About Us

Wind Rush, by Jody Iverson

The Albuquerque Rose Society is a volunteer organization with an elected Board of Directors,  chairpersons and coordinators. The organization includes the  Albuquerque Rose Garden Committee, Consulting Rosarians, American Rose Society Accredited Horticulture Judges , and American Rose Society Accredited Arrangement Judges.

Questions? Contact a member below or email us at:
ABQRoseSociety@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page to see photos, recent events and discussions.

2019 Board of Directors

  • President: Debbie Butcher
    (505) 823-9818 ; debbiegay@mindspring.com
  • Vice President:  Ginny Troyer
  • Secretary:   Terri Sankowitz
  • Treasurer:  Don Hardy,
  • Past President: Katrine Stewart
  • 2-year Director: Janet Dooley
  • 1-year Director:   Rebecca Murphy
  • 1-year Director: Beth Baker
French Lace, by Bill Farmer

CONSULTING ROSARIANS

Several members of the Albuquerque Rose Society are recognized by the American Rose Society as Consulting Rosarians.  These members hold this title because they are active members of the society, are very knowledgeable about rose culture, and are willing to share that knowledge.  Any one of these members will be happy to answer your questions about growing better roses in our Albuquerque area.

  • Coordinator: Andy Core, Coordinator (505) 344-3721     ncore3@comcast.net
  • Beth Baker
  • William Christensen
  • Melody Dudley
  • Bill Farmer
  • Kreg Hill
  • Robert Lindeman
  • Juanita Ortega
  • Joaquin Ortega
  • Leslie Phinney
  • Kurt Snyder
  • Karen Snyder
  • Connie Wenk
  • Leah Watterberg (Emeritus)

MASTER ROSARIANS

These are very experienced Consulting Rosarians  who have been CRs at least 10 years before becoming Master Rosarians.

  • Claudia Bonnett
  • Virginia Troyer
  • Al Troyer
  • Carroll Sue Wagner
Flower Girl, by Charlene Bacchus

CHAIRPERSONS & COORDINATORS:

  • Garden Council Representatives: Debbie Butcher, Dianne Cress, Janet Dooley, Bill Farmer
  • Consulting Rosarian Coordinator:  Andy Core
  • Roses in Review Coordinator :  Al Troyer
  • Historians:  Karen and Kurt Snyder
  • Hospitality:  Beth Baker
  • Membership & Welcoming:  Donna Baremore
  • Newsletter Editor & Coordinator:  Bill Farmer & Debbie Butcher
  • Publicity:  Katrine Stewart
  • Point of Contact:  Rebecca Murphy:
  • Webmaster:  Rebecca Murphy
  • Yearbook:  Don Hardy
  • Spring Rose Show Co-Chairs:  Beth Baker & Janet Dooley
  • Fall Exhibition Co-Chairs:  Karen and Kurt Snyder
  • Sales & Fundraising:  Debbie Butcher
  • National CR Committee:  Bill Farmer

 

Chicago Peace by Charlene Bacchus

AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY ACCREDITED
HORTICULTURE JUDGES:

  • Claudia Bonnett
  • William Christensen
  • Andy Core
  • Kreg Hill
  • Jack Ortega
  • Juanita Ortega
  • Pat Scharrer (Emeritus)
  • Al Troyer
  • Carroll Sue Wagner
  • Leah Watterberg
  • Jerry Yoneda

 

Ice Roses, by Debbie Butcher

AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY ACCREDITED
ARRANGEMENT JUDGES:

  • William Christensen
  • Andy Core
  • Kreg Hill
  • Juanita Ortega
  • Carroll Sue Wagner

ALBUQUERQUE ROSE GARDEN COMMITTEE:

Co-Chairs:  Claudia Bonnett and Beth Baker

Committee Members:

  • David Bossert
  • Debbie Butcher
  • Janet Dooley
  • Bill Farmer
  • Tim Moss
  • Rebecca Murphy
  • Pat Stone