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Volume 71, Issue 6 Speaker of the Month: Debra Atwood Newsletter June 2008 Debra Atwood is a third generation Napa Valley family resident and is in her eighth year as owner and sole proprietor of Napa Valley Orchids. In her own words: "After 30 years in Napa's hospitality industry, I needed to make a lifestyle change, so at close to 50 years of age, I thought it was time to follow my heart and pursue my passion for orchids. I think of myself more as a farmer than a florist. Water, weather, fertilizing and taking my beauties to market are always on my mind" She grows orchid species and hy- brids, such as Angraecum, Aerangis, Bulbophyllum, Cochleanthes, En- cyclia, Phragmipedium, Brassia, THE FIRST ORCHID SOCIETY WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI Maxillaria and Phalaenopsis to name Orchid Society Of California a few. She is always busy teaching orchid classes, leading workshops, speak- ing to orchid societies, selling plants at orchids shows and farmers markets, providing greenhouse maintenance, on- site consultation and more. A member of several orchid societies, her topic "Growing Orchids, it's not Rocket Science" surely will interest the beginner up to the expert grower. Please bring questions and plants, since this will be an interactive lecture. Founded 1937 Debra Atwood can be reached at 707-255-8266. Please let her know if you would like for her to bring specific plants to the meeting. Also, there will be plants for sale, along with her outstanding raffle table selections. Speaker’s Dinner The Old Place Seafood RSVP Walt Teahouse (510) 825- 5102 391 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA 5:30PM (510) 286-9888 Inside this issue: Meeting Details: Plant Sales – 6:30 pm President’s Message 2 Culture Session – 7:00 pm Meeting start – 7:30 pm Contacts 2 Agenda Board Meeting Minutes 3 Announcements Member Participation Raffle Roster Additions and Changes 3 Show and Tell Refreshments Mother’s Day Show Award Winners 4&5 Speaker Raffle Table Speaker’s Calendar 6 President’s Message Summer solstice (June 20) is the Awards Party. It’s also time to start the first one called at the beginning of the around the corner, and summer is almost thinking about the theme of the show. raffle. Some felt that this was unfair to here. The Mother’s Day sale was a success, We are trying out a speaker’s people who had bought raffle tickets. We and our club finances are strong, thanks to evaluation form. If you got one for the May decided to make our meetings more fun by so many people, especially to Chairperson meeting, please bring it to this upcoming encouraging member participation with a Earle Stebben. He estimates that well over meeting and turn it in to Dan at the Table. separate raffle early in the evening. Terry 700 volunteer hours were put in to make At our meetings, it would be helpful if you Boomer, our past president and an AOS this show. Terry Boomer drove 1100 miles pick up a form from Dan when you come judge, purchased plants especially for this over four days (over 700 miles in one day to in, and then turn it in at the end of the eve- raffle. Last month, we drew raffle tickets Santa Barbara and back) to procure our sale ning. We welcome your feedback! for food, for wearing a name badge, and for orchids. Thank you, Heather Drobus and bringing in a show and tell plant, in that your orchid nursery 'Top Hat', for your A committee is forming to honor order. We will hold this discussion at the donation of many cymbidiums to the soci- Joseph Ware, our wonderful former presi- beginning of the meeting and I’d like to ety. Many thanks, also, to Bruce Fitz- dent who passed away recently. If you limit it to 15 minutes. If members wish, patrick, for your donation of three huge want to participate, please contact Earle you may decide to hold an advisory vote for Pleurothallids. Stebben. the board to act upon. What is needed now is a Chair- Did you pick up your roster? By the way, congratulations to person for the November show, and the They are now available, so get yours from John Shea, who won an orchid for bringing hardest tasks are already covered. Terry Earle when you come in. in a show-and-tell plant, and to Beverly will be handling the vendors, and the board At the last meeting, members Sowa, who won two