Calendar of Events

2021 WJRS Calendar of Events

All WJRS Meetings are on WEDNESDAYS, unless otherwise specified,
starting at 7:00 pm at Medford Leas, Route 70 in Medford, NJ

In-Person Meetings Postponed!!
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the well-being of our members, we have decided to have all our meetings On-line until conditions allow us to meet in person.

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Volunteers needed

Medal of Honor Rose Garden at Beverly National Cemetery. Volunteers needed for maintenance and pruning. Proposed dates for pruning: Tuesday, April 13, Tuesday, April 20, Tuesday, May 4, and Saturday, May 8, 2021 starting at 10-12 am. Please confirm by calling Iliana Okum at 609-298-4160. Thank you for your service to honor our war heroes. 


2021 Calendar


Wednesday, APRIL 21, 2021

TOPIC: How to Propagate Roses for Your Garden-Easy Steps so you can add roses to the garden.

PRESENTER: Bill Kozemchak

Bill Kozemchak is a Master Rosarian, Horticulture Judge, award-winning photographer and experienced rose exhibitor.Bill recently received the Guy Blake Hedrick Jr. Award from the American Rose Society for his outstanding work as an exhibitor. Bill’s garden is an award-winning garden with over one thousand gorgeous roses that captivate the attention of members of the Penn Jersey District and beyond. We are lucky to enjoy the friendship and expertise of this amazing rose grower as a member of our West Jersey Rose Society.


Wednesday, May 19.2021

TOPIC: Get ready for our WJRS 2021 Rose Exhibition/EXPO on May 30, 2021,

PRESENTER: Terry Palise

Come ready to discuss the preparation steps and details for our first ever ROSE EXPO to be held at Burlington County Fair Grounds in Burlington County New Jersey.All members of Penn Jersey District are invited to bring roses to exhibit and share with the members of WJRS and the public.No judging, just beautiful roses to be shared, admired and to learn more about them.


Terry Palise is a Master Rosarian, Horticulture Judge and Arrangement Judge. Terry has a beautiful, garden, and enjoys exhibiting and adding roses to her garden each year. Terry served as the Past President of the WJRS, is our Newsletter Editor and Chair of the Penn Jersey Consulting Rosarians. As chair of the annual rose show, she will organize and welcome all or Penn Jersey District members to contribute to our first ROSE EXPO.



Wednesday, June 16, 2021

TOPIC: Can you Recognize Beneficial insects in the Rose Garden?

PRESENTER: Baldo Villegas, Entomologist and Master Rosarian.

There are many beneficial insects in any garden. Come and learn how to identify and benefit from beneficial insects in your garden this season. Knowing which insects can be helpful in the garden is key to having a balanced ecosystem that benefits your roses and pollinators and makes it easier to sustain your roses with less spraying.


Baldo Villegas is a rose expert and entomologist, Master Rosarian, experienced award-winning rose exhibitor, educator, and rose grower. Baldo has a beautiful garden of over three thousand roses that he grows in southern California. He has a website that features information on rose pests, diseases, care of roses, and links to rose resources and horticultural sites, check it out at: