Linda Clark , Director
ARS Pacific Southwest District
It is hard to begin this. My message may seem trivial. So many dealing with the hard ships of our lives.
My heart breaks or the loss of so many rose friends, the health challenges and illness of so many more.
In this sadness I turn to the garden, for strength and healing; it is what gets me by. Roses mirror our
lives. So precarious and delicate, yet filled with greatness, beauty and determination to prevail through
all. They remind me to fight, to love and be present for the day.
Thanks. and appreciation, to The Pacific Rose Society for accepting yet another district show and
meeting The Las Vegas area has thought long and hard and hopefully will be able to tackle a future
date. We are glad you are considering and wish to support you however we can. We always welcome any
other possibilities for future sites. Please try to consider hosting a rose related gathering or district
meeting…we can take on different looks as our future unveils.
The Pacific Southwest District has so much talent! Many of our authors and editors received ARS awards for their contributions to newsletters, magazines and work to provide informational bulletins in the name of roses.
Congratulations to these fine writers.
Fall Mini National is in early October. I hope some of you will make the journey to Nashville. I have never been
and am excited to visit. It will be my first Mini National and my first time in Nashville. We are lucky to have the
ARS president be part of the Pacific Southwest District. Let’s make sure we work to support all he does for roses.
I am excited to see the American rose garden’s progress. Thank you.
I will continue to wish this finds you hopeful and willing to reach out to a new friend or member. Let’s expand our circle, share stories, struggles and listen to others. Let’s invite them to join in the wonder and power of roses and rose friends.