Portland Rose Society Awards
The celebration of Portland’s Best Rose has also become the occasion for announcing and awarding several Portland Rose Society Awards.
One of these awards is the Bronze Medal for service to our organization. By vote of the Board of Directors this year’s winner was Jim Linman. One of the requirements of receiving this award is that the recipient must be a member of the American Rose Society. Due to this restriction the pool of possible recipients has become very narrow. This year the Portland Rose Society will announce a new award to replace the Bronze Medal from the ARS. It will be an award called the Portland Rose Society Gold Medal.
The other major award that the PRS presents at this function is the Lifetime Achievement Award. This year we had two people who were voted by the Board to receive this honor. The first award went to Bill Hettick. A second lifetime achievement award was presented to Mike Rich. If you look into the past of these lifetime achievement award winners you will have seen them volunteering almost anytime the PRS needed a volunteer. ...