September 2009 Monthly Meeting
meeting will be held on Sunday September 20th. 2009 at 10.00 am at the
St. Xavier 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 right into the premises
of the St. Xavier Primary School.
Chairperson: Diane Huggins,
The theme for our show this year is “ORCHIDS IN A MAGICAL GARDEN’ 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. Your blooms might surprise you by winning an award.
the show will be received on Thursday 1st. October 2009 from 3.00pm to
9.00pm.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 able to be identified.
under the patronage of the President of the Republic will open with a
Gala Opening on Friday 1st. October 2009 at the Ambassador Hotel. The
tickets for this event are priced at $125.00 each. The event will give
patrons first view of the show in a wonderful setting while being served
with select food and refreshments, for a truly entertaining evening. The
dress code for the event is elegantly casual.
The Barbados Orchid Society of Barbados and the Grenada Orchid Circle of Grenada have accepted our invitation to participate in our show. Venezuela will also be participating along with our sister societies, and the Ministry of Agriculture.
Setting up of Displays.
to mount a display should keep in mind the theme of this year’s
show. The sizes for displays are in the category (small, medium or large)
Members can contact our show designer Curtis Lutchman at (H) 868-675-0956
or mobile - 868-768-9577 for their requirements.
Show Entry and Tickets.
show entry are available from the Treasurer or members of the Management
Committee. Members are requested to take show entry tickets to sell which
are priced at $25.00 while entry at the door is $30.00
Assistance at the Show.
Assistance is required for the Sale of tickets at the door, and at the Information Booth for both days. The roistering for these two portfolios is as follows: 9.00.am to 1.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 6.30.pm Volunteers can call Diane Huggins @ 632-8147 and give her your preference of day and time. We also require assistance on Thursday evening for the set-up. From 3.00 pm to 9.00pm.
Vending October 2009 Show
non members wishing to vend at this show can contact Christopher Watson
@ (H) 622-9145 © 753-5427
Members who received trophies won at the October 2008 show are now required to return these trophies in a clean and polished condition at the monthly meeting on Sunday September 20th. 2009 Trophies not returned at the monthly meeting should be sent to any member of the Management Committee. The deadline for return of these trophies is September 20th. 2009.
WE LOOK FORWARD
TO ALL MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN “ORCHIDS IN A MAGICAL GARDEN”.
Reminder: TTOS Members Photography contest
All entries for the
TTOS Photography contest must be from a digital original and submitted
as a digital file (CD) and as an 8” x 10” print. The original
photo must have been taken by a digital camera. The camera must be 8 MP
(Mega pixels) and above.
Entries for the photography contest will be accepted up to September 15th 2009.
Entries will be returned to all participants.
and Diane Huggins will collect entries in the north.
Prizes will be awarded and photos displayed at the October Show.
At the annual General Meeting held on July 19th. 2009 a decision was made to increase the annual membership fees effective July 20th. 2009. The annual subscription has been increased to $125.00 for ordinary members and $240.00 for joint membership. New members will have to pay $125.00
We wish to welcome
the following new members to the Trinidad & Tobago Orchid Society:
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