September With The Society
We kicked off the very busy month of September with our first in-person meeting in over a year. Our Speaker was Bob Hamilton and he spoke to us on the discovery of the natural work and how that has led to the Victorian craze for growing orchids and the hobby that we have today. As it was summarized, “From the conservatory to Costco.”
Thuan Nguyen again this year organized our display at the Washington State Fair. There were two separate sets of entry dates that Thuan managed for us. Be sure to thank him as well as the other volunteers for their effort in putting in those displays and answering questions from the public during that time.
We also had a very successful show. Many thanks to the committee co-chairs, Susan Burgess and Abigail Chang for organizing this and all the committee members for working so many long hours to bring this show to life. The comments from those attending were very positive.
The speaker for this upcoming meeting, Andy Easton, will be speaking about advances in breeding of warmth tolerant and miniature/intermediate Cymbidiums.
Please read about all of the other happenings with the society in the newsletter below.