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October 27-29, 2017     2017 Fall Convention and Rose Show
UPDATED INFORMATION     (Posted: September 19, 2017)

 Hosted by Tallahassee and Thomasville Rose societies.


Below is the UPDATED  registration and hotel information for the Fall Conference

Below is the Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events 2017 


Summary Article on the event  Posted in both the Web Site and The Bulletin

DSD 2017 Convention and Rose Show “Treasures of Today from Yesterday”

We hope that you are making plans to attend the 58th Annual DSD Convention and Rose Show in Tallahassee, Florida, October 27 –29 as we celebrate “Treasures of Today from Yesterday”. There are many events planned and we hope that you will enjoy the entire weekend.

The registration desk will open at 1:00 pm on Friday afternoon. We will be doing table arrangements for both Friday and Saturday evening during the afternoon beginning at 3:00 pm. If you wish you may volunteer to help with this activity.

On Friday evening there will be an opportunity to renew old acquaintances and make new rose friends at the Welcome Dinner.

On Saturday morning the show preparation area will open at 5:30 am and entries will be received from 7:00 am until 10:00 am. The show will be held at the Conner Building (same location as the TARS show) and is just seven minutes from the hotel. We’ll help you with specific directions. Bring roses! The judge’s breakfast will be at the Doubletree Hotel prior to judging. The show will be open on Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

If you are not actively participating in the show there are a number of things to do in the downtown area. There will be a handout at registration that will help you with interesting activities.

There will be a “Chemical Safety” program at 10:30 on Saturday morning at the hotel. Wayne Myers is the presenter and credit will be given to all CR’s attending.

We are very pleased that we have been able to get excellent rosarians to come and speak. Jon Corkern from ARS and Art Wade from Rose Petal Nursery will come and share their expertise with us. Their programs begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday. DSD announcements will be made by Director Ralph Stream. Please contact him, 352,591-4474 or jstream@gmail.com with agenda items. Jean Stream will be conducting the raffle. Don’t miss it!

At the adjournment of the raffle there will be a group meeting of the local society newsletter editors to share ideas on writing, publishing and distributing publications. There will also be a brief meeting on tips for adding photography divisions to their local show. Anyone interested is welcome to attend either event.

The awards banquet on Saturday evening will be the highlight of the weekend. There will be many prestigious awards to be presented.

Last but not least we hope that you will join us for the tour of gardens on Sunday morning. Bus will load at the hotel at 8:00 am. We will go first to the Peace Garden, a joint project of the TARS and the City of Tallahassee. Then we will be going on to Goodwood for breakfast. If you would like to follow the buses to Goodwood in your vehicle and leave it parked there while you join us for the tour, then you may do so. The gardens of Ann Reynolds Griffin in Bainbridge, Barry Smith in Attapulgus and the Healing Garden at the Cancer Center in Tallahassee are included on the tour. Ann has restored the garden of Oline Reynolds, Barry Smith is a winning exhibitor and the Healing Garden is Old Garden Roses donated by Bill Dority. Lunch will be served by Bob Schelhorn at Goodwood Museum and Gardens back in Tallahassee. Hank Rosen and Seymour Rosen will be your hosts.

There will also be vendors at the hotel on Friday and Saturday for all your needs and wants for your rose hobby.

The registration form is in your fall issue of the DSD Bulletin and on the DSD web site. The show schedule can be found on the web site or you may request a printed copy. Contact information: Mary Maud Sharpe, 7020 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311-4122, 850-878-9625, wjmmsharpe@aol.com, Montine Herring, 5678 Georgia Highway 111 South, Whigham, GA 39897-3810, 229-872-3316. J. R. Saginario is Treasurer, 2214 Killarney Way, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3115, 727-512-1304, jrsaginario@hotmail.com. Registration forms should be mailed to him.

From your warm chocolate chip cookie at check in to our final wish for a safe trip home – there will be southern hospitality at its best!

Beyond 2017

January 19-21 2018 Mid-Winter Meeting.

Hosted by the Pensacola and Wiregrass Rose Societies
Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel in Gainesville, FL
Contact Bob Pisz, 850-475-5714, piszr@bellsouth.net.

May 4-6, 2018 

 2018 ARS Mini National Convention & Rose Show/ DSD Fall Convention & Rose Show
Contact Ray Gillebeau, 904-777-1256, kokosrose1@gmail.com

January 2019 DSD Mid-Winter Meeting. Hosted by Tampa Rose Society


Attention Local Societies: Be sure you are taking advantage of the both the Bulletin and the Web Site as a tool to advertise your Rose shows!! 

 To ensure that your event is listed in the next issue’s Upcoming Events, please send the information to Bobbie Reed, Bulletin Editor, 770-979-4237, berdks@mindspring.com  before May 1, 2017

and send it to me > roseguy-pfp@tampabay.rr.com for posting on the web at any time.