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


March 2020 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019
Program Speaker: Nanako Tingleaf
Program: “Ikebana”

Nanako will give a presentation on using Bromeliads in an Ikebana arrangement. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Social time
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements and Committee Reports
  • Show and Tell
  • Short Break for Refreshments and to purchase raffle tickets
  • Guest Speaker
  • Adjournment
  • Seedling distribution – Neoregelia ‘Plever’
  • Plant Raffle

There will NOT be a member sale at this meeting.

OOPS! Ruby Adams’ garden tour will be April 25 not May 25 as published in the bulletin. Same time, same place, only the date has changed.

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., March 19, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Deadline for the April bulletin: April 4, 2020

February 2020 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019
Program Speaker: Jay Balchan
Program: “Orchids in Houston”

Jay will be giving an introduction to the world of orchids, species and hybrids, with a focus on those more common varieties that thrive in Houston. He will also present a deeper dive into how to take care of the Phalaenopsis orchid you bought at Kroger and how to make it rebloom year after year.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Social time
  • President’s Welcome
  • Announcements and Committee Reports
  • Show and Tell
  • Short Break for Refreshments and to purchase raffle tickets
  • Guest Speaker
  • Adjournment
  • Plant Raffle

There will NOT be a member sale at this meeting.

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., March 19, 2020 7:00 p.m.
Deadline for the March bulletin: March 4, 2020