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Newsletter November 2022 – Volume 75, Issue 10

The speaker for the October Meeting is Tyler Albrecht, he was born and raised in Silicon Valley but currently resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his wife Dana and two children Reece and Reagan. Between running Reagan to her horse riding lessons 5 days a week and taking Reece to the Taekwondo studio three days a week. Not forgetting the multiple day competitions for both, Tyler is able to mix in dates with Dana and repotting orchids. 

October 2022 Meeting

President Steve Dorsey opened the meeting and welcomed new members. He thanked Andy Wright for hosting our August picnic. He announced the need for some short term help with the Nominations and Audit committees and called for volunteers. Steve and George Grantham spoke about George doing a group order of Kiwi Bark from SVO orchids. Contact George by tomorrow to participate. Joe Grienauer reviewed the NWOS Library. Treasurer Bill Leicht asked people to cash checks promptly. Mike Pearson spoke about participation in the WA State Fair and encouraged us to send blooming plants down to the Orchid display. 2nd Vice President Ben Johnson asked for blooming plants that he could take down to the Oregon Orchid Show in Portland.

Newsletter October 2022 – Volume 75, Issue 9

The speaker for the October Meeting is Tyler Albrecht, he was born and raised in Silicon Valley but currently resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his wife Dana and two children Reece and Reagan. Between running Reagan to her horse riding lessons 5 days a week and taking Reece to the Taekwondo studio three days a week. Not forgetting the multiple day competitions for both, Tyler is able to mix in dates with Dana and repotting orchids. 

September 2022 Meeting

President Steve Dorsey opened the meeting and welcomed new members. He thanked Andy Wright for hosting our August picnic. He announced the need for some short term help with the Nominations and Audit committees and called for volunteers. Steve and George Grantham spoke about George doing a group order of Kiwi Bark from SVO orchids. Contact George by tomorrow to participate. Joe Grienauer reviewed the NWOS Library. Treasurer Bill Leicht asked people to cash checks promptly. Mike Pearson spoke about participation in the WA State Fair and encouraged us to send blooming plants down to the Orchid display. 2nd Vice President Ben Johnson asked for blooming plants that he could take down to the Oregon Orchid Show in Portland.

Newsletter September 2022 – Volume 75, Issue 8

The speaker for the September Meeting is Tom Etheridge, he has been growing orchids for about 45 years, having first started out with Vandas and Cattleyas while growing up in Florida. Since the mid-1990s he has lived in Oregon where he now specializes in orchids that thrive in the cool Pacific Northwest – Odontoglossums, Masdevallias, and Draculas. He is an Accredited Judge in, and chair of, the Pacific Northwest Judging Center and is a past Vice-President and Board Member of the AOS. Professionally, he holds a PhD in chemistry and retired last year from a 25+ year career at HP where he was the company’s Carbon Footprint Program Manager.

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