VAOS Meeting Wed, April 4th, 2018

Speaker: Monroe Kokin
Topic: “Orchid Growing Tips for Southwest Florida”

At the Venice Area Orchid Society’s 7 p.m. April 4th meeting
Monroe has a collection of more than 1,100 orchid’s specializing in bulbophyllums.
Monroe was president of the Sarasota Orchid Society for more than nine years and was show chairman for 13. He is also a life member of Central Florida Orchid Society in Orlando and is a member of Central Jersey Orchid Society.

Meeting starts 7:00 – Doors open at 6:30.
Venice Community Center.




VAOS Meeting Wed, March 7th, 2018


Our scheduled speaker for our March 7th meeting, Allen Black, had to cancel due to family illness.  We have scheduled Roy Krueger to present “Orchids 101”.  This will cover basic orchid culture and should appeal to our many new members.  Hope to see you Wednesday night!

VAOS Meeting Wed, Feb. 7th, 2018

Meeting Wed, Feb. 7th, 2018                                                                                                                  

Speaker: Vern Bloch
Topic: “Brassavolas, New Varieties”

Vern Bloch is a retired Navy pilot who first became interested in orchids after leaving the service in 1987. Two years later, Vern, and his wife, Helen, became owners of the Palm Bay Orchid Range and participated in many orchid shows around the state. They sold the nursery in 2004 but continue to do business on a small scale. For the past twenty years, Vern has conducted programs for numerous orchid societies ranging from the Florida Keys to North Carolina.

Vern will have Orchids for sale and will be happy to answer your questions
Meeting starts 7:00 – Doors open at 6:30.
Venice Community Center.