About Us

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

Just Joey and Honey Bee, by Bob Lindeman

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

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

2024 Board of Directors

  • President:  Debbie Butcher
  • Vice President:  Dorothy Brethauer
  • Secretary:   Jody Ford
  • Treasurer:  Don Hardy
  • Past President:  Beth Baker
  • Director:  Melissa Schiff
  • Director:  Claire Gunderson
  • Director:  Steve Graham
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 area. SF indicates rosarians in Santa Fe.

  • Beth Baker abqbeth@hotmail.com
  • Claudia Bonnett bc238@q.com
  • Dorothy Brethauer dmbreth@gmail.com
  • Melody Dudley melodydudley@gmail.com
  • Bill Farmer wdfarmer@earthlink.net
  • Cindy Hoffman (Santa Fe) cindyphoffman@yahoo.com
  • Bob Lindeman lindeman.robert30@gmail.com
  • JackĀ Ortega (Santa Fe) jac_ortega@outlook.com
  • Juanita Ortega(Santa Fe) joanieor@hotmail.com
  • Kurt Snyder jksnyder@swcp.com
  • Karen Snyder kmsnyder@swcp.com
  • Connie Wenk wenk@aol.com
Flower Girl, by Charlene Bacchus

CHAIRPERSONS & COORDINATORS:

  • Garden Council Representatives: Dianne Cress, Janet Dooley, Beth Baker
  • Historians:  Karen and Kurt Snyder
  • Hospitality:  Janet Dooley
  • Membership & Welcoming: Melissa Schiff
  • Newsletter Editor & Coordinator:  Bill Farmer
  • Point of Contact:  Debbie Butcher
  • Webmaster:  Dorothy Brethauer and Melissa Schiff
  • Facebook Coordinators:  David Pitchford and Dorothy Brethauer
  • Yearbook:  Don Hardy
  • Spring Rose Show Chairs:  Bill Farmer and Debbie Butcher
  • Fall Exhibition Co-Chairs:  Karen and Kurt Snyder
Chicago Peace by Charlene Bacchus

ALBUQUERQUE ROSE GARDEN COMMITTEE

  • Co-Chairs: Claudia Bonnett and Beth Baker
  • David Bossert
  • Bill Farmer
  • Dorothy Brethauer
  • Janet Dooley
  • Tim Moss

AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY ACCREDITED
HORTICULTURE JUDGES:

  • Claudia Bonnett
  • William Christensen
  • Andy Core
  • Kreg Hill
  • Jack Ortega
  • Juanita Ortega
Ice Roses, by Debbie Butcher

AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY ACCREDITED
ARRANGEMENT JUDGES:

  • William Christensen
  • Andy Core
  • Kreg Hill
  • Juanita Ortega

A non-profit corporation affiliated with the American Rose Society