CRS Officers and Board

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What's New:

Notice that the Feb. and March programs have changed.  Dave Candler's photo presentation and Calendar Photo contest are in March.  Marci will present a program in Feb.

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Current News:

It's Winter.  And the temperatures in early Jan. are confirmation. Outside garden work is done for several months. This is the time to read the areas of this website missed in the past, and to research your rose questions here and on the web including our Facebook Group page. That done, put another log on the fire, sit back and look at the catelogs and web pages for new roses.

Sweet Fragrance


What a wonderful Holiday Party!

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Officers and Board of Directors

Connecticut Rose Society


2015-2017 Officers and Board of Directors

President: Marci Martin      

Marci Martin

Vice President: Dave Ciak

Dave Ciak 

Secretary: Judy Paniccia

Judy P

Treasurer: Alex Bugaeff

Alex B 

CRS Rose Bed: Bob Prill
Hospitality: Claranne and Jim Parker
Membership: Tom Fabian
Newsletter: Dave Long
Consulting Rosarians: John Mattia
Photography: John Mattia
Project Rose: Marge and Earl Obst
Publicity: Becky Martorelli
Rose Show: Dave Ciak, Asst. Bob Martin
Web Site: Dave Candler
Nominating: Kathleen Fabian

Mike Fuss term ends 2016
Bob Martin term ends 2016
Maureen Kummer term ends 2016
Jay Hartling term ends 2017
Margaret Bercovitz term ends 2017
Janet Autenreith term ends 2017
Past President: Mirjana Toyn


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Past Presidents of The Connecticut Rose Society

Recipients of the ARS Bronze Medal for Outstanding Service to our Local Society  

2015 Bronze Medal Winner  Becky Martorelli (in the center)



...and the Medal:


Photo: Becky Martorelli




2015 Winner of the National Hendrick's Award- John Mattia!
here is statement from President Mirjana:

Very happy to count John amongst my friends! He not only possesses encyclopedic rose knowledge, but is always willing to share his expertise. He's been a mentor not only to me,  but countless others. John remains a major contributor to the ARS, the Yankee District, and the Connecticut Rose Society as a photographer, exhibitor, speaker and hybridizer.

Congratulations, sir! Well deserved. 

Mirjana Toyn
Connecticut Rose Society






Bylaws of the Connecticut Rose Society

History: The Connecticut Rose Society was founded in 1980 as a non-profit, educational organization for the purpose of teaching people to grow better roses. Through our educational programs and annual Rose Show, we promote the appreciation and growing of roses.


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