Monthly Archives: March 2014

April 3rd 2014 Newsletter

 We meet at the Moana Landscape and Design Center at  7:00 PM
1100 West Moana Lane in Reno

Presidents Message:

We all have times when we realize we have too many of one variety of orchid or an orchid has outgrown its pot and needs dividing or that the ‘miniature’ has become too large. Perhaps you have a plant that is just not happy in your windowsill but would be happy in someone’s greenhouse.

The April meeting is your chance to sell it or work a trade with other OSNN members. Bring your orchids that need a new home. You can bring as many plants as you wish. This meeting will combine sales, trades and socializing. Members can negotiate among themselves. OSNN will not charge a percentage.

Don’t forget to bring your ‘show-and-tell’ plants. Also, circle May 3-4 on your calendar for our show and sale at Rail City Garden Center. This is another important event that allows OSNN to bring growers and other orchid experts to Reno.
–Taeko Heiser

Welcome new Members:
Sarah Fletcher, Betty and Thad Holcomb, Christine Kratzer and Peggy Ragsdale.

 Wear Your Name Badge:
Please pick up and wear your name tag, that helps all of us to get to know each other faster, especially our new members in 2014. All name tags will be collected and entered in a special orchid raffle.

This Month Speaker:   Gisela Hymmen will present a slideshow from the
March 2005 18th World Orchid Conference in Dijon France.

 Hospitality:  With its focus on OSNN’s social side, April’s meeting promises to be a most pleasurable one for all of us. Naturally, having something to munch on as we mingle, and meeting our new members, will add to the fun.

 Please consider bringing some sort of “finger food,” such as a light hors d’oeuvre or dessert, to contribute to our snack table. Plates and napkins will be provided.

Don’t forget – your contribution earns you a free raffle ticket!                               Questions or suggestions? Contact Pam McAllister, Hospitality.

Orchid culture and growing tips:   http://www.orchid-care-tips.com/  is a great site for beginners and experts to learn more about growing orchids. Also check out the LINKS on our website www.osnnv.com for more information about orchids.

Do you have stuff for next month’s newsletter?  If so then contact Gisela before the 20th of the prior month.  Submissions may be edited for content.

                               

 

 

.

Science Fair at Lenz Elementary School

Taeko Heiser and Gisela Hymmen had a great time being part of the science fair at
Lenz Elementary School Feb. 11th 2014.
Aside from blooming orchids we had lots of orchid pictures, seedlings in flasks, and seedpods. The children liked touching the orchid growing material (bark and moss) we had in our display, and learned about the seedpods.
Parents also showed interest in our orchid society.

our President Taeko Heiser

our President Taeko Heiser

WP_20140211_002

February 6th 2014 Newsletter

We meet at the Moana Landscape and Design Center at  7:00 PM
1100 West Moana Lane in Reno
There will not be a general meeting in February due to
Our Annual Orchid Show and Sale Feb.7th– 9th.

It is not too late for members to volunteer for a time slot to help with the show Contact Rosemarie.

We encourage everyone – especially beginner and novice growers to bring and enter their blooming orchids in the show, you might just win a ribbon!

Plant drop-off time ( Moana Nursery Main Bldg), is Thursday Feb. 6th 4pm to…

Please do not bring plants prior to 4 pm unless you are assisting with table set-up!

President’s Message:
Thank you OSNN for being so welcoming and supportive of our invited speakers. The feedback we have received is that they enjoy coming to a club where the members not only welcome the speaker but each other as well. We are able to bring orchid experts to Reno because of your support of OSNN shows, plant sales at local garden centers and our club plant raffles. We have an upcoming show and sale at Moana on February 7 through 9. Please bring your blooming plants and don’t forget to volunteer.
–Taeko Heiser.

Welcome new Members: Billie and Robert Ratko.

Wear Your Name Badge:
Please pick up and wear your badge, and you will have a chance to win an orchid in our special raffle.

Attachments:  Jan. board meeting, Kathy Robal’s Bio. . Please open OSNN 014 Orchid Show for all the details about       our upcoming Moana Show!
2014 Membership

Renew your membership, $25 for a single, and $40 for two in a household.

Please give your check or cash to Heather.

March 31st is the cut-off date to renew your membership and continue to receive our monthly OSNN newsletter.

Do you have stuff for next month’s newsletter?  If so then contact Gisela before the 20th of the prior month.  Submissions may be edited for content.