BELLE ISLE VOLUNTEERS – CANCEL SATURDAY Due to construction the Saturday Belle Isle session is canceled this month. We will meet next month – November.
NEW MEMBERS – CURRENT MEMBERS
Nominations for MOS Board/Volunteers for Committee Positions – Click for link to October Newsletter
HELP MAINTAIN YOUR CLUB
MOS always has a need for member support in running the society. You can easily help by participating in any number of committees. Most take just a little time and there are people who will help you get started. It’s easy and it is important in maintaining our society. Use the contact us form in this website or speak to anyone at our Sunday meetings.
Participate – It’s Fun
Kathy has some comments on Angraecum eichlerianum and Angraecum infundibulare. Members click here.
MOS IN BLOOM – MEMBERS ORCHID PICTURES – Do you have pictures of your orchids as they come into bloom? Please send your pictures as they bloom to me at email@example.com . A full name accompanying each picture would make a perfect contribution to our website. Click for the link.
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER IS HERE Click here to view the October newsletter.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – OCTOBER, 2015
Autumn is here. The leaves are changing and falling, and we’ve already had some lows in the 30’s. I hope that everyone managed to get their plants safely indoors and ready for the gray days of winter. Sounding kind of gloomy? Wait! We have lots to look forward to including the away shows in Saginaw, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Ann Arbor, not to mention our own Palm Sunday Show. By exhibiting in each other’s shows, all the societies benefit.
We have already had a good speaker and educational workshop in September and great plans are in place for October and November. We have a Holiday party in December that Renie and Sandy have been working on for months.
Organizations like MOS count on membership input and participation to function successfully. You have the opportunity to become further involved in the activities of MOS and learn more about orchids by volunteering to help with or by taking charge of some of these functions. I have been busy waving my magic wand and saying magic words like Please, Thank You, Twin Pines, and Abracadabra – to no avail. We have a great need for more member participation. Some of our members are wearing several hats and would gladly share with you. You could take on a chairmanship by yourself or co-chair with another person. Mentoring and coaching are available if you wish. If you’re interested in volunteering for a chairmanship, please let me know.
We will be having elections for 2016 soon. Please see Kathy Mykolajenko’s article about nominations and elections for other ways in which you can contribute to the success of MOS.
I look forward to seeing you at the October MOS general meeting.
Tim Heath, President
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER IS HERE Sandy has worked her magic and the September newsletter has appeared. See the LINK HERE.
OCTOBER 18 – MOS GENERAL MEETING, First Baptist Church, Birmingham
ANNUAL MOS HOLIDAY DINNER
Although December is a few months away, it is time to start making plans to attend our annual holiday party. It will be held on December 6, 2015. Tickets are available at our meetings.
Another nice turn out for our summer educational series. Repotting was the topic and it was hands on. Thanks to Glenda for her sponsoring our event and making it a success along with Kathy for her expert tutelage. We all had fun exploring the greenhouse and an informative day. More pictures LINK HERE
OPEN GREENHOUSE – SUNDAY 7-19-15
We had a nice turn out for the open greenhouse educational event today. Our wonderful hosts John and Penny made it a really nice event. See the LINK HERE for some pictures and don’t forget in August we have another event. Check the July update for details.
PICNIC – AUCTION PICTURES
Our picnic was a great success. Please see the LINK HERE for pictures.
APRIL AND MAY BOARD MEETINGS AND THE MAY GENERAL MEETING
Minutes of the April and May board meetings and the May General meeting are posted. See the LINK HERE – board meetings and general meetings.
Check out the great blog showing Larry and Kherwin’s recent orchid adventures – Trips to Wind Swept in Time Orchids, Dick Waggner’s orchid sale and lots more. See New Pictures
MEMBERS NEWS PASSWORD CHANGE
As of Friday, May 22, 2015 the Members News password is changed. Current paid members should have received an email giving them the new password. If you have problems please use the Contact Us Form so that I can help. Thanks – Dan
The May Newsletter is in. Please check it out at Members News . Our Newsletters are really great thanks to our editor, Sandy Hill. Thank you Sandy !!
MOS Display at Ann Arbor
The Ann Arbor Orchid Festival was held on April 18 – 19. The Michigan Orchid Society display was an all out beauty. Our display took many awards including the AOS award and had an astounding 85 plants entered into competition. Thanks go to the many volunteers who set up and dismantled the display and our co-captains Kathy and Dale. For more pictures and listing of the awards click here for Members News.