About Us

The Twin Cities Rose Club (TCRC) is a nonprofit organization and an affiliate member of the American Rose Society devoted to the promotion of our national flower, the rose. We accomplish our mission through educational programs, informative meetings and an annual rose show which is free of charge and open to the public. We hold  an annual sale of roses and companion plants at great discounts and sell rose related products (like cocoa bean hull mulch) to rose growers once a year in April to supplement our low membership dues.

The club has about 75 members and actively recruits new members through our booth at the Minnesota State Fair, member referrals and our educational outreach to interested plant societies and individual gardeners.

TCRC meets at 7:30 on the third Friday of January, February, April, May, June, September and October. (Click here for directions). Each meeting features a guest speaker. Speakers from past meetings have included local rose specialists as well as rose growers from other parts of the country. Every meeting also includes a Rose Culture mini seminar especially geared for novice rose growers and exhibitors. If you enjoy rose growing, you’re sure to enjoy our meetings.

An annual dinner meeting and election is held in October and the guest speaker is guaranteed to be interesting.

TCRC Officers 2018

President – John Turek – 952-873-6085 – onehundredroses@frontier.com

Co Vice presidents – Lois Ann Helgeson – 651-636-1298  – helge600@umn.edu

Rita Gindt-Marvig – 952-934-1339 – ritagmhort@gmail.com

Treasurer – Susan Youngdahl – 612-824-5702 – syoungda@pressenter.com

Secretary – Bob Heiberg – 952-926-4762  – rsheiberg@msn.com

Programs – Norma Booty – 952-432-4313 -applerose44@hotmail.com

Membership – Maggie Lofboom – 612-298-3889 – maggie.lofboom@gmail.com

Newsletter Editor – Carole Smuda – 612-789-3872 – cs4roses@comcast.net

Fundraiser – Chris Poppe – 612-588-8722 – chpop001@gmail.com