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April Club Meeting

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Program:   Dr Andrew Plasz an expert on Roses will speak about growing beautiful roses. Dr Plasz’s extensive accomplishments are listed below.

Location:  The Bohemian Crystal, 639 N Blackhawk Dr, Westmont IL (630) 789-1981

Dinner:  Fish, Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Polish Sausage, with soup and many side dishes. Dessert and coffee included.

Please make dinner reservations by Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by calling the Club’s voice mail at (312) 409-2081 (opt 1) or Email ccebulski@comcast.net.

The dinner cost is $22.00 per person which includes tax, tip, and room fee.  Dinner starts at 7:00PM.  Meeting starts at 8:00PM.

Directions:  The restaurant is located on Blackhawk Drive, one block north of Ogden Avenue, 3/4 miles west of Rt 83 or two stoplights east of Cass Avenue.

Speaker Information:


Dr. Andrew Plasz is currently a member of three local rose societies and has been a member of the American Rose Society since 1976.  He has served on four national ARS committees: Product Evaluation, 1985-1997 and 2000-2006, 2009-2012(Chairman,1988-1991 and 2000-2003);Research,1991-1994,2003-2006, 2009- 2012; Exhibitor’s,1989-1994, 2006-2009,Chairman 2012- 2015 and Endorsement(corporate involvement), 1990-1994.

He contributed a regular column to the Rose Exhibitor’s Forum from 1989-1995 and has been the North Central Regional Co-Ordinator for that publication from 1991-1994.  He has been a consulting rosarian since 1983 and was named the Outstanding Consulting Rosarian for the Illinois -Indiana District in 1998.

He is one of thirty Master Rosarians in the Illinois- Indiana District.  He has served as treasurer of the Illinois-Indiana District from 2004 -15. Andy has been an invited speaker to seven national ARS conventions, one World Federation of Rose Societies Convention, twenty-five district conventions in five different districts and has presented over 240 programs on roses in eleven states through 2018 and has 3 scheduled for 2019.  He was the rose lecturer at the Chicago Botanic Garden from 1995-1997 and in 2004-5 served in the same capacity for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Since 1999, Andy has been the principal instructor for the rose growing course in the Libertyville, Illinois adult evening school.  He maintains a garden of over 105 roses of all types: hybrid teas, floribundas, minis, old garden roses and shrubs.

Andy is an avid exhibitor and has won the Dorothy Stemler National Challenge Class four times, the Joseph Kern National Challenge Class five times, the Anne Reilly National Challenge Class and was awarded the Best of Show Garden Web Trophy at the 2002 Philadelphia National Rose Show for the floribunda spray Radox Bouquet. In addition, He has twice won the Betty Pavey National Arrangement Trophy in September 2013 and September 2016.  Andy has helped in the Lynn Arthur public rose garden in Cook Park in downtown Libertyville for over 28 years and assumed the leadership position as curator in 2001. In November 2009, at the Palm Springs National Rose Convention, he was awarded the Joseph and Marion Klima Medal for rose education, the second highest award given by the American Rose Society. At the North Central District Rose Convention in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, in September 2016 he received The National Blake Hedrick Award for exhibiting.

He is an accredited American Rose Society judge. In 2016, Andy became an International Rose Judge and currently serves as the Deputy Chairman on the World Federation of Rose Societies International Judging committee.



April 19
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Bohemian Crystal
639 N Blackhawk Dr
Westmont , IL United States
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(630) 789-1981