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September 20, 2015

 

 

October 18, 2015

 

November 15, 2015

 

 

December 20, 2015

Christmas social

The December meeting will be our annual Christmas Social, a time for everyone to meet up with old friends, new members, exchange orchid tales, engage in good cheer, indulge in fine Christmas snacking and try your luck with the Christmas raffle. All are most cordially invited to bring treats and sweets for the snack table and your donations to the Christmas raffle table would be most welcome.

January 17, 2016

Cornelia Head from J&L Orchids, speaking about miniature orchids

Cordelia Head is one of three owners of J&L Orchids.  She has been growing orchids for more than thirty-five years.  Cordelia is on many international orchid committees involving orchid conservation and orchid judging.  She is an American Orchid Society accredited judge and served on the Awards Committee for several years.

Cordelia has been fortunate to travel extensively throughout Central and South America in search of orchids.  She has discovered many new species and has three named for her. Cordelia has lectured both nationally and internationally including the World Orchid Conferences in Miami, France, Malaysia, Vancouver, Glasgow and many others.

February 21, 2016

David Lafarge from Bordeaux, France will talk about Blue phalaenopsis, what are they really?

 

David Lafarge has studied plant biology, genetics and plant physiology cursus at the University of Bordeaux, France.  After graduation studies, mainly focused on grapevine diseases, he worked for the French Society of Horticulture (SNHF), where he participated to programs about reduction of pesticides in private gardens.  He now works for the Mollat bookshop in Bordeaux.

Orchid lover since the age of 12, he gives a lot of time to this passion. After a short period in Kew at 18, supported by both the Charles de Gaulle bursary scheme of the British Council and the French Orchid Society (SFO), he published a number of articles for different journals, in french and in english (L’Orchidophile, Orchids, Orchideenjournal, etc.).

Since 2012, he has been managing the editorial board of the French Orchid Society Journal, L’Orchidophile.  He published a book (only available on eBook) about the genus Phalaenopsis, both in french and english versions.

March 20,  2016

Society auction

The object is to raise money to augment the cost of monthly speakers and other expenses associated with running the Society.

 

April 17, 2016

Annual Show

This year the annual show falls on the same weekend as our normal monthly meeting, so there will be no meeting this month as we will all be busy helping to make it a success.

May 15, 2016

 

Of course, every meeting also includes all our usual features such as the show table, raffle and plants for sale, as well as the chance to meet other members and share your experiences. Most meetings will also feature our popular “Orchids 101” presentations, intended mainly for new members.

We will provide details of this season’s meetings as they are firmed up, as well as any "extra-curricular activities" that are planned. Meetings are also announced in Spike, with full details about the speaker and the topics to be covered.