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Garden Faces Birmingham Rose Society American Rose Society Affiliate

May 2013 President’s Message The first blooms of spring have arrived and boy was I glad to see them! Even though our hybrid teas did not arrive in time for me to win Queen of Show this year, (ha) my spirits are always lifted to see the blooms arrive in the garden. As this year‟s Rose Show chairman I want to thank all committee members, volunteers and society members who helped to make this event happen. We saw big crowds in the gardens and at the show. It was a rousing success. My congratulations to Harold & Virna Settle on winning Queen of Show with a beautiful bloom of Lynn Anderson. A full listing of show winners accompanies this newsletter. If you have not taken a moment to thank our sponsors and advertisers for supporting the rose show, please go through your show book and give them a call and thank them for their support. Thanks to Bob Eskew for hosting a “Get in the Garden” walk on Mother‟s Day in the Dunn Formal Rose garden. It was a fun and informative walk. The rose garden dedication ceremony honoring the 50 year commemoration of the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham was a success. Mayor William A. Bell praised the Birmingham Rose Society for taking a leadership role in the community with the planting of these beautiful

roses. „Coretta Scott King‟ roses will now welcome visitors and will serve as a reminder of the work left to be done for the cause of freedom. To learn more about the commemoration visit Our May meeting & garden tour will be held in our little garden. Tina and I are excited to welcome you to our home. Details and directions are found elsewhere in this publication. Per our bylaws; at the May meeting I will announce my selection for nominating committee chairman and we will elect two additional nominating committee members who will bring officer nominations at the June meeting. We will then vote on the nominations and our new officers will take office on the day following the June meeting.

Christopher R. VanCleave

President, Birmingham Rose Society

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Monthly Meeting & Garden Tour Monday May 27, 2013 – 4-6 p.m.

May meeting & Garden tour at the home of Chris & Tina VanCleave. 219 Chadwick Lane, Helena, AL. Directions: 65s to Valleydale Rd exit Right on Valleydale about 3.5 miles Right on Chadwick Dr and then left onto Chadwick Lane to 219. Parking: Please park on the right side of the street to allow for traffic flow. Thanks. We will elect a nominating committee at this meeting for new officer’s for the coming term.

________________________________ No Executive Committee Meeting this month.

Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars! Yes! You Can Grow Beautiful Roses Seminar Presented by: Gloria Purnell Hanna’s GardenShop May 18, 2013 9:30 am Helena Market Days June 15, 2013 7:30 am - Noon The Falls @ Helena

More events are being planned to help us expand our reach to the community. Stay Tuned!

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Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Birmingham Rose Society April 29, 2013 6:30 P.M.

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Chris VanCleave, President called the meeting to order. We had thirty-four members, and two visitors attending the meeting. The hosts/hostesses, Shirley and Frank Bollen, Lavonne Glover, Mayre Parr, Jennifer Phillips and Sylvia Potts were thanked for providing refreshments for the evening. The Judges Luncheon will be $10.00 and tickets are available. A head count is needed so that Gloria Purnell can place the luncheon order. Clerks are needed and a signup sheet is available to volunteer. See George Ann Hamilton or Martha Eskew for more information. On May 10th the dedication of the Coretta Scott King roses will be held in the Rose Garden with Mayor Bell and Fred Spicer in attendance at 11:00 am. All members are asked to attend. Set up for the Rose Show on May 10th will begin at 1:00pm with vehicles at the storage facility. We did not rent a truck this year. Personal vehicles will be used to bring our stored items to the Exhibition Hall for set up. Bring your own snacks this year. We will not have pizza for everyone as in years past. Set up will be finished when everything is in its place for Saturday at 6:00 am.

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The program was excellent and informative. The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 P.M. Respectfully Submitted, George Ann Hamilton

Financial Report: Submitted by: Hyacinth Prince

Sharon Bamberg announced that we need summer gardens for the months of June and July. Anyone who would like to open their garden for our summer meetings please contact her. Robert Eskew thanked the volunteers who worked the Plant Sale that was held April 4-7, 2013. The sale was a huge success.

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May 2013

Birmingham Rose Society American Rose Society Affiliate While the advice and information in this newsletter is believed to be true and accurate at the time of publication, neither the authors nor the editor accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made. The Birmingham Rose Society makes no warranty, expressed or implied with respect to the material contained herein.

Editor: Chris VanCleave Phone: 205-585-9687 E-mail: Garden Faces Deadlines: Submission Deadline: 10th of each month Publication Date : 15th of each month

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