SWFOS Newsletter 2009 November by lonyoo


									President’s Message
November 2009
November Presidents Message 2009 I want to thank everyone involved in the success of our October fall auction. We netted over $2000.00 for club activities. Gary Schneider and Robert Riefer did a great job auctioneering! Dorothy, Watson, and Tara Murza were instrumental in the organization of sales. Thanks to all the members who donated plants. Fendor’s Flora, Orchid Mania, Robert Palmer, Tropiflora Nursery, and Plantio La Orquidea were gracious in donating over 40 plants.
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November Meeting:

7:30 P.M. November 9, 2009 Eco Living Center at Rutenberg Park


Elections: The nominating committee, chaired by Betty Anne Prevatt, will present a proposed slate of candidates. All of the officers of the Society, and one trustee with a three year are to be elected. Nominations from the floor for any of these positions are welcome. At this time, candidates have not been found for all of the positions, so if you are interested in serving, let Betty Ann know. Speaker: The November speaker is James R. Connell. His topic is "The Amateur and
the World of Orchids: One person's journey in growing orchids”. He is a retired Agriculture Scientist, and is a member of the Naples Orchid Society. Members of Southwest Florida Orchid Society who have heard him speak recommend his talk.

Plant Sales: Our speaker will not be bringing plants for sale, but Al and Joyce Mannell
will . The Mannell’s have decided to cut their orchid collection back to a more manageable size. The Mannells are well known in the Society for the variety and quality of plants they display at our meetings and in AOS shows, where they are frequent ribbon and trophy winners. They are sure to be unusual and well grown plants for sale.

Beginners Class:

7:00 P.M. November 9, 2009 Eco Living Center at Rutenberg Park

Bring your questions. If you have no questions, bring you answers.

There is a form for 2010 dues on p2. Please fill out the form completely even if you are a returning member, so we can check the accuracy of our records. Also, please consider the option of getting the newsletter by e-mail. The photos will be in color and the money will be available for things like speakers and subsidizing bus trips. . The order form for the Christmas Luncheon is on p3. Once we have ordered your meal, we cannot refund your money, but if you discover you can't come at the last minute, let us know anyway. (Every year someone shows up who thinks they’ve paid and haven’t There will be no newsletter in December.

Southwest Florida Orchid Society

November 2009

President’s message
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Thanks to the success of our fund raising this year, the Christmas party will be priced so everyone will have an opportunity to come. Save the Date – December 19. The price will be only $10.00 per member. This will include a holiday orchid from Fendor’s Flora. Hope to see you there. Our cup runneth over! We will be offering a subsidized bus trip to either the Miami International Orchid Show in February or the Tamiami Orchid Festival in Jan. Stay tuned, we will vote on the location during the November meeting. OrchidWiz is offering a Free License to be raffled off as a Society Fundraiser. This is a $259 value. Prior to the raffle we will be introducing the software program and its use to the membership. We will carry out the raffle for a number of months prior. I’m looking forward to working with a new slate of officers for the 2010 year. We will unveil the nominations at the November meeting. Happy Growing – See you at the Christmas Party! Barb Murza
Bring at least 4 dozen

Cookie List
There is no cookie list Please bring Cookies if you can

First person vacuums

Cleanup List
There is no setup cleanup list; please help clean up if you can

Plant Table
Because of the auction there was no plant table in October.

2010 Dues Form
Please fill out and mail together with a check made out to SWF Orchid Society to:

Dorothy Tanner 4882 Woodstock Road St. James City, FL 33956 ___New ___Single ($25.00) ___Renewal ___Household ($35.00)

Date: __________________

Name: _________________________________________________ Name: _________________________________________________ Street Address: _______________________________________________________ City: _____________________ State ________ Zip ______________________ Phone: ___________________ Alternate Phone ___________________ E-mail _____________________________ ___ Please send my Newsletter by E-mail

___Please send my Newsletter by regular mail
Southwest Florida Orchid Society November 2009

Holiday Luncheon
When: Sat. Dec. 19 2009 Social hour and cash bar 12:00 PM Luncheon 12:45 PM Where: Kelly Greens Country Club 12300 Kelly Greens Blvd. Ft. Myers, Florida 33908 Directions: If you are driving west on Summerlin Road, toward the Sanibel Causeway, Kelly Greens will be on your right soon after you pass over the San Carlos Blvd. flyover. Turn right at the main entrance (You want the second entrance). If the gate is closed, pull up to the control box and tell them you are attending the Orchid Society Luncheon. After you pass through the gate, the country club will be on your left, almost immediately.

Garden Salad Tillapia Francaise :Fresh Tilapia filet dipped in egg mixture then sautéed to a golden brown and laced with lemon buerre blanc Or Stuffed Pork Chop:Apple and cornbread stuffing pocketed in a center cut pork chop . Twice Baked Potato & Sheet Cake Green Beans

Please! Attire should be “Dressy Casual” ( i.e. No shorts, jeans, or collarless shirts (tees) are allowed in the dining room)
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Members can bring one guest at the members price. Make checks payable to: Southwest Florida Orchid Society Payment and menu selection may be made at the November meeting (a check is preferred), or mailed to: Gail Daneman 12449 McGregor Woods Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908: PLEASE! NO LATER THAN DEC. 7

Name or Names:_______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

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Tillapia Francaise x members price Stufffed Pork Chop x members price Tillapia Francaise x non-members price

$10.00 $10.00 $20.00

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November 2009

Stufffed Pork Chop x non-members price $20.00 Total Enclosed:

Southwest Florida Orchid Society

Robert Fesq 12449 McGregor Woods Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908


Coming Events Calendar
Nov. 6-8 Open House and Sale Orchid Mania 5050 261st St. Myakka City FL 941-322-1678 or www.Orchid-Mania.com

BARBARA MURZA 305-301-7951 bmurza@comcast.net

Nov. 9 Southwest Florida Orchid Society meeting Program: Election of Officers for 2010 Speaker: James R Connell “ The Amateur and the World of Orchids” (See p1.) Nov. 20-22 American Orchid Society Show, American Orchid Society Botanical Garden, 16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach,FL. Contact: Jackie Wood, 1360 W 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33486; (561) 703-0278; bocaorchidlady@aol.com. Dec. 4-6 Caloosahatchie Bromeliad Society Show and Sale Fri. Dec. 4 Judged BSI Show Sat, Sun Dec. 5,6 Show and sale open to public Terry Park , Fort Myers Dec. 19 Southwest Florida Orchid Society Holiday Luncheon Kelly Greens Country Club 11:30 AM (See p3.)
Southwest Florida Orchid Society November 2009

AL MANNELL 239-494-8931

RONNIE STEPHENS 239-303-2134

DOROTHY TANNER 239-282-6273

BOB FESQ 239-466-3531 Newsletter@SWFOS.org Librarian Rich Brown


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