Silent Auction Exceeds Expectations

Silent Auction Exceeds Expectations

The Silent Auction which was held during the March 13 General Membership meeting at the Lanakila Elementary School Cafeteria was a big hit with members and guests.  Chairman Ben Kodama, Jr., reported that the people at the meeting were very generous with their bids.  He said most bids exceeded the upset price by plenty.  Only a few plants did not receive any bids and were auctioned off at the end in multiple lots.  Ben, Jr., said a lot of credit goes to the 19 orchid nurseries throughout the State that donated quality plants.  He also appreciated the donation of plants, fertilizer, dolomite and baked goods from members and guests.  Ben, Jr., indicated that he was so hyped over the auction that he could not sleep for two days.  The Society was well rewarded by his hard work (and lack of sleep).  More than $2,200 was collected at the Auction.  The Society thanks all the donors and people who participated in the Auction.

More than 50 members and guests attended the meeting and participated in the Silent Auction.  Click on the image for a larger view
More than 50 members and guests attended the meeting and participated in the Silent Auction. Click on the image for a larger view
Members and guests browsed and made bids on plants they wanted.
Members and guests browsed and made bids on plants they wanted.  Click on the image for a larger view.
Inez Brunson and Kim Fernandez discuss the merits of the plants before bidding.
Inez Brunson and Kim Fernandez discuss the merits of the plants before bidding.
Andy Vilet inspects some of the orchid books that were available for bidding.
Andy Vliet inspects some of the orchid books that were available for bidding.
Calvin Abe gives some pointers to before bids are made.
Calvin Abe gives some pointers to newcomers before bids are made.
Emiko Watanabe checks out a group of flowering plants.
Emiko Watanabe checks out a group of flowering plants.
This large hanging plant had many bids as evidenced by the many small white papers placed on the plant.  Each paper had a bid.
This large hanging plant had many bids as evidenced by the many small white papers placed on the plant. Each paper had a bid.  Click on the image for a larger view.

 

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  1. Thanks for sharing the pictures You should have also included the great “grinds” at the refreshment table. Our refreshment committee and members provide the best treats. More people should come and enjoy the orchid culture programs, fellowship, orchid plant sales and of course the healthy, ono food.

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