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November 2013 Monthly Meeting.

This meeting will be held on Sunday November 24th. 2013 at the St. Xavier's Primary School in St. Joseph. To get there you go along the Eastern Main Road to St. Joseph, turn into St Joseph Road at the traffic lights at the Eastern Credit Union La Joya Complex and take a right turn at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, then a left turn onto a short intersection and then a right turn that leads into the premises of St Xavier's Primary School.

Monthly Show Table

There will be the monthly show table so do bring along your flowering orchids for judging.

Monthly Plant Raffle

There will be a raffle of an Orchid Plant and the price is two (2) chances for $5.00.

Annual Orchid Show 2013

The just concluded Society's 56th. Annual Orchid Show which took place on Saturday October 5th and Sunday October 6th 2013 at the National Academy of Performing Arts Frederick Street Port of Spain was a huge success. There were many displays including two from Barbados .One of the displays was by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Birkett of Barbados and the other was from the Barbados Orchid Society. The American Orchid Society's trophy for the best display in the show was awarded to Anis Nail Baig.
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Christmas Brunch/Lunch 2013.
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The Society's annual Christmas luncheon will take place on Sunday December 15th 2013; a possible venue is "Camden House" in Couva.The Society is awaiting confirmation of the venue.
The lunch promises to have all the trimmings of the traditional Christmas menu. The cost per Christmas lunch ticket is $150.00 per person for members as well as guests. Drinks will be provided. Tickets will be available at the November monthly meeting at St. Xavier's Primary School and afterwards by the Management Committee.
There will be the usual monthly Show Table, so do bring along your flowering orchids.
The Judging committee would like an early start to the judging by 10.00am in order to be able to complete the judging before lunch is served.

Other

Members are advised that granting of all provisional awards is subject to AOS standards (the exhibitor has one year to have the plant named and registered with the Orchid registrar of the Royal Horticultural Society or in the case of species orchids the plant must be identified by AOS recognized experts).
.Ribbons received by recipients of the just concluded Orchid Show stated the 50th Anniversary instead of the 56th Anniversary. The recipients can advise the committee if they would like to receive the corrected version of the ribbon.
A collage of pictures of the displays by members at the Annual Orchid Show October 2013. Members can purchase these at the cost of $30.00 each from the Management Committee
An invitation has been received from Ms. Pat Allum Poon of Montserrat to participate in a show with a display at the Historical Centre in Montserrat from December 6th to December 8th 2013.
Members wishing to go to Montserrat can contact the Management Committee for further details
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Seasons Greetings

On behalf of the President Mr. Anthony Tang Kai and the Management Committee we take this opportunity to wish all our members and their families a Merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year 2014.

 


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