Glen Decker of Piping Rock Orchids in Galway, New York.
Hunting for Phragmipedium kovachii
In 2004 Glen Decker and a few other hardy souls trekked through the
Peruvian jungles searching for the controversial and elusive Phrag.
kovachii. Come hear whether or not they found it and what happened once
they did. It'll illuminate you as to the state of conservation and
economics in the world today.
Glen Decker began growing orchids at the age of 15. Decker holds the degree
of Associate in Applied Science in Ornamental Horticulture. He is presently
the owner of Piping Rock Orchids www.pipingrockorchids.com, chairman of the
American Orchid Society's Publications Committee, and contributes his time
to the NYIOS booklet publication. He has also contributed a chapter on
slipper orchids in the New York Botanical Garden's publication "The Best
Orchids for Indoors". Decker has won numerous AOS awards for his plants as
well as the W.W. Wilson Award, the Nax Trophy and the Butterworth Prize.
Raffle Table plants will be from Paphanatics, Ltd.
DVOS Show and Sale
I'll put up the pictures and results
later, thanks to all who participated!
the DVOS is in need of a person or
group of people to
act as club Vice President: duties are to arrange
speakers and raffle tables for next year, 2005.
Without speakers there will be no activity at
club meetings except the Show and Tell Table and
will be no Raffle Table.
President Dennis Olivasí request outgoing VP Kathy
Barrett arranged 5 speakers and 2 raffle tables for next
will fall to someone else to keep in contact with these
speakers, confirming their commitment, getting plants
for a raffle table and taking the speaker to Dinner.
Feel free to cancel these speakers if you want.
Actually if no one wants to take on the
responsibility of taking the speaker to dinner that
social nicety can be dropped.
Other societies donít take the speaker to
dinner, so why should we? [shrug]
can find speakers by asking Dennis Olivas, Francisco
Baptista or Rob Terry who they have liked to hear in the
past, calling that person up, and seeing if they can
talk. Additionally there is a group of VPs