirates' teeth, cackleberries, and grog. Savvy?

(This is a potluck event, so all attendees must bring food to share.)

Auction Cap'n: "The Dread Pirate Robert" (Martin)

First Mateys: Karen Gubert and Jan Parsoneault

Doubloon Diggers: Kitty Belendez, Candy LaChance

Deck Hand: Bobby Belendez

Full color rose auction catalog available now. We will have at least 100 potted roses up for auction, including Miss Kitty, Cristina Lynne, Puanani, Memphis Music, Yolande d'Aragon, Green Rose, The Lighthouse, Marriotta, Ladybug, Joy, Evalyn Jane, Paul Ecke Jr., Sweet Pea, The Impressionist, and more ...

ATTENDEES MUST RSVP and bring food to share  at this potluck event. Not open to the general public, but members of any rose society are invited to attend.



June 12:  Meeting /  Speaker: Jeff Stage on "Rose Exhibiting"

2:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 
22900 Market St., Newhall, CA 91321

We will feature a "Little Rose Show" during the meeting, and members may bring roses in vases to share. We will also have refreshments, a raffle, and a door prize. Those who bring refreshments or roses to share will get a free raffle ticket and a chance to win a potted rose plant.

Election of Nominating Committee for 2012 Officers..


  July 10:  Board Meeting & Rose Show Planning Meeting
At the home of Bob & Kitty Belendez. Rose show Chairwoman Kitty will host this meeting to finalize all the nitty gritty details for our annual rose show. We'll finalize the rose show schedule, and decide on what to do for the trophies as we might be doing something different this year. 

  August:  Nominating Committee will meet in August


FALL: Executive Board Meeting / Date, Time, & Location TBA
If needed.

September 11:  Meeting / 
Speaker: Stuart Shim on "An Organic Approach to Rose Cultivation"
Representing Neptune's Harvest & Green Cure
Stuart represents Nature's Harvest (liquid organic fertilizers such as seaweed) and Green Cure (organic fungicide). Stuart holds an MBA from Cornell University and earned his BA in economics from UCLA. Stuart was also a lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, Extension. He’s been an active University of California Cooperative Extension Certified Master Gardener since 2003. He also earned the LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) designation in 2009.

We will feature a "Little Rose Show" during the meeting, and members may bring roses in vases to share. We will also have refreshments, a raffle, and a door prize. Those who bring refreshments or roses to share will get a free raffle ticket and a chance to win a potted rose plant.


October 9: Meeting 
Speaker: Julie Molinare & Tami Smight
 "How to Make Your Garden Sing"

Taking unconventional items and creating garden art, some of which blossom using beautiful plantings. We approach this from the front entry, through your home and into the back yard!

Pulling out unusual pieces from yard sales, attics, and thrift stores your garden will sing the melody that becomes the song of your home. 

Give emphasis to a focal point, such as a fountain or a seating area with just the right plantings. Combine pottery and beautiful plants with a column or riser, and what about starting a collection?  There are many ways to make your garden sing, and we will show you how! 


We will feature a "Little Rose Show" during the meeting, and members may bring roses in vases to share. We will also have refreshments, a raffle, and a door prize. Those who bring refreshments or roses to share will get a free raffle ticket and a chance to win a potted rose plant.     

Announcement of nominations for 2012 Officers.


November 5: Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society 
18th Anniversary "Wild West" Rose Show 
Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park, Newhall 
Rose Show Schedule available in August.Kitty Belendez, Rose Show Director
Chris Greenwood, Rose Show Chairman

The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society will host its 18th Annual Rose Show themed "Wild West Roses" on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the William S. Hart Park (map), 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall, CA 91321. The show was located in Hart Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Everyone is welcome to exhibit their home-grown roses at the show, including novices and children. You do not have to be a member of the rose society to exhibit, and there are no entry fees. Simply bring your roses in a bucket of water, and the rose society will furnish the vases and the entry tags.

      November 13:  Meeting
Speaker: Paula Estes of "Petalos di Pauli"Paula's Cypress, California studio specializes in the design and creation of eco-friendly special event stationery embellished with botanical elements taken directly from Paula's Garden. Eight additional host gardens throughout Southern California as well as the famed Los Angeles Flower Mart, also serve as botanical resources for her speciality items.
We will feature a "Little Rose Show" during the meeting, and members may bring roses in vases to share. We will also have refreshments, a raffle, and a door prize. Those who bring refreshments or roses to share will get a free raffle ticket and a chance to win a potted rose plant.

Election of 2012 Officers. 
*
December 11 :  Annual Holiday Party & Installation of Officers
Location to be announced. SCVRS members and their guests only.*


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