Category: President’s Message

September 2022 – President’s Message

“There is something profoundly satisfying about sharing a meal. Eating together, breaking bread together, is one of the oldest and most fundamentally unifying human experiences.” Barbara Coloroso On July 16th, thirty-eight members of the Peninsula Rose Society members came together under my majestic century-old Southern Magnolia to share a delectable meal. The weather was perfect, […]

June 2022 – President’s Message

by Patti Spezzaferro “Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics  with which she indicates how much she loves us. “ Johannah Wolfgang von Goethe June is National Rose Month, and it was first introduced in June of 1959. Some three decades later, in 1986, President Ronald Reagan officially made the rose the national flower of the United […]

May 2022 – President’s Message

By Patti Spezzaferro There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.  Janet Kilburn Phillips Every time I see a plant in trouble, my heart sinks but then I remember the wise words of Janet Kilburn Philips, “there are no garden mistakes, only experiments”. I quickly put on my detective hat and looked at all the possibilities […]

April 2022 – President’s Message

By Patti Spezzaferro In the waves of change, we find our true direction. After being at home zooming for the past two years and three months, Peninsula Rose Society returned to its old stomping grounds at the Redwood City Veteran Memorial Senior Center for its most recent membership meeting. Twenty-five in-person members and twelve members […]

March 2022 – President’s Message

By Patti Spezzaferro Safety is not something that happens by itself. You need to work towards it with the right measures, tools, and mindset. California’s statewide mask order expired on February 15, allowing fully vaccinated people to no longer be required to wear masks in most public indoor settings. According to the Mercury News article […]