2023 Calendar Filling with New Set of Activities

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to an exciting 2023 for Houston Orchid Society. I expect everyone will be glad to hear our calendar is filling with a new set of regular yearly activities. Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday beginning January 5. Food and fellowship start about 7pm and the meeting begins at 7:30. First Christian Church is located at 1601 Sunset Boulevard, 77005. Each meeting will have a zoom component with a link sent in the email invitation prior to each meeting. Join us in person or virtually!

Steve Gallagher, VP Speakers, is confirming the 2023 schedule with the Texas Orchid Circuit. TOC is a cooperative effort with other orchid societies throughout the state. This consortium chooses orchidists who give presentations in a selected month to each group. It involves coordination of travel and sharing expenses. The outcome is that HOS has the privilege of seeing noted experts on a range of topics for several programs through the year.

Generally, the January program is not supplied by TOC due to the holiday season, so our program on January 5 will be presented by Fr. Ted Baenziger of the Houston Judging Center. This is a great chance to learn more about this important adjunct of HOS. The monthly HJC meetings are a special way for everyone to get together and admire the products of hours of labor and often serious investments. American Orchid Society awards and recommendations are made at these meetings and shows. Perhaps you will be persuaded  to increase your orchid knowledge by attending one of the HJC meetings, which are typically held on the third Saturday of the month (check the calendar).