November 2020 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: On your computer, tablet, or phone, it’s a ZOOM meeting!
Program Presenters: Paul Wingert and Rick Richtmyer
Program: Orthophytums 

Meeting Agenda:

  • Login (Beginning at 7:00 p.m. Check your email or Bulletin for your invitation.)
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Program
  • “Show and Tell” with John Schmidt and Mary Cinotto
  • Adjournment

Next Scheduled Board Meeting: Thurs., November 19, 2020 p.m. Format and location to be announced.
Deadline for the December bulletin: December 4, 2020

October 2020 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: On your computer, tablet, or phone, it’s a ZOOM meeting!
Program Presenter: Alex Bello
Program: Alex will show pictures of and discuss some of his favorite Chester Skotak Neoregelia hybrids.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Login (Beginning at 7:00 p.m. Check your email or Bulletin for your invitation.)
  • Annual Business Meeting
    • Election of Officers
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Program
  • “Show and Tell” with John Schmidt and Mary Cinotto
  • Adjournment

Next Scheduled Board Meeting: Thurs., November 19, 2020 p.m. Format and location to be announced.
Deadline for the November bulletin: November 4, 2020

September 2020 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 15, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: On your computer, tablet, or phone, it’s a ZOOM meeting!
Program Presenter: Paul T. Isley III
Program: Tillandsias

The program will be presented by Paul T. Isley from Rainforest Flora located in Torrance, CA. Paul give a presentation titled: “44 Years of Growing Tillandsia, the Lilac Fire, and Rainforest Flora”

Meeting Agenda:

  • Login (Beginning at 7:00 p.m. Check your email or Bulletin for your invitation.)
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Program
  • “Show and Tell” with John Schmidt
  • Adjournment

Next Scheduled Board Meeting: Thurs., November 19, 2020 p.m. Format and location to be announced.
Deadline for the October bulletin: October 4, 2020

August 2020 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 18, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: On your computer, tablet, or phone, it’s a ZOOM meeting!
Program Presenter: Gordon Stowe and Frank Lee
Program: Greenhouses in Houston

Gordon and Frank will talk about the various growing structures that are currently being used in the Houston area.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Login (Beginning at 7:00 p.m. Check your email or Bulletin for your invitation.)
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Program
  • “Show and Tell” with John Schmidt
  • Adjournment

Next Scheduled Board Meeting: Thurs., November 19, 2020 p.m. Format and location to be announced.
Deadline for the September bulletin: September 4, 2020

July 2020 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, July 21, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: On your computer or phone, it’s a ZOOM meeting!
Program Presenter: David Whipkey
Program: Genus Aechmea: Species and Cultivars in popular cultivation

David will present a program developed for the Bromeliad Society International by the late Herb Plever. The program on Aechmeas was recently updated for our July meeting.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Login (Beginning at 7:00 p.m. Check your email or Bulletin for your invitation.)
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements
  • Program
  • Show and Tell with John Schmidt
  • Adjournment

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., July 23, 2020 p.m. Format and location to be announced.
Deadline for the August bulletin: August 4, 2020

***Breaking News*** Updated June 3, 2020


Hello All,

After considering the latest news on the COVID-19, the health of our members and our speakers, and the possibility that West Gray may not be available any time soon, the Board of Directors has decided to hold our meetings online using the Zoom software for the next few months. I’d like to thank Mary Cinotto for volunteering to host the June Zoom meeting for us. It will be held on June 16, 2020 from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. You should have received an invitation from Mary on May 29, 2020 that contains a link that will allow you to join the meeting. Mary also sent an email on June 2, 2020 containing the link for the meeting in case you did not receive the invitation. If you are not familiar with Zoom, please do an internet search for “how to join a Zoom meeting” and you should find several tutorials. Mary is also going to include a link in the June Bulletin to the tutorials and a link for joining the meeting. The bulletin will be posted online by early next week.

Linda Whipkey, VP of Programs, has also been very busy working to find programs suitable for Zoom and for the remainder of the year should we be able to meet in person again. If anyone has any ideas or programs or speakers, I’m sure she would appreciate hearing your ideas and thoughts.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but feel we should err on the cautious side at this point.

Thank you all for your understanding, and we hope you all stay healthy and safe.

Cherie Lee
President BS/H