Sunday, August 28, 2016

This Month's Meeting

Windward Orchid Society's next MEMBERSHIP MEETING is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the King Intermediate School Cafeteria.


It is time to renew your WOS Membership for July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

What are the benefits of your membership?

· Learn to grow orchids.

· Monthly General Membership meetings:

       - Bring your orchids for help and advice.

       - Learn from guest speakers.

       - Receive a free plant at the end of the meeting.

       - Bring your blooming plants for “Show and Tell” and for judging. Winning

         plants receive a free plant as a prize.

       - Purchase plants at unbelievable prices.

       - Bring and enjoy potluck refreshments.

· Monthly orchid workshops:

       - Hands-on orchid culture

       - Potluck lunch

· Orchid Events:

       - Create orchid displays at other orchid society shows.

       - Go on Orchid Safaris

       - Attend two annual banquets

· WOS Annual Orchid Show and Plant Sale:

       - Our orchid show is the largest in Hawaii.

       - There are many ways to participate and get to know other orchid


       - Showcase your blooming orchids and compete for awards.

· Receive a monthly newsletter.

Most importantly of all, we offer the ability to network and make new friends while having fun learning and sharing in our love of orchids.

A regular membership from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 is $20.00.

More information on how to join or renew a WOS membership is on the application form on the last page of this newsletter.

   President's Message

Aloha Fellow Orchid Addicts -

The summer months are upon us. If you are not out in your garden, getting dirt in your fingernails and stains of your clothes, you should seriously re-examine your free time. I am a fine one to talk. Unfortunately my fingernails stay way too clean. I am in desperate need of more free time, so I can spend it talking to my orchids.

We recently participated in the Ewa Orchid Show. We had lots of volunteers helping Craig build out the display. I am still (after 24+ years) in AWE watching Betty Oshima and Scot Mitamura do their magic. They take some plants, some greens and they put them all together in a way that is just fantastic. I said they perform magic and they really do!

For those of you that were wondering what goes on at an Orchid Show and building our display, you have one more opportunity this year at the Honolulu Orchid Show in October. Watch for the information in upcoming Newsletters. VOLUNTEER - it's a great way to learn all about orchids and have some one on one time with a lot of the old time growers.

I hope to see you all at the next General Membership meeting.....we have a lot of fun planned and a lot of interesting speakers lined up in the next few months. I also heard a rumor that we might be planning another Orchid Safari - stay tuned for more info on that.

See you at the Meeting!

  - Sheron





Dot's Workshop
Saturday, September 10, 2016