January 2020 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019
Program Speaker: Mary Cinotto, Shirl Stowe, and Linda Whipkey
Program: “Bromeliad Education Program”

The program presents a review of the society’s educational display. Members will have a chance to look at the computer program and the types of information that will be presented to the public at our show in May. Come add to ideas for reaching out to the public in 2020.

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., January 23, 7:00 p.m.
Deadline for the February bulletin: February 4, 2020

November 2019 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019
Program Speaker: Andy Siekkinen
Program: Hechtias

Andy will speak on the genus Hechtia
Meeting Agenda:

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

Since Andy will be selling plants, there will NOT be a member sale at this meeting.

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., November 21, 7:00 p.m.
Deadline for the November bulletin: November 5, 2019

October 2019 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019
Program Speaker: Dennis Cathcart from the Tropiflora nursery in Sarasota, Florida
Program: “Understanding Bromeliads”

Dennis has traveled the world observing, studying, and photographing Bromeliads in cultivation and in habitat. His presentation will touch on the following topics:

  • An explanation of what a Bromeliad is.
  • Their geographical range.
  • A bit about their discovery and early culture.
  • Size of the Bromeliad family.
  • Main characteristics of the different subfamilies.
  • Physical sizes of various plants.
  • Bromeliad phenotypes.
  • Explanation and examples of the three main ‘cultural’ types of bromeliads.
  • A section discussing Bromeliad monocarpy.

Meeting Agenda:

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

Since plants from the Tropiflora nursery will be on sale, there will NOT be a member sale at this meeting.

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., November 21, 7:00 p.m.
Deadline for the September bulletin: October5, 2019

September 2019 Announcements

Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019
Program Speaker: John Edmonson
Program: “Making Your Bromeliads Photogenic”

John will be discussing how to photograph your Bromeliads with flair. He will touch on plant selection, equipment setup, lighting, backgrounds, and various techniques to give you eye-catching images.

Meeting Agenda:

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

There will be a member sale at this meeting.

Next Board Meeting: Thurs., November 21, 7:00 p.m.
Deadline for the September bulletin: September 5, 2019