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2019 District Convention

Join Us for the Summer of Love and Roses

March 29,30,31, 2019

Yankee District Convention at

Ocean Edge Resort, Brewster, MA

Hosted by the Cape Cod Rose Society

You are invited to the Annual Spring Rose Convention of the Yankee District. The convention will be held at the beautiful Ocean Edge Resort (Main Street - 6A) in Brewster, Massachusetts (Cape Cod). The Nickerson Mansion was built in 1890 and is listed in the National Register of Historic

*Please make reservations by February 18 directly with the hotel at 800-343-6074* and mention the Yankee District for the special rate of $120.00+.


Full set of convention documents




Arrangement class

Photography schedule




“Growing and Caring for Roses”


A seminar to teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about growing roses, presented by




               Saturday, April 27, 2019                                                         Congregational Church of Plainville

                                                                                                                                         Church Hall                        10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

 130 West Main Street,        Plainville, CT


Master Rosarians will cover all aspects of growing roses in New England, including:

o  Rose Selection         

o  Design

o  Proper planting                                    

o  Maintenance

o  Rose pests and management   

o  And more!

Registration includes the following:

-         Light lunch, beverages, snacks

-         Potted rose

-         Take home information folder


This seminar is open to the public, and seating is limited.

Registration deadline is April 13, 2019.


If you are interested in attending, please contact Becky Martorelli @ 203-235-9946

or email beckym06451@yahoo.com   

Registration for seminar, click here



The Cape Cod Rose Society


On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 the Cape Cod Rose Society had its first meeting at the home of Irwin and Cindy Ehrenreich in Barnstable, MA. The new rose society was founded by former members of The Lower Cape Rose Society, The Ehrenreich and Oz & Audrey Osborn. The group is looking at various options for a permanent time and location for its monthly meetings. 


At the first meeting, Irwin gave an introduction to the American Rose Society, Yankee District and local rose societies. This was followed by a presentation by Cindy Ehrenreich on Miniature and Miniflora Roses. 


Future meeting will include lectures by the groups Consulting and Master Rosarians, guest speakers, a District Convention in March in Brewster, a rose show in June and garden tours during the rose growing season.


We would like to invite all members of the Yankee District to come to our future meetings and help us to build this rose society.

Irwin Ehrenreich



Rose Window August 2018

Rose Window Feb 2018

Rose Window July 2017


Rose Window July 2017

Rose Window January 2017

Gold Medal District Newsletter Winner
for 2015 and 2016


editor Andy Vanable


Rose Window Feb 2016

Rose Window July 2016

The Rose Window-July2015.pdf

February 2015 Rose Window

JAN 2014 Rose Window



Congratulations to John Mattia for winning the ARS Blake Hedrick Award!

Introduction This award is established in memory of Guy Blake Hedrick, Jr. to recognize outstanding rose exhibitors who display the highest levels of excellence, integrity, and respect for the ideals of showing roses typified by Mr. Hedrick during his long career as a rosarian. It is intended as a life-long achievement award for an exhibitor who has been a successful National, District, and local exhibitor, and also a model in sharing his/her knowledge in growing championship roses. Acts Worthy of Recognition The following examples may be used as general guidance to identify those activities that are deemed worthy of nomination for consideration: • Sustained success in showing roses at the National, District and local levels for a decade or longer by an individual or team who has consistently exhibited rose show entries of the highest caliber with integrity and spirit for the ideals of the American Rose Society; • Sustained lifetime achievement by an individual in devoting and focusing his or her educational talents and expertise to promoting the art of exhibition of the rose through consistent and reliable contributions to educating the public about exhibiting roses; and/or • Significant and sustained acts of achievement by an individual in organizing and overseeing the conduct of successful rose shows at the National, District and local levels.



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