April Meeting Change
The meeting for April has been changed from Thursday, April 18, 2019, to Friday, April 12, 2019, to begin at 7PM. The speaker for this special meeting will Roy Tokunaga , from Honolulu, Hawaii.
Roy grew up on the beautiful Island of Maui, in the Hawaiian Island chain. He left Maui foe Honolulu, Oahu to attend the University of Hawaii and was in the honors program. His favorite mentor, Dr. Yoneo Sagawa, introduced him to Orchids and the new emerging technology of Orchid seed germination and cloning.
Eventually, Roy earned a Bachelors in Education, to teach biology and was subsequently recruited to work at an Orchid cloning laboratory, E & R Orchids. For seven years, he honed his skills in seed germination and cloning. In 1981, the partnering with Harry Akagi, started H&R Nurseries in Waimanalo, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. He is an accredited judge for the American Orchid Society as well as the Honolulu Orchid Society.
Today, Roy has been hybridizing, cloning, and germinating seeds for more than 40 years. H&R maintains a laboratory to do its seed germination and grows Orchids under two acres of shade houses. He has been refocusing H&R to excel in the culture of species as well as providing hybrids in the Dendrobium and Cattleya Alliance. Roy's passion has been the proper nutrition of Orchids and the mythical flower booster. He is working on a program to share his discoveries.