Home > Minutes

Minutes  

 

General Meeting Minutes - May 19, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 2:45 pm by President Dale Garden. There were 2 visitors present.

Carolyn Butcher announced that the MAOC is sponsoring an essay contest; 500 words, ‘My Travels with Orchids.

Ann Arbor show report: Kathy Mykolajenko reported MOS did very well at the show, including the AOS show trophy.

The Mid America Orchid Congress meeting, Oct 19-20, at the Dayton Art Institute,456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio 45405. Title: Orchids ‘n Art. There will be 4 speakers. WWW.orchidsandart.com

Betty Clindinning announced dinner at The Outback, all are welcome. Betty requested ideas for programs, if there is a subject you would like covered, please let Betty know.

President Dale Garden announced there is a plant stand for sale, info on the back table.

The annual picnic will be held on June 23rd , at the Springdale Pavilion, 316 Strathmore Rd, Birmingham, from 12-4pm. Chicken and beverage will be provided, please bring a dish to pass and your own plate and cutlery, auction to follow.

The rent is due on the storage facility. This is where all equipment etc. for shows is stored. Since the rental is over $500.00, a vote of the membership is required. Motion made by Dave Tigertt, 2 nd , George Mathis, approved.

Betty Clindinning introduced Gene Crocker, retired VP of Carter and Holmes Orchids. The subject of his program was ‘Cattleyas Around the Year'. He also brought orchids for sale.

President Dale Garden adjourned the meeting at 4:01pm.

Refreshments were served, and then Kathy Mykolajenko and Gene Croker reviewed the plant table. People's choice species went to Ann Brunke and hybrid award went to Cheryl Cawley.


Respectfully submitted by

Barbara Mathis
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - April 21, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 2:43 pm by President Dale Garden. There were 10 new members present.

Palm Sunday Show report: Katherine Slaughter stated we had a GREAT SHOW! 1700 visitors attended, the vendors almost sold out, and we signed up 34 new members. There were 50 volunteers working the show, they were greatly appreciated. Thanks to all. A great big thank you to Sue Schweizer for coordinating the MOS display. The display won 1 st place, AOS trophy, silver certificate and artistic display certificate. President Garden thanked Sue for her work and all who helped and brought their beautiful plants. Betty Clindinning won the hair salon prize. The date for the 2014 Palm Sunday Show will be April 12-13.

Joe Peterson announced the GLJC May 18-19 will be held at Washtenaw Community College. There will be several speakers on Cattleyas, judging of orchids and a buffet dinner at 5:00pm, cost $20.00.

President Garden announced several people will be leaving the meeting early to tear down our display at the Ann Arbor Show.

Betty Clindinning announced dinner at Pasquales' all are welcome.

Betty Clindinning introduced John Curtin, who gave a presentation on raising Paphiopedilums, Phalaenopsis, and Lycaste. He also brought plants for sale.

Betty Clindinning adjourned the meeting 3:45pm.

Refreshments were served, and then John Curtin and Joe Peterson reviewed the plant table. People's choice species went to Ann Brunke and hybrid award went to Katherine Slaughter.


Respectfully submitted by

Barbara Mathis
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - January 20, 2013

The general meeting was called to order at 2:33 PM by President Dale Garden.

Dale commented on the passing of Marge Laski. Marge was past President of M.O.S. 2009-2010, Orchidist of the Year with husband Ed and son Dave 1980. A donation in Marge’s name was sent to Orchid Digest.

The change in the by-laws voted on at the November 18, 2012 meeting calls for a vote of approval on all chairpersons. Dale asked those chairpersons to stand. Cheryl Cawley, Hospitality, Conservation, Don Farrelly, Education, Kathy Mikolajenko, Historian, Jeff Lipton, Membership, Gail Lift, Program, Betty Clindinning, Publications, Dave Tiggertt, Show, Katherine Slaughter, Ways and Means, Yvonne Whiteley, AOS representative, Glenda Lask, Recording Secretary, Barbara Mathis, Trophies, Renie Gatney-Smith, Away Shows, Sidnie Kubien. Library, Gyorgy Nagy. Motion to approve by George Mathis, 2nd, Patti DeMaire, approved.

Carolyn Butcher invited all members, new and old to get involved.

The Grand Valley Show at the Meijer Gardens will be January 23-24. Help is needed for set up, tear down and transportation of plants.

Palm Sunday Show: Katherine Slaughter called for volunteers in all areas. Set up, March 21-22, A lead person for the MOS display is needed, registration of plants, clerks, information booth and ticket sales, tear down. Signup sheets were provided. Yvonne asked for help on Friday with unloading the vendors plants. Renie asked for sponsors for trophies and asked for more participation for the President’s Trophy which is awarded to the non greenhouse grown plant. Show bookmarks are available for distribution.

Dale welcomed ten visitors/new members and Don Farrelly asked new members to see him for complimentary magazines.
Betty announced that dinner will be at the Out Back after the meeting.

Glenda announced there will be no judging at the GLJC in February as the judging will take place In Cleveland, Ohio.
Betty Clindinning announced the program for February will be Greg Filter who is an expert on Phrags. John Curtin will give a presentation in April. Betty announced the program for the day; a round robin presentation by Kathy Mikolajenko – Pests and Diseases: Cheryl Cawley – repotting demonstration: Patti DeMaire – Cleaning and Staking. Bill Porter of Porter’s Orchids brought plants for sale.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:05, followed by refreshments. Cheryl was helped by Pat Krueger and Stella Packwood.

Bill Porter and Glenda Lask described plants brought in by members. Best Species was brought in by Joe Rarus And, best Hybrid by Katherine Slaughter.

Following refreshments, the raffle table was presided over by Yvonne Whiteley and Denice Dudas.


Respectfully submitted by

Barbara Mathis
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


 

General Meeting Minutes - November 18, 2012

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:31 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the October minutes as published on the website. Dale Garden motioned, Betty Clindinning seconded, motion was approved.

Dave welcomed two visitors/ new members.

He then made the following announcements:

  • The Holiday Party will be December 2nd at the Gazebo. There will be Orchid Bingo and plants as favors and prizes. Tickets are available from Renie Gatny-Smith.
  • The Saginaw Valley Orchid Show in Midland is coming up. Sidnie Kubien will be in charge of set up and she needs plants and also volunteers to help with tear down.
  • Dave thanked Patti DeMaire for her excellent work on the newsletter as Publications chairperson.

American Orchid Society judge Glenda Lask announced that the Great Lakes Judging Center would be having their annual Bizarre Bazaar holiday party and fundraiser. It will be in December at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

Dave Tigertt then announced that there would be three elections at this meeting and the first would be for Club officers. Trustee Glenda Lask presented the slate to be voted on:

  • President - Dale Garden
  • First Vice-President - Cheryl Cawley
  • Second Vice-President - Betty Clindinning
  • Treasurer - Denice Dudas
  • Recording Secretary - Barbara Mathis
  • Corresponding Secretary - Pam Garden

Glenda made the required requests for other nominees and when none were given she closed the nomination. Evelyn Cohen made a motion to elect the slate as presented. George Mathis seconded the motion. Motion passed.

