Honors, Awards and Recognition of the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court

Monarchs and Title Holders have the ability to recognize community members and organizations with a number of established awards. The following Subcategories are the awards which are generally given at either the Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner, Coronation or Titleholder step-down events.

Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner

The Legend of the Rose Award for Community Service

  • This award is privately chosen by Rose Emperor 19 Jim Ploeg and Rose Empress 36 Maria Peters Lake and awarded in memory of the Legend of the Rose; Rose Emperor XIII Ray Snively and Rose Empress XXIX Lady Elaine Peacock.
The Passion of the Rose Award for Exceptional Support from an ACE/ICE Member
  • A perpetual award established by Rose Empress XLIV Poison Marie Waters and Rose Emperor XXVIII ShelleY Hutchinson bestowed annually at the Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner. Awarded in recognition to one of the many astonishing ACE/ICE Members, the recipient is selected by the reigning Rose Emperor and Rose Empress and bestowed by the Passion of the Rose.
  • A perpetual award established by Rose Emperor XXXVIII, Athens Scities Foxx and Rose Empress LIII, Monica Boulevard. Bestowed annually at the Harmony of the Rose awards dinner by the Reigning Rose Emperor and Rose Empress. This award is given to a Court Member who exemplifies the “Keep It Fresh” slogan and is a positive member of the Court. The recipient is selected by the reigning Monarchs and bestowed by the Fire of the Rose.
  • A perpetual award established by The Allure of the Rose, Rose Emperor XXXIX Gina Valdez Kennaday Smith and Rose Empress LIV The Sassy Cassie Nova bestowed annually at the annual Harmony of the Rose awards dinner by the Reigning Rose Emperor and Rose Empress. This award is given to a reigning Rose Court Titleholder who provided exemplary service to the Monarchs during their reign. Recipient is selected by the reigning Monarchs and bestowed by the Allure of the Rose.
  • An optional award established in 1996 by Rose Empress XXXVIII Misha Rockafeller bestowed annually at the Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner. Awarded to a Court Member who exemplifies outstanding fundraising of the Court through their activities and/or ideas.
  • A perpetual award bestowed annually at the Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner. Awarded to any current member in good standing of the ISRC who has shown outstanding commitment and dedication to the work and mission of the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court.

The Evolution of the Rose Evolutionary Teamwork Award

  • A perpetual award established by Rose Emperor Richard Rochelle and Rose Empress Vivica V. Valentine bestowed annually by the Reigning Rose Emperor and Rose Empress. This award is given to two court members that exemplify loyalty and teamwork.

The Glamour and Obsession of the Rose Court of Prestige Award

Coronation Awards

Due to time constraints, the number of awards that maybe issued at Coronation are limited to those listed below. Other awards are designated for the Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner or Victory Brunch.
 
  • A perpetual award named in honor of Maria “Mama” Bernice, The Imperial Mother of the Rose Court, bestowed at the Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner. Awarded to any person or organization who has shown outstanding commitment to the rights and history of the Oregon LGBTQ Community.
  • A perpetual award named in honor of Sanford “Sandy” Director bestowed annually at the Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner. The award namesake, Sandy Director, was named “The Gay Mayor or Portland” by Rose Emperor X Gary Benoit and had a long active history in the Gay Community and Rose Court. Awarded to any member of the ISRC who has shown outstanding entertainment skills. The Award is also announced from the stage at the Coronation, and generally the Entertainer of the Year is offered the opportunity to perform at Coronation.
  • A perpetual award established by Rose Emperor Chad Hammer bestowed annually by the Reigning Rose Emperor and Rose Empress. This award is given to a Court Member who exemplifies our commitment to service in our community, beyond the structure of the Rose Court. The recipient is selected by the reigning Monarchs and bestowed by the Embrace of the Rose.
  • A perpetual award named in honor of Rose Emperor XIII Ray Snively bestowed annually at the Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner. Ray and Rose Empress XXIX The Lady Elaine Peacock, also known as the Legend of the Rose are stilled referred to for their on-going service to the community. Ray was Founder of the Portland Knights of Malta among other activities and served with distinction as the Treasurer of the Rose Court longer than any other officer of the Board. All nominees must have a minimum of ten years of service to the Rose Court prior to their nomination. The Award is selected by vote of ACE/ICE Members at the Interview of Candidates for Rose Emperor and Rose Empress.
  • A perpetual award established in 1977 by Rose Emperor II Harold Strong and Rose Empress XIX Melody Starr and chosen jointly by the Reigning Monarchs bestowed at Coronation. The trophy is given out of gratitude and appreciation for all the love and support show to the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court of the Inland Empire of Oregon.
  • A perpetual award established in 1977 by Rose Emperor II Harold Strong and Rose Empress XIX Melody Starr and chosen jointly by the Reigning Monarchs bestowed at Coronation. The trophy is given out of gratitude and appreciation for all the love and support show to the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court of the Inland Empire of Oregon.

Victory Brunch Awards

The stepping down Monarchs may issue awards at the Victory Brunch, but are also encouraged to be brief so that the event can focus on the newly Crowned Monarchs. While all of the Victory Brunch awards are at the discretion of the stepping down Monarchs, common awards include: Honors to the Emcee(s) and Ball Coordinator(s), Emperor to Emperor, Emperor to Empress, Empress to Emperor, Empress to Empress, awards to their Prince and/or Princess Royales, if not given at Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner and significant other persons not already recognized.
 
The Most Regal Emperor and Empress Award
  • Given out at Victory Brunch by Rose Empress LV or designate, recognizing a reigning Emperor or Empress that is in attendance at Portland's Coronation.

Title Holder Awards

  • A perpetual award bestowed by the reigning Imperial Prince Royale and Imperial Princess Royale to the Rose Court Prince or Princess whose support greatly contributed to their year.  This award is not included/part of the Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner presentation of the stepping-down Monarchs.
  • A perpetual award established by Imperial Prince XIX David Baldwin & Imperial Princess XXIV Stephanie DeVore bestowed by the reigning Imperial Prince Royale and Imperial Princess Royale

The Imperial Prince & Princess Royale Spirit Of the Crown Prince Roc Award

  • Created by T.I.H. Imperial Prince Royale XLII Dr. Chance de Valmont and Imperial Princess Royale XLVII Char MacPherson Star: The Spirit of Crown Prince Roc Award is given to an individual after years of service, that keeps our organization larger than life, not only a presence but a mover and a shaker in the community through performance and activism.
  • A perpetual award established in 1998 Mr. Gay Oregon XXVIII Dan McGuire Rose, Miss Gay Oregon XXVI Tamra Marx and Ms. Gay Oregon XV Katrina Heifer jointly awarded to one person who has provided exceptional support to the Gay Oregon titleholders.
  • Named for Miss Gay Portland XVII Eva Destruction who also served as Miss Sweetheart III, Eva Destruction was known for her enthusiasm and creativity. Killed in a tragic motor vehicle accident in 2007, this award was initiated that year and is to be given to one individual each year. The recipient is named jointly by the reigning Portland's and is given at the Portland Pageant.
  • This award was initiated in 2009 and is named for Debutante I, Doni Lamé who also, as Rose Empress XVI proclaimed that the Rose Emperor should be crowned and reign jointly with the Rose Empress. It is given to one person, and is given as a joint award from the White Knight and Debutante at their step-down pageant. The award is a perpetual award with the plaque engraved and retained by the Court.

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