June 2006
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Next Meeting: Thursday 8th June 7:30pm


Mary E. Gerritsen, Ph.D.:  
"Masdevallias Gems of the Orchid World"

Dr. Mary Gerritsen is the vice-president of the Peninsula Orchid Society (POS).  Mary will be talking about Masdevallias, and the story behind her recent book "Masdevallias, Gems of the Orchid World" co-authored with fellow POS member, Ron Parsons. Mary has been actively growing orchids for about 10 years, and likes to grow miniature species such as Masdevallias, Restrepias and Pleurothallids. However, her collection also includes lots of Bulbophyllums, Phragmipediums and Oncidiums. 

When she is not talking to her orchids or writing about them, she is actively involved in the development of new drugs to treat cancer, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration

Mary will be selling her new book at a discount for $35 to members of DVOS and sign it at the meeting.
Plants for the raffle table will be provided by John Leathers and Bob Hamilton

No host dinner with the speaker:
We will meet at  5:30 at Pasta Pomodoro, 45 Cresent Lane, Pleasant Hill (This is in downtown Pleasant Hill.)  Everyone is welcome at this dinner. Please notify Eileen Jackson at 707-642-5915 or jackson.eileen@att.net  if you would like to join our speaker for dinner.


Website Note
Still no new photos of awarded plants.  My apologies.  

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More about Mary Gerritsen and her book click here. 

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