Date: Sunday January 22nd ,2016
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: Headquarters of the Horticultural Society (Lady Chancellor Road,
Port of Spain)
New Year and best wishes for 2017 with successful orchid growing!
For all members of
the orchid world, 2017 unfortunately started on a sad note with the passing
of Alexander 'Sandy' Gibson on January 2nd. Sandy was an Honorary Member
of the TTOS and also one of our Trustees with great knowledge and willingness
to share his knowledge on any specie of orchid or plant. We send our sincere
condolences to his family.
We also send our condolences to Jassodra Sooklal on the passing of Keshwar
Maharaj during the Christmas season. Kesh was a previous member of the
TTOS who served on the Management Committee. He was also very knowledgeable
and shared his experiences and growing styles with everyone.
At the next meeting here will be a Raffle of an orchid at $5.00 per chance.
Will this month be your month to win it?
Don't forget to bring along your flowering orchids for the Monthly Show
Table especially those new members to win your plant prizes. Winning members
get to feature their plants in the following newsletter.
Our annual Christmas Lunch was held on December 11th at the Headquarters
of the Horticulture Society, Lady ChancellIor Road. It proved to be a
lovely lunch with members participating in the Dutch Action of a beautiful
flowering Phalaenopsis and an Angraecum sequipedale.
Winners of photography competition were announced at the Christmas Lunch
and are as follows:
1. Alexander Gibson with Bulbophyllum medusa (Picture below)
2. Adrian Edwards with Catasetum macrocarpum
3. Sharon Laurent with Epidendrum Ciliare
1. Ingram Mitchell with Gongora maculate
2. Sharon Laurent with Paph. Rotschildianum
3. Ingram Mitchell with Epi. Kevin Mark Ragbir
Our Society was recognized by the American Orchid Society for over 50
years of Affiliation with them. A copy of the certificate is shown below.
Invitation to Barbados Orchid Society Show
We have been invited to participate at the Barbados Orchid Society Orchid
biennial Show "Orchids Masquerdae" to be held on March 23rd
to March 26th, 2017 at Balls Plantation Christ Church. This will be an
American Orchid Society judged show.
We have accepted this invitation and a team lead by Joan Hampton and Antonio
de Gannes. Please contact either of them if you are interested into attending
the show also. We also like to urge members to being preparing their flowers
to send to Barbados for this show.
January 22nd - Members Monthly Meeting at HSTT
February 19th - Field Trip / Family day to be announced
March 19th - Members Monthly Meeting
March 23rd to 26th - Barbados Orchid Society Show