The second election was held to fill a Trustee position. Renie Gatny-Smith nominated Kathy Mykolajenko and she accepted the nomination. No other nominations were made and Kathy was elected to the Trustee position.

Dave Tigertt then announced the third election which would be a ballot vote on the proposed constitutional changes. He asked for discussion before the vote and noted that three Chairpersons already have a vote.
Members made the following points:
Against: Chairpersons should not have a vote because they are approved not elected.

For: Chairpersons want to be able to vote and it would make their input more meaningful. Board decisions are already generally made by consensus.
We need volunteers and it is appropriate that they have a vote.
Chairpersons should have a vote in order to increase participation.

Dave Tigertt then pointed out that a 2/3 vote in favor was required to pass the change. There was a request to read the ballot aloud which Dave did. He then called a recess to allow time to vote. Dave called the meeting to order again at 3:58 PM and the collected ballots were given to Trustee Carolyn Butcher.

Program chair Betty Clindinning then introduced the speaker, Rob Halgren, who spoke on growing under LED lights.

After the program Carolyn Butcher reported the election results: 40 yes votes, 7 no votes. The proposed constitutional changes passed with 85% voting yes.

Dave Tigertt then announced that the chairpersons would be named at the January meeting for member approval. He also noted that a Publications chairperson was needed.


Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - October 21, 2012

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:47 PM.

President Dave Tigertt welcomed three new members/ visitors.

Dave then asked for approval of the September minutes as posted on the website. Carolyn Butcher made a motion to approve, Dale Garden seconded, motion approved.

Dave then announced that there would be an election of Society officers and a vote on proposed Constitutional changes, both in November.

Trustee Glenda Lask introduced the slate of officers to be voted on.

  • President - Dale Garden.
  • 1st Vice President - Cheryl Cawley.
  • 2nd Vice President - Betty Clindinning.
  • Recording Secretary - Barbara Mathis.
  • Corresponding Secretary: Pam Garden.
  • Treasurer - Denice Dudas.

Glenda also noted that a Trustee position needed to be filled and that the membership has to make the nominations and vote to elect at the Annual Meeting in November. She outlined the requirements for Trustee which are: being a member in good standing for at least 6 years and having held an executive position in the Society.

Dave Tigertt indicated that the as yet unclaimed Society rosters were at the back of the room.

Renie Gatny-Smith announced the Holiday Party would be on December 2nd at the Gazebo in Warren from 1 to 5 PM. Lunch will be at 2 PM and orchid bingo at 3 PM. Tickets are available from her or co-chair Cheryl Cawley.

Dave Tigertt announced that there was a sign-up sheet out for Hospitality. He also thanked Kathy and Maria Mykolajenko for bringing pies.

Dave also announced that the Saginaw Valley Orchid Show was coming up in November and asked for volunteers for set up and tear down.

Patti DeMaire asked if someone would take pictures of the winning plants from the Plant Table and e-mail them to her.

Dave Tigertt introduced the speaker, Roger Zielinski of Raising Rarities. Roger spoke on Cypripediums.


Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - September 16, 2012

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:32 PM.

President Dave Tigertt welcomed one new member/ visitor.

Dave then asked for approval of the June minutes as posted on the website. Betty Clindinning made a motion to approve, Dale Garden seconded, motion approved.

Dave then introduced the present M.O.S. Board members and Chairpersons along with announcements concerning each position.

  • Trustees: Carolyn Butcher, Glenda Lask, Renie Gatny-Smith.
  • Program and Publicity Chairperson: Betty Clindinning.
  • Treasurer: Denice Dudas.
  • Ways and Means Chairpersons: Denice and Duane Dudas.
  • Corresponding Secretary: Diane Burton.
  • Recording Secretary: Pam Garden.
  • 2nd Vice President: Dale Garden.
  • 1st Vice President and Membership Chairperson: Gail Lift. Announcement that Club directories were in the back of the room.
  • Hospitality Chairperson: Cheryl Cawley. At this point Dave asked for a volunteer to be an assistant to Cheryl and noted that there was a sign-up sheet for bringing food.
  • Show Chairperson: Katherine Slaughter. Dave announced a need for an Away Show Chairperson, also someone was needed to lead the display set-up for the Saginaw show.
  • Education and Registration Chairperson: Kathy Mykolajenko.
  • Dave Tigertt presented the Orchidist of the Year Award to Dick Wagner. He noted that Dick has been a member for 35 years and is an A.O.S. judge who is very knowledgeable and helpful to everyone. He has set up many M.O.S. displays.

Dave also presented an award to Denice Dudas as a memento of winning the Orchidist of the Year Award last year. The award is a travelling trophy.

Trustee Carolyn Butcher discussed the non-voting chair positions and introduced the present position holders. She noted the types of issues the Board voted on at meetings and gave her opinion that these chairpersons should be able to vote at the Board meetings.

Program Chairperson Betty Clindinning introduced Harry Akagi from H & R Nurseries in Hawaii. He spoke on "Innovative, Contempory Orchid Breeding at H & R Orchids".

After the program Dave Tigertt asked for volunteers for the Nominating Committee.

Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - June 24, 2012

The general meeting was called to order at 1:24 PM.

President Dave Tigertt asked the membership for authorization to pay the rent on the M.O.S. shed. Betty Clindinning motioned to pay, Dale Garden seconded, the motion to pay was approved.

Dave then announced that he had brought the Club rosters with him for members to pick up.

The business meeting finished and the picnic and auction proceeded.


Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - May 20, 2012

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:38 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the April minutes as published on the website. Clara Molnar motioned, Diane Burton seconded, motion was approved.

He then welcomed two visitors.

Dave announced that Cheryl Cawley, Hospitality Chairperson, needed help with clean-up after the meeting.

Kathy Mykolajenko thanked everyone who helped make the M.O.S. display at the Ann Arbor show a success. The display won a number of awards. Kathy presented the A.O.S. Show Trophy to Gyorgy Nagy, longtime M.O.S. member and great grower, for all his help. She also presented the trophy for the class to Dale and Pam Garden for their help.

Ross Baldwin from Cranbrook asked for help from M.O.S. members with Cranbrook's orchid collection. He also informed the attendees that greenhouse tours were availble on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. He noted his email address, rossbaldwin@ameritech.net.

Dave Tigertt presented the Diamond Award from Orchid Digest to Marge, Ed, and David Laski for their dedication and their contributions to M.O.S. throughout the years. They joined the Club in the late 70's and by 1980 they shared the Orchidist of the Year Award. Marge is also a past President of M.O.S. Renie Gatny-Smith will deliver the award to the Laski's.

Diane Burton announced that she will be setting up a display at the orchid show in Traverse City and requested use of plants from the plant table.

Gail Lift announced that the M.O.S. rosters were available for members to pick up.

Evelyn Cohen asked about interest in the Chicagoland Orchid Show, and the possibility of obtaining funding towards renting a bus to go. The show is September 21, 22, 23. See Evelyn if interested.

