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January 7 Meeting

The January program on “World Orchid Congress 2017 Ecuador” will be presented by Emily Quinn, a 20-year society member.  Emily was introduced to orchids when she went to the now closed Orchids and Ferns in Houston.  She purchased ferns and orchids – the ferns died, the orchids didn’t!  She serves as training coordinator for the American Orchid Society Dallas Judging Center where she has been an accredited judge for over seven years.

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2017 End of Year Plant Table Judging Results

416 total plants at nine meetings and two shows, 569 points logged:
10.  Vinh Du – 21 points
  9.  Mike Beber – 30 points
  8.  Gerry Darver – 34 points
  7.  David Gould – 39 points
  6.  Kathy Halverson – 41 points
  5.  Kathi McKenzie – 43 points
  4.  George Bogard – 44 points

And the Finalists!

3.  Karl Varian – 47 points, won $50
2.  Linda Horton – 61 points, won $75
1.  Judy Cook – 80 points, won $100
Congratulations to the winners and thank you all 25 members who brought plants this year!  Thank you also to the 12 members who helped judge the tables!  Let’s have another great year in 2018!
submitted by Nancy Cropp