President's Message
By Emily Hastings


From November 2019 Newsletter  

Happy Holidays, everyone. I can’t believe it is already November! It seems like I just had people over for my rose planting. A week after I helped represent the Portland Rose Society at the 2019-2020 Royal Rosarian Prime Minister’s Ball, about 50 people came to my family’s home to celebrate and watch as Love & Peace was planted. You may be used to a President with many roses in their garden. I come from condo living where I have 3 roses in my garden. It doesn’t matter if you have 3, 50, 300, or 1000 roses in your world. Never lose sight of your love of gardening.
 On October 5th, I was pleased to go to the installation of the new Seattle Seafair Commodores Commandant, Barb Taylor. It was a lovely event featuring many awards, food, and laughs.
 A few goals I have for this year are expanding our membership to a more sustainable base, moving with the times, and updating our online presence. If you have any suggestions or comments, I am happy to talk. As proved by the recent survey handed out at the October general meeting, our members have a wide variety of great ideas to shape our ever-changing society. If you didn’t get a chance to complete the survey, I will have more at the next meeting. This gives a better understanding of the current member base for the board moving forward. I am excited to see what this year brings!



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