Program chair Betty Clindinning introduced the speaker, Doug Kennedy, who traveled here from Toronto with his wife, A.O.S. judge, Terry Kennedy. Doug spoke on the genus Lycaste.


Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - April 15, 2012

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:30 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the March minutes as published on the website. Diane Burton motioned, Dale Garden seconded, motion was approved.

He then welcomed five visitors.

Dave made several announcements:

  • Yvonne Whiteley would be ordering name tags.
  • The Ann Arbor Orchid Society show was coming up. Dave would be taking plants and Glenda Lask and Dale Garden volunteered to be plant drop off sites. Help would be needed for set-up and tear down.
  • A lay member is needed for the Orchidist of the Year nominating committee. Clara Molnar volunteered. Dave also requested that the membership e-mail him nomination suggestions.
  • Dave introduced Cheryl Cawley as Hospitality Chairperson and thanked her for her work for the Club.
  • Dave then asked for volunteers to help on all the committees.
  • He announced that the OrchidWiz Express raffle would be held later in the meeting if anyone wanted to purchase tickets. The raffle was held later.
  • Dave thanked Stella Packwood for the lovely embroidered banner she donated to the Club.

Show Chairperson Diane Burton thanked everyone for their help with the Palm Sunday Show. She announced that this show was her last after eight years as Show Chair. She thanked all the Committee Chairs for their hard work in putting on the Palm Sunday shows and thanked the Membership for their support. Diane announced that Katherine Slaughter had volunteered to be the new Show Chair. Diane also announced that Dick Wagner would raffle off the A.O.S. Show Trophy from the Palm Sunday show. Any member who worked on the display was eligible for the raffle.

Program chair Betty Clindinning introduced the speaker, John Curtin, a member of M.O.S. for approximately 35 years. John gave an overview on growing orchids and welcomed questions.

Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - March 18, 2012

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:31 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the February minutes as published on the website. Carolyn Butcher motioned, Joe Peterson seconded, motion was approved.

He then welcomed one visitor.

Yvonne Whiteley requested volunteers for the Palm Sunday show. She needed help for everything including clerking, set-up, tear down, and providing food. Sign-up sheets were in the back of the room.

Dave Tigertt tabled the Treasurer's Report because Denice Dudas was unable to attend the meeting.

Dave also announced the extension of the OrchidWiz raffle to the April meeting.

Kathy Mykolajenko announced that the Palm Sunday show registration would be open 3 -7 pm on Friday but that she would try to open it at noon. She pointed out that the deadline for bringing plants for the M.O.S. display is not the same as for registering plants. Kathy noted that there would be classes on orchids at the show including: Patti DeMaire giving a potting demonstration on Sunday, Evelyn Cohen speaking on Phalaenopsis, a class on growing under lights, and a beginners class.

Kathy also discussed the Ann Arbor Orchid Show on the 21st and 22nd of April. She said she needs plants and help for that show. She also noted that free parking for show set-up was to be in an assigned field and there would be an assigned door for unloading.

Carolyn Butcher had several announcements about the Palm Sunday Show. She mentioned that bookmarks with show and club information were available for distribution. She noted that volunteers were needed at the shed at 4:30 pm Thursday, at the hall for set-up at 5:00 pm Thursday, at the hall on Friday for set-up and to help vendors unload, and at the hall Sunday at 5:00 pm for tear down. She mentioned that dinner would be available on Friday for volunteers and that there would be a 7 am breakfast and a lunch for clerks and judges. Carolyn also noted that volunteers were needed to sell raffle tickets at the show.

Renie Gatny-Smith gave several announcements about show trophies. She pointed out that six more trophy sponsors were needed. She informed the membership that there was a President's Trophy given for the best non-greenhouse grown plant and that a separate registration tag is needed for that trophy.

Evelyn Cohen discussed the Holocaust Tours that were set-up. The first would be the following Sunday with a tour at 1:30 pm and a lunch. She noted that there would be a tribute to the women at Ravenswood and to see her if interested.

Dick Wagner spoke about the Palm Sunday show display which he is in charge of. He requested sign-up sheets with categories for volunteering and gave an update on the status of the display. Dick asked that plants for the display arrive no later than 4 pm.

Program chair Betty Clindinning asked Dick Wagner to introduce himself. He spoke on the 20th World Orchid Congress in Singapore.

Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - February 19, 2012

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:34 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the January minutes as published on the website. Betty Clindinning motioned, Dale Garden seconded, motion was approved.

He then welcomed four visitors / new members.

Dave announced that there would be two drop-off points for plants for the Greater Lansing Orchid Society show: Glenda Lask's and Joe Peterson's homes. He also noted that Joe Peterson was in charge of M.O.S. display set-up for the show.

Joe Peterson informed the members that the Lansing show set-up would begin at 3:00 PM on Friday.

Dave Tigertt pointed out that the Grand Valley Orchid Society show went very well and that Sidnie Kubien was in charge of setting up the M.O.S. display.

Dave also mentioned that the Club had received a thank you from the A.O.S. Judging Center for the donation given. He then pointed out that the Palm Sunday show bookmarks are now available for distribution.

M.O.S. member Dick Wagner spoke on the Palm Sunday show M.O.S. display which he is in charge of setting up. He requested that a list be available at the next meeting with assignments that volunteers could sign up for. Dick then directed everyone's attention to the boat schematic made by George Mathis that was on the back wall and discussed how the boat would be used in the M.O.S. display. Next Dick presented a list of "needs" for the display including: ceramic or stone Fu dogs (large and painted if possible), six 6 foot long garden timbers (railroad ties), small black spotlights, flashing LED lights with a blue cast to the light, new fake rocks, thin plastic of the type florists use to cover plants when sold, and 4 to 5 bamboo poles that are 10 to 12 feet long.

Program chair Betty Clindinning introduced the speaker, Harold Koopowitz, who is an expert on Paphiopedilums. His talk was titled "A Short History of the Tropcal Slipper Orchid".

Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - January 15, 2012

The general meeting was called to order by 2nd Vice President Dale Garden at 2:30 PM.

Dale asked for approval of the November minutes as published on the website. Don Farrelly motioned to approve, Diane Burton seconded, motion was approved.

Dale welcomed five new members / visitors.

Dale announced the raffle for OrchidWiz Express. He noted that the drawing would be at the March 18th meeting and that tickets were $*** each, 3 for $***. A discusion followed on what OrchidWiz Express is.

Carolyn Butcher presented the Trustee Report for Glenda Lask. She discussed the 2012 budget and the projected deficit of $****. She pointed out that it would hopefully be offset by increased revenue from the show, raffle tickets, and possible cuts in administrative costs. Don Farrelly noted that we had the same projection last year and ended with a much smaller loss. Diane Burton motioned to accept the budget, Patti DeMaire seconded the motion, the budget was approved.

Carolyn Butcher then reported that the Trustees and Don Farrelly had completed the yearly audit. She praised Denice Dudas, the Treasurer, for the excellent job she had done in organizing the records. Details are available in the written report. Evelyn Cohen motioned to accept the audit, Betty Clindinning seconded, audit accepted.

