Next Meeting

Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

 

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  • Sales start at 12:00 ( not before )
  • Culture talks on the stage by Alexsi Antanaitis
  • Program starts at 1:00
  • Speaker: Glen Decker

    Piping Rock Orchids, Galway, New York

  • Member plant table review
  • Raffle
  • Treats for the social break provided by members whose names start with letter N through R

 

more about the Annual Show 2020

 

Future SOOS Meetings:
Date Speaker
Oct 6th Dr. Kristen Uthus
Nov 3rd George Hatfield
Dec 1st Annual Fund Raiser Auction and Holiday Pot-luck luncheon

Obituary

Long time SOOS member, enthusiastic orchid hobbyist and conservation activist Tom Shields has passed away. Tom was a conservation committee mainstay and served additionally as the conservation person for the Canadian Orchid Congress. He was instrumental in promoting conservation displays at our annual shows. His family has requested privacy at this time, but we extend Monika and her daughters our deepest sympathy. We will all miss Tom a great deal.

Tom Shield’s Memorial Fund

As reported in the last newsletter long time SOOS member, enthusiastic orchid hobbyist and conservation activist Tom Shields has passed away. Tom leaves a wife and three daughters. They very much appreciated the wonderful response of SOOS members to their plant sale. To provide further assistance to the family, friends have set up a gofundme site at https://www.gofundme.com/tom-shields-memorial

Any contributions will be greatly appreciated. Please share the link on social media.

SOOS Annual Show Committee 2020

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Planning for the 2020 Show to be held February 8th and 9th is just beginning. We are looking for new members for the Show Committee which meets just after the regular SOOS monthly meeting for an hour or so. It is not compulsory to attend meetings to be a member. Many duties don’t require much work until closer to the Show itself.

Please consider this an invitation to you to join the Show Committee and assist in making our 40th Show the best yet.

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