Meetings & Events

The purpose of this society is to study, educate, and encourage the culture of roses in
every practicable way and to exhibit, as desired, properly conditioned roses of the highest quality.

Monthly Meetings
RSSM holds meetings every 2nd Monday from
September through May, excluding December.

Norman P Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Doors open: 6:30pm
Meeting: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Coming Events:

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Previous Events

January General Meeting
Monday January 14, 2019 at 7:00p.m.
Annual Rosarian Panel
ARS Consulting Rosarians from Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain
and Orange County Rose Society

In Orange County, we are very lucky to have a group of individuals who have taken their love of roses to the "next level" and have become American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians. COnsulting Rosarians have committed to provide information on rose culture and are required to continue their education through the ARS to stay up-to-date on growing roses. For the rest of us rose-growers, they have also made a commitment to keep that information understandable and positive! So, have your questions ready and get set for an informative and enjoyable evening with ARS Consulting Rosarians from the Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain AND the Orange County Rose Society!

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November General Meeting
Monday November 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Leslie Gilson, Restoration Coordinator, Gibbs Butterfly Park
Butterflies & Gardening 101

Leslie Gilson has lived in New York, Germany, England and twice in California. The moves occurred over 36 years as a self-described "corporate wife" while she and her husband raised four children. Finally settling in southern California, Leslie became a Special Education Aide and volunteer at Gibbs Butterfly Park in Huntington Beach. As Restoration Coordinator, Leslie has overseen the resurrection of a dead and dying eucalyptus grove and the return of the Monarch Butterfly after 16 years! We will learn about the male and female Monarch Butterfly, how to tag a butterfly, milkweed, and much more.

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October General Meeting
Monday October 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Monique Rea, Jewels of Nature Organization
Jewels of Nature, Hummingbirds in Your Garden

Monique Rae has worked with and rehabilitated hummingbirds in South Orange County for the past 22 years. She is also a volunteer for the Orange County home based Songbird Care and Education Center. In addition to being an active speaker, Monique is also an author and artist. Her presentation has been enjoyed at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente Garden Club and Tree of Life Nursery, just to name a few. We will learn about a hummingbird legend, nesting materials, hummingbird rescue, and gardening suggestions to encourage and provide the nectar, food and bugs that these jewels of nature enjoy!

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