A Message from OCRS President Linda Renner

     Welcome to all members of the Orange County Rose Society, site visitors and rose lovers! We look forward to seeing you at some of our events this year, particularly our monthly meetings.  The OCRS presents speakers on many topics including new roses, rose care and feeding, diseases/pests affecting roses, exhibiting the flowers and understanding the many varieties available.  We have a wealth of rose care expertise among our members, many of whom are certified Master Rosarians.  Please come and join us!

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About Linda Renner: Linda joined the OCRS in the late 1980's to learn more about caring for the roses she was planting in her garden after her husband died.  She served as President for three years in the 1990's and has been on the OCRS Board in some position ever since.  She grew up on a farm in eastern Kansas where her family had a variety of roses, including a couple of old ramblers.  She loves old roses and visiting gardens with beautiful collections of them, and she enjoys attending Heritage Rose conferences. Linda Renner also has been a consulting rosarian for about 20 years.

2021 OCRS Board of Directors:

President - Linda Renner
First VP Programs - Tom Cooney
Second VP Membership - Miriam Cooney
Recording Secretary - Kathy Monge
Newsletter Editor - Carolyn Elgar
Treasurer - Felix Macaluso
Board Member - Carol Rader
Board Member - Ann Stevens

Board Member - Justin Ekuan
Ways and Means Chair - Marilyn Carne-Smith

Hospitality - Lois Farr
Meeting Drawing Chair- Volunteer needed!
Show Properties - John Stevens

Publicity - Open - Volunteer needed!
Webmaster - Dorothy Birsic


Rose pictured above: Molineux (Shrub/Austin Rose). Photo by Justin Ekuan.