Dale Garden announced that trophy donations were being accepted by Renie Gatny-Smith at the back of the room.

Dick Wagner then asked to address the membership. He informed the membership that he would be designing the Palm Sunday M.O.S. display and made the following requests:

  • He needed help from someone familiar with carpentry to build a Chinese temple boat for the display.
  • He needs two Foo Dogs for the display, as large as possible.

Betty Clindinning asked Dick Wagner to present a program on his trip to the World Orchid Congress. After discussion it was decided that it would be done over multiple meetings so as to include the whole trip. Dick asked for help with organizing his talk on the computer and Patti DeMaire volunteered. Dick also mentioned that it was time to start grooming and staking plants for the show. Betty will tentatively schedule Dick's program for the March meeting.

Diane Burton announced that sign-up sheets to volunteer for the Palm Sunday show were in the back.

Sidnie Kubien asked for help on the Grand Valley Orchid Society Show. She needs help for set up and tear down and she needs plants. She requested e-mail lists of the plants being sent to the show.

Don Farrelly reported the largest volunteer turnout at the Belle Isle greenhouses in years (11 people) and he noted that this is the 20th year of volunteering there. Don also requested a show of hands for interest in a tour of the Belle Isle Conservatory and greenhouses. There was interest shown.

Betty Clindinning announced that the February speaker would be Harold Koopowitz and then introduced speaker Alex Challis who's talk, "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly", was on pollination.

Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - November 20, 2011

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:30 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the October minutes as published on the website. Patti DeMaire motioned, Don Farrelly seconded, motion was approved.
He also asked for approval of the Treasurer's report. Patti DeMaire motioned, Carolyn Butcher seconded, motion approved.

Dave asked if there were any visitors or new members. When no one spoke up he proceeded to make the following announcements:

  • Gail Lift had dues slips available for members.
  • Renie Gatny-Smith was selling tickets for the Holiday Party.
  • A lay member volunteer was needed to work on the budget. Don Farrelly volunteered.
  • Diane Burton would be setting up the M.O.S. display at the Saginaw Valley Show and was looking for plants to take.

Renie Gatny-Smith informed the membership that the Holiday Party would be at the Gazebo on December 4th. Tickets are $*** each and there would be a cash bar. The meeting would be at 1:00, dinner at 2:00, and Bingo at 3:00. The menu would include pot roast, chicken and vegetable lasagna.

Kathy Mykolajenko announced that there was a sign-up sheet for people interested in ordering Orchiata bark and that there would be more information in the newsletter.

Diane Burton noted that Joe Peterson would be a drop off point for plants for the Saginaw Valley show and she requested that a list of plants being dropped off be sent to her.

Dave Tigertt announced that Trustee Renie Gatny-Smith would be holding the election for next year's club officers. Renie stated that nominations were open from the floor and presented the slate which was unchanged from last year and included:

  • President - Dave Tigertt
  • First Vice-President - Gail Lift
  • Second Vice-President - Dale Garden
  • Treasurer - Denice Dudas
  • Recording Secretary - Pam Garden
  • Corresponding Secretary - Diane Burton

Renie made the three required requests for nominees and when none were given she closed the nomination. The slate was elected as presented and Renie requested that all the officials stand as they were introduced.

Dave Tigertt announced that Renie Gatny-Smith's trustee position was up for re-election. Renie Gatny-Smith was nominated by Don Farrelly, Diane Burton seconded and Renie was elected.

Dave Tigertt then announced the vote on the proposed constitutional changes. He explained that the proposed changes involved letting committee chairpersons vote at Board meetings and having the membership vote on acceptance of the chairpersons presented by the President.

There was discussion concerning the proposed changes as summarized below.

For:
People who give their time to the Club should have a vote.
The chairpeople would be elected by the membership with nominations from the floor accepted.
Since some chairpersons already have a vote the remainder should also.

Against:
Chairpersons are not elected but appointed by the president which could affect the balance of power.
The constitution works well now and changing it could result in unforseen problems.
The change would result in an unmanageable number of Board meeting attendees.
A request came from the floor for a ballot vote. There were 58 votes placed with the resulting split of 64% for and 36% against. A two-thirds favorable vote is required for changes to the Constitution therefore the proposed changes did not pass.

Joe Peterson invited everyone to the A.O.S. Judging Center for their free Holiday Party on the third Saturday in December. He also announced that Paul Zimmerman's plant, Paph. Mele Moon, had won an HCC award at the previous A.O.S. judging.

Program chair Betty Clindinning introduced the speaker, Russ Vernon. Russ spoke on Odontoglossums and his visit to the Eric Young Orchid Foundation.


Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - October 16, 2011

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:40 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the September minutes as published on the website. Myra Golden motioned, Carolyn Butcher seconded, the motion was approved.

He also asked for approval of the Treasurer's report. Patti DeMaire motioned, Betty Clindinning seconded, motion approved.

Dave welcomed one visitor and three new members.

Dave announced the Club elections coming up at the November general meeting and the need for two lay members for the Nominating Committee. George Nagy volunteered to be one.

Renie Gatny-Smith reported that the tickets for the Holiday Party on December 4th at the Gazebo are available for $27.00 each. She noted that orchid plants would be given as favors and prizes.

Dave Tigertt informed the membership that Denise Dudas would be accepting orders for name tags (magnetic for $***, pin type for $***).

Dave presented the A.O.S. silver certificate, the artistic award and the Orchid Digest Diamond Award to Dick Wagner. The A.O.S. awards were for the Palm Sunday Show display and were framed with a picture of the display for presentation to Dick. Dave pointed out that Dick is a 35 year member of M.O.S., an A.O.S. judge who as Program Chair has been responsible for many M.O.S. displays, and he grows many rare and unusual orchids.

Program chair Betty Clindinning introduced the speaker, Jim Heilig. Jim spoke on Vandaceous orchids.

Following the speaker Dave Tigertt presented a bill of $*** for M.O.S. directories to the membership for approval. Dale Garden motioned, Patti DeMaire seconded, motion approved.

Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - September 18, 2011

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:32 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the June minutes as published on the website. Diane Burton motioned, Jane Farrelly seconded, motion was approved. He also asked for approval of the Treasurer's report. Betty Clindinning motioned, Carolyn Butcher seconded, motion approved.

Dave welcomed two visitors and one new member.

Don Farrelly (Conservation Chairman) reported on the new schedule for volunteering at Belle Isle. The date for October is the Saturday before the general meeting, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Don noted that the volunteer groups for Belle Isle have merged into one group called the Belle Isle Conservancy Group and that the new boilers should be on-line this fall.

Renie Gatny-Smith announced that the tickets for the Holiday Party on December 4th at the Gazebo will go on sale in October. There will be orchid bingo, door and table prizes (orchids).

Dave Tigertt requested volunteers for joining the Away Show Study Group. He also noted that the first show is coming up in November and volunteers are needed to help. There will be a sign-up sheet at the next meeting and M.O.S. will cover some travel and room expenses.

