January 2006
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Next Meeting: Thursday 12th January 7:30pm

"The Beauty of Brazilian Laelias"
Presentation by Fred Shull

Fredís interest with orchids began as a simple high school project. After some success and a few failures, he wanted to learn more and more about these rare and beautiful plants. Itís been over 40 years and he is still in love with the Brazilian Laelias.
An AOS Judge for over 15 years, Fred has also served as Vice President and President of the San Francisco Orchid Society. He also supports numerous societies as liaison and introduced many excellent speakers to these societies.
Fred loves to travel and has been fortunate to view many orchids growing in their native environment particularly in Brazil and Mexico.  He attended many World Orchid Conferences. Fred grows a variety of genera in the Orchid Family with special interest in the Cattleya alliance.

Fred will take us through a 45 minute program that will include culture, slides ending with a question and answer session.

Raffle table will be provided by Fred Shull. He will also bring plants for sale.

No host dinner will be at Pasta Pomodoro at 5:30 p.m. in down town Pleasant Hill.
Pasta Pomodoro
45 Crescent Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
To have a lovely dining experience and enjoy the company of our guest speakers, please contact Eileen Jackson at 707-642-5915.

The Orchid Ranch in Livermore is closing, let's support Frank, Madge and Sue by visiting Fordyce Orchids for the last time (or times!).

Monthly Program: ICU
During the general meetings each month, we have a new program called the ICU - Doctor on Duty.  During the brake session (only 15 minutes) while most of you will be enjoying the refreshments, one can bring in a plant to have it looked at by the ICU Doctor on duty. Remember to place the plant you bring in into a clear plastic container.  Please do not bring in more than one plant to each meeting.

Website Note
I'm back but busy so still haven't had a chance to add the past months winners, so we'll have to wait awhile.   Ulrike is helping out with the front page. Learning text  before she ventures mucking with pictures.

Websites of the Month

Check out the Orchidmania site.  Lots of cultural information FAQs and pictures. 

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