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Phalaenopsis Longshu Purple Jewel 'Momilani' AM HOS (82.0 pts)

 

Phalaenopsis Momilani Girl 'Lynne' AM HOS (83.2 pts.)

Calvin Kumano will be the featured speaker at the April 13 General Membership Meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society (HOS).  Calvin will be discussing the ins and outs of growing Phalaenopsis.  He has received numerous awards for his Phalaenopsis.  Last year his Phalaenopsis Momilani Girl ‘Lynne’ and Phalaenopsis Longshu Purple Jewel ‘Momilani’ received Award of Merit from the HOS Judges.  This year his Phalaenopsis won the Best of Phalaenopsis Trophies at both the 2016 Windward Orchid Show and the 2016 Kunia Orchid Show.  Calvin is not only a master at growing Phalaenopsis but excels in growing orchids of all kinds.  At the 2016 Kunia Orchid Show held in March, he received 8 trophies for his orchids, which is quite a remarkable feat.  Besides growing and breeding orchids, Calvin finds time to be President of the Aiea Orchid Club and Manoa Orchid Society.

The HOS meeting will be held in the Lanakila Elementary School cafeteria located at 717 North Kuakini Street beginning promptly at 7:00 PM.  There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria.  Guests are more than welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

 


The Honolulu Orchid Society will be holding its annual silent auction during the March 9 General Membership Meeting at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria.  The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM followed immediately by the auction.  Orchid plants for the auction are being donated by the following nurseries:  Hawaii Pacific Orchids, S&W Orchids, Orchid Center, H&R Nurseries, Kawamoto Orchids, Olomana Orchids, Kiilani Gifts & Garden, Konishi Orchids, Kogachi Orchids, Penny’s Orchids, Orchids of Waianae, Kodama Orchids from Oahu; Hawaii Hybrids, Carmela Orchids, Kalapana Orchids, Winning Orchids, Hilo Orchid Farm, The Orchid Works, Akasuka Orchid Gardens from Hawaii Island; and Tropical Orchid Farm from Maui.  Members will also be donating plants and baked goods.  Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund the activities of the Society for the year.  Members and guests who wish to expand their orchid collection at a reasonable price are cordially invited to participate.  Refreshments will be served.  There is ample free parking in front of the cafeteria.  Photographs of last year’s auction are posted below to give you a flavor of what the auction is like.

Calvin Kumano and Margaret Lin discuss the qualities of the Phalaenopsis plants in the auction.
Calvin Kumano and Margaret Lin discuss the qualities of the Phalaenopsis plants in the auction.

Many of the bidders consulted with each other before placing their bids.
Many of the bidders consulted with each other before placing their bids.

Ken and Aileen Ching inspect the plants before placing their bids.
Ken and Aileen Ching inspect the plants before placing their bids.

Cakes, cookies, bread and other items made by the members generated a lot of interests and bids.
Cakes, cookies, bread and other items made by the members generated a lot of interests and bids.

In between the bidding, people talked story.
In between the bidding, people talked story.

Ben Kodama, Jr., is the chairman of the auction.
Ben Kodama, Jr., is the chairman of the auction.

Last year's silent auction was well attended. Participants left with boxes of orchid plants and baked goods.
Last year’s silent auction was well attended.  Participants left with boxes of orchid plants and baked goods.


Phalaenopsis Green Field Red Zuul

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 seabreeze@hawaii.rr.com.

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.