Bromeliads 14 – Beachside: Newsletter 1

Rydges Resort Hotel, Port Macquarie
21st to 23rd September 2007
Hosted by Cairns Bromeliad Society Inc.
P. O. Box 28 Cairns Qld 4870

The 14th Australian Bromeliad Conference “Beachside” is for all bromeliad lovers but it is especially for those members who cannot for many reasons come to Cairns in June 2008 to attend the 18th World Bromeliad Conference.
Port Macquarie is a beautiful holiday playground regardless of your age.  Visit historic sites, museums, wineries and wildlife parks, go whale watching or cruising.
“Beachside” Guest Speaker will be Pamela Koide of “Bird Rock Tropicals” Nursery, California.
Many of you have already enjoyed Pamela’s presentations and here is a great chance for those who have not met Pamela.
Other seminar presenters are from the wealth of knowledge we have in Australia.
Seminars on varied topics are planned from practical demonstrations to collecting trips and plant access.

Detailed information will follow.
Travel Options –  Road, Rail, Air or Coach.
XPT Train to Wauchope with a coach connection to Port Macquarie.
Country Link Reservations 132232.
Coach – Greyhound Pioneer and McCaffertys have daily services from
Sydney and Brisbane, reservations on 131499.
Air – QantasLink have several daily flights, reservations 131313.
Registration – Includes Morning tea & Lunch Fri./Sat./Sun. and Sunday night Banquet,
plus Proceedings Book.         Very Early Bird – $165.00 when paid before 31/1/07.
Early Bird – $180.00 from 1/2/07 to 30/6/07.
$200.00 from 1/7/07 and at the door.
For Partners not attending seminars, the Banquet is $50.00 per person.
Registration Forms will be available soon.
Accommodation  – Rydges have been very generous in reducing the room rate for us.
City View Deluxe Rooms (1 queen size bed) @ $140 per night
City View Deluxe Twin Rooms (2 double beds)@$140 per night
Water View Rooms (1 queen size bed) @ $160 per night
Water View Rooms (2 double beds) @ $160 per night
Water View Balcony Rooms (1 queen size bed) @ $180 per night
Water View Balcony Rooms (2 double beds) @ $180 per night
There will be a Bus Trip to Nurseries, Plant Show and Plant Sales
Funds  are needed for Guest Speaker costs; Speakers Gift; Show prizes & Proceedings Book.  All Donors may specify where their donation is to be allocated.
Monster Raffle:  We are planning a six large prizes raffle to be drawn on 25/11/06.  Please advise me by email if you do not want me to send tickets to sell to your members.
A Future Conferences Meeting will be held at the conference to discuss Australian Conferences.  I will canvas each society, including New Zealand, for input closer to the date, by either a society representative or a written advice.

Lynn Hudson Secretary & Australian Bromeliad Conferences Coordinator

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