Bromeliads 14 – Beachside: Newsletter 2

“Bromeliads 14 – Beachside”
Rydges Resort Hotel, Port Macquarie
21st to 23rd September 2007
Hosted by Cairns Bromeliad Society Inc.
P. O. Box 28 Cairns Qld 4870

Greetings fellow bromeliad lovers,
Work is progressing for “Bromeliads 14 – Beachside” there is good interest and here is where we are at:
Pamela Koide-Hyatt is confirmed as our Guest Speaker.
Other speakers so far include Chris Larson, Peter Tristram, Greg Aizelwood and Maurice Kellett.

The Rare Plant Auction already has 4 donations and more donations will be gratefully accepted.

There will be wonderful Plant Sales and each delegate is welcome to bring plants for sale. Normal conditions apply, each plant must be clean and free of scale and may be bare rooted or potted.
They must have legible name tags, plus they must have legible vendor price tags.

There will be a Plant Show  and a Champion Plant award.  Select your Show Plant now, tell it about the trip and give it some special attention.
There will be 2 Raffles drawn daily and you will be able to place your ticket for your preferred prize/prizes.
P.S.  Fun will be compulsory.

Thank you for your support.
We look forward to being together again in a very beautiful part of Oz and having fun whilst learning more about our favourite plants.

Keep safe,  Lynn

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Monster Raffle – Drawing date was 25th November.
Winners were telephoned immediately and prizes forwarded. Winners are listed below the prize:-
Prizes :     1st  Set of “Jewels of the Jungle” by Jose Manzanares cost $322 (preprint price)
2 books -  part 1 – Bromelioideae & part 2 – Pitcairnioideae .. donated by Lynn
Wendy Searles of Western Australia with Green C87
2nd  $100 of Bromeliads ..  from The Olive Branch
Margaret Marton of Cairns Society with Black F19
3rd   $50 of Tillandsias  ..  donated by Bob Hudson
Marj Szabo of Sunshine Coast Society with Black D43
4th   Frog on a Log – log 46cm x 16cm .. donated by Bob Hudson
Karen Cross of Cairns Society with Black C05
5th   Mystery Box of Cairns ..  from Cairns Society Members
Greg Oldano of Cairns Society with Black A69
6th   Mystery Gardening Box ..  from Cairns Society Members
Gwen Parkinson of Queensland Society with Blue C25

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