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

  • A perpetual award established by Poison Marie Waters and ShelleY bestowed annually at the annual Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner by the Reigning Rose Emperor and Rose Empress named in recognition of one of the many astonishing Advisory Council Members. Recipient is selected by the reigning Monarchs and bestowed by the Passion of the Rose.
 
  • A perpetual award established by Athens Scities Foxx and Monica Boulevard 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 Court Member who exemplifies the “Keep It Fresh” slogan and is a positive member of the Court. 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.
 
  • A perpetual award established in 1996 by Rose Empress XXXVIII Misha Rockafeller and bestowed annually at the annual Harmony of the Rose Awards Dinner by the Reigning Rose Emperor and Rose Empress. This optional award is given to a Court Member who exemplifies the fundraising component of the Court through their activities and/or ideas. And Other Common Awards Dinner recognitions include awards/recognition of their Imperial Prince/Princess Royales, First Lady and First Gentleman, sometimes decade celebrants who have done exceptional support of the reigning Monarchs during their year, or anything else (including “Love and Support” style awards).
 

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 bestowed annually at the annual Harmony of the Rose awards dinner. The award can be given 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.
 
  • A perpetual award named in honor of Maria “Mama” Bernice, The Imperial Mother of the Rose Court. The award can be awarded at the Harmony of the Rose awards dinner to any person or organization who has shown outstanding commitment to the rights and history of the Oregon LGBTQ community.
 
  • A perpetual award announced annually at the Harmony of the Rose awards dinner by the Reigning Rose Emperor and Rose Empress named in honor of Sanford “Sandy” Director. The award is also announced from the stage at Coronation, and generally the Entertainer of the Year is offered the opportunity to perform at Coronation. The award namesake, Sandy Director, was named the Gay Mayor of Portland by Rose Emperor X Gary Benoit following along and active history in the Gay Community and the Rose Court. This award can be given to any member of the ISRC who has shown outstanding entertainment skills.
 
  • 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 elected by the reigning Monarchs and bestowed by the Embrace of the Rose.
 
  • A perpetual award named in honor of Rose Emperor XIII Ray Snively and selected by a vote of the members of the Advisory Council at the Interview of Candidates for Rose Emperor and Rose Empress. Ray and his Empress, The Lady Elaine Peacock, also known as The Legend of the Rose are still referred to for their on going service to the community. Ray was also a founder of the Portland Knights of Malta among other community activities and served with distinction as the Treasurer of the Rose Court for longer than any other person. All nominees for this award must have a minimum of ten years of service to the Rose Court prior to their nomination.
 
  • A perpetual award given annually as jointly designated by the reigning Monarchs.
 
  • A perpetual award given annually as jointly designated by the reigning Monarchs. This perpetual trophy given out of gratitude and appreciation for all the love and support you have shown towards the Imperial Rose Court of the Inland Empire of Oregon. In unity and love we remain with you always- Harold II and Melody XIX.
 

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.
 
  • 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

  • The recipient of this award is annually chosen by the stepping down Imperial Prince & Princess Royales and is presented to the Rose Court Prince or Princess whose support greatly contributed to the IPP's year.
 
  • Initiated by Prince David & Princess Stephanie in 1994 and granted annually by the reigning Imperial Prince & Princess Royales.
 
  • This award was started in 1998 by the reigning Oregon’s and is jointly awarded annually to one person who has provided exceptional support to the reigning 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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