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Orchid Christmas Tree.  Angraecum distichum grown by Mel Waki.

Orchid Christmas Tree. Angraecum distichum grown by Mel Waki.

A Christmas Holiday Pot Luck will be held at the last general membership meeting of the year on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria.  It will be a night of celebration so bring your family and friends and your favorite food to share–be it appetizers, side dishes, main entrees, casseroles, soups, desserts, etc.  If you can’t cook or are too busy, just bring yourself and enjoy the evening with the rest of your orchid family.  Based on past HOS pot lucks, there will be more food available than can possible be eaten by those present.  You will also find that some of the best cooks are HOS members and friends.  Come and join in on this festive occasion.  Those bringing food items are asked to bring them to the cafeteria between 6:00 to 6:30 PM.  Dinner will begin as soon as everything is set-up.

Guests and friends are more than welcome to attend.  There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria.  Come early and mingle with the group.


The Honolulu Orchid Society’s 75th Diamond Jubilee Orchid Show will have some of the best orchid growers on the island teaching orchid culture.  The classes are geared for beginners who want to learn more about orchids and how to better grow them.  The classes are free and will be held in an air conditioned room.  The class schedules and instructors are listed below:

Friday, October 10, 2014
11:00 AM     General Orchid Culture by Walter Tsuda
2:00 PM     Honohono Orchid Culture by Callman Au

Saturday, October 11, 2014
11:00 AM    Dendrobium Orchid Culture by Roy Andrade
2:00 PM    Cattleya Orchid Culture by Calvin Kumano

Sunday, October 12, 2014
11:00 AM     Honohono Orchid Culture by Melvin Waki

The Orchid Show will be held at Washington Middle School located at 1633 South King Street.  The Show is free and there is ample free parking in front of the school.


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Orchid Gem Shirts Available

Tee shirts commemorating the Honolulu Orchid Society’s 75th Diamond Jubilee Orchid Show will be available for purchase during the Show.  The attractive shirts displaying the “Orchid Gem” theme will be available in small, medium and large sizes in blue or red color.  The tee shirts will sell for $13.  Polo shirts of the same design will be available for $18 for small, medium and large sizes and $20 for XXL size.  The shirts will be sold at the HOS general store.

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Focus Is Now on 2014 Show

The 2014 Honolulu Orchid Society Show is less than a month away.  Show co-chairs Williette Wong and Ben Sills are working hard to make this one of the best shows that the Society has had over the last several years.  Dubbed as the 75th Diamond Jubilee Orchid Show and Plant Sale, Williette and Ben are tinkering with ideas to improve attendance and interest.  The Show will be held from October 10 through October 12 at the Washington Middle School Cafeteria.  Show hours are shown on the poster below.  Society members and friends who wish to help at the Show should contact Williette at 488-2262.  More updates will follow.

The eye-catching poster was designed by Inez Brunson.

The eye-catching poster was designed by Inez Brunson.