The object 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 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. At most meetings a formal presentation on some aspect of roses and their culture is provided, followed by plenty of time to ask questions and share ideas with other Rosarians while enjoying coffee and goodies. We also enjoy tours of member gardens during the summer months, a mini rose sale each spring, our annual auction, and our annual installation banquet. Members also receive ten issues of our Society newsletter, Voice of the Rose, each year. This publication keeps us updated on activities and meetings, meeting programs and articles with growing tips. Further, members receive discounts on gardening supplies from several local nurseries and garden supply stores. And our meetings normally take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden, giving members the opportunity to stroll through this beautiful facility before or after our meetings.
Membership dues for calendar year 2013 are $12.50 per family. (The dues are planned to increase for 2014 to $12.50 for the first person and an additional estimated $3.50 for each added family member due to added insurance costs per member being charged the Society by the ARS). Those who have questions about the club and the advantages of membership should contact our current President Ed Carle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 1st VP Ed Yesan ( email@example.com ). 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.