Dave reported that the bill for the storage shed is due. It will be $**** per year. Since this is over $*** a vote by the general membership is required to pay it. Betty Clindinning motioned to pay, Dale Garden seconded, motion was approved.

Dave also informed the membership that there would be information on proposed changes to the M.O.S. constitution in the November newsletter.

Carolyn Butcher announced that M.O.S. member Alan Marsee had generously donated his orchid collection to the Club for the raffle.

Dave Tigertt announced the presentation of the Orchidist of the Year Award. Renie Gatny-Smith explained that the award is a travelling award that is kept by the recipient for one year, after which they received a momento of the award. Joe Peterson received the award last year and was presented with his momento. Denice Dudas was the recipient of this year's Orchidist of the Year Award.

Glenda Lask talked to the membership about the need to form a group to help people with orchid emergencies. She would like anyone interested to contact her.

Program chair Betty Clindinning introduced the speaker, Clair Ossian. Clair spoke on Bulbophylum orchids.

Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - June 26, 2011

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 1:19 PM.

Dave announced that the Away Show Study Group needs volunteers.

Carolyn Butcher informed the members present that Frances Fisher had passed away the week before and that some of the non-orchid plants at the auction were hers.

Betty Clindinning introduced Doug Haxer performing his 26th year as auctioneer for the MOS picnic.


Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - May 15, 2011

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:35 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the March minutes as published on the website. Barbara Mathis motioned, Carolyn Butcher seconded, motion was approved.

He requested that the MOS Board members stand up to be recognized for their work on the Palm Sunday show and he thanked show co-chairs Carolyn Butcher and Diane Burton.


Dave welcomed six visitors / new members. He made several announcements:

  • Raffle tickets were available for purchase and free tickets were being given out for wearing name tags.
  • This was the last general meeting, except for the picnic, until the Fall.
  • A "member-at-large" was needed for choosing the Orchidist of the Year.

Betty Clindinning spoke about the MOS picnic. She pointed out that it was for members only and that members should donate plants for the auction which provides money for future speakers. She also noted that the Club would provide chicken, soft drinks and water and that the picnic was being held from 12 to 4 PM.

Betty also informed the members that Barbara Mathis had won the President's Trophy at the Palm Sunday show.

Yvonne Whiteley's report on Ways and Means included noting that Marge Laski was taking orders for MOS apparel and bags and that name tags could be ordered for $7.00 or $5.00.

Glenda Lask reported that the Great Lakes Judging Center was having it's annual seminar the 3rd weekend in June. The lectures would be free and the dinner would cost $20.00. She also said that they would be taking online bids for an auction of orchid books.

Gail Lift announced that the membership rosters were available at the back of the room.

Carolyn Butcher thanked everyone who helped with the MOS show, with special thanks to Dave Tigertt for all his work to make the show a success.

Program chair Betty Clindinning introduced the speaker, Tom Nelson. Tom spoke on native orchids.


Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - March 20, 2011

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:30 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the February minutes as published on the website. Don Farrelly motioned, Dale Garden seconded, motion was approved.

Dave welcomed seven visitors and one new member. He made several announcements:

  • Members oreceived their printed newsletters in color this month due to the generosity of one of Patti DeMaire's relatives. He pointedut that e-mailled newsletters are always in color.
  • Palm Sunday show bookmarks should be taken for distribution.
  • Show trophies still needed sponsors for $25.00 each. Dave pointed out that this qualifies as a charitable donation and that Marge Laski would be collecting the donations at the meeting.

Show chair Diane Burton had a number of announcements concerning the Palm Sunday show:

  • Sign up sheets for volunteers were in the back of the room.
  • Desserts are needed for Friday's meal.
  • Yvonne Whiteley needs help for Friday vendor set-up.
  • Volunteers are needed for Thursday set-up and for Sunday tear down.
  • Dick Wagner needs volunteers for display set-up. They should be there by noon or 1:00 PM on Friday.

Diane also gave a short explanation of what was involved in putting on the show for the benefit of new members.

Carolyn Butcher reminded members that plants for the show need to be brought in as early as possible and Don Farrelly discussed the importance of registering the plants early, making a list of the plants being entered, and labelling the pots with owner identification.

Program chair Betty Clindinning introduced the speaker, Rosie Kiley. Rosie spoke on growing phalaenopsis in Pro-Mix.


Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]



General Meeting Minutes - February 20, 2011

The general meeting was called to order by President Dave Tigertt at 2:31 PM.

Dave asked for approval of the January minutes as published on the website. Diane Burton motioned, Joe Peterson seconded, motion was approved.

Dave welcomed two new visitors / members. He then asked for volunteers for the Palm Sunday show and mentioned the new show location.

Show chair Diane Burton discussed the areas that needed volunteers including: Thursday set-up and shed, Friday set-up, deserts and snacks, tear down on Sunday.

Diane also mentioned that plants were needed for the Ann Arbor show display and that collection points would be at Clara Molnar's, Glenda Lask's and Sidnie Kubien's.

Dave Tigertt made several more announcements:

  • Trophy donations were still needed, they are $25.00 and can be listed as "in memory of".
  • Volunteers for tear down of the MOS display at the Lansing show were needed.
  • Joe Peterson and Gyorgy Nagy would be collection points for plants for the Lansing show.
  • Palm Sunday show bookmarks were available for members to distribute.

Program chair Betty Clindinning informed the group that Ron Ciesinski of Taylor Orchids had brought plants for sale and then she introduced the speaker, Joe Peterson. Joe spoke on how to become an AOS judge and what a Judge looks for in an orchid flower.

The plant table was presented after the break.
Best Species Trophy went to Ann Brunke for Dend. aggregatum.
Best Hybrid Trophy went to Bob Hengehold for Wils. Intermezzo 'Passion'.

The meeting was adjourned slightly early at 3:55 PM due to the weather.


Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - January 16, 2011

Diane Burton gave a talk on Dendrobiums for the education meeting.

The general meeting was called to order by 2nd Vice President Dale Garden at 2:37 PM.

Dale Garden welcomed one visitor and one new member and announced the passing of Fred Case.

Marge Laski announced that she was accepting orders for MOS shirts and also collecting donations for show trophies for the Palm Sunday show.

Dale Garden then presented a gift to Marge for her valuable service to the club as President for the previous two years.

Gail Lift announced that dues were due unless they had been paid since September.

Dale Garden, filling in for Don Farrelly, informed everyone that six people had helped at Belle Isle and that the federally funded boilers were being installed.

Diane Burton mentioned that there were two new vendors for the Palm Sunday show.

Sidnie Kubien asked for volunteers and plants for the Grand Valley show.

Carolyn Butcher discussed the 2010 audit and the 2011 budget.

Betty Clindinning introduced the speaker, Wayne Roberts. He spoke on low toxicity methods of controlling bugs.

Dale Garden asked for volunteers for the Lansing show and Yvonne Whiteley asked for volunteers to help Cheryl Cawley with Hospitality.