orchids, one for bring- arranges plant judging. The Chairperson requested that we discuss raffle procedures ing in a refreshment and for wearing her only has to find people to oversee the com- at the June meeting. In the past, each mem- name tag. Here’s to a delightful summer mittees for security, food, plant hotel ber who brought food for our break were season! (always Noble Emory), set-up, clean up and given a separate raffle ticket, and this was Tanya Phillips Orchid Society Of California Contacts Name Position Phone E-mail Address Tanya Phillips President 510-524-5158 email@example.com Walter James Vice President 510-825-5102 firstname.lastname@example.org Sharalyn Stebben Secretary 510-582-3404 S.email@example.com Dan Chiappone Treasurer 925-943-2022 Dchiapej@aol.com Earle Stebben Membership Chair 510-582-3404 firstname.lastname@example.org Ray Gleason Director N/A Raygleason2006email@example.com Maren Gleason (Shared Position) firstname.lastname@example.org Josephine Halberstadt Newsletter Editor 510-538-5526 email@example.com Terry Boomer Past President 510-523-5694 firstname.lastname@example.org Carol Klonowski Web Administrator 510-538-3092 email@example.com George McRae Publicity Chair 510-233-7374 firstname.lastname@example.org Heather Drobus Hospitality 510-531-1210 email@example.com Dawn Muller Refreshments 510-893-7244 Mimi Rose Greenhouse Tours 510-569-8683 firstname.lastname@example.org Librarian vacant Agnes Raddell Plant Sales 925-829-0485 Mary Lou Smith Raffle Sales 510-538-9977 email@example.com VOLUME 71, ISSUE 6 Page 2 May Board Meeting Minutes Orchid Society of California Board Meeting Minutes of May 27, 2008 Present were Tanya Phillips, President, Walter James, Vice President, Sharalyn Stebben, Secretary, Dan Chippone, Treasurer, Maren and Ray Glea- son, Co-Directors and Earle Stebben, Director/Membership Chairman. President’s Report: She will not be here for the July meeting. Vice President’s Report: Debra Atwood will be our next speaker and will also do the culture session. July will be a round table with several pre- senters at different tables. In August we will have the ice cream social and auction. The evaluation form should be handed out at the beginning of the meeting and turned in at the end of the meeting. Treasurer’s Report: The treasurer’s report was accepted. Secretary’s Report: Sharalyn sent a thank you to Paul Chim for his presentation as guest speaker and doing the culture session at the April meet- ing. Membership’s Report: There are 119 members and 9 life members. The new roster was printed and will be at the back of the meeting room. Committee Reports: Mother’s Day Show: Earle Stebben, show chairman, thanked everyone for their help. He estimated there were over 707 hours put in at the show. The board members put in over 300 hours. We needed more volunteers. Old Business: Upon reviewing the club’s by-laws it was discovered that we are only suppose to have two directors. Connie Yip’s resignation as director was ac- cepted. We are now in compliance with our by-laws. The 501c3 is on hold. A committee will be formed as to a proper way to remember Past President Joseph Ware. New Business: Jo Halberstadt is the new newsletter editor. There will be an open discussion at the next general meeting regarding the raffle table. November Show and Sale: We need a chairman. The next board meeting will be June 24th at Tanya’s home. OSC Roster Additions and Corrections Please Welcome New Members Please make corrections: Jacalyn Ansley, 5908 Chabot Rd., Oakland, CA 94618 Correct: (510) 655-6879 firstname.lastname@example.org Musia Stagg, 3234 Ettie St., Oakland, CA 94608 (510) 658-8438 Chandra Narayan, 3236 Burdeck Dr., Oakland, CA 94602 (510 531-8781 email@example.com Add Jennie Wong, 2321 Haile St., Alameda, CA 94501 Tommy & Yuni Kam, 2359 Roosevelt Ave., Richmond, CA 94804 (510) 769-0573 firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 237-4018 email@example.com Kathryn Kim, 24 Maydon Ct., Oakland, CA 94605 Joan Yamagata, 640 Elm St., El Cerrito, CA 94530 (510) 969-4962 firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 636-9654 Ext 13 Joshua Raymond & Ren Thompson, Ben Low, 639 Haddon Rd., Oakland, CA 94610 2634 Ivy Dr., Oakland, CA 94606 (510) 525-7798 (510) 303-2750 email@example.com Please check the roster. If you have any corrections or