The Humboldt Rose Society was created due to the efforts of dedicated rose growers - initially led by Rose Kellogg. Rose spread the love of roses with a missionary zeal . Her rose garden was an inspiration to new members, and she loved to share her roses with everyone. Rose passed away in September 2001 at the age of 92.
Our charter members, Christine Kemp, Alan Etherington, Lida Coyle, Betty Teasley, and Rose Kellogg, all played a large part over the years in our Society. One of our charter members, Betty Teasley, is still participting in HRS activities.
Papers of Incorporation were dated November 4, 1984, with Joseph Olson, President, and Lida Coyle, Secretary.
The current home of the Humboldt Rose Society is in the Christ Episcopal Church at 15th and H Streets in Eureka. Meetings are held in the church parish room and parking is available on the 14th Street side. The society meets on the second Thursday of the month throughout the year.