CRS Calendar of Events

Society Meetings and More

 

What's New:

New slate of officers announced in May were voted in at the June meeting. Congrats to new President Dave Ciak.

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Current News:

Summer is HERE! Enjoy the world out there...

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RecentEvents:

New Bronze Medal awardee: David Candler

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2017 CRS and Nearby Calendar of Major Events

(Contact the President or Webmaster for more information-
See Contact Us at the very bottom of this page)


For CRS Meetings, if weather makes a meeting questionable, the place to go to check is this website, and this section.  If meeting is cancelled or postponed it will be posted as soon as the webmaster knows. 

For CRS: CRS Has Moved to a New Home for meetings! The Congregational Church of Plainville, UCC, 130 West Main Street, Plainville, CT   Doors open at 1:30 PM.
The folks at The Congregational Church of Plainville, UCC care great and they truly want us to make full use of their outstanding facility. Your society plans to do so. It will be worth the drive. One of the benefits is that there is no time limit - this will allow us more time for socializing before and after our meetings which is something that you wanted according to the surveys. President Marci and the board of directors do pay attention to your replies to the surveys and you will see this reflected in our future programs. Please, if you have a suggestion for a program or an idea on how to make our meetings better feel free to bring them forward.

                                

Note: Included in the New England Calendar below are other Societies and major events in states other than CT.  They are in a different and distinctive type, usually smaller than CT.  They are also indented, if not a CRS meeting..

           CRS (CT Rose Society) meetings are in Bold large type.

Two of the mainland active rose societies are these, and their info, are included, when known to us.  Here are the initials for their meetings:

           NERS is the New England Rose Society.  Meetings are generally held at Methuen Senior Center, 77 Lowell St., Methuen, MA 01844.  Web: www.rosepetals.org
          RIRS is the Rhode Island Rose Society.  Meetings are often in the Botanical Center Classroom, Roger Williams Park. Web: www.rirs.org

  

2017

 

July Events:

          NERS    July 8    Visit Member Garden     TBA 

          RIRS    July 8    9:30    Garden Maintenance    Roger Williams Victorian Rose Garden 

 

CRS- July 16, 2017   1 PM     (Note: location and date changed from initial plan)

             CRS Member's Picnic- Marci and Bob Martin's home 275 Main St., Windsor, CT

Same as ere-to-fore...potluck, bring a dish to share and please RSVP to Marci by July 10th.
windsorroselady@gmail.com or 860-298-8686.

         

August Events:

          RIRS    Aug 12  9:30    Garden Maintenance    Roger Williams Victorian Rose Garden 

September Events:

Sept 8-10 ARS National Convention, PA

         RIRS    Sept. 9   9:30      "Six-Pack Rose Show" and critique    Classroom, Roger Williams Park

         NERS    Sept. 16    10:00 AM    Which Roses did well, which did not, and Why?

October Events:

          RIRS    Oct 14    9:30    Calendar Rose Show    Classroom, Roger Williams Park

           NERS    Oct 21    12:00    Founder's Day Luncheon    Chateau, Andver, MA

 

November Events:

           RIRS    Nov. 11    9:30     Pre-winter Maintenance    Roger Williams Rose Garden

           NERS    Nov 18    10:00 AM    Winterizing your Roses.  Installation of Officers

 

December Events:

CRS- No meetings this month

          RIRS   Dec. 9     9:30 Holiday Meeting    Classroom, Roger Williams Park 

 

 

Past 2017 Events:

 NERS    Jan. 7    12:00    After Holiday Luncheon    Chateau, Andover, MA

CRS     Jan. 8, 2017   1:00 PM    Member's Holiday Luncheon Location Bacci Grille. Cromwell, CT
                   

January Events:

           RIRS     Jan. 14    12 noon-3 PM     Annual Potluck Luncheon        Classroom, Roger Williams Park   Plus!  Grand Raffle

 

February Events:

CRS    Feb. 5, 2017    Program: Marci Martin: History of Elizabeth Park          

THE ROSE GARDEN OF ELIZABETH PARK
Who was Charles and Elizabeth Pond?  How did their expansive property become such a magnificent park of Hartford?  Who was responsible for designing the oldest municipal rose garden in the USA? Marci Martin, Master Rosarian, will present the park's history through a series of pictures from early 1900's to present day

