Category: President’s Message

November/December 2021 – President’s Message

By Patti Spezzaferro “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn   In 2016, over 63 million people volunteered for nonprofits providing eight billion hours of service. Extraordinary! Volunteerism has been shown to improve a volunteer’s mood, decrease […]

June 2021 – President’s Message

By Patti Spezzaferro “I spend all my free time in my garden during the pandemic, and it shows.” -PRS member, Lydia Truce On May 11th, Lydia Truce invited Peninsula Rose Society members to visit her beautiful rose garden in San Rafael. Fifteen lucky members, including myself, accepted her gracious invitation. Stepping into her backyard was […]

May 2021 – President’s Message

By Patti Spezzaferro “Mothers, the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” – Anna Jarvis Mother’s Day has long been synonymous with flowers. About 69% of Americans will send mom flowers this year, with 36% planning to buy mom jewelry. In 2020, U.S. consumers planned to spend about 2.56 billion […]

April 2021 – President’s Message

By Patti Spezzaferro “You Americans, you make it all so hard. Growing roses is like growing any other plant.” Michael Marriott Michael Marriott is a well-known authority on growing and designing rose gardens all over the world. For 35 years, Marriott was an integral part of David Austin’s rose team in Albrighton, England, and played […]