10 November 2020 – General Meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society

Jacksonville Orchid Society GENERAL MEETING! 10 November 2020

NEW MEETING LOCATION! Our new location going forward will be at the Mandarin Garden Club in Jacksonville, FL:

Mandarin Garden Club
2892 Loretto Road
Jacksonville, FL 32223

The next general meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society (JOS) will be Tuesday, November 10. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Please use this time to buy your raffle tickets, place your bids at the silent auction and peruse and purchase orchids being sold by our featured speaker. We will have a brief business meeting and then take a brief break for you to finish your purchases, enter the raffle, and allow for late comers to do the same.

Our speaker this month is Thanh Nguyen. Thanh is one of our favorite speakers and this month will discuss “How to Prepare Your Orchids for Winter.” As the owner of Springwater Orchids (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/Springwater-Orchids-908412249347665/), you’d also be safe in guessing he’ll bring along a number of interesting orchids for sale. I’ve got my fingers crossed as he always has something interesting.

Social Distancing. Covid considerations will be with us for the foreseeable future. Please bring a mask to wear if you can’t maintain social distancing. What does that mean? Wear a mask if you can’t be 6 feet away from others at the meeting.

The Jacksonville Orchid Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except in May and December) at the Mandarin Garden Club at 2892 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223. The doors open at 6:00 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.

Doors open at 6 for set up.
6-7 set up, vendor plant sales, silent auction, raffle ticket sales, snack
7-7:30 business meeting/announcements
7:30-8:30 speaker
8:30 vendor plant sales, show table, raffle/silent auction
9:30 adjourn

Our General Meeting is a good time to ask questions from our expert growers and get tips for what to do when there is a problem. We cover 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, and especially Novice Growers, are encouraged to bring blooming plants for a friendly judging at the Show Table. Show Table Instructions and a link to the interactive Show Table Forms are available at:
http://jaxorchidsociety.org/showtableentryforminstructions-3/
http://jaxorchidsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ShowTableEntryFormInteractive-1.pdf