The plant table was presented after the break by Glenda Lask and Wayne Roberts. Best Species Trophy went to Yvonne Whiteley for Dend. spectabili. Best Hybrid Trophy went to Betty Clindinning for Phrag. China Dragon.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:49 PM.

Respectfully submitted by

Pam Garden
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - June 20, 2010

Marge called the meeting to order at 12:25 PM at the MOS picnic.

Marge announced the new show site will be the United Food and Community Workers building at 13 and I-75. She also let everyone know we will be moving the shed to a location one mile from the show site in September.

Education – Kathy Mykolajenko announced there would be a repotting demonstration at the home of Glenda Lask on August 1. Please bring any questions you might have on repotting and lawn chairs with you.

Kathy also stated there would be a dual open greenhouse at the homes of Betty Clindinning and Gyorgy Nagy on August 29. Betty will be serving hotdogs and guests are asked to bring a dish to pass. Notices for each event will be sent out by email.

Meeting was adjourned at 12:30 PM.


Respectfully submitted by

Diane Burton
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - April 18, 2010

Marge Laski welcomed all the new members to the meeting. She talked about the Orchidist of the Year and asked for members to nominate candidates.

Marge then turned the meeting over to Betty Clindinning who introduced the speaker.

Upon completion of the program, the business meeting was held.

Yvonne Whiteley let all new members know name tags are available - $5 each with a pin back, $7 each with a magnetic back.

The MOS won the AOS Show Trophy at the Ann Arbor Show. Diane Burton’s Phrag. Bouley Bay was awarded an AM and Bob Hengehold’s won an HCC/AOS award for his Lc Meadow Gold.

Don Farrelly announced the trip to the Bruce Peninsula was cancelled due to lack of interest. He did announce a possible day trip to Roberts Floral Supply which is only 2-3 hours away. He’s thinking about organizing car pools to go. Don will put an article in the May newsletter.

Patti DeMaire thanked everyone who is taking the newsletter via email. Patti placed a list in the back of the room of those whose emails come back to her. If you have signed up for your newsletter via email and have not been receiving it, please check to make sure your spam blocker on your computer allows the newsletter to come through. Patti’s email address is maxwarp@wideopenwest.


Respectfully submitted by

Diane Burton
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - February 21, 2010

The meeting was called to order at 2:40 PM by President Marge Laski.

Asked for approval of minutes as published on the website, Dave Tiggert made motion, seconded by Jeff Lipton, approved.

Marge welcomed all new members and visitors.

Carolyn Butcher presented the 2009 audit results and the 2010 budgets. Dave Tiggert made a motion to accept both as presented, Patti DeMaire seconded, approved.

Diane Burton presented several items relating to our show:
  • Volunteers needed for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please sign the sheets in back.
  • We can bring our own desserts for Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. Please bring on Friday afternoon.
  • Friday set-up cannot begin until 1:00 PM. Please do not show up prior to that time.
  • The Lansing show is next weekend and volunteers for set-up and tear-down would be appreciated.
  • Requested orchids from plant table for use in the Lansing show display.

Don Farrelly asked for assistance on the MOS display. Please have your plants to the show as close to 1:00 PM as possible. If you can’t, please try to make arrangements for another member bring for you.

Yvonne Whiteley asked for volunteers for clerking at show on Saturday morning. Breakfast is at 7:30, and clerks are invited to the judges/clerks luncheon afterwards.

Dave Tiggert asked for volunteers for the repotting clinic on Sunday. Experienced, as well as novice members, were asked to sign up to help on Sunday afternoon (1-4 PM).

Jan Farrelly announced MOS T-shirts are still available and to see her at the break if you would like to order one.

Rosie Kiley made a special presentation to Betty Clindinning. Lehua Orchids out of Hawaii named a newly registered hybrid paphiopedilum after Betty’s late son and she was presented with one of these hybrids in bloom!

Betty then announced our speaker for the day, Ron Ciesinski of Taylor Orchids who gave a wonderful, humurous presentation on older species and hybrids.

After the break, the plant table was presented by Kathy Mykolajenko and Dick Wagner. Dale Gardener won the Species Trophy for his Paph. niveum and Paul Zimmermann won the Hybrid Trophy for his Paph. Rosie Dawn.


Respectfully submitted by

Diane Burton
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - January 17, 2010

The meeting was called to order at 2:40 pm. A motion was made by Betty Clindinning and seconded by Jane Farrelly to accept the minutes as printed.

  • We had five new guests at this meeting and each stood and gave their name and information about their orchids.
  • Tom Korany talked about the Grand Valley Show which will be this month in Grand Rapids at the Meijer Gardens. He stated that Diane Burton, Patti DeMaire and Georgy Nagy will be doing set-up and that he was looking for someone to do tear-down.
  • Carolyn Butcher spoke about the up coming Palm Sunday Show.
  • Kathy Mykolajenko discussed our future education programs. Rosie Kiley will be doing a flower arrangement demonstration for February and Harvey Divinagracia will be doing a program on Cattleyas in April or May.
  • Renie Smith reminded the members that she was taking donations for the trophies.
  • Don Farrelly discussed Belle Isle and mentioned that the heat was out for a day but the orchids seem not to be damaged. He cancelled the session for that day. He stated as of February the MOS has been helping out at Belle Isle for 18 years. Don brought up the possibility of a trip to the Bruce Peninsula for a 2 night stay in early June.
  • Don mentioned that he would welcome help putting up the display for our show on Palm Sunday.
  • Jane Farrelly mentioned she would be taking orders for our MOS shirts and would be sending in the order on Monday, January 18, 2010.
  • Betty Clindinning introduced our speaker, Lynn O’Shaughnessy. Lynn gave a wonderful program on Pleurothallids.
  • Lynn O’Shaughnessy and Joe Peterson showed and talked about the plants on the plant table.

The meeting ended at 5pm.

Respectfully submitted by
Betty Clindinning

for

Diane Burton,
Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - November 15, 2009

Meeting was called to order by President, Marge Laski, at 2:40 PM.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:
• Marge asked if there were any changes to the minutes as published on the website. There being none, Betty Clindinning moved we accept the minutes, seconded by Tom Korany, passed.
• Marge asked if there were any visitors, there were four. Marge hoped they enjoyed the meeting and looked forward to seeing them again.
• A change is being made to the MOS constitution. The change will allow the Treasurer to stay in his/her position for an unspecified period of time as long as the Board of Directors and the General Membership continue to elect them on an annual basis. Evelyn Cohen motioned to approve the change, Jane Farrelly, seconded, approved.
• Elections were held per Robert’s Rules of Order. The slate was: Marge Laski, President; Tom Korany, 1st Vice President; Gail Lift, 2nd Vice President; Diane Burton, Recording Secretary; Dave Tigertt, Corresponding Secretary, Denice Dudas, Treasurer. It was asked if there were any other nominations for each position three times. There being no additional candidates, Dean Brunke moved we accept the slate as presented by acclimation.
• Each year we elect one new Trustee. Marge covered the qualifications for this position. Renie Gatny-Smith’s term was expiring. Renie was again nominated for this position. There were no other nominations. Tom Korany moved, and Don Farrelly seconded, we close the nominations and Rene was reelected by acclimation.

