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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.


The Honolulu Orchid Society was one of four guest societies that put up displays at  the 2014 Ewa Orchid Show.  The colorful HOS display took the second place display trophy.  All of the  displays incorporated the Show’s theme which was Orchid Carnival.  The Ewa Orchid Show was held at the Ewa Elementary School Cafeteria located at 91-1280 Renton Road.  The Show opened at 9:00 AM on Friday, July 18 and closed on Sunday, July 20 at 3:00 PM.

The working group that put up the HOS display stand proudly in front of fhe display.

The working group that put up the HOS display stand proudly in front of the display.  First row left to right:  Calvin Abe, Bradley Lau and Reece Kilbey.  Standing left to right:  Ben Sills, Sherry Abe, Linda Inouye, Williette Wong (Show Chairman), Carol De Witt, Vivian McCoy, Ruth Chun (President) and Mel Waki.  Click on the photo for a larger, higher resolution image.

The HOS display was very colorful with a variety of plants.  Several plants won trophies for being the best in their categories.

The HOS display was very colorful with a variety of plants. Several plants won trophies for being the best in their categories.