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Linda Clark
Director,  PSW District

How fortunate we are to be able to enjoy another holiday season and have an opportunity to look forward to an exciting new year. I treasure the time, experience and friendships made stronger when we come together with roses at the forefront. I do hope that you have been able to enjoy rose company, projects and rose education that furthers the ARS mission of spreading the love and joy of America’s flower.


As our shows, seminars and events begin to come to life for the spring bloom, I wish to invite each of you to come support your district by attending the District Show and Convention April 21-23rd, 2023. It will be hosted by the San Diego Rose Society and held at the Ronald Reagan Community Center in El Cajon, California. Rooms are available at the El Cajon Marriott, which is only a short two block walk away. It has always been a priority of mine to make sure there is only one show on each weekend, to allow judges and exhibitors to support each show. Now more than ever it should be considered, as there are far fewer shows planned. The registration and schedules should be posted on both the PSWD and SDRS website after the holidays.


Our other exciting event will be the 2023 ARS National Rose Show and Convention at America’s Rose Garden in Shreveport, Louisiana, May 4-7, 2023. This will be an experience like no other! It has taken a group of volunteers from districts around the country, local folks and ARS staff pitching in, to welcome you home to America’s Rose Garden. More information and the registration materials are on the website. I registered yesterday and am especially looking forward to visiting the garden of Past President Marilyn Wellan. You can also follow on Facebook for the latest updates and new. Save the dates and plan on some great rose time this spring!


Please contact me with questions or comments at

Linda Clark

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