The Rose Society of Western Australia Inc.
The Rose Society of Western Australia Inc was founded to encourage, improve, foster and extend the cultivation of the Rose and to develop appreciation of the most beautiful of flowers, The Rose. With these aims in mind the Society hosts a variety of competitions, exhibitions, talks and provides information to assist members and the public with the growing and care of their roses.
The annual membership fee is due on the 30th of June each year. The fee is $35 for renewals and $45 for new members. All are welcome. For details and to become a member, go to the "Membership" tab.
By becoming a member you will receive the publication "The Australian Rose Annual" and our quarterly Western Australian Newsletters which are published in June, September, December and March. You can also attend our monthly meetings. RSWA Members can access discounts for fertilisers and other products, making your membership to the RSWA extremely good value.
There are NO MEETINGS in December, January and July. Members conduct pruning demonstrations in July, which are held at various locations in the suburbs.
Our famous Rose Shows have been held twice a year (except during Covid), once in Autumn and once in Spring, alternating between the Guildford Town Hall and the South Perth Community Centre Hall. The NEXT SPRING SHOW will be held in October 2023 in the South Perth Community Centre in conjunction with the National Rose Society of Australia Championships and Convention, and the WA Floral Art Society Championships. This will be a spectacular display of roses and floral art. However there will be NO AUTUMN SHOW in May 2024.
There is fierce competition between our rose growing members, which results in the most beautiful displays of roses at these shows. Go to the “Calendar” tab for dates of upcoming shows.
Our Rose Society members are very active and many volunteer their time during the Spring and Autumn shows in various ways, by exhibiting their roses, setting up the hall, distributing signs for the show, assisting in the kitchen, baking and selling items on our stalls.
At the Annual General Meeting which is held in August, members can nominate to serve on the Council to help manage the effective running of the Society. New members are welcome and can take advantage of a trial run on Council for 3 months, just to ensure that we are the right fit for you and vice versa.
We encourage the wearing of name badges. These are sent out to new members upon joining, and again annually upon renewal of membership to all members. Wearing your name badge makes you known to other members and is very useful when getting to know others in the Society.
Non-members are welcome to attend 3 monthly meetings for free, plus pruning demonstrations. However, certain events and benefits are exclusive to members only, such as access to publications and voting rights at the Annual General Meeting.
Our members often represent the Society when requested to provide a presentation to other groups or clubs, or at shows and other functions.