8 March 2022 – General Meeting of the Jacksonville Orchid Society (JOS)

Please mark your calendars for the evening of 8 March 2022 from 6:45 – 9 PM as the Jacksonville Orchid Society (JOS) conducts its monthly meeting.

GENERAL:
Doors will open at 5:45 pm and the meeting will begin promptly at 6:45 PM. Prior to the start of the meeting, please buy your raffle tickets. Orchids for the Raffle Table are sourced from the collection of JOS member Marv Ragan. Don’t miss this chance to pick up new and different genera of orchids to add to your collection at a good price.

At 6:45 PM, we will have a brief business meeting and then discuss preparations for the upcoming Jacksonville Orchid Show, 19-20 March.

MEMBER ORCHID SALES. At this meeting Members wishing to resell their orchids or orchid related materials are welcome to do so with the proviso that as a JOS event, 20% of sales fees go to the club.

JOS ORCHID SALES. The JOS will be selling orchids from the collection of JOS Member Marv Ragan at this meeting. As many members recall, Marv’s collection was extensive and he graciously provided the JOS with over 200 orchids. Many of those orchids are still available and will be available for sale by the society. They will be aggressively priced at $5, $10, $15, and $20 (for the largest orchids).

SILENT AUCTION TABLE: Members may offer two orchids at the Silent Auction Table. It is recommended that such orchids be either in bloom or accompanied by a photograph and description. A minimum 20% of the Silent Auction sales fees goes to the JOS. It is also recommended that the seller bring a completed Silent Auction Form (see link below).

SHOW TABLE: Members & Especially Novice Growers – Don’t forget to bring your blooming orchids for the Show Table and no-pressure judging. Remember also that all orchids brought for the Show Table should be free of virus, bugs, scale, or any other pests. Please also clean any orchid for sale, auction, or the Show Table.

LOCATION:
Mandarin Garden Club
2892 Loretto Road
Jacksonville, FL 32223

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 5:45 pm. Guests and visitors are always welcome! If you decide to join after coming to a few meetings, membership is $35.00 for a family and $25.00 for individuals.

RECAP:
Doors open at 5:45 for set up.
5:45-6:45 set up, vendor plant sales, silent auction, raffle ticket sales, snack
6:35 – Show Table Orchids due – Submissions after this time will not be judged
6:45-8:30 business meeting/announcements
8:30 Member 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.

Links to JOS Sales Forms, Show Table Instructions, and interactive Show Table Forms are available below.

LINKS:

[Show Table Entry Form Instructions](http://jaxorchidsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ShowTableEntryFormInstructions-1.pdf) – This document provides background information about the Show Table Entry Form).

[Show Table Entry Form (Interactive)](http://jaxorchidsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ShowTableEntryFormInteractiveRev1.pdf) – This is an interactive version of the Show Table Entry Form).

[Member Orchid Sales](http://jaxorchidsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/JSO-Member-Sales-Form.pdf) – This is the form used by JOS members to sell individual orchids.

[Silent Auction Plants Seller Sheet](http://jaxorchidsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/JOS-Silent-Plant-Auction-Form_071617.pdf) –  This is the form by which JOS members can place their plants for Silent Auction.  If you sell your orchid via Silent Auction at a JOS event, you must elect to donate either 20% or 100% of the selling price to the JOS.