Permanent Titleholders

The reigning Rose Emperor and Rose Empress are granted the privilege (at Coronation commencing the conclusion of their reign) to name one permanent member (lifetime title) to the Imperial Family of the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court of the Inland Empire of Oregon. No title previously bestowed may be duplicated. 

Year & Reign

Title & Name

1971 The Proctectress of the Rose 

Imperial Mother; Mama Bernice
Imperial Father: Bill Schuster
Imperial Prince of the Praetorian Guard: Rick Henderson
Minister of Madness & Mayhem: David (Mame) Hamilton
Minister of the Archives & Poet Laureate: Gordon Abshire
Minister of Protocol: Kim Chidester

1973 The Happiness of the Rose

Crown Prince of Neuhardt: Roc Neuhardt
Imperial Lady of Charm and Beauty: Heather
Protector of the Knights & Guardian of the Lights: Don Stevens
Imperial Keeper of the Crown Jewels: Richard Calhoun
Imperial Grand Duke & Grand Duchess: Gary and Charmaine
Minister of Heraldic Images: Darr Phelps

1975 The Lustre of the Rose

Imperial Prince Consort: Bill Elder
Imperial Grand Marquesa: Lillian Carter

1976 The Music of the Rose

Imperial Grand Czarina Suprema of the Inland Empire: Jerry Williams
Imperial Czar and Czarina of the Inland Empire of Oregon: John and Tina Powers
Czarina Royale of the Inland Empire of Oregon: Victoria Schilling
Prince Imperial of the Inland Empire of Oregon: Greer North
Imperial Champion to Rose Emperor I Kim: Richard “Dixie” Becker

1977 The Unity of the Rose

Prince of the Realm: Mark Mausen
Imperial Black Rose: Desiree’ Freeman
Minister of Protocol: Frank Schreckenberger

1978 The Lion & Friendship of the Rose

Imperial Spanish Rose: Adrianna
Imperial Minister of Friendship: Jon Thibadou

1979 The Pride of the Rose

Imperial Grand Ma-Mere: The Vanessa
Imperial God-Parents: Samantha and Eugene Landauer

1980 The Promise of the Rose

Imperial Princess of the Realm in Perpetua: Robin Turner
Couturier to the Stars: Chester Brinker

1981 The Gem of the Rose

Imperial Council General: Ray Snively

1982 The Harmony of the Rose

Imperial Keeper of the Sweets: Carol Turner

1983 The Celebration of the Rose

Keeper & Protector of Dreams and Fantasies: Billy Fisher
Imperial Prime Minister: Jimmy Bryan

1984 The Honesty of the Rose

Imperial Gay Mayor of Portland: Sanford Director
Imperial Sister: Patti Wilde
Guardian of Hopes & Dreams: Courtney Storm

1985 The Faith of the Rose

Imperial Crown Arch Duchess: Titania
Imperial Crown Arch Duke: J.L. Thompson

1986 The Ecstasy of the Rose

Imperial First Gentleman to the City of Roses: Larry Vandering
Imperial First Lady to the City of Roses: Kimi Wolf

1987 The Legend of the Rose

Lord High Chancellor; Protector of the Rose: Jim Ploeg

1988 The Rapture of the Rose

Imperial Printer for Life: Eric Golding
Imperial Brat for Life: Jimmie
Honorary Color Guard for Life: The Knights of Malta

1989 The Tradition of the Rose

Imperial Chancellor of the Exchequer; Protector of the Tradition of the Rose: Dennis Burkart
Imperial Baroness of the Realm: Donna Green

1990 The Sincerity of the Rose

Imperial Exalted Sister for Life: Buffy Boxx
Empress Ultima Eterna: Danielle Derriere
Imperial Sister to All Roses Past and Present: Jack-E

1991 The Destiny of the Rose

Imperial Grand Marquis of the Inland Empire; Protector of the Destiny: Scott Clendening
Imperial Lord and Guardian to the Empress’ Destiny: Christopher Papst

1992 The Splendor of the Rose

Imperial Athena to the Rose Court: Kitty Renne
Imperial Queen Mother to the Splendor of the Rose for Life: Flossie

1993 The Spirit of the Rose

Imperial Grand Baron: Willie Tucker
Brother Emperor; Electric Advisor to the Scarlet Emperor & Friend of the Court for Life: ShelleY

1994 The Vision of the Rose

Imperial Grand Duke of Ebony Visions: Kimberlee Van Patten
Imperial Grand Duke of Ivory Visions: Larry Mathews

1995 The Integrity of the Rose

Wizard of Open Hands and Hospitality: Steve Suss
Imperial Absolut Diva to the Integrity of the Rose: Rosa Marie Sugarbaker

