September 2011 Monthly Meeting
will be held on Sunday September 18th 2011 at the Horticultural Society
of Trinidad and Tobago headquarters on Lady Chancellor Road, Port of Spain.
At 10.00 am
Monthly Show Table
be the monthly show table so do bring along your flowering orchids for
Monthly Plant Raffle
be a raffle of an Orchid plant. The price is two (2) chances for $5.00.
Annual Orchid Show 2011
The Society's 54th Annual Orchid Show will take place on Saturday 8th
and Sunday 9th October 2011 at the National Academy of Performing Arts
"Hotel Lobby" Frederick Street, Port of Spain. The Show will
be opened to the public from 9.00am to 6.30pm on both days.
Treasurer: Gervais de Matas
Vending: Christopher Watson, Curtis Lutchman.
Secretary/Hospitality: Diane Huggins, Carol & Alicia Tom.
Design/Set: Anthony Tang Kai, Curtis Lutchman.
Advertising/Publicity: Yvonne Cave, Kerry Latchman, Darrin Ramoutar, Sharon
Judging /Registration: Gopaul Chackan, Alvin Benjamin, student judges
A.O.S.Judges: Anthony Tang Kai.
Information Booth: Golly Sirju, Savitri Mohammed.
Brochure: Sandy Gibson, Carlyle Mc Millan, Glen Inglesberth
Sale of Tickets (door): Alicia Tom.
for the Society's 54th show this year is "ORCHIDS IN ALL THEIR GLORY"
This year the Show is sanctioned by the American Orchid Society and there
will be A.O.S. Judges to judge the exhibits. All members are requested
to support the Show by displaying and exhibiting their plants and blooms.
Members are advised to inform the Show designer the size of space that
is required; there will also be round tables with skirting which will
be placed in the hall for members to display single entries plants and
The Show will also be catering for the following exhibits:
(1) Orchid arrangements,
(2) Orchid & local flower arrangements, (3) local flower arrangements
We will be
using the full Schedule Classification for this Show.
Entries for the Show will be received on Thursday October 6th 2011 from
9.00am to 5.00pm. Because of the time schedule for the show set up we
would like all entries to be received before 5.00pm
Members entering plants for the Show must ensure that their plants are
properly labeled and the writing must be in Block Letters this is to ensure
that the officers at the registration desk will be able to identify the
plant; any plant without a label will not be entered for judging but can
be used for display only.
Please note you are also required to prepare a legible list of the plants
you are entering to include the plant name and where practical, the parentage.
This list should be grouped according to genus e.g.Cattleya, Dendrobium,
Vanda etc.This will allow for easy and quick registration and also for
you to keep your own record of the plants you have entered. All plants
will be required to be brought to the registration desk for verification
to ensure entry in accordance with the Show Schedule and to avoid errors
of registration that could lead to invalidation of entries for judging.
Plants without a name can be entered into the Show for display purposes
only and will not be judged.
Orchid Society (AOS) judging at this Show Orchids in all their Glory will
be chaired by Robert Fuchs of West Palm Beach Florida Region of the American
Judging will commence on Friday 7th October 2011 at 8.30 am
Alongside the AOS Judges, the Show will also be judged by TTOS Judges..
Entry and Tickets
requested to take advance Show entry tickets to sell which are priced
at $25.00, while entry at the door is $30.00.
These tickets can be obtained from the Treasurer or members of the Management
Committee. The Show Committee is appealing to all members to sell as many
tickets in order to make this Show a success.
at the Show
is required for the sale of tickets at the door for both days. Volunteers
can give their names to Alicia Tom @ 633-4195
Volunteers for the Information booth for both days can contact Gully Sirju
We are appealing to the male members of the Society that your assistance
is required in the vendor's area. Volunteers can contact Christopher Watson
or Curtis Lutchman.
October 2011 Show
to vend at this Show can contact Christopher Watson @ (h) 622-9145 (cell)
753-5427 Curtis Lutchman (h) 675-0956 (cell) 768-9577.
The requirement for vending at the Show is the setting up of a display
in the Show Hall..
is under the Patronage of the President Professor George Maxwell Richards
and Mrs. Jean Ramjohn-Richards who will open the Show with a Gala Opening
Ceremony on Friday 7th October at 5.00pm.
Tickets for this event are priced at $100.00 each. The event will give
patrons first view of the Show in a wonderful setting while being served
with select food and refreshments; this will be a truly entertaining evening.The
dress code for the event is elegantly casual. The Management Committee
and Show Committee are appealing to all members to sell tickets for this
will be on sale on both days of the Show priced at $30.00
will feature participants by Orchid enthusiasts from our sister societies
in the Caribbean and Venezuela, The Ministry of Agriculture, Presidents
House, and Environmental non-government Organizations.
YOU AT OUR SEPTEMBER 2011 MEETING.