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President's Letter

February 2023


Hi Everyone,

The holidays have passed and that can only mean one thing... it’s show time! On March 18th and 19th we’ll return the Crown Plaza Suites for the OSWP’s show, “Orchid Obsession”. It will feature two days full of dazzling displays, live plant vendors, and classes sure to interest everyone from beginners to experts. So mark your calendars and join us for the fun. You just might develop an “Orchid Obsession” of your very own.

If you have attended OSWP spring shows of the past, you may have shopped at the member sales table, tested your luck on a raffle or even had your our favorite orchid repotted by a knowledgeable volunteer. You surely marveled at the many displays of orchids and maybe even attended a class lead by an experienced member. All of this is thanks to countless hours of work done by OSWP volunteers. Planning starts months in advance with ideas and meetings and phone calls but all the work is worthwhile on show day. Will you join us this year as a volunteer? There are many different jobs to be done. This year we have a convenient sign-up sheet on our website. We also need help advertising the event. There will be copies of the poster available at our next meeting to hang in your favorite neighborhood spots and please spread the word on your social media as well.

Thanks to everyone who was able to join is for the January meeting and to our speakers and OSWP members, Lori McDermott and Tim Choltco for sharing their knowledge and love of orchids.

Thank you all,

Michelle and Dave Panasiuk

Co-Presidents, OSWP

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