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Welcome to the Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society!

 

 

 

 

Special Announcements

Potting Workshop on 04/11/16!

See "Meeting Info" for details

Annual Membership Fees are due in January

Membership

Our membership fee is $15 and due in January each year.

Think about paying your dues early to avoid the lines in January and February.

Fill out the membership renewal form. If paying in person, check the roster for your data. Make sure we have all your correct information on file. If you do not want some of your information listed in a future Membership Directory, please place ‘N’ in the appropriate boxes on the form. If your information has not changed, you can check the renewal box, fill in the date, your name and write 'same' across the balance of the form.

See our membership secretaries at a meeting to join or renew your membership.

We email the newsletter to those who prefer this method. Please fill out the membership renewal form that contains this email choice.

If paying by check, make it out to: LBAOS

If mailing, mail to:
Tina Wilvers
5232 Premiere Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712
(Temporarily assisting Membership)

Membership Form

If you have any comments or suggestions,
please contact me.

Tina Wilvers
562-810-7245
Email: info@lbaos.com
Mail: 5232 Premiere Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712

Oncidium 1st Place:
Onc. hybrid unknown #1
Grown by Chris Hogan

Oncidium 2nd Place:
Onc. hybrid unknown #2
Grown by Carmen Lujan

 


 

The Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society (LBAOS) is a non-profit organization formed to promote appreciation of orchids and to provide a source of information, education and support for both novices and experts.

LBAOS members range from dedicated hybridizers and growers with hundreds of orchids to beginners who just want to keep a few plants alive. Knowledge and mistakes are shared with a great sense of humor. It's always nice to know that "the expert" kills a few plants, too!

Our monthly membership meeting is free, and visitors are always welcome! Monthly meetings include expert guest speakers, a plant opportunity table, and a friendly judging of members' orchids for continued growth and knowledge. Orchid culture demonstrations are given by experts and timed to the seasons. Please see our "Meeting Info" for more details.

An exciting plant auction takes place annually. Orchids from our members' gardens, as well as orchids donated from our vendors, are auctioned to the highest bidder. Over the years, some very sought after plants have made their way to the auction tables! We just completed a very successful 2015 auction. Our next auction is scheduled for 03/14/16.

The plant opportunity table each month and the yearly auction are great ways to obtain orchid plants at very reasonable prices.

April President's Message

Great news again this year, LBAOS had a successful Annual Auction. If you attended, you saw that we had a strong turnout and once again a great selection of orchids. With Peter Lin as our new auctioneer, we were able to finish the night on time and had not a single orchid left. Our first thank you goes out to Peter Lin.

There are so very many members to thank. We really had around twenty members that helped work on the Auction: prepare, set up, work the auction and clean up. You know who you all are. Thank you all for making our Auction a success! Special thanks to our Board members and officers who worked for a couple of months to make the auction happen. Many new people came forward for the first time to pitch in and work. With new people came great new ideas and perspectives that made our auction better this year and better for next year, too.

Thank you for all the work so many members did for our auction. Thank you to all those members who bid on plants. Because of you it was a success!

See you at the April meeting which will feature a potting workshop!

Best regards,
Gary Putnam

Photos from Meetings

Dendrobium Cultural Award:
Den. loddeigesii
Grown by Gen Gundersen

Vandaceous Cultural Award:
Ascf. Cherry Blossom 'Pink Panther'
Grown by Nancy Wask

Misc. Cultural Award:
Lycaste Alan Salzman
Grown by Butch Arciaga

Paphiopedilum Cultural Award:
Paph. (philippinense x Prince Edward of York)
Grown by Gary Putnam

Cattleya Alliance Cultural Award:
Lc. Trick or Treat
Grown by Espie Quinn

Cymbidium Cultural Award
Cym. Sweet Devon
Grown by Butch Arciaga

Photos by Tina Wilvers