Happy New Year to all our Members, and may we all Have a prosperous 2016.
I AM QUITE A BIT RUSTY AT BEING A PLANT SOCIETY President, way back in 1994 I was one of the founding members of the Jupiter Tequesta Orchid Society . I served as founder, vp for For two years and President an additional two. Lets hope is like riding a bike!
We hope to get off to a great start with Boynton orchid and plant supplies, Followed by our annual Auction in February. We will have the entire calendar Filled by the February meeting and we have some really interesting speakers and Topics getting confirmed. We also have our annual daytrip to member Doris Hopple”s Begonia garden early March , so get your baskets and pruners ready! Doris will Be guiding and speaking about south Florida landscape begonias and their propagation.
I am going to be asking about your interest in a daytrip down to Palm Hammock Orchid estates. They have renovated and all reports are that they have re-opened better than ever, so who wants to Go?
With the success of the fall plant sale, we have been encouraged to go bigger in the Spring Sale. Please give me you feedback from the fall and suggestions for the Spring sale. I am already Working with a vendor who can supply large Canes.
That is it for now, I will become more at ease and try to provide more news and Begonias tips as the months grow along.
President Suellen Solodar called the meeting to order at 7:30pm.
Thanks to Lee Statkewitz for getting to the building early to hold the room for our meeting.
Suellen welcomed members and guests to the holiday party and thanked everyone for their contributions to the dinner and also the decorations.
Suellen recognized the 2015 board members for their service
Treasurer’s report was given by Frances Drescher, reporting $2,872.83 in the bank.
Suellen welcomed new member Shirley Fenner
There were five guests at the meeting: Travis Dempsey, Beth Foos, Anne Cavaleri, Janessa Ma, Barndon Ma
New officers for 2016 were installed by Ed Whalen:
Patrick Dempsey – President
Pauline Ma – Vice President
Frances Drescher – Treasurer
Petra Russell- Secretary
Suellen Solodar- National Representative
All officers were awarded beautiful Begonias as well as committee chairpersons.
Following dinner all members and guests participated in Begonia Bingo led by Patrick Dempsey.
Our February meeting will be our annual Begonia auction.Respectfully submitted,
BRING A FRIEND TO THE NEXT MEETING