Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH
In conjunction with the monthly New Hampshire Orchid Society meeting, IPA is pleased to present its 6th Annual Speakers’ Day, “Focus On Phals”. This day-long event will include our keynote speaker, Dr. Yin-Tung Wang, Consultant & Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University, sharing his vast knowledge of Phalaenopsis culture. Joining him will be Rob Shepherd, owner & hybridizer of Sapphire Dragon Orchids who will update us on his breeding program & modern trends to achieve cerulean blue Phalaenopsis. Carri Raven-Riemann of the orchidPhile, Past IPA President & current Regional Director, will update us on some of the cutting-edge breeding as seen at the Taiwan 2016 TIOS Show, including some exciting new directions from some of the smaller boutique hybridizers who are always thinking outside the box.
The day will also include reviewing the traditional New HampshireOS show table,aroundtable discussion and a mini-auction of select plants. The Registration Fee of $15 for NON-NHOS members covers just the cost of morning refreshments and a light lunch. We invite all orchidists, IPA members & non-members alike, to join us for this very special Speakers’ Day. Vendors will be: Sapphire Dragon Orchids, the orchidPhile and Kelley’s Korner Orchid Supplies.
8:30 - 9:15 am
Morning Refreshments & Sales Tables Open for Early Birds
9:30 - 10:15 am
Rob Sheppard: Got the Blues? Coeruleas to the Rescue !
10:30 - 11:15 am
Carri Raven-Riemann: Happiness Is: Exciting New Directions in Breeding
11:15 - 11:45 am
Mini Auction (to raise funds for future meetings)
11:45 - 12:45 pm
Lunch Break & Sales Tables Open
12:45 - 1:30 pm
Review of the Show Table
1:30 - 2:15 pm
Dr. Yin-Tung Wang: Tips to Get the Best from your Phals in the Home
2:15 - 2:45 pm
Roundtable Discussion with the Speakers (time permitting)
*** PLEASE NOTE: EARLY NHOS REGISTRATIONS (& FULLY PAID NON-NHOS MEMBER REGISTRATIONS)
ARE REQUIRED BY AUGUST 30th TO ASSURE PLENTIFUL FOOD & CHAIRS FOR ALL !
They now have periodic webinars available that are very informative. You will find specific information on their website. www.aos.org.
August 10, 2016. 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Greenhouse Chat. Presenter Ron McHatton, American Orchid Society Director of Education, and accredited AOS judge, will hold a Q&A session on orchid culture. Advanced Registration (space is limited) required. The webinar is free for everyone. Send your questions to Sandra Tillisch Svoboda by August 8, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org Please see the website for additional information and registration. www.aos.org.
American Orchid Society Judging
American Orchid Society provides judging to New England, New York and Northern New Jersey.
The Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society sponsors 2 monthly judging events at the following venues:
1) First Saturday of the month - Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston MA
2) Third Saturday of the month - Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, Stamford, CT
On these days, each site holds educational forums and discussions in the morning beginning at 10:30 on a wide range of topics related to orchid judging. Plants being submitted for judging should arrive no later than noon that day; actual judging of plants begins after a lunch break, generally no later than 1 PM.
In addition to our monthly judging, we participate in a number of orchid shows throughout the center, providing AOS judging as well has taking part in ribbon and trophy judging at the show.
Finally, we have many knowledgeable and helpful individuals in the center who can speak on a wide variety of topics related to orchids and judging. We encourage all of the orchid societies in our region to utilize this resource.
From Orchid Fever, by Eric Hansen
can get off alcohol, drugs, women, food, and cars, but once you're
hooked on orchids, you're finished. You never get off orchids...never".
CAIOS is an officially affiliated organization of the American Orchid Society and the Orchid Digest.
CAIOS Next Meeting September 2016:
No Meetings over the Summer
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CAIOS Meetings Begin At 12:30pm:
Administration Building of Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy,
Rt 151 in Falmouth, MA 02536
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New Membership Year Begins January 2016
Individual Membership $20 per year. Each Additional Family Member $10 each per year.