Monthly meetings commence at 7.45pm. Usually,
the short formal meeting is followed by plant descriptions given by
members. Supper follows to allow members time to socialise and discuss
Monthly Plant Display
Given that the prime objective of the Society is to promote the cultivation
of species orchids, only species or natural hybrids are acceptable for
display. Since we all may be uncertain about the identification of a
plant from time to time, we encourage members to bring plants along
about which they are unsure since someone may be able to identify them.
There is no competition nor restriction on flower count, quality or
length of ownership. We want members to be able to see species plants
in flower. So even if your flowers are a bit past their best, bring
them in as others may not have seen that species in flower.
The Society provides an opportunity table for members to sell surplus
plants and equipment, and for the society to sell product from time
to time. A commission of 10% is charged on all sales.
The Society endeavours to obtain a different species seedling for sale
at each meeting, usually costing between $6.00 and $12.00. The Society
makes a small profit on these sales which is invested in benefits to
members. As it is always difficult to get new or different species,
should members have 20 or more plants of one species which they feel
might be suitable as a monthly plant, please contact a committee member.
The Society conducts a raffle each meeting and at home visits as a means
of raising funds.
During the last weekend of each month (generally on the Sunday morning),
a home visit is held at a member's home. This gives members an opportunity
to enjoy the fellowship that our mutual interest provides, and to see
how others go about growing their orchids.
The Society is able to use quarantine facilities provided by Ken &
Chris to co-operatively import species orchids.
In accordance with the Constitution, the Annual General meeting is held
in May each year at which time the office-bearers and committee are
elected. The majority of Committee members serve two year terms.
Family (1st year @ 2 badges)
[Badges come in two versions. Pin fastening ($11.50) or Magnet fastening
($13.50) Please indicate your preference.] + $15 PA
Single (1st year @ 1 badge) [Pin fastening ($11.50)
or Magnet fastening ($13.50)] + $10.00 PA
New members who don't live in Perth will not require
name badges, therefore their membership will be at the renewal fee only.
New members who don't live in the Perth
area, and are therefore unable to attend meetings, will not require
name badges. Their membership will be at the renewal fee only.