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End of year activities for Maclean Orchid Society

Terry Bird, Popular Vote winner for Cymbidium Australian Midnight. Image: Contributed

A happy New Year one and all!

Our next meeting is on Saturday January 19, at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Church Street Maclean. Plants are benched by 1pm for the start of the meeting after the judging at 1.30pm. Lucky door and raffle prizes are included, plus afternoon tea.

There are a couple of bus trips lined up, so do reserve your seats with secretary Sue, at the meeting.

Our end of year party took place on Saturday November 17, for a memorable feast of food, friendship, flowers and fun, at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Maclean. Congratulations to all who attended and helped to make the party such a success.

There were a few choice orchids and flowers on display for Popular Vote only; the winners being Terry & Penny Bird’s multi-flowering reddish black pendulous orchid Cymbidium Australian Midnight, and in the flower section, newly elected president Judy Abbott’s Desert Rose.

Point score winner of the year, outgoing president Terry Bird accepted congratulations from his successor Judy Abbott, and the trophy via secretary Sue King, runner-up for the year. Lucky door and many raffle winners stepped up for their prizes too.

Then on Saturday December 1, our Cymbidium bust-up day was enjoyed by all at Terry’s & Penny’s, where many of us gathered again for an interesting hands-on potting session. Thanks go out to all the helpers, friends, foodies and flower people, and for the many divided Cymbidiums in hand for $5 each to the Society’s funds; another great day. Thanks to all who contributed time and supportive enthusiasm throughout this past year, and ongoing through to this new year.

We have a line-up of interesting guest speakers, happy to share their experience with other nature enthusiasts.

Penny Bird

Point score winner of 2018, outgoing president Terry Bird. Image: Contributed
End of year Club Party. Image: Contributed

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