1996 The Beauty of the Rose

Imperial Count for Life: Robert Thomas
Imperial Grand Duke: Bobby Brue

1997 The Enchantment of the Rose

Imperial Grand Duke of Enchantment: Jim Snelling
Keeper of the Secret Chateau; Imperial Grand Snatch of the Realm: Brian Barger

1998 The Seduction of the Rose

Imperial Guardian to the Seduction of the Rose: Rufus
Guardian of the Lapis & Onyx Tradition; Imperial Lord of Seduction: Timm Rose Lake
Imperial Citizen for Life: Auntie Milo

1999 The Imagination of the Rose

Imperial Sentinel of Ruby & Amethyst Dream: Tia
Imperial Grand Duchess to the White Tiger & Protector to the Imagination of the Rose: Alycia Day

2000 The Mystery & Intrigue of the Rose

Imperial Entertainer to the Mystery & Intrigue for Life: Penny Michaels
Protector of the Herd; Imperial Lady of Mystery & Intrigue for Life: Katie KY

2001 The Diversity of the Rose

The Ultra Violet Fleur-de-lis Duchess of Diversity: Hellin Heels
Imperial Keeper of the Cobalt Diamond: Silky Smooth Ice
Classic Rose Citizen for Life: Steven Rascher

2002 The Passion of the Rose

Rose Emperor 28’s Passion; HISH Princess 20 of Seattle: Ronda Marie
Imperial Grandmother to Children of All Ages and Diversities: Anne Shepherd
Citizen for Life: Tim Franolavich

2003 The Devotion of the Rose

Magisterial Muse of Illumination and Promise: Gary Slaughter
Imperial Contessa to the Realm in Perpetua: Neely O’Hara

2004 The Radiance of the Rose

Imperial Marquess of Shining Love and Radiant Care: Jan Rosell
Imperial Marquess of Vibrant and Radiant Beauty: Kathleen Cunningham

2005 The Dedication of the Rose

Imperial Grand Duchess of Friendship & Roses: Samantha Starr

2006 The Heart & Determination of the Rose

Imperial Godmother to the Lone Star Leather & Ice Rose Empress XLVII: Damita Jo
Imperial Golden Diamond Star Grand Duchess to Rose Emperor XXXII: Holly Andrews

2007 The Inspiration of the Rose

Lux Lucis Caelesis: Chastity Frustration
Imperial Marquis de Sade of Faith, Hope & Charity: Andy Mangels

2008 The Romance of the Rose

Imperial Grand Duchess of Romance: Tsunami Foxx
Imperial Admiral to the Empire: Dr. Chance de Valmont

2009 The Essence of the Rose

Imperial Queen Mom: Samantha Michelle
Imperial Chancellor to the Essence of the Rose: Daddy Daun Webb

2010 The Renaissance of the Rose

Imperial Songbird to the Renaissance: Bobbi Drake
Imperial Marchioness of Beauty: Lady Ambrosia Shock

2011 The Embrace of the Rose

The All-Embracing Imperial Grand Duchess: Kitty KariAll
Imperial Grand Mama in Perpetua: Candi Wrapper

2012 The Fire of the Rose

Guardian Angel Emperor: David Boulevard
Imperial Husband for Life: Mr. Mitchell Underwood
Citizen of the Realm: Nicole the Great

2013 The Allure of the Rose

Imperial Fidis Attaché: Char MacPherson Star
Crown Enchantress to Rose Emperor XXXIX: Krista Kennady-Smith

2014 The Absolute Brilliance of the Rose

Imperial Sister to Rose Empress LV: Madison Lane Weston

2015 The Jubilee of the Rose

Imperial Grand Vizier: William Hinkly
Imperial Knight of the Historic Archives: Greg Pitts (Greg Bear)

2016 The Evolution of the Rose

The Tonatiuh Guardian: Tia D. Valentine
The Eagle Guardian: Tarell Pitcher

2017 The Glamour & Obsession of the Rose

Imperial Dancing Diva to the Glamour & Obsession: Bolivia Carmichaels
Imperial Leather Guardian to the Glamour & Obsession: Steven Steinbock

2018 The Diamond of the Rose

Imperial Diamond Anchor for Life: Mikel Wiles

2019 The Magnificence of the Rose

Imperial Ling Ling Sister to Rose Empress LX: Mimi Osa
Portland’s Magnificent Canadian Rose: Joan-E

2023 The Purpose of the Rose

The Light of Diamond to The Purpose- Lucinda Rear

The Wakandan of Life to The Purpose- Andrew Tweedie