Randy Tajima will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, February 10, 2016, General Membership meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society (HOS). His topic will be “Modern Phalaenopsis Hybrids”. Randy is a member of HOS and an accredited judge of the American Orchid Society. He is a plant propagator at the Foster Botanical Garden and owner of Mid-Pacific Orchids. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM in the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria. Guests are more than welcome to attend the meeting. There is ample free parking in front of the school cafeteria. Refreshments will be served.
The Honolulu Orchid Society will be holding its Annual Business Meeting and Installation Banquet on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Hale Ikena Restaurant at Fort Shafter. The meeting/banquet will begin at 9:30 AM. The banquet will be a Sunday Brunch Buffet with an array of fresh fruits, assorted fresh vegetables, pastries, omelets and beef served with hot breakfast and lunch entrees, desserts, and beverages. The cost is $30.00 per person (age 11 and above), $20.00 per child (age 6 to 10 years old) and $15.00 per child (age 3 to 5 years old). Those interested in attending the festive occasion should complete the entry form in the January 2016 newsletter (also available from the HOS website at this link: January 2016 HOS Newsletter) and mail in the completed form with payment to the HOS Banquet Committee, P.O. Box 558, Honolulu, HI 96809. Reservations must be received by Friday, January 8, 2016. If you cannot get your reservation form in by January 8 but want to attend, call Carol De Witt at 808-597-4087 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be no HOS general membership meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Lanakila Elementary School. The first general membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
The Honolulu Orchid Society will close out the year with a Christmas Holiday Pot Luck Dinner on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria. Members are encouraged to bring their families and friends to the dinner and their favorite food to share. The cafeteria will be open at 6:00 PM. Dinner preceded by a short General Membership Meeting will begin at 6:30 PM (30 minutes earlier than the regular meeting time). The Pot Luck gathering will be a time to reflect on all the activities and events we have experienced during the year and share with one another the spirit of the holiday season. More details on the Pot Luck are in the December newsletter.
The Honolulu Orchid Society will be joining the Aiea Orchid Club on a field trip to the Kawamoto Orchid Nursery and H&R Nurseries on Saturday, November 21. Members who are interested in the field trip should meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot of Kaimuki Longs Drugs located at 3221 Waialae Avenue. You may enter the Longs Drugs parking lot from 5th Avenue. The field trip will give participants an opportunity to see two of the largest orchid nurseries on Oahu. Plants will be available for purchase at discounted prices. Members are encouraged to carpool since parking is limited at Kawamoto Orchid Nursery. We will visit Kawamoto Orchid Nursery in Palolo first and then drive to Waimanalo to visit H&R Nurseries. The field trip will conclude at noontime. Guests are more than welcome.