What a Crowd
Wow! What a crowd at the February meeting. We had 85 people in attendance, and a total of 49 new members join, the most in a long, long time. It should be noted that on Saturday & Sunday, February 4th & 5th, members of the Vero Beach Orchid Society manned a booth at Garden Fest for the purpose of signing up new members might have had something to do with it, along with each member who signed up as members received a free, bare root orchid at this meeting.
Thanks goes out to the following society members who helped on set up our tent on Friday, getting ready for Saturday & Sunday: Sherry Cauley, Carol Greene, Bud Ingersoll, and Doug Mew. The following members who helped on Saturday & Sunday to get new members to join the Vero Beach Orchid Society were Sandy Abraham, Howard & Irene Kramer, Joyce Jackman, Joan Kaser, Henry Kalt, Ann Peterson, Bud Ingersoll, and Doug Mew.
THANKS TO THE ABOVE MEMBERS FOR VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME.
The speaker for the March 16th meeting will be Joe Bryson. Joe is an Accredited Judge of the American Orchid Society. He served on the Education Committee of the AOS, and training Coordinator and Vice Chair for the Florida North-Central Judging Center. Joe is the current President of the Brevard Count Orchid Society and a past President of the Platinum Coast Orchid Society. With his wife, Boonyuen, who is fromThailand , he co-owns BJ Orchids, a small "hobby-business" with about 7,000 orchids, consisting of many Genera and species, which will grow in central Florida. Joe and his wife have hybnridized , grown and studied orchids for about 29 years after retiring from the Air Force and moving to Florida in 1987 to work as a Systems Engineer for Harris Corporation. The have garnered many awards. His special interests include the study of most genera, species and hybrids, especially the Dendrobiums.
His presentation will on be Dendrobiums that can be grown in this area; ease of growth; culture; intrinsic beauty, etc; and will advise what not to buy grow or grow in our area.
Joe will be furnishing the raffle table and will be bringing plants to sell. There will be no members selling tables
Through monthly meetings and great speakers, creating table displays at various shows, and sharing everything you need to know to grow big beautiful orchids we try to help you every step of the way. Please join us at our next monthly meeting or sit in and see what a great group of orchid growers you will be getting to know and what a great time we have at our monthly meetings.