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The deadline for signing up for the Honolulu Orchid Society Banquet is Friday, January 20, 2017.  Please send in your reservation form with payment if you plan to attend.  The Banquet will be held on Sunday, January 29 at the Hale Ikena Restaurant at Fort Shafter.  The Banquet will start at 9:30 AM.  See the HOS website or the January 2017 Newsletter for more information on the Banquet.  Click here for the 2017 HOS Banquet Reservation Form

The Honolulu Orchid Society will be holding its Annual Banquet at the Hale Ikena Restaurant at Fort Shafter on Sunday, January 29, 2017.  The Banquet will be a Sunday Brunch beginning at 9:30 AM.  The cost is $33.00 per person with special rates for children.  The Banquet will be a morning of fun with lots of good food and happy orchid people.  The Society will be purchasing $1,000 worth of plants for lucky number drawings.  There will be no raffle ticket sales so the only cost to you is the banquet fee.  Bradley Lau will be installed as the new president and a big thank you will be given to outgoing president Ruth Chun for a job well done.  Come and join in on the celebration.  Just take a few minutes to complete and send in the reservation form.  Click here to get the form:  2017 HOS Banquet Reservation Form

The Honolulu Orchid Society held its Christmas Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria.  The following photographs give a good portrayal of what happened at the potluck.  Click on the photos to get full size images.

Walter and Emiko talked story while waiting for the potluck to start.

President Ruth Chun opened the meeting/potluck at around 6:30 PM.  In this photo, she read a letter from Washington Middle School thanking the Society for donating $3,000 to the school and $1,000 to the school’s Special Olympics Team.

The potluck line opened at around 6:45 PM.  Members and guest formed an orderly line.






Covers are removed before picking on the many dishes brought by members and guests.  There was a variety of different dishes. 

Gradually the food line got shorter.

Sometimes it was hard to decide on what to put on the plate.








Lines formed on both sides of the table to make things go faster.

There was a separate line for starches and another for dessert.

Ian and Kate left room on their plates for dessert.  The food was great.  The Society has many good cooks.







All of these plants were given away by the end of the night.

Robert held the dice as wife JoAnn and others watched.  This was one of the games organized by Ruth.

Another game was played concurrently with that being played on the table above.






Everyone was winning and smiling.  It was hard not to win.

Charlotte organized the Stand-Up Bingo game.  In this photo, she called out the numbers.  Brad kept track of the numbers called.

Everyone played the Stand-Up Bingo game.  They wanted the flowering plants which were given away as prizes.  In the end, everyone went home with a full stomach and plants and plastic trays and other prizes.  It was a joyous and happy occasion.

Members and friends of the Honolulu Orchid Society are invited to this Wednesday’s (December 14) Potluck Dinner at the Lanakila Elementary School.  Dinner will start at 6:30 PM.  If you can’t cook or bake, come anyway and enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship.  There will be lots of ono food and some orchid prizes.  See the flyer below for details on the Potluck.