Welcome to the Butte Rose Society's Website

     Chico, California

The Butte Rose Society (BRS) is a non-profit, community oriented, educational organization dedicated to the enjoyment of roses.

We are affiliated with the  American Rose Society  and the  Northern California Nevada Hawaii District.

Membership is open to all those interested in roses.  

 Guests are welcome to attend the General Membership Meetings.

Rose experts are available to answer your questions about rose growing & exhibition.   

The phone number for the Butte Rose Society President, Dave Sinclear at 530-865-7231


  •  BRS Yearly Activities

General Membership Meetings January, February, March, April, May, THEN August, September, October and November featuring Rose-related Presentations and special Guest Speakers, Annual Members Only Rose Garden Tour, Annual "American Rose Society" Rose Festival, Winter Pruning Fundraiser, Awards and Installation Dinner, Community Outreach, Pruning Demonstration, Rose Specialty Workshops, and enjoying friendships with gardeners who love roses!


  •  Membership Benefits

Subscription to ?Rose Notes,? the Butte Rose Society's Electronic Newsletter, and to the "Criterion," NCNH District Electronic Newsletter.


Admission to Members Only Garden Tour in the Spring and potluck luncheon.


December Social's Membership Appreciation and Installation Dinner


  • BRS General Meetings


When:  Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month starting at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 p.m.).


From:  January through May and August through November.


Location:  Chico Veterans Memorial Hall at 554 Rio Lindo Avenue in Chico, California, 95973.    


  • Contact us by mail: Butte Rose Society at P.O. Box 8888 in Chico, CA 95927

  •  Street view of Veteran's Hall:


·       President: Dave Sinclear

·       Program Director: Jean Miller 

·       Membership: Linda Henderson 

·       Secretary: Neva Youngs

·       Treasurer: Kathy Brooks

·       Newsletter Editor: Laura Urseny

·       Directors at Large: Galand Hallowell, Joanne Lester, Lisa Freeman-Wood, Mary McCormick, & Alicia Stewart


Positions appointed by the Board

Months to be appointed:

Members Only Garden Tour: January

Festival of Roses: February

Nominating Committee: May

December Social Awards/Installation: May


Winter Pruning Fundraiser: Jean Miller and Linda Henderson

Treasurer: Kathy Brooks

Budget Committee: 

Newsletter Editor:  Laura Urseny

Nominating Committee Chair:

Members Only Garden Tour: Mary McCormick

December Social: Deb Crane & Bettye-Ann Stephens

Appointed positions by the President:

All appointed in January

Chico Veterans Hall Rose Garden: Greg Williams

Consulting Rosarian: Jan Burnham

Financial Review (Audit Committee):Jean Miller

Monthly Little Rose Show: Galand Hallowell

NCNH District Silver Medal Award Representative: Jean Miller

Parliamentarian:Jan Burnham

Refreshments:Kathy Brooks

Shirt Sales: Vacant

Silent Rose Auction: Romeo Espinoza

Storage Unit:Jean Miller

Sunshine Get Well: Mary McCormick

Website: Lisa Freeman-Wood and Freddie Shockley