President's Letter

May 2020


Magical Mysterious Marvelous May!


While we wonder how best to keep the virus at bay, remember to enjoy the beauty and joy of spring, and of course, our orchids!


We are very sad to have to cancel another monthly meeting, so we will NOT be together on the 17th of May for safety’s sake.  We are hoping the virus subsides and we are safe to be together on June 28th, the weekend after Father’s Day, at Phipps Garden Center in Shadyside, to officially welcome new members and truly celebrate being together and learning more about orchids.


At our June meeting our attending members are needed to vote on:

The amendment to our bylaws as outlined in this newsletter; and

Officers for the upcoming year (July, 2020 – June, 2021).

More information will be in the June newsletter.


In the meantime, until we meet again, we have tried to keep our orchid connection going thru several means:





If you have photos of your orchids you would like to share, please send to Jinghua Ou, our webmaster :  - and - to Lance Cheuvront, our social media guru: with the name of your orchid and any other info.



Keep an eye open for Eblasts from Jim Yamber as OSWP members send some information about their orchid growing history with pictures to help us stay connected, celebrate and learn.  If you would like to participate, just let me know.  My contact info is below.  Many thanks to the members who have already shared a little of their history of growing orchids.  Very special thanks to Jim Yamber for doing all these extra Eblasts along with his other work for the OSWP.



Looking forward to seeing you on June 28th!

Be well, celebrate every day and think orchids!


Demetria Marsh,

OSWP President


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