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The Honolulu Orchid Society hosted a Mahalo Luncheon for workers, vendors, lecturers, School administrators and others who helped at the Society’s 77th Annual Orchid Show.  The luncheon was held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Nice Day Chinese Restaurant in Liliha.  About 50 people attended the luncheon.  Show Chairperson Williette Wong organized the luncheon.

Show Chairperson Williette Wong welcomes attendees to the luncheon.
Show Chairperson Williette Wong welcomes the attendees.

The meal begins with char siu bao.
The luncheon begins with a serving of char siu bao.

Adam Almeida digs into the noodles.
Adam Almeida digs into the noodles.  Larry Yamamoto and Ken Ibara look on.

This table had the big eaters.
This table had the big eaters.

The late comers sat on this table.
Late comers sat on this table.

Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the food.
Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the meal.

The staff from Washington Middle School attended the luncheon.
There was a lot of socializing and sharing of stories besides eating.

HOS President Ruth Chun presents Washington Middle School Principal Mike Harano with a $3,000 donation to support the school.
HOS President Ruth Chun presents a $3,000 donation to Washington Middle School Principal Mike Harano to support the school.

Calvin Abe presents a $1,000 check to Joan Fujio, Washington Middle School's Special Olympics Coordinator. Calvin spearheaded the Special Olympics fund raising efforts for HOS.
Calvin Abe presents a $1,000 check to Joan Fujio.  Joan is the Special Olympics coordinator for Washington Middle School.  Calvin spearheaded the Special Olympics fund raiser for HOS.

Everyone received a magnet as a gift of appreciation from Washington Middle School. The magnets were made by Joan Fujio.
Attendees received a magnet souvenir made by Joan Fujio.

Williette closes the luncheon with a short thank you speech.
Williette Wong closed the luncheon with a short thank you speech.


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Did you know that you can read the Honolulu Orchid Society (HOS) newsletters on the HOS Website?  Scroll down the left column of the HOS Web Site and click on Newsletters.  The newsletters appear on the website earlier than the hard copies that you receive in the mail.  You can see the November newsletter under 2016 Newsletter page.  Try it out.


The Honolulu Orchid Society General Membership Meeting for November will be held on the third Wednesday, November 16, 2016, one week later than usual.  The speaker will be Roy Tokunaga of H&R Nurseries who speak on the Catch of the Day.  Roy who is the co-owner of H&R Nurseries is an accredited Judge of the American Orchid Society and Honolulu Orchid Society.  He will be bringing blooming plants to the meeting which be sold at discounted prices.  The plant sales will be held before the meeting and during the refreshment break.

The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM in the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria.  Guests are more than welcome.  Refreshments will be served.  There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria. 

Photographed by Alyn Nishioka, HOS Photographer

Dendrobium Little Atro bred by Roy Tokunaga.

Pam Waki's Dendrobium Rising Star 'Mabel' won the Best Lavender Dendrobium Trophy.

Dendrobium Rising Star bred by Roy Tokunaga.


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The Honolulu Orchid Society’s 77th Annual Orchid Show and Plant Sale will open at 9:00 AM on Friday, October 14 at the Washington Middle School Cafeteria.  Orchid Jackpot is the theme for the three day Show.  Besides the Honolulu Orchid Society, orchid landscape displays will be put up by the Aiea Orchid Club, Ewa Orchid Society, Hawaii Kai Orchid Society, Kunia Orchid Society and the Windward Orchid Society.  Eight vendors including Carmela Orchids from the Big Island will be selling plants at the Show.  Five orchid culture classes will be held.  One of the featured lecturers will be Sheldon Takasaki of Carmela Orchids who will be speaking on vanda culture on Saturday at 11:00 AM.  The Show and Culture Classes are FREE.  There is ample free parking in front of the Cafeteria.

The Honolulu Orchid Society will be selling orchid mix, New Zealand Sphagnum Moss, wire hangers, pots, orchid books and baked goods from their Corner Store.  Proceeds from the Corner Store will be used to fund the Society’s activities.  The Society will also be selling Molokai Sweet Bread to support the Washington Middle School’s Special Olympic Team.

Come to the Show and experience the fun and friendly atmosphere.  You might hit the jackpot and find that orchid that you were looking for.