The Honolulu Orchid Society will end the year with a pot luck dinner during the Wednesday, December 11, 2013 General Membership Meeting at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria. The dinner will begin at 6:30 PM. Members are encouraged to come early. Guests are more than welcome. See the December Newsletter for more details.
The Honolulu Orchid Society held an Appreciation Luncheon at the Treetops Restaurant in Manoa on Sunday, October 27. 60 people attended the buffet luncheon which included Show helpers and volunteers, vendors, lecturers and Washington Middle School representatives. A big Mahalo goes to Williette Wong and Ben Sills for co-chairing another successful Show. Both have co-chaired HOS’ annual Shows for the past several years. Ben Sills announced that a contract has already been signed with Washington Middle School to be the site for next year’s 75th Annual Show on October 10-12, 2014. In her message to the audience, Williette Wong thanked everyone for their hard work. She gave special thanks to Ben Kodama, Sr., and Ben Kodama, Jr., for sponsoring the Best in Show Trophy and providing the equipment and facilities to make the orchid potting mix that was sold at the Show as a fund raiser. During the luncheon, HOS President Ruth Chun presented a check to Washington Middle School Principal Mike Harano. The check in the amount of $2,500 was a donation from HOS to the School. Ruth also presented a check in the amount of $805 to Joan Fujio, coordinator of the School’s Special Olympics team. The $805 was the profit from selling sweetbread during the Show. The luncheon was a very happy and fun occasion. Everyone enjoyed the food and friendship of those in attendance. It was a nice closure to the 2013 Honolulu Orchid Society Show.
The Honolulu Orchid Society’s display was judged the best at the 2013 Ewa Orchid Show. Judging was conducted by the American Orchid Society. Williette Wong received the good news early Friday morning, the day after judging. She deflected credit to her hard working committee. Three plants in the display won trophies. Brad Lau’s Dendrobium Frosty Dawn won the Best Miniature Hybrid trophy. Ruth Chun’s Podangis dactyloceras won the Best Miniature Species trophy and her Paphiopedilum niveum won the Best Paphiopedilum trophy. Congratulations to all. The Ewa Orchid Show was held July 19-21 at the Ewa Elementary School Cafeteria.
Calvin Abe’s childhood choo choo train was featured in the Honolulu Orchid Society display at the Ewa Orchid Show. The beautiful display was constructed on Thursday, July 18 under the leadership of Williette Wong and Carol De Witt. Calvin’s original plan was to power up the train so it would run on tracks in the display. That idea had to be scrapped when it was found that it would be too difficult to lay all the tracks in the crowded display. The Ewa Orchid Show was held July 19-21 at the Ewa Elementary School cafeteria.