Tuesday 22 August 2006 at 19h45
An Orchid Safari – something for all tastes
By Hendrik van der Hoven
Hendrik has presented a number of slide shows, each of which has had an innovative and creative touch to inform, amuse and entertain us…I am sure we will not be disappointed this month as he presents a talk on South African and African species with "something for everyone".
There will be the usual Plant Table and Plant Sales so bring along your plants for either or both and of course come prepared to support the Raffle.
It was with great sadness that we heard of Frieda Duckitt’s death in July. Frieda was an active Member of our Society for many years. She served on our Committee and was President of the COS for 3 separate terms (1971 –’74; 1976 –’79 & 1984 –’86) the last term coinciding with her Presidency of the South African Orchid Council. Her love of orchids, exuberant personality and endless generosity in word and deed made her many friends throughout South Africa and abroad…none of whom are likely to forget the sound of her voice or the image of her presence conjured up as a result of so many shared moments. We extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Birthday wishes for August go to Arnold Kottler (10), Brenda Vurgarellis (16), Margaret James (21) and Stewart Sutherland (30). Greetings for early September go to Mike Tibbs and George Leyland who share a birthday on the 7th.
Please do not forget to notify Susan Olfsen if you have a change of address…residential or email.
Everyone who made the trip out to Mike Tibbs’ Exotic Plant Nursery had a wonderful afternoon. Our thanks must go to him for his hospitality, to the Tygerberg Orchid Group for allowing us to join them for the afternoon and to all the Members who contributed to the delicious soups and breads.
CAPE JUDGING REGION
The next meeting will be in October as the September meeting will coincide with the SAOC National Show and Conference in White River.
Date and time
||14 October 2006 at 2.30pm
||to be confirmed
||Feedback from the National Show.
Contact Sheila Smith at 558 5820 if you have a plant for award judging. The judges need 48 hours notice for judging, but all details can be obtained from Sheila.
This is a reminder that the COS website is now live and will feature ALL the relevant information pertaining to our Society. The monthly newsletter will appear on the website as well as regularly updated photographs of selected plants from the monthly Plant Table and from our Shows.
Email copies of the newsletter will be sent out, as usual, for the next 3 months and thereafter, based on Members’ comments, may be phased out. Please let us hear your opinions.********************************************************************
Visit www.capeorchidsociety.co.za for all the information you need on the Society and its activities.
13th SAOC NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND SHOW
White River from 4 to 10 September 2006.
The COS will be taking your plants and cut flowers to enter at the Show and to use in the Cape Orchid Society display so please take special care of them between now and then.
Please contact Hendrik van der Hoven (ph. 790 2433) if you have plants or cut flowers for the Show and to make arrangements for them to be transported to the show.
If you wish to register for the Conference and Show or require any details, please contact
Mrs Nitsi Louw on 084 4147710 or Mrs J Grobler 083 395 0245
or fax them on 013 755 4804.
COMMENTS FROM THE PLANT TABLE
No comments this month…there was no plant table at our visit to Mike’s nursery.
FUTURE COS SHOWS – an urgent plea
Groot Constantia have alternate plans for the future use of the Cloete Cellar, so we have, unfortunately, lost the opportunity to use this successful venue for our shows. This is an urgent plea for any suggestions and /or viable alternative venues that you may know of. It would be especially useful if you could provide us with details such as hiring costs, any restrictions (times of the day/ days of week available etc) and contact details for inquiries.
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CAPE ORCHID SOCIETY
P O Box 3347, Cape Town 8000, South Africa
NPO (Tax Exemption) Number: 930009225 ?
President: Michael Tibbs Tel. 072 446 6272
Past-President: Hendrik van der Hoven Tel 021-790 2443
Secretary: Susan Olfsen Tel.
Treasurer: Jacques Jefthas Tel. 021-511 4508
Librarian: Percy Olfsen, Tel. 855 5701 E-mail:
Newsletter editor: Wendy Gersie Tel 021-712 8721
Show Chairman: vacant
Jonathan Dennis, Tel. 952 4570
Clif Eva, Tel. 082 4722754
Margaret James, Tel. 713 1376
Gerry Walden, Tel. 021-447-3850