DVOS Auction – NEW DATE Aug 15th!

This will be our largest fundraising event. All proceeds will go toward our expenses i.e. speakers and especially our orchid show. It will be a great opportunity to add to your collection and share your plants with other members.
Please invite your family and friends.

1.    Please bring plant(s) for auction. (This will be a donation to the society.)
2.    Please inspect plants for bugs.
3.    A picture of the plant in bloom would be a big plus.
4.    You may put a reserve amount or starting bid amount

The room is available at 6:30 pm until 7:15 pm to arrange the orchids for display. During this time there will be light refreshments.

There will be no Pre-Meeting Dinner, Show & Tell or Plant Table

The Auctioneer will be Sue Fordyce

Sue has a rich horticultural history, most of her life spent in the orchid world with the family business at the Orchid Ranch in Livermore. Her father, Frank Fordyce passed on his passion for orchids and hybridizing Cattleyas to her and she was able to travel and speak to groups throughout the United States and Canada about Orchids, (specifically Cattleyas). When the family business sold in 2006, Sue had the opportunity to change gears and join an exceptionally beautiful and unique property, Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore. She currently manages the Houseplants and Orchids dept., teaches a variety of classes, both horticultural as well as craft and art classes, and she loves what she does. Sue and her family are part of the founding members of Diablo View Orchid Society and a past President. She is an enthusiastic speaker, a patient teacher and has a firm belief that