Candidate Interview ARS Vice President | Diane Sommers

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Join hosts Chris VanCleave & Susan Fox as they welcome Diane Sommers, Vice Presidential candiate for the American Rose Society. 
• Past President of the Waukesha & Milwaukee Rose Societies
• Diane was the 2005 recipient of the Silver Medal from the North Central District of the ARS
• And has the distinction of having been awarded the Bronze medal from both the Waukesha & Milwaukee rose societies. 
• Diane is an avid exhibitor and believer in rose shows as a means to educate the public, Diane won the coveted Ralph Moore National trophy for her miniature arrangements and has won multiple awards in district and local shows. 
• She is an ARS accredited Horticultural and Arrangements Judge and also a Master Consulting Rosarian. 
• Diane currently serves as the North Central District Director for the American Rose Society
• She is the current American Rose Society Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee
• ARS National Endowment Trust Trustee
• A member of the ARS strategic planning committee
• 2010 Chairman of the ARS National Miniature Rose Show
• Diane is a contributor to Horizon Roses – A national publication known for being an indispensible guide for buying new show roses. Published annually by Robert Martin at