changes please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Earle at (510) 582-3404. Tanya Lam, 2096 Mandelay Pl., San Jose, CA 95138 (408) 826-1101 email@example.com VOLUME 71, ISSUE 6 Page 3 Orchid Society of California 2008 Mother's Day Weekend Show Winners A great number of plants were entered into our first ever May, mini-show. This was the Club's attempt at encouraging every- one to grow orchids, and to also highlight what is in bloom this late into the orchid season. OSC would like to thank Fred Shull for leading the fun, laid-back, ribbon judging team, and Mimi Rose and Connie Yip for assisting. Congratulations to the following individuals for winning first place ribbons: Orchid Group: Exhibitor: Cattleya Alliance: Best Species: Cattleya intermedia var. orlata Marc Better Best Hybrid: Lc. Lily Pons Fred Shull Best Red or Orange: Potinera Hausermann's Flame 'Warm Heart' Mimi Rose Best Sophro hybrid ( under 10" including spike) Slc. Circle of Life Musia Stagg Best other hybrid: Iwanagara Appleblossom Ray and Maren Gleason Best Specimen: Lc. Lily Pons Fred Shull Cypripedium Alliance: Best Species single flower: Paph. delenatii Chris Martin Best Phragmipedium Species: Phrag. Bouley Bay Ray and Maren Gleason Best Primary Paph Hybrid (Multiple flower): Paph. Transdoll Ray and Maren Gleason Best Complex Paph. Hybrid (white/cream): (Paph. Moreta Bay 'Shigedima' x Paph. Skip Barttlett 'White Pepper) Kathleen Ames Phalaenopsis – Vanda Alliance Best Angraecum species: Jumellea arachnantha Marc Better Best Phalaenopsis hybrid (other color): Phal. Sweet Memory 'Bubbles' Musia Stagg Best Spotted Vanda hybrid: V. (Pampinol X Fuch's Delight) x sauderiana Mimi Rose Best Other Species: Sarcochilus hartnamii Chris Martin VOLUME 71, ISSUE 6 Page 4 2008 Mother's Day Weekend Show Winners (con’t) OncidiumA Alliance: Best Odotoglossum hybrid: Odontioda Victoria Village Musia Stagg Best Oncidium Species: Psychopsis papilio George McRae Best Other Genera Species: Ada. aurantica (Apologies to the Exhibitor) Best Tri- and multigeneric hybrid: MacLellanara Pagan Lovesong 'Ruby Charles' Musia Stagg Cymbidium Alliance: Best Species: Cym. pumilum Cita Diwa Best Standard Hybrid (white/pink): Cym Aunty Violet Cita Diwa Best Standard Hybrid (green/yellow/orange): Cym (Lemon Butter x Tweedle Dee) 'Papalicious' Rose Jaochico Best Intermediate Hybrid (white/pink): Cym (Polka Magic x Splatters 'Spotted Velvet') 'Rose Baby' Connie Yip Best Intermediate Hybrid (red/brown): Cym Flashpoint 'Midnight Smoke' Rose Jaochico Best Intermediate Hybrid (green/yellow/orange): Cym Lilian Fujimoto 'Irish Lass' Rose Jaochico Best Miniature Hybrid (all colors): Cym (Fifi x Cariga) 'Carnivale' Rose Jaochico Best Specimen: Cym Donny Brook Cita Diwa Best First Bloom Seedling: Cym (Polka Magic x Splatters 'Spotted Velvet') 'Rose Baby' Connie Yip Best Open Class: Cym devonianum 'Coburg' Heather Drobus-TopHat Orchids Pleurothallid Alliance Best Dracula Species: Drac. caesia George McRae Best Masd. Species (Flower over 5 cm): Masd. Veitchiana Chris Martin Best Masd. Hybrid: Masd. Red Wing 'Lunar Eclipse' George McRae Dendrobium Alliance Best Dendrobium Species: Dendrobium kingianum Cita Diwa Miscellaneous Alliance Best Species: Coelogyne Mooreana 'Brockhurst' Chris Martin VOLUME 71, ISSUE 6 Page 5 The Orchid Society of California is dedicated to the culture, protection, and appreciation of orchids all over the world. P.O. Box 10096 Oakland, CA 94610 THE FIRST ORCHID SOCIETY WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI Meeting Location: 666 Bellevue Avenue Oakland, CA 3rd Monday of Every Month, 7PM Every month, our great members bring in refreshments to share. If your last name falls within the alphabet below, it’s your turn to hopefully indulge your fellow Society members with something decadent! As a thank you, the club will give you free raffle tickets. Please leave your goodies in the small kitchen area with Dawn Muller or Leona Soares. It’s your turn: R-Z 2008 SPEAKER CALENDAR MONTH SPEAKER TOPIC CULTURE SESSION RAFFLE TABLE June Debra Atwood Growing Orchids, It’s not Rocket Sci- Debra Atwood Debra Atwood ence July Misc. Experts Orchid Roundtable Discussions TBA TBA August N/A Plant Auction/Ice Cream Social N/A N/A September Weegie Caughlan TBA TBA Weegie Caughlan
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