President's Message
By Joyce Hemmerling


From February 2019 Newsletter

Happy hearts and flowers month! Since we are now in the middle of a Portland winter, it is time to turn our attention to spring things. I am definitely trying to do that. However, I am also enjoying representing the Portland Rose Society at the many social events in the area.


One such event was the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Portland. It was a great luncheon with many dignitaries in attendance. There were several other Portland Rose Society members in attendance and we all wished the Kiwanis a happy birthday to a younger member of society. At which point we also pointed out that the PRS is 130 years old this year! Happy birthday to us, too, and there will probably be a celebration of that event later in the year.


I also joined Prime Minister, Don Thacker, in meeting and greeting the new and potential new members at a winter reception held in their honor. Everyone enjoyed the evening.


Did you know that Oregon is the #3 state in the nation for volunteering and that the Portland/Vancouver region is #5 for volunteering among metro areas. It was reported that 43.4 percent of the residents in this area participate in local groups or organizations. So, thank you to each of you as Portland Rose Society volunteers.


As you are planning your future calendars, do not forget to sign up at the next meeting for the 82nd Avenue of the Roses Parade on April 27th and the Tillamook Dairy Days Parade on June 22nd. Those are both great social events for the PRS. We do tend to have a great time helping others with their parades! See you all at the February meeting.



Updated February 12, 2019 by Webmaster