Newsletter September 2022 – Volume 75, Issue 8

September Update With The Society

The August member’s picnic was held on Saturday, August 13th at the home of Andy Wright.

Andy and his family set a lovely table for their guests. There was a wide array of mains, sides, desserts, and beverages. There were about twenty people that attended the picnic, including members and their families.

Along with having time to leisurely socialize in this lovely setting it was a wonderful treat to be able to talk with Andy about the plants in his greenhouse. There were orchids and nepenthes everywhere you looked. It was truly a site to behold.

Andy Wright's Greenhouse

The speaker for the September Meeting is Tom Etheridge, he has been growing orchids for about 45 years, having first started out with Vandas and Cattleyas while growing up in Florida. Since the mid-1990s he has lived in Oregon where he now specializes in orchids that thrive in the cool Pacific Northwest – Odontoglossums, Masdevallias, and Draculas. He is an Accredited Judge in, and chair of, the Pacific Northwest Judging Center and is a past Vice-President and Board Member of the AOS. Professionally, he holds a PhD in chemistry and retired last year from a 25+ year career at HP where he was the company’s Carbon Footprint Program Manager.

The registration for the September Meeting: Zoom Registration. Remember this is both an in-person and a hybrid Zoom meeting, please feel welcome to join us in-person. (Our September speaker will be joining us via Zoom)

The Display Table, Sales Table, Raffle and Library are all part of the meeting this month.

The UW no longer has Covid restrictions for gatherings. We will still provide masks and hand sanitizers for attendees for their personal use as they see fit.