Paul Hains is President of the Queensland Rose Society which was established in 1930 and has around 250 members at the time of publication. With two affiliated Rose Societies, the Gold Coast Rose Society and the Darling Downs Rose Society, the combined membership is over 500 rose enthusiasts.
The Queensland Rose Society holds monthly meetings and many social activities. Two major Rose Shows are held each year at the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens in May and October. Members receive a quarterly newsletter with up to date growing information and the Australian Rose Annual, a 160 page book on rose growing published by the National Rose Society of Australia.