AWAY SHOWS – Tom Korany
The Saginaw Valley show is in two weeks and we are in need of people to do the set-up and tear-down. He reminded the member the society will pay for a van and a reasonable room rate to those willing to work at an away show. Any interested parties are to contact him. The drop off points are Glenda Lask for the west side and Clara Molnar on the east side.

BELLE ISLE – Don Farelly
We had a record turn-out on Saturday of 11 people. It has been at least 5-6 years since so many people showed up to work and he was very grateful for all the help. Belle Isle has been experiencing staffing problems over the summer and the orchids are in very poor condition. Many nice plants were in bloom. They will be working the second Saturday in December for any and all who can help.

MOS SHIRTS – Jane Farrelly
We are still taking orders for the MOS T-shirts. Samples are in the back of the room and any that are ordered will be in for December.

MEMBERSHIP DUES– Gail Lift
The annual dues envelopes are in the back of the room. It would be appreciated if the membership would pick theirs up so they won’t have to be mailed.

NAME TAGS – Yvonne Whitely
The new tags that were previously ordered are in back. We are now able to get the tags made with the magnetic closures (rather than pins). The cost for the magnetic pins is $7 as compared to $5 for the pin. If you would like a new tag, please see Yvonne.

TODAY'S SPEAKER – Betty Clindinning
Today’s speaker is Jim from CalOrchids. She covered Jim’s educational and orchid background. He was to speak on reed stem epidendrums, however, since they are difficult to grow in Michigan he brought three talks on Lycastes.

Submitted by

Diane Burton

Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - October 18, 2009

Marge Laski called the meeting to order at 2:35 pm.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
• Marge asked if there were any changes to the May general meeting minutes as published on the website – there were none. Motion was made to accept the minutes by Betty Clindinning, seconded by John Olszewski, passed.
• Two guests were welcomed.
• Marge needed two members to assist on the Nominating Committee – Ed Laski and Yvonne Whitely volunteered.
• Marge announced MOS T-shirts were still available and the order forms were on the back table.

HOLIDAY PARTY:
• Renie Gatny-Smith announced the Holiday party is set for Sunday, December 6, from 1-5 PM. The party will start with a cocktail hour, dinner at 2:00, and activities will begin immediately following. All guests will receive an orchid seedling as a favor. Tickets are now available from Renie at the meetings.

ORCHID DIGEST:
• Dick Wagner addressed the membership regarding the Orchid Digest. He spoke on the quality of the articles in the magazine, it comes out quarterly, and the cost is $34 a year. Please contact Dick if you are interested in receiving this publication.

This ended the business portion of the meeting and the speaker, Diane Burton, was introduced.

Submitted by

Diane Burton

Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - June 28, 2009

A brief business meeting was held at the MOS summer picnic.

Marge Laski called the meeting to order and asked for approval of the May minutes as published on the website. As there were no changes, motion to accept was made by Betty Clindinning, seconded by Carolyn Butcher, approved.

The MOS storage shed payment is due. As the fee is over ****, approval by the membership is needed. Motion was made by Betty Clindinning to make the payment, seconded by Denice Dudas, approved.

The deposit to the MSU Management Edeucation Center for the 2010 show location of **** will be made over the summer. Motion to approve the charge was made by Denice Dudas, seconded by Patti DeMaire, approved.

There will be an open house at the home of John Curtin on Sunday, August 9, from 12-4. A second open house will be held at the home of Dick Wagner on Sunday, August 23, from 12-4. All members have been invited.

Respectfully submitted,

Carolyn Butcher
for Diane Burton Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - May 17, 2009

The meeting was called to order by President Laski at 2:40 PM.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:
• Marge welcomed everyone to the meeting
• No changes to the April minutes as published, Dave Tigertt moved we accept, seconded by Gail Lift, motion carried.
• New visitors were introduced – there were four.
• A lay member was asked to volunteer for the Orchidist of the Year panel – Ed Laski volunteered.

SHOW:
• Marge Laski thanked Diane Burton, Carolyn Butcher, Carinne Korany, and Eileen Otto for all their hard work in putting the show on this year.
• Carolyn Butcher presented a review of this years show expenses. The Trustees had been concerned due to the costs at the new location. All the tables were sold, we had a very good result on the sale of raffle tickets, and over 2,000 people attended the show. We were between *** and *** of breakeven for the show.
• Diane Burton thanked all the membership for their help at the show. It ran very smoothly due to everyone’s assistance.
• Kathy Mykolajenko thanked all of the people who helped with or sent plants to the Ann Arbor show including those who helped with teardown. This year we took the AOS Show Trophy and the People Choice Award. She presented Sidnie Kubien the best of class trophy for making all the name tags for the display. She presented Dave Tigertt the People’s Choice Award for all the help he gave to erecting the display. Kathy gave the AOS Show Trophy to Gail Lift for helping her plan and put together the display. Congratulations to everyone.

WAYS AND MEANS:
• Eileen Otto reminded everyone there were raffle tickets for sale and we had some very nice plants on the raffle table.

CONSERVATION:
• Don Farrelly stated our last Saturday at Belle Isle for the season took place in May. We will not begin working there again until October.
• Future Saturdays at Belle Isle will be held on the second Saturday of the month.

MISCELLANEOUS:
• Jane Farrelly is taking orders for the MOS line of clothing. Anything ordered on today’s date will be delivered at the picnic.
• Marge Laski announced the picnic will be the Sunday after Father’s Day and it would include the plant auction. The MOS will provide fried chicken and sodas and the membership is asked to bring a dish to pass.

PROGRAM:
• Betty Clindinning announced September’s program, Growing Orchids in a Cave, October’s program, Building a Display, and November’s program, Reed Stem Epidendrums.
• The Holiday Party will be held the first Sunday in December.
• Betty thanked Bill and Marilyn Porter for bringing plants to sell.
• At this point, Betty introduced Carolyn Butcher who presented a program on easy to grow orchids.

Submitted by

Diane Burton

Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - Mar. 15, 2009

Meeting was called to order by Marge Laski at 2:30 PM.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:
• Marge greeted all the new visitors. They were all introduced. All new MOS members for the month will be given an AOS magazine at the next meeting.

BELLE ISLE REPORT :
• Don Farrelly reported he was not at Belle Isle this month due to a personal commitment. He asked if any one made it – no replies. Next month Belle Isle will be held on the 3rd weekend because of the Easter Holiday. In May, it will go back to the second Saturday. There is no Saturday session at Belle Isle in June, July, and August.

MOS SHIRTS:
• Jane Farrelly reported that orders taken at the meeting will be delivered at the show. Also, there are new fleece jackets available.

SHOW CHAIR:
• Carinne Korany stated we now have 14 vendors signed up for the show.
• We are looking for florists to display orchid arrangements. If anyone knows a florist who might be interested, please let Carinne know.
• Volunteers are still needed for Thursday set-up, Friday to help the vendors/exhibitors bring supplies in, and Sunday for the information table and tear-down – sign up sheets are in the back of the room.
• This year, the Friday night supper will be on a meal-ticket basis.

