Please join us in celebration of the Society’s 60th Anniversary!
It’s that time of year again! Please join us for our Annual Bingo for Orchids & Ice Cream Social! What better way to spend a summer ‘s evening! Socialize and meet new “orchid friends” while eating delicious ice cream and playing several lively games of Bingo with some fantastic orchids as prizes.
Do to this special event, there will not be a guest speaker, skill session or speaker’s dinner this month.
Here’s How It Works:
The society will provide ice cream and hot fudge sauce. We encourage all attendees to bring an ice cream topping for everyone to share.
Bingo cards can be purchased with cash / check or by donating plants.
All donated plants must be named, in good condition and disease & pest free.
$5 = 1 Bingo Card
One Named, Blooming Orchid = 2 Bingo Cards
One Named, Non-Blooming Orchid = 1 Bingo Card
Parking – Since the Sonoma County Fair will be in full swing across the street, please let the parking attendant know you are attending the SCOS meeting so you can park FREE OF CHARGE.
Friends and family are welcome so grab the kids, grandkids and neighbors then come on down! Loads of fun PLUS a great opportunity to add some unique plants to your orchid collection.
Terry Kowalczuk will be Speaking on the Japanese Appreciation of Fuukiran PLUS Providing a Short Demo on Neofinetia Potting.
Bill Thoms will regale us with his tale of his six-week expedition, “Orchid Hunting in the Philippines” beginning at 7:00PM. Please see his bio and pre-order plant details HERE.
Larry Mead will be giving the June Skill Session on “How to Test & Understand your Water Quality”. Bring samples of your well or tap water for testing and learn how you can enhance your water quality to benefit your prized orchids. Skill Session begins at 6:45PM.
Come Hang with Us!
Last year’s workshop was an amazing success but this year we are going to take it up a notch or two! This is a work at your own pace workshop for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Come and experience a fun way to learn about orchids, their natural epiphytic growing habits, and how to care for them from experienced growers.
Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn from two skilled orchidists, Tom Pickford and Judy Carney, who will walk you through the basics of mounting and share the tried and true tips and techniques they have acquired over the years. Both Tom and Judy will present different mounting styles – you choose the mounting style that interests you the most.
Experienced growers will be positioned at each table to guide you and help you create a beautifully mounted orchid that will give you many years of pleasure and enjoyment. All the necessary supplies and tools will be provided so you can create your own living masterpiece (or two). We are flying in a wonderful selection of species and hybrids from Exotic Orchids of Maui and have also sourced many other wonderful orchids for you to use as well. Plants will be available for purchase for $10.00 per plant.
Our January speaker is Fred Clarke whose presentation will be on Australian Dendrobiums
Our speaker for November is Dan Newman from Hanging Gardens. His presentation will be on: “Restrepias – The easy Pleurothallids”.
Our speaker for August is Dean Hung from Paphiness Orchids who will be giving a presentation on: “The Orchid Hunters”
Join us Tuesday, July 12th, for a lively evening of Ice Cream with all the trimmings & Bingo for Orchids! This annual event is a chance to socialize with your fellow orchid enthusiasts, indulge in some luscious ice cream and play bingo with a great selection of orchids as prizes. Family and friends are all invited to join in on the fun. The more the merrier!
- Ice cream will be provided by the Society
- Bring your favorite topping to share
- If you bring a NAMED BLOOMING Orchid ( Or Non-Orchid) as a Bingo Prize, you get 2 Bingo Tickets
- If you bring a NAMED NON-BLOOMING Orchid, you get 1 Bingo Ticket
- If you DON’T BRING a plant, Bingo Cards are $5.00 each and you are welcome to purchase as many as you would like.