Category: President’s Message

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 […]

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 […]