2016 was an outstanding year for our society. So many opportunities to learn, grow and just enjoy the many facets of roses. And, best of all, opportunities to spend time with wonderful rose friends!
Let’s take a walk down memory lane… Click on any of the pictures to activate the gallery feature–making the pictures much larger to enjoy! There were so many things that we “forgot” to take pictures of, but we vow to do better next year! And, if you have a smart phone or camera — bring them to events and take pictures!
Board making plans … Humberto skyped in!
Mark Nolen led this demo
Barbara Stauch led the Corsage Making seminar
Leader and Mentor to so many… Virginia Bischoff
Roses to share
Mark Windham … popular speaker from Tenn — Rose Rosette is his “main” game1
Enjoying the snacks and the roses!
Teresa Byington and Gisela Reibel
Linda and Ruby …
Kathleen Hutton and Eloisa Garza
District meeting highlights
Teresa Byington, David Zlesak, Linda Kimmel at District Meeting
Ed Yesan and Linda Kimmel at District Meeting
Carol Tumbas’s workshop on cooking with roses and rose fragrance.
Peggy Martin from Louisiana standing by the rose that is named for her in the HCMGA rose garden!
Peggy Martin (Speaker, Teresa Downton and Monica Taylor standing beside the Peggy Martin Rose
John and Donna getting their roses ready for Rosefest
Mark & Cathy Nolan at getting their roses ready at Rosefest
HCMGA Rose Garden … during Rosefest
Gaye Hammond… Speaker at Rosefest
Speaker Peggy Martin and Eloisa Garza designing arrangements
Kathleen Hutton arranging flowers at Rosefest
AWARDS BANQUET: Jim Shultz accempting his award.
2016 Officers at Banquet
Bronze Award Winner Monica Taylor
Robin and Humberto DeLuca
Eloisa Garza and Renee LaFollette
Jon and Donna Hefner
Jim Shultz looking so dapper!
Tim and Monica Taylor
Jim Shultz presenting Eloisa Garza’s award
Marily Ferguson receiving an award
Carol Tumbas… Master Rosarian!
John Hefner receiving an award
Get ready! 2017 plans are being made and you won’t believe how much fun we will have!