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August 2007.

This month's meeting will be held on Sunday August 19th 2007 at 10.00 a.m. at the Horticultural Society Building on Lady Chancellor Road, Port-of-Spain. The meeting will feature the monthly show table, the raffle of a plant donated by Joan Hampton, updates of the upcoming orchid show to be held on October 6th and 7th at the Ambassador Hotel on Long Circular Road, St. James, and information on how to further prepare your plants for competing and exhibiting at the October show.

As we have commenced a New Year management would like to hear from members their suggestions and questions pertaining to the management of the society and organizing of events for the coming year.

Timetable for meetings in this quarter

September - Meeting Sunday 16th 2007
October - Orchid Show 6th & 7th 2007
October - Meeting Sunday 21st 2007

Student Judges Program
A new Student Judge Program is due to commence soon and Members who are interested are invited to apply.
Members must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Must be 18 years and over
  • Be a member of the Society for at least 3 years and in good standing
  • Must have at least 5 orchid genera growing in their orchid collection
  • Is an above average member
  • Would be required to undergo an interview
  • Must undergo a color perception test

Members interested in joining the Student Judge Program must submit a written application to the Secretary on or before September 15th 2007.

Orchid Show October 2007

The upcoming Orchid Show will be held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, 2007 at the Ambassador Hotel on Long Circular Road, St. James. The theme chosen for this show is 'Nature's Jewels'.

Help is required for the many activities of the show and members can volunteer their assistance to the Show Chairman Mr. Robin Naipaul Tel. 640-1455.

The show features the usual orchid competition and members should get prepared to enter their plants at the show and compete for the many prizes and awards available.

There will be the usual vendor's booths. Members wishing to be vendors at this event should contact the Show Chairman to book early as space is limited.

2007 -2008 Management Committee

President - Paula Pantin - 622-3521
V.P. - Diane Huggins -637-8742
V.P. - Anthony Tang Kai - 676-8479
I.P.P. - John Tang Yew - 637-5513
Secretary - Gopaul Chackan - 657-5682
Treasurer - James Razack - 663-2935

Committee Members

Christopher Watson - 622-9145
Joan Hampton - 665-5919
Stacy Williams - 652-1895
Gervais de Matas - 672-2803
Kerry Latchman - 652-5286


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