Category Archives: Messages to the Society

General Meeting: Sunday March 25, 2018

To re-pot or not to re-pot, that is the question!  A special invitation to new members who may have joined the Society at the Annual Show –and to existing members– to attend a hands-on potting session, to be held in Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington. The formal meeting starts at 2 pm but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. If you have a plant that may need re-potting, bring it along and our experts, Pat Vuurman and Ben Boers, will give you some advice and assistance. Potting media will be provided, but you need to bring pots, secateurs (and gloves if you are so inclined). If all your potting is up to date, come anyway to help others and/or work on plants from the RBG collection.

General Meeting: Sunday February 18, 2018

This is our last meeting before the Annual Show. Show Director Ben Boers and his key advisers will discuss how the event is organized, what has been arranged, and what still needs to be done. This is an opportunity for all members to ask questions, make suggestions and in general help with tweaking the arrangements to make it the best show ever.  The formal meeting starts at 2 pm but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. The meeting is scheduled to take place in Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington, ON. Members and guests welcome.

General Meeting: Sunday January 21, 2018

A team of AOS judges from the Toronto judging centre will be joining us at our general meeting. They will select the best plants from our show table to be judged and will talk about the process involved. So clean your plants, stake them and bring them in. Who knows? You might be going home with an AOS awarded orchid.

As usual, the meeting will begin at 2 p.m., with time for socializing and talking to vendors from 1 p.m. onwards. Important: If you have a plant or plants to be considered for judging, please bring them earlier rather than later, to give the judges ample time to look at them. The meeting will take place in Room 5, RBG, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington. Guests are welcome.

General Meeting: Sunday November 19, 2017

For the November meeting, our speaker will be Terry Kowalczuk from Flora Peculia. His  topic will be “Japanese orchids and orchid species. ” Terry has spoken previously at our meetings, most recently on Neofinetia, and he has also exhibited at our Annual Show. The meeting is scheduled to take place in Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington, Ontario. The formal meeting starts at 2 pm, but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. Members and guests welcome.

General Meeting: Sunday October 15, 2017

Our speaker for October will be Charlotte Moore, talking about Wild Orchids of Newfoundland. The Chair of our Native Orchids Group, Charlotte has travelled extensively within Canada and abroad, checking out the wild orchids and photographing them. The meeting will take place in Rooms 3 and 4, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington, ON. The formal meeting starts at 2 p.m. but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 p.m. to socialize and interact with vendors. Members and guests welcome.

General Meeting: Sunday September 17, 2017

Our speaker for the September meeting is Past-President Drew Goddard. The title of his talk is “These are not Walmart Phals: An exploration of the species”. As we have all seen Drew’s phals on the Show Table quite frequently, we know he is well-qualified to talk about this topic. As always, the formal part of the meeting begins at 2 pm but you are invited to come any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. The meeting takes place in Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington. Members and guests welcome.

General Meeting: Sunday August 20, 2017

The speaker for our August meeting is a long-time member of the Society, Pitson Dantanarayna , who will be discussing an issue that always raises questions and controversy: Orchid taxonomy and why “they” keep changing the names of our orchids. The meeting takes place as usual in Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington, Ontario. The formal part of the meeting starts at 2 pm, but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. Members and guests are welcome.

Annual Picnic: Sunday July 23, 2017

The Annual OSRBG Picnic/BBQ  will be held at Gretta’s home in Ancaster. Arrival is any time after 1 pm.  Members and significant others are invited. An email with address information is being sent to all members. If other details are needed, please contact any member of the Executive. “Basics” are being provided by the Society, but members are invited to bring salads, desserts etc. to supplement the menu. Plants or other orchid-related items for the raffle are also appreciated. Event goes ahead rain or shine.

AGM and Strawberry Social: Sunday June 25, 2017

All OSRBG members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Sunday June 25, 2017 in Room 5, Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W., Burlington Ontario. The meeting starts at 2 pm but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. Following the business meeting, there will be more time for socializing over strawberry-themed treats. Contributions to the pot-luck are appreciated (finger food only, please). Also, if you have orchid plants to sell or trade, this is a good opportunity to do so.

General Meeting: Sunday May 28, 2017

Our speakers for the May meeting will be Terry and Doug Kennedy from Orchids in our Tropics. Terry and Doug need no introduction to Orchid Show attendees, as Terry is a senior AOS judge and Doug is a regular vendor at shows, and their orchid displays frequently feature award-winning plants. Their topic on this occasion will be “Dendrobiums: A Primer.” The meeting will take place in Room 5 (subject to confirmation), Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario. The formal meeting starts at 2 pm, but you are invited to arrive any time after 1 pm to socialize and interact with vendors. Members and guests welcome.