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.
35th Annual VERO BEACH ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW & SALE
APRIL 22, & APRIL 23, 2017
The month of April was a very busy month for the members of the Vero Beach Orchid Society in getting things ready for the annual show to be held on Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd with the show set up on Friday, April 21st.
Things got started on Friday, which was set up day. Thanks for all the members showing up to help venders set up their tents and to help unload their vehicles. A total of 26 members showed up and signed in. If you were there and failed to sign in thanks for coming
Thanks to those 18 members who helped Carolyn Green and the judges on Saturday and those that stayed the full day helping vendors in their booths for what ever was needed.
And then came SUNDAY MORNING, yes, after 9 years without any rain while the show was open at Riverside Park, it rained. But the residents of Vero Beach did not a little rain stop them from coming out and downed there umbrellas and the show went on till closing approximately 45 minutes early.
Thanks to the members showing up for breakdown of the show. If it was not for the members helping on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that made the show a success.
A check with some vendors said that they had a bang up day on Saturday, and had a pretty good day on Sunday, even with the rain.
BEST IN SHOW AWARDS
PLANT Exhibitor Sponsor(s)
AOS Trophy Den Aggregatum Gross Orchids Odom's Orchids
Best Commercial Exhibit Gross Orchids Douglas & Doris Mew
Best Society Exhib it Port St. Lucie Orchid Society Sherri Cauley
Best Mimi-Niche Exhibit Beryl Steiner Diane O'Neal, Marty & Louise Martin
Best Species (any genera) Gross Orchids Ron & Janet Pieratt
Individual or Society
Cattleya (under 5")
Cattleya (over 5") c. Mildred River James Andre Addison & Carol Marvin
Phalaenopsis Alliance phal. japonica James Moody Howard & Irene Krammer
Vanda Alliance Rhctm Ladda Gold Paul Price Jack & Judy Phillips
Dendrobium Alliance Den Cole Neifert Jamie & Jackie Lawson Bud Ingersol
Oncidium Alliance Brs. Rex Bill Manning Douglas & Doris Mew
Cypripedium Alliance Paph St Swithin John Ericson Stewart & Shirley Alexander
Cymbidium Alliance Carol Greene
Cattleya (under 5") Leptotes bicolor Springwater Orchids John & Louise Odom
Vanda Alliance astm ampullaceam Sharon Garrett's The Habitat Scott St Clair & Kandy Ferguson Cooper
Dendrobium Alliance den aggregatum Gross Orchids Addison & Carol Marvin
Oncidium Alliance Ronnie & Tammy Meeks
Cypripedium Alliance paph shin-yi Wlliam Springwater Orchids Stewart & Shirley Alexander
Cymbidium Alliance Carol Greene
Presentation of Theme phal Citrus Candy Orchids in Bloom Addison & Carol Marvin
'Blood Orange' AM/AOS
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.