Jim has completed all the requirements of becoming a Consulting Rosarian. Fall 2019.
To become a CR, you:
o Must be either a regular, joint or associate member of the American Rose Society for two consecutive years.
o Must be an active member of a local rose society.
o Must have grown roses of various types for at least five years and should be knowledgeable in all equipment and materials related to rose culture.
o Must provide three letters of recommendation by any three Consulting Rosarians, on the form provided by the District Consulting Rosarian Chairman (downloadable from the Forms List on the right menu bar).
o Must attend an ARS school/workshop for Consulting Rosarians and complete an open book examination based on the material contained in the Consulting Rosarian manual. Once you pass the exam, you do not have to take it again.
o Must know and be willing to live up to the Consulting Rosarian Guide.
o Must be willing to attend no less than one Consulting Rosarian School in every four-year period or earn four Continuing Education points from accredited sources (authorized by your District CR Chair).
o Must submit a completed individual annual report form to the District Chairman of Consulting Rosarians. If no report is submitted in a three-year period, the CR will be dropped from the program. A warning letter will be issued after two years of non-compliance.
o Must submit a Roses in Review Report to the RIR District Coordinator each year.
o Must exhibit a continuing willingness to share knowledge and an enthusiasm for the rose and the American Rose Society.
The Butte Rose Society held their 23rd annual Installation of Officers and Appreciation Dinner for 2017 on Friday, 12/8/17. The food was delicious, the decorations were amazing, and the program was meaningful.
Here are a few photos taken:
Jan Burnham, President, handing the ARS Bronze Medal & certificate to Sandy Anderson.