13 March 2018 – General Meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society

As a reminder, the March 2018 General Meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society will be focused on last-minute preparations for the upcoming Jacksonville Orchid Show, 17-18 March, also at the Garden Club of Jacksonville.

JOS Orchid Show Committee Chairmen and Chairwomen, please come prepared to recruit members to help run your particular efforts.
JOS Members(!) – Please sign up to give generously of your time. All of the committees need help.

Orchid Sales. Since our speaker does not have plants to sell we encourage members to bring plants for sale either as silent auction plants or individual plants for sale. We ask 20% either way. If you do bring orchids for sale, please insure they are bug-free. It may be early in the season, but the bugs don’t care and are always looking for a new home.

Silent Auction.  Members are also invited to bring plants for a silent auction. The JOS receives 20% of auction receipts and the grower receives 80%. Here is the Plant Auction Silent Auction Form:
http://jaxorchidsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/JOS-Silent-Plant-Auction-Form_071617.pdf

The Jacksonville Orchid Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except in May and December) at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204. The doors open at 7 pm. Guests and visitors are always welcome! If you decide to join after coming to a few meetings, membership is $25.00 for a family and $20.00 for individuals.

We conduct an Orchid Culture Class for beginner and new growers needing assistance beginning at 7 pm. This is a good time to ask questions from an expert grower and get tips for what to do when there is a problem. The class covers a wide variety of topics including species and hybrids that are good to grow in this area, identification of pests and diseases, watering and fertilizing, and where to grow your orchids.

Members are welcome to bring blooming plants for a friendly judging at the Show Table. The links below are to the Show Table Instructions and to the interactive Show Table Forms:
http://jaxorchidsociety.org/showtableentryforminstructions-3/
http://jaxorchidsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ShowTableEntryFormInteractive-1.pdf