December  2004
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Next Meeting: Thursday 9th December 6:00pm
Meeting Will be Held at the Bridge Center
DVOS Annual Christmas Party!
Note change of VENUE AND TIME for December Meeting.

Bridge Center
2219 Morello Ave
Pleasant Hill, Ca. 94523


Your “ticket” for entrance to the annual Christmas Potluck Dinner is a two-part affair!

First you need to bring a side dish, salad or dessert, enough for 8, according to the alphabet schedule below. Second you need to bring a gift orchid or orchid related item (something that you’d like to receive yourself) for the Annual Gift Exchange. Make sure any plants are bug free. Bring your own Plates, Cutlery etc. More details in the December newsletter.

To keep things lively Santa and his helper Tinkle may show up and determine which little Diablo View Member has been naughty or nice!


DVOS Winners for November

2004 DVOS Show Results

The show winners are posted here.

Help Wanted
Vice President

Presently the DVOS is in need of a person or group of people to act as club Vice President: duties are to arrange speakers and raffle tables for next year, 2005.  Without speakers there will be no activity at club meetings except the Show and Tell Table and refreshments.  There will be no Raffle Table.

At President Dennis Olivas’ request outgoing VP Kathy Barrett arranged 5 speakers and 2 raffle tables for next year.  It will fall to someone else to keep in contact with these speakers, confirming their commitment, getting plants for  raffle table and taking the speaker to Dinner.  Feel free to cancel these speakers if you want.  Actually if no one wants to take on the responsibility of taking the speaker to dinner that social nicety can be dropped.  Other societies don’t take the speaker to dinner, so why should we? [shrug]

You can find speakers by asking Dennis Olivas, Francisco Baptista or Rob Terry who they have liked to hear in the past, calling that person up, and seeing if they can talk. Additionally there is a group of VPs that stay in contact by email.  You can find out who they have booked and call their speakers up to see if they want to come to talk to the DVOS too.

You have to attend Board meetings the 3rd Thursday of the month.

You have to arrange Raffle Table Plants. Usually the speaker provides the raffle table plants but in cases where they can’t you only have to ask Dennis, Fordyce or Fred and Francisco who you may be able to get plants from.  You usually get this info at the Board meeting.

You have to tell the newsletter editor and the webmaster who the speaker is in time for them to put it in the newsletter, etc.  Speakers usually provide the biography that appears in the newsletter.

Kathy will provide you with correspondence and contact numbers for the speakers she has arranged to date.

Yes.  We are in dire need.  

Websites of the Month
This site includes the  International Orchid Register, good for research on species and crosses.

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