The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society (CLRS) of South Carolina is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Rose Society (ARS) and was founded in 1985 by a small group of rose enthusiasts, whose mission was to foster the love of roses in the Charleston Lowcountry area with membership open to anyone interested in roses. We promote the appreciation and growing of roses through rose shows and educational programs.
The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society’s award-winning newsletter, The Charleston Rose, serves as a major educational tool, as well as the voice of the society.
The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society sponsors a Charleston Lowcountry Rose Show every year. Rosarians from neighboring states gather to showcase their best roses. The various classes compete for prizes. This is an annual event not to be missed.
The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society’s social functions include pruning clinics, garden tours, a summertime picnic, an Oyster Roast/BBQ, and a December banquet. Our members participate in other Lowcountry functions: garden club shows, the State Fair, and the Coastal Carolina Fair Flower Shows. There are local and district meetings, national ARS Convention and Rose Shows, as well as National Miniature and Miniflora Rose Shows across the states to enjoy and to meet new friends.
WHEN & WHERE WE MEET
We invite everyone interested in roses and the society to attend the regular meetings of the Society.
PLACE: James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island, SC 29412
TIME: Social Hour – 3:00 p.m.; Meeting – 3:30 p.m.
January 2018 – No meeting
Feb. 4, 2018 – CLRS Meeting
Mar. 4, 2018 – CLRS Meeting
Apr. 1, 2018 (Easter) – No meeting
May 1-31, 2018 – Rose Display at Johns Island Public Library, Johns Island, SC
May 4-6, 2018 – ARS National All Mni/Miniflora Conference & Rose Show, Jacksonville, FL
May 6, 2018 – CLRS Meeting
May 27, 2018 – Annual Picnic and Auction
Oct. 7, 2018 – Rose Show
Oct. 26-29, 2018 – ARS Fall National Rose Show and Convention, San Diego, CA
Nov. 4, 2018 – CLRS Meeting
Dec. 2, 2018 – Christmas Party
OFFICERS FOR 2017-2018:
President: Kathy Woolsey
Vice President: Mervyn Gibson
Secretary: Bob Lundberg
Treasurer: William Prioleau
Board of Director: Carol Beck
ARS Consulting Rosarians:
Our Consulting Rosarians are available to assist you with your rose questions. CRs marked with an asterisk (*) are Master Rosarians.
Pat Hibbard *
Jim Lancaster, Ph. D.
Rosalinda Morgan *
Bob & Sandy Lundberg *
Mary Beth Martin- Petrovick
William Prioleau, M.D.
Claude Thomas, Ph. D.
COME AND JOIN THE CHARLESTON LOWCOUNTRY ROSE SOCIETY AND LEARN HOW TO GROW ROSES
2018 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL/NEW MEMBERSHIP FORM
Renew your membership now for 2018. Annual dues are $15 for a single membership; $20 for dual membership and includes award-winning newsletters to keep you up-to-date with rose culture, meeting programs, speakers, special events, Carolina District and ARS National Conventions, workshops, and rose shows. Add $5 for postal delivery.
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So that we can keep our member information current and accurate, please complete this form and return it along with your check payable to Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society (CLRS) to: William Prioleau, 109 Middle St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.