There were so many highlights to this year’s Illinois Indiana Fall District Convention and Rose Show. Starting with the speakers, Stephen Scanniello and Bruce Monroe were both entertaining and informative.
Stephen is a well known author, gardener and curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden in New York. Stephen is also President of the Heritage Rose Foundation.
Bruce Monroe is an expert rose grower, rose judge and photographer. He shared with us the criteria for the new photography classes for ARS rose shows and gave us tips on what judges will be looking for. He also started a great deal of buzz about the Mini National Convention Rose Show in Pennsylvania. Sounds like this is a convention not to be missed!
SILVER HONOR MEDAL RECIPIENT
Our own Bill Carlson was awarded the Il-IN District Silver Honor Medal. The award was much deserved as Bill has served the society in so many ways including his work as an arrangements judge.
There’s nothing quite like seeing a room full of beautiful roses. The big winners for the day were John and Donna Hefner and Mark and Cathy Nolen.
It’s not just the roses that make for a winning day–it’s the rose friends!
OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE
Our heartfelt thanks to Linda Kimmel for leading our Illinois Indiana District for the past 6 years and for being the chair of the fall convention and rose show.
And, our gratitude to Roger Brueckman for accepting the position as incoming District Director. Roger, we look forward to all that you will bring to the position!
COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS
You may download a complete list of rose show winners HERE … 2015 Rose Show Winners