TheBuckeyeDistrict of The American Rose Society presents TheTheBuckeyeBuckeyeRoseRoseBulletinBulletin From the Director… The 2001 rose growing season may be over, but the tremendous success of the ARS Fall National Convention is still fresh in my mind. The long hours of planning by General Chairmen Bob and Virginia Choate, John and Diane Jamison, Scott and MJ Bailey, and Show Co-Chairmen Peter and Susan Schneider were evident, and my sincere thanks to each of them for their dedication and commitment. Special thanks must also be given to the members of The Forest City and The Western Reserve Rose Societies as well as the numerous others who were involved with the planning and execution of the convention and show. At the ARS Board of Director’s Meeting held on Friday of the convention, a number of items were discussed and approved. Highlights include: 1) Region 0 Director, Mike Lowe, obtained a grant for the purchase of a color laser printer for ARS headquarters. 2) President, Dr. Tommy Cairns received a number of letters from rose societies around the world after the September 11, 2001 tragedy. Tommy’s response can be found elsewhere in this bulletin. ARS has also declared September 11 th as “Rose Day of Remembrance”. 3) The audit schedule for Arrangement Judges was reduced from six to four years. 4) District Consulting Rosarian Chairs were granted “read only” access to the ARS Consulting Rosarian database. 5) The Gulf District will sponsor a David Austin display garden at the American Rose Center. A number of Buckeye rosarians found their exhibits on the trophy table when the rose show opened its doors, they included: Barbara Winter 2001 1 & Jim Zimmerman, David & Lois Ackers, Lyman & Carolyn Johnson, Tim Hartranft, Dr. Glenn Beck, John Jamison, William & Anita Solarz, Dick Seibold, Dr. Bruce LeRoy & Dr. Susan Clingenpeel, Dr. Gary Barlow, Vince DiCillo, Lauren Toth, Brian Burley, Mary Kathryn Fraser, Sue Witwer, Cathie Pruden, and Randy & myself. At the banquet, Gary Barlow received the first Betty Pavey Trophy for a modern arrangement. Also at the banquet, three Buckeye rosarians were honored with ARS Presidential Citations: Dr. John Dickman, George Meiling and Bob Choate. At the BuckeyeDistrict Business Meeting, the following officers were approved for the coming year: President – Steve Pyrak, 1 st Vice President – Jim Zimmerman, 2 nd Vice President – Larry Schock, Secretary – Denise Mraz, and Treasurer – Dr. Susan Clingenpeel. My thanks to Past President, Brian Burley, for a job well done. District members voted for the purposed BuckeyeDistrict Perpetual Trophy honoring hybridizer, Griffith Buck. The award will be presented for the first time at next year’s fall district rose show. The Silver Honor Medal, presented by Anne Hering, was awarded to Gladys Johnson. Dr. Jim Hering presented The Outstanding Judge’s Award to Dr. Lew Shupe, and the Outstanding Consulting Rosarian was awarded to Tren Meyer. I presented District Director Citations for outstanding service for 2001 to Jim and Barbara Zimmerman, The Forest City Rose Society, and The Western Reserve Rose Society. A most deserved congratulations to all these outstanding Buckeye Rosarians.