By Senators Wojahn, Winsley, Franklin, Rasmussen and Oke


         WHEREAS, The dedication and devotion of Betty Rushing Gutoski has brought the joy of roses and rose gardening to a generation of youngsters through the Junior Rose Club of Tacoma; and

         WHEREAS, The Junior Rose Club of Tacoma was the first club of its kind in the nation when organized by her in March 1977; and

         WHEREAS, Betty Rushing Gutoski and her husband, Walt, opened their home to provide a meeting place for the Junior Rose Club of Tacoma; and

         WHEREAS, It took the selection of three people to replace Betty when she stepped down as Junior Rose club Counselor; and

         WHEREAS, Betty Rushing Gutoski has also enjoyed success and respect as a horticulture instructor at Bates Technical Community College and a teacher of rose gardening classes for employees of Tacoma General Hospital; and

         WHEREAS, She has been a mainstay of the Tacoma Rose Society for more than three decades and has served three times as president of the society; and

         WHEREAS, Betty Rushing Gutoski was chosen Outstanding Consulting Rosarian for the Pacific Northwest District of the American Rose Society in 1986; and

         WHEREAS, She has earned American Rose Society recognition as a Rose Judge and Arrangement Judge, as well as a consulting Rosarian.  As a Consulting Rosarian, Betty helped design rose gardens at Tacoma General Hospital and the remodeled Pierce County Courthouse;

         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the state of Washington congratulate Betty Rushing Gutoski on her many past accomplishments and wish her a rosy future.

         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to Betty Rushing Gutoski.



I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1994-8660,

adopted by the Senate January 20, 1994.





Secretary of the Senate