Meeting Notices


Rhode Island Rose Society Meeting


March 10, 2018 : The slots for the 20th Anniversary Luncheon are rapidly filling. The anniversary program includes an awards presentation and the best hot buffet anywhere followed by our guest speaker, Mike Schwartz. Mike's PowerPoint program describes his American Rose Trials for Sustainability (ARTS) and the North East Earth Kind trials he's running in Connecticut.


The lunch is 12 to 4 at Chelos Bar and Grill at 911 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI NOT the one on Newport Ave


April 14: Tockwotten on the Water at 500 Waterfront Drive 
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914. Program to be announced


May 19: Rose show prep meeting at Tockwotten , East Providence.Tockwotten on the Water at 500 Waterfront Drive 
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914


June 16: Kaleidoscope of Colors: 20th Aniversary Rose show at Cold Springs Community Center in  Wickford


July 14:

August 11: Garden Party at Frank and Charlotte's house. BYOB, bring finger food,  bring your own chairs. Time 2-5


SEPTEMBER 7, 8 & 9TH, 2018

FACEBOOK: 2018 Yankee District Rose and Photo Show/Lobsterfest

Friday, Sept 7th - Boat ride - $25 person. SORRY - BOAT FULL!

Followed by dinner "We have a change to the after boat ride dinner.  It is going to be at the Barnstable Restaurant &Tavern, which is located at 3176Main St. Barnstable.  Mattakeese was not able to fulfill our final number this year.  It is a two minute walk from the Eco Tour parking lot. " Please let me know if you will attend the dinner, we have to make reservations for everyone!

Saturday, Sept 8th - Rose Show and Photo Contest!
Dennis Senior Center, 1045 MA 134, South Dennis, MA 02660
Entries accepted 7:30 - 10 AM. Open to public after judging has ended, awards at 2:45PM

LOBSTERFEST - Greys Beach, Yarmouthport, MA (Bass Hole) begin gathering 5:30 –

Lobster, steak tips or Statler (free range) chicken $40
(chowder, steamers/mussels, linguica, red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob, cole slaw and watermelon.) Special diet requests - email me (caperose@gmail.com)and I will call the restaurant with your request.

Send check [for boat and/or meal] made out to LCRS convention to Audrey Osborn
12 Scotch Pine Farm
E. Harwich, MA 02645

Sunday, September 9th - 10AM - Yankee District Business meeting, at Cindy & Irwin Ehrenreich’s house, 3780 Main St (6A) Barnstable, MA followed by an extraordinary opportunity to save many roses not in commerce any longer. Irwin & Cindy have generously offered members of the Yankee District cuttings of their roses. We will have rooting hormone, soil and containers so you can easily bring your “prepared” cuttings home safely.


September 15 -Meeting at Tockwotten. Presentation by beekeepers.

 Check your mailing label for your membership expiration date. To renew, send $20 to RIRS c/o
Linda Emerson
1 Gilcrest Drive
 West Warwick, RI 02893

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