Annual Potluck & Auction October 12, 2019

Annual Potluck & Auction
October 12, 2019

Dear San Fernando Valley Rose Society Members,

 Paddles Up!  The San Fernando Valley Rose Society is inviting you and your rose loving family and friends to our Annual Rose Auction &  Potluck 2019.  This year our auction is being held on Saturday, October 12th, at Wilkinson Senior Center, 8956 Vanalden Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324.  The auction hours are from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  We will  begin with our potluck, to be followed by our live auction of roses.  If you are donating any roses, plants, or silent auction items, we ask you to please bring them to the center by 12:30 pm that day.  Also,  you may drop off your items for the auction at Janet Sklar’s home on Thursday, the 10th, after 5:30 pm. Please make sure that any roses/plants/garden items that you donate are in great shape and something that you would want to purchase.  Make sure that any rose bushes or plants you donate are healthy and thriving.  If you would like to get a head start and check out our silent auction items and fixed price plants we encourage you come at 12:30 pm the day of the auction.  Remember to bring your potluck dish, and our society is providing the drinks.

***We are looking for volunteers to help set up our room and arrange the silent auction items, if you can help set up, please call Lorraine or be at our center around 12:00 noon, thank you***

Our yearly auction is what supports and sustains our society, so consider donating a rose bush, plant, or garden item to help keep our society running smoothly!

The silent auction will include:  rose books, plant pots, tools, garden items, glass vases, designer items, Bu’s Buds Biodynamic Rose Tea, and much more.  Get those hands ready for a workout!!!  We would love to see you.  If you have further questions, please contact Irene at,, or Lorraine Korn at   Three (3) list of available roses are attached to this email, and we will be updating this list as we receive more roses. Thank you to David Bassani for securing 15 donated roses from Green Thumb Nursery and 20 roses from an anonymous donor!  Please email Irene with the names of any roses you are donating so that we can add the names to our list.  We will be bringing in over 25,  5 gallon roses from  Mike’s Nursery and Green Thumb Nursery as well as rare-hard to find roses propagated by our own Janet Sklar.  Janet is making some of her Old Garden Roses available for pre-sale.   Please see scan #91 for those roses. The price of a pre-sold rose is $20.00.  Some of the roses we are offering are standard roses, some are oldie-but-goodies, and several of the roses are current, 2019 roses.

 **The rose list may be subject to change, and all sales are final**

Rose list is available here

 Remember, there is always room for another rose or two!

 Warm regards,

The SFVRS Board of Directors