MOS EXHIBIT:
• Don Farrelly said we are in need of plants this year. He asked that plants come in early on Friday or be delivered on Thursday evening so they do not purchase plants for the exhibit and then late on Friday evening have several plants show up.
• Please be sure to have a list of all the plants you are putting in the exhibits as well as put your identification on the pots.
• MOS members are responsible for registration of their own plants.

ANN ARBOR SHOW :
• The show dates are set-up on April 17 and the show is April 18 and 19.
• Kathy Mykolejenko and Gail Lift are working on set-up. If you’re interested in helping, please contact them.
• Asked for volunteers for tear-down – Dave Tiggert, Diane Burton, and Gyorgy Nagy volunteered.

REGISTRATION:
• Registration is officially scheduled to open at 3:00 PM. Unofficially, it will open as soon as Kathy arrives. It will close at 7:00PM.
• If changes are made to an approved registration tag, please be sure to return the original tag for reclassification - do not fill out a new tag.
• The mid-America show schedule has changed this year. Please refer to the new one on the Mid-America website.

TROPHIES:
• We are still in need of sponsors for three trophies.

AOS AWARDS:
• Marge reported two of our members received AOS awards in February: Lyn O’Shaughnessy received a CBR on a Dryadella and an HCC-78 on her Masd. Ghost Buster ‘Free Spirit’. Dick Wagner’s Paph. Qunaul ‘Faux Apples’ received an HCC-78.

DUES:
• Gail Lift reported several members have not yet paid their 2009 dues. If your dues have not been paid, you will to remit them prior to the show in order to display plants. If you’re not sure, please refer to the sheet at the back of the room.

KATHY MYKOLANJENKO:
• Kathy wanted to remind all members they are also allowed to enter floral arrangements in the show. They are judged in a separate category from the professionals. The arrangements must be made from live flowers and orchids must be the main flower used.

MARGE LASKI:
• Bookmarks for the show are at the back of the room. Please pick some up and distribute them.

NEWSLETTER:
• Patti DeMaire asked any members who are not yet receiving the newsletter by email to please sign up to do so if at all possible.

DIANE BURTON:
• Diane and Patti DeMaire led the group who put up the display at the Grand Valley show. As they won the show trophy, Diane presented it to Patti for her contribution.

This concluded the business meeting and the program began at 2:45 PM.

Submitted by

Diane Burton

Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - Feb. 15, 2009

  • The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m. by President, Marge Laski. Betty Clindinning made a motion to approve the minutes and Patti DeMaire seconded the motion.
  • Yvonne Whiteley, asked for volunteers for clerking at our Palm Sunday Show. If you want to clerk please call Yvonne at (248) 608-2478.
  • Carinne Korany stated that we have many other volunteer opportunities. We have Thursday night set up starting at 6 p.m. Friday assisting the vendors bringing in their plants and materials from 12 noon until 9 p.m.. Sunday night tear down starting at 5 p.m. If you wish to volunteer for one of these please call Eileen at (586) 445-0664 and she will add your name to the volunteer sheet.
  • Don Farrrelly stated that they had a very good turnout at Belle Isle. Seven people showed up to help and they probably repotted around 100 orchids at the Belle Isle greenhouses!
  • Jane Farrelly will reorder the Michigan Orchid Society shirts so get your order in right away.
  • Joe Peterson spoke about the English Garden Orchid Festival and that they had a great turnout at all locations.
  • Renie Smith stated that she still needs six more sponsors for our Palm Sunday Trophies. She stated that 2 people can shore the $25 sponsor cost.
  • Volunteers are still needed for set up and tear down for the Ann Arbor Orchid show for our exhibit. Please contact Eileen at (586) 445-0664 if you can assist and she will add your name to the list.
  • Betty Clindinning introduced our speaker Jim Helig who spoke on “Multiflora Phalaenopsis-what are they?”. His presentation was very informative and enjoyed by all.

The meeting was adjourned at 5 p.m.


Submitted by

Eileen Otto for Diane Burton

Recording Secretary

 

[top]


General Meeting Minutes - Jan. 18, 2009

Meeting was called to order by Marge Laski at 2:38 PM.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
• Marge thanked Tom Korany for his talk prior to the general meeting on neofinetias.
• Marge asked if there were any changes to the minutes as published, there were none, and the minutes were accepted as published.
• Two new guests were welcomed
• It was announced the bookmarks for the show were available and Marge asked everyone to take some to pass out at business they frequent.
• Rene Gatney Smith was called to the podium and she and Marge presented a gift to Joe Peterson for his work as president for the past two years.

AUDIT
• Carolyn Butcher presented the results of the MOS audit. The audit was performed by Carolyn, Glenda Lask, Rene Gatny-Smith and Don Farrelly. The books were found to be in balance <EDITED>
• The 2009 budget was presented and a net operating loss is expected this year due to the show. Everyone was asked for help in looking for more vendors for the show <EDITED>
• Motion to accept made by Patti DeMaire, seconded, John Olszewski; Approved.

BELLE ISLE
Additional volunteers are needed at Belle Isle. They have lost more employees and with looming budget cuts, they could lose more. Repotting season is beginning. If you have the time, your help would be appreciated.

SHOW CHAIR
• There is a show at Grand Valley (Grand Rapids) January 24 and 25. Drop off sites for plants are Clara Molnar, Diane Burton, and Joe Peterson. If you can help with set-up or tear-down it would be appreciated.
• Palm Sunday Show – 20 tables have been sold and more vendors are needed. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please let Carinne know.
• NCAA playoffs are in town the weekend of our show and hotel rooms were hard to come by. Rooms have been booked at the Holiday Inn Detroit-Troy for $99/night – 2 night minimum.
• Volunteer sheets for the show will be in the back of the room – please sign up to help as much as you can.

RENE GATNY-SMITH
• The trophy list will be on the back table up until the show. Trophies are $25 to sponsor and your help will be greatly appreciated.
• Holiday Party – 55 people attended. The gift plants were bred by Rosie Kiley and Rene and Marge thanked her for them. Paul Zimmerman was thanked for his help in obtaining the door prizes and centerprizes.

PRESIDENT’S LAST REMARKS
• There is a sign-up sheet for hospitality in the back of the room. If you can, please sign up for a month. All expenses will be reimbursed.
• Marge mentioned Gyorgy Nagy has been very good about doing tear-down for almost all of our away shows. She asked if anyone could help him or do the tear-down for some of these shows it would be greatly appreciated.

PROGRAM CHAIR
• Next month’s speaker will be Jim Heilig who will speak on multi-floral phalaenopsis.
• This months speaker is Russ Vernon. Betty thanked Russ for making the drive in such poor traveling conditions and introduced him. Russ spoke on Lycastes.

This ended the business portion of the meeting.

Submitted by

Diane Burton

Recording Secretary

 

[top]