           RIRS    Feb. 11    9:30 AM-noon    Rose "Jeorpardy" Competition, CR Roundtable    

           NERS    Feb. 18    10:00 AM    Heather Poire, Bailey's Rep 

Feb. 23-26  CT Flower Show- Convention Center in Hartford   
                    CRS will have a display, and 60 of 'our' roses will be there, from greenhouse forced-bloom
                        Theme: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves                  
                            > volunteers to man the CRS Exhibit needed-

The theme of the show this year is ‘Woodland Enchantment.’ We decided to follow a fairy tale theme, ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’

 

Snow White and Cottage

 

 

March Events:

CRS     March 5, 2017    Calendar Contest.  Program: Improving Our Photography Easily- Dave Candler

This is about Improving Flower Photography, but the emphasis is how to do that with any camera you have, without expensive additional equipment, and things done easily.  There will be some pointers for those more experienced folks with Big Black Cameras, so if that is your situation, don’t worry. 
The basic idea is to make our photos stand out from the rest; to create something unique and inspiring; something with that “wow” factor.  These tips will provide a starting point to getting more creative images of flowers and inspire you to try techniques and ideas that you may not have tried before. Trying some of these will get us all out shooting more, and that can’t be a bad thing. 
Main Topic Categories:
Planning
Perspective and Composition
Focus and Movement
Lighting
Advanced Topics

    See detailed notes in the Photo Section, Rose Photography/ Articles
 

 

          RIRS    Mar 11    9:30   Annual Meeting    Weaver Library, E. Providence    Minis/Minifloras- Craig Dorshall

           NERS   Mar. 18   10:00 AM      Tom O'Connell    Star Roses Rep.

                        Mar. 22-26     Boston Flower Show    Seaport World Trade Center

Yankee Dist    March 31-April 2    Annual Convention    "Le Fleur de Rose: A Love Story"    Hilton Garden Inn, Glastonbury, CT

                              March 31- Consulting Rosarian School

        Here are all the particulars!:

The Convention Poster

Convention Announcement

Speakers and Bios

Schedule of Events

Registration Form

Cuisine Offerings

YDC Rose Show in Photographs- The Rules for Entry

March 31- Consulting Rosarian School Information:

 

Consulting Rosarian School Announcement
CR School Application (needeed for attending the school for credit)

 

   RIRS    Apr 8    9:30 AM    Opening the Roger Williams Vitorian Rose Garden , including demos of pruning, plantig and climbers.  Talks, demos, and member table.

CRS     April 9, 2017    Annual Auction. One-on-one Opening the Garden.  Pick up Roses previously ordered.  Rose Auction of donated roses!!

          NERS    Apr. 15    10:00 AM    Pruning and Planting Roses Demonstration 

 

April Events:

CRS    April 19  9:00-12:00  PRUNING DEMONSTRATION Demo, and particiIcipation at Elizabeth Park!!

May Events:

CRS-    May 7, 2017    "Raptor Rehabilitation"  Horizon Wings.  At Woodland Gardens, Manchester, CT
                                    Roses and Raptors
What do they have in common? Absolutely nothing! However, on May 7th at 2 p.m., the Connecticut Rose Society will sponsor a program by Horizon Wings at Woodland Gardens, 168 Woodland St., Manchester. Horizon Wings is a non-profit organization for the rehabilitation of raptors. They will bring live birds of prey and discuss ways in which we can help to promote the survival of threatened and endangered species in CT. Seating is limited, we suggest you bring a lawn chair.

       RIRS    May 13    9:30     Preparation for the June Rose Show: guidance, grooming tips, demos.  

NERS    May 20    10:00 AM    Rose Propagation- A way to get your entries from the rose show back into the garden- Andy Vanable  

 

June Events:

CRS-    June 4, 2017    Exhibiting 101- Dave Ciak   and Early Bloomer  Show         Plainville

           RIRS    Jun 17 Annual Rose Show    N. Kingston Community Center, Wickford, RI All Day    Open to Public Noon-3 PM

CRS-    June 18     36th Annual Rose Show- ELIZABETH PARK

                           See the Rose Show Section for more information 

           NERS    June 25    NERS Rose Show    Tower Hill Botanical Garden 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

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