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Monthly Meeting Notice for August & September2005

August 2005 Monthly Meeting

We are in the middle of the summer vacation period. Our monthly meeting will be held on Sunday August 21st, 2005, at 10.00 a.m. at the HSTT Headquarters, Lady Chancellor Road, Port-of-Spain. There will be a lecture on cultural tips for preparing Orchid Plants for the Orchid Show 2005. This is a good meeting to bring along the kids as prospective Junior Members.


Leochilus scriptus
Sub tribe Oncidinae

This species is relatively uncommon, it is found mainly in Northern Range Valleys, but also adjacent to the Central Range. It is found in cocoa and coffee plantations and resembles some Oncidium Species. This is a twig epiphyte, short lived in nature. Inflorescences are often branched. Flowers range in colour from green to greenish yellow with a variety of brownish purple spots, Size approximately 1.5 to 2cm wide.

Catasetum Royal Splendor 'Aunt Ellie' AM TTOS

At the Annual General Meeting the Judges of the TTOS awarded an Award of Merit to Catasetum Royal Splendor ' Aunt Ellie' owned by Carlyle McMillan

New Management
The new Management Committee installed at the July, 2005 A.G.M. has set itself an agenda for the coming year, quite apart from the routine activities such as providing member support, educating members in the field of Orchids, staging Exhibitions, Shows and Displays, participating in conservation activities and seeking to establish a home. Management encourages your support in all its endeavours in building a strong and vibrant Society.

New Members
Cesar B. Sadaya - Rodney Road, Lange Park, Chaguanas
Jennifer Ramdeen Doon and Capildeo Doon - Montague Avenue, Trincity
Ellison Joseph - Battoo Avenue, Marabella
Shafdar Sayeed Ali - Diamond village, San-Fernando
Jinsey Sampath - Latchoos Road, Penal
Samdaye Raagoobar Marajh - Evans Street, Curepe
Ronald Samuel and Audra Ramsook Samuel - Phillipine
Leela Ali - Calcutta Road, Freeport

Members who are in possession of Trophies won at last year's show must return these trophies, cleaned and polished, to the Secretary by no later than August 21st, 2005. This is required in preparation for the award of trophies at this year's show.

On behalf of the Society we extend our sympathies to:-
Mrs. Vilma Moonan, long standing member, and family on the passing away of her husband Mr Motilal Moonan.
The Carew family and friends on the passing of Mr Charles Carew.

Library Corner
Our Librarian will be present at monthly meetings in his corner, and members are requested to return all overdue books. New members please note that the facility of the Library is available to all members and we encourage you to utilize its services rated as one of the best Orchid Libraries in the Caribbean.


The TTOS is in search of a logo. All entries must be submitted in hard or soft copy by June 2005 to Carlyle McMillan. The logo should incorporate the papilio & the year the Society was established. A prize of $300 worth of orchids will be given to the winner. All submissions will become the property of the TTOS. Contact Alesha Robinson for further information.

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