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June 2006 Orchid Show

This month's meeting will take place on Sunday June 25th 2006 at the La Vega Estate in Gran Couva. This meeting will be a family day so members can bring along as guests members of their family as well as friends. Members bringing along guests are requested to notify the Secretary or any member of the executive so that catering arrangements can be made. The meeting will be an all day event with a short meeting and the rest of the day will be for your enjoyment. The La Vega Estate offers for sale plants and garden supplies, visits to their unrestricted growing areas, hiking, boating, fishing. Also there are areas for meditation, children activities and for relaxation. Kindly pack your picnic baskets and come along to a fun filled day of activities and enjoyment.

To get to the La Vega Estate, turn off the Solomon Hochoy Highway at the Couva Flyover and head east in the direction of Preysal and follow the main road towards Gran Couva. The La Vega Estate is approximately six and a half miles off the highway and there are signs posted all along the way for your guidance.

There will be a Show Bench and a plant raffle of an orchid plant kindly donated by Antonio De Gannes


July 2006 Annual General Meeting

New Date July 23rd 2006..
The Annual General Meeting of the Society takes place at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday July 23rd 2006. The venue for this meeting will be the HSTT Building on Lady Chancellor Road, Port-of-Spain. So keep this date in mind and participate in making your Society a truly vibrant one. You will be advised of the meeting's agenda in a separate notice

Membership Renewal
Members are reminded to renew your membership before the date of the A.G.M. as only members who are financial can vote at the Annual General Meeting.

News Items

The Society has won a Gold Medal for their exhibit at the HSTT Show held in March 2006 at the St. John Ambulance Brigade Hall on Wrightson Road. We wish to thank all members who contributed plants for the show, those who assisted in the set-up of the display, and those who took responsibility on the days of the show to be at the booth to greet and to assist visitors to the show.

Fiftieth (50th) Year Anniversary Celebrations.

In celebration of our fiftieth (50th) year anniversary, the society looks forward to full participation by all members. Many activities are being planned and we need members to take responsibility and to assist. We are requesting that members who have artifacts of the Society to share it with us as this can be of great value in tracing and recording the history of the society. Any member who has artifacts they are willing to share can contact Joan Hampton or Diane Huggins.

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.

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