Letter from the Board

March 25, 2022

Members and Friends,

This year we are looking forward to celebrating our shared love of roses and our beautiful Village through the events we have planned for 2022. A highlight will be Rose Day in Southampton on June 11th, when we will host our annual Rose Show at the Rogers Memorial Library. We will also be hosting Rose Day in Southampton Village, when shopkeepers will be decorating with displays of roses for which prizes and trophies will be awarded.

Our season begins with Peter Bert- rand’s indispensable Pruning and Planting Workshop, which takes place in the Library Garden on April 16th at 10:30 am. May 6th is for the next generation of rosarians, with the Children’s Mini Rose and Art Workshop led by Peter at the Rogers Memorial Library from 4pm to 6 pm. We will also be part of the Southampton Fourth of July Parade. We’re looking forward to this year’s Cocktail Party Fundraiser, the Members’ Garden Party, and the Luncheon/Lecture in the fall.

The rose holds a special place in the hearts of many, and is now the official flower of Southampton Village, New York State and the United States. Roses bring joy, they delight us with their colors and fragrance. The adage—“Take time to smell the Roses”—was never more needed than it is today. Please join us in celebrating the beauty of roses and Southampton.

I look forward to seeing you at this year’s events.

Warm regards,

Jim Berkrot