President's Letter

November 2019


Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful October meeting with a great speaker, Daryl Venables of Tezula Orchids, plus a great turnout of members.  Daryl was an enthusiastic, organized, knowledgeable speaker who shared his vast knowledge of tolumnias (formerly known as equitant oncidiums).  Plus he had beautiful tolumnias for sale for $10.

We had a productive board meeting before our monthly meeting.  The minutes will be printed in the newsletter.  Our thanks to Cristina Eyler who stepped in this month for Lance Cheuvront, to be our secretary for both the board meeting and the monthly meeting.

Carolyn Bolton has agreed, once again, to be in charge of our Holiday Party at the Garden Center on December 8th.  Save the date and keep an eye out for information from Carolyn.  It’s fun, informative, delicious and there are orchid plants for all attendees.  Yay!

Our thanks to all our members who helped at the Highmark Expo the two dates in October:  Pat and Larry  Wagner, Val Robey, Nancy Kline, Carolyn Bolton and Sheila Nathanson.  It was a good opportunity to spread the word about the OSWP and also our March Orchid Show in the South Hills.

Calling all SHOW COMMITTEE CHAIRPEOPLE:  Please be sure you enlist/recruit a member to be your apprentice for our March Orchid show in the next few weeks.  This is to not only help you with the workload, but also involve other members, bring some new ideas and help us prepare for the future.

Hope to see you at our November 17th meeting at the Garden Center.

We have so much to be thankful for.  Happy Thanksgiving!


Demetria Marsh
OSWP President

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