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, with not a cloud in the sky. Even my roses decided to cooperate. The Italian prosecco served in champagne flutes put everyone in a festive mood. People brought wine, apple cider, and sparkling beverages, which were available under the gazebo. Judy Webster, Pam Schenk, and Anne Quincy set the tables with white tablecloths and cutlery, and Priya Kamath provided each table with stunning rose and hydrangea centerpiece arrangements. A special thanks to Judy Webster for helping me pick up the tables and chairs and returning them on Monday. Stuart Dalton provided the buffet tables.

Members brought mouthwatering food ranging from poached salmon, grilled chicken, Caprese salad, and much more. The dessert was bountiful and so delicious. Carol Coop is correct. We really should consider publishing a PRS cookbook. We have such talented cooks in our society. For those members who wanted more roses for their gardens, Stuart had potted roses available for people to take home. People were excited to catch up with old friends and make new ones. We have much to be thankful for: good company, great food, and friends to share our passion for roses. Truly a fundamental unifying experience. Barbara Coloroso would be proud of us.

Zoom Thursdays will now be held monthly on the first Thursday of each month. We have so much to look forward to in 2022 with unveiling the newly designated Rosarian, recruiting a president, a vice president, and a director for our 2023 PRS board, and getting a head start on planning the 2023 Annual Rose Show with an excited and committed committee.

The Peninsula Rose Society welcomes any comments or suggestions at [email protected] for making the Peninsula Rose Society the best society in Northern California.

Take good care, and don’t forget to smell the roses.