|Minutes of the OSWP Business Meeting Held on 1-15-12 at the
Phipps Garden Center
Auction of Bob Cotton donated orchid collectables was conducted prior to the business meeting. The
proceeds of this auction are going to the Phips / OSWP Initiative. The total raised was $187
There were approximately 40 members in attendance
Business meeting was opened at 2:20 PM by Carolyn Bolton
The society still needs a volunteer to store the society’s show supplies. If no one comes forward in the next
few weeks, then commercial space will be rented at a cost of $30 per month ($360 per year).
There were three visitors in attendance.
Linda Forschner provided a status update of the Spring Show and started passing around sign-up
clipboards. There are still a few major coordination positions that need filled. These included education,
preview party, publicity, Saturday evening dinner, ribbons & trophies, and hospitality. Linda does not have
the ability this year to fill in for these if no one takes them on. Posters will be available for distribution at next
month’s meeting. There will be a show committee meeting next month at noon before the main meeting.
The largest portion of the discussion of these show coordinator positions involved hospitality. Mike Lysy
explained the task and issues he was facing in the past few years with diminishing contributions. No one
volunteered at the meeting to take on this task. There were some suggestions for alternative options. It was
decided to have options, and the consequences of each, put in newsletter.
Carolyn reminded everyone that the society will be voting on the proposed bylaws changes next month.
Bob Jenkner gave a brief summation of the society’s finances. This included the fall show and other
Nancy Kline briefly reviewed the upcoming fun at Phipps. There are two dates scheduled in January and
they are already full.
Demetria gave a summary of the Phipps / OSWP Initiative. It is moving along. The physical inventory is
essentially done. The slipper group is now doing research into which plants in the collection have special
merit or great rarity. There is still room for more to members to join this initiative.
Barbara Tisherman gave an update on the Paph forum being held on February 18th in Washington DC (in
a location different than usual)
|Minutes Submitted by: Gary VanGelder