Annual Fund Raiser (Silent Auction) To Be Held On Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Annual Fund Raiser (Silent Auction) To Be Held On Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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.

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