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November 2006.

The November 2006 Monthly Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 26th 2006 at 10.00 a.m. at the Horticultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago (HSTT) Hall on Lady Chancellor Road, Port-of-Spain. There will be the usual show bench, a presentation and discussion on an orchid genera, sale of plants, a plant prize raffle. Your presence and involvement is necessary to make the Society a vibrant one serving the needs of its members.


December 2006.

The 2006 Christmas Meeting will be held on Sunday December 17th 2006 at 10.00 a.m. at the HSTT Hall on Lady Chancellor Road, Port-of-Spain. This meeting will take the form of our usual Year End Brunch. It is organized for your enjoyment and to bring closure to the year 2006 in the best of spirits with the exchange of good wishes among our members. There will be a show bench, sale of plants, a plant prize raffle, sale of Christmas items and gifts, an exchange of gifts among members in keeping with the seasonal tradition and distribution of plant prizes and medals. Tickets for the Brunch are priced at Members-$85.00 and Guests of Members $95.00 and are available from the members of the management committee. Please book your tickets early.

New Members
We wish to welcome the following persons to membership in the Society:-

Ms Indrani Ramtahal of Point Plaisance Park, Cunupia.
Mr. Bruce May of Anthony's Drive, Westmoorings.
Mr. Terrence M. Ovid of Emerald Gardens, Arima.
Mr. Newton Mc Kenzie of Emery Street, Diego Martin.
Mrs. Kathleen Inglesbirth of Ariapita Road, St. Anns.
Ms Sumattee Karim of Constantine Road, St. Helena Village, Piarco.
Ms Valzns Warner of New Haven Avenue in Manzanilla.

Fiftieth (50th) Anniversary
In May 2006 the Society recorded its fifty year anniversary. Management, in consultation with members, has taken a decision to make this a golden year of celebration. Each monthly meeting is to be a celebration of this event and members are an essential part of this celebration. The Committee wants all members to get involved in making these events truly successful and memorable.

50th Anniversary Show Highlights

September 30 and October 1, 2006 were busy days as the Society welcomed over 2500 visitors to the 50th Anniversary Show. There were 7 AOS awards given to flowering orchids from Trinidad and Barbados as well as the AOS Show Trophy for Best Exhibit which was won by the Barbados Orchid Society Exhibit. Over 23 individual displays including ones from Grenada, Venezuela, and Jamaica and sister Societies as well as a large single plant entry grouping and corsage and arrangement competitions greeted the visitors.

Below are several of the flowers that won AOS Awards and the best local species.

Ascocenda Emma ‘Isaac’ HCC - 79 pts.

(V. Miss Joaquim x Ascda. Royal Sapphire)

Mr.& Mrs. Michael Birkett

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Vandastylis Ocean Storm ‘Gunhilde’ HCC - 79 pts.

(Van. Thailand x V. tessellata)

Mr. David Leach

Trichocentrum Haematochilum ‘Curtis Revival Fire’ AM - 84 pts.

((Trt. lanceanum x Trt. undulatum)

Mr. Curtis Lutchman Also best local oncidium

Best Trinidad and Tobago Species (other than oncidium) in Show

Catasetum barbatum owned by Oral Roberts



 




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