The objective of the Rose Society of Greater St. Louis is to inspire, promote and develop an interest in roses and rose culture, to create a forum for its members where they may discuss roses, their culture and problems, where each member may be helpful and instructive, and in return receive help, instruction and good fellowship. The Society is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the American Rose Society, and its major objective is the education of its membership and the public in the art and science of the propagation and culture of the rose in all its classes and varieties.
Membership in the Society provides many benefits. The Society meets ten times a year, normally at the Missouri Botanical Garden, giving members the opportunity to stroll through this beautiful facility before or after our meetings. Our meetings usually include a formal presentation or hand-on program on some aspect of roses or rose culture, with plenty of time to ask questions and share ideas while enjoying refreshments. We also enjoy tours of member and public gardens, an annual auction of roses, plants and other items, and our annual installation/social banquet. Members receive ten issues of our Society newsletter, Voice of the Rose, each year. This publication keeps us up-to-date on activities and meetings, meeting programs, and includes informative articles on roses and rose growing tips. Further, members have access to rose horticultural supplies at a discount through our Society.
Membership dues for calendar year 2016 are $15.00 per household and includes an electronic newsletter. A mailed hard copy of the newsletter is being offered for an additional $5.00 per year per household. Those who have questions about the club and the advantages of membership should contact our current President Ed Yesan(firstname.lastname@example.org) or 1st VPs Wanda Weirich (email@example.com) or Lisa McDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you wish to join our club, make your check for dues payable to "Rose Society of Greater St. Louis" and mail to our treasurer: Mike McDonald, 326 Quinnmore Drive, Ballwin, MO, 63011. Or simply attend one of our regularly scheduled meetings. You will be most welcome.