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, an annual rose show which free of charge and open the public. We hold annual sales of hardy roses 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 education and participation at local garden centers.
TCRC meets at 7:30 on the third Friday of January, February, April, May, June, September and October. (click here for directions). Each meeting hosts 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.
Board of Directors
President – John Turek
Vice President – Lois Ann Helgenson
Vice President – Carole Smuda
Treasurer – Susan Youngdahl
Fundraiser – Chris Poppe
Secretary – Robert Heiberg
Newsletter – Lori Lorentz
Membership – Char Turek & Darlene Schmaltz
Programs – Norma Booty
Special Committee Chairs
Website – Scott Hoffman
The Board meets at 7:00 pm the first Tuesday of every month at Good Samaritan Church