April 2017 Announcements

Meeting Date: Saturday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: 16023 Pebble Bend Drive, 77068

Program Speaker: Rick and Carole Richtmyer, and David Whipkey

Program: ABC “Selecting and Preparing Plants to Show”

No seedling of the month

Meeting Agenda: ABC Picnic

Everyone who plans to attend the ABCs picnic is asked to bring a covered dish (salad, vegetable or dessert), as lunch will be served . BS/HI provides main course and drinks.

No member sale or raffle.

Also BYOC — Bring Your Own Chair

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., June 22, 7:00 p.m.

Deadline for May bulletin: May 5, 2017

March 2017 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, March, 21, 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: West Gray Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019

Program Speaker: Scott Sandel

Program: “Northern Peru – Bromeliads of Tabaconas Namballe Sanctuary, the Archaeological Sites and Cordillera Negra & Blanca”

Seedling of the month: Neoregelia Java Plum

Meeting Agenda:

  • Greetings/Call to Order/Member Plant Sale
  • Show and Tell
  • Meeting
  • Break/Refreshments/Buy raffle tickets/plants
  • Program
  • Raffle
  • Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., March 23, 7:00 p.m.

Deadline for April bulletin: March 31, 2017

February 2017 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: West Gray Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019

Program Speaker: Darla Harris

Program: “Diversity of Hardy and Tropical Ferns”

No seedling of the month

Meeting Agenda:

  • Greetings/Call to Order/Darla Plant Sale
  • Show and Tell
  • Meeting
  • Break/Refreshments/Buy raffle tickets/plants
  • Program
  • Raffle
  • Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., March 23, 7:00 p.m.

Deadline for March bulletin: Feb. 28, 2017

Darla will be selling plants at this meeting!

January 2017 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 17, 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: West Gray Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019

Program Speaker: Carole Richtmyer

Program: “Earth Stars of Texas”

No seedling of the month

Meeting Agenda:

  • Greetings/Call to Order/Member Plant Sale
  • Show and Tell
  • Meeting
  • Break/Refreshments/Buy raffle tickets/plants
  • Program
  • Raffle
  • Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., Jan 19, 7:00 p.m.

Deadline for February bulletin: Jan. 28, 2017

There will be a member plant sale at this meeting!

November 2016 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: West Gray Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019

Program Speaker: Dennis Cathcart

Program: “Bromeliads in the Wilderness”

Seedling of the month: Neo. ‘Puppy Love’

Meeting Agenda:

  • Greetings/Call to Order/Tropiflora Plant Sale
  • Show and Tell
  • Meeting
  • Break/Refreshments/Buy raffle tickets/plants
  • Program
  • Raffle
  • Adjourn

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., Nov 10, 7:00 p.m.

Deadline for January bulletin: Jan. 4, 2017

There will not be a member plant sale at this meeting!

Recent Honors Awarded to Gary Gallick

gary-gallick-honor On Thursday, September 1, more than 40 second-year Ph.D. students and their mentors were honored at a ceremony held in Onstead Auditorium. During the event, Gary Gallick, Ph.D., was recognized as the 2015-2016 recipient of the Paul E. Darlington Mentor Award for University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Faculty.

gary-gallick-neoregalia Gary was also honored at a BS/H meeting where Jimmy Woolsey informed him that Dennis Cathcart and Tropiflora was naming a Neoregelia after him, Neoregelia ‘Gary Gallick’. The plant is a beautiful, variegated hybrid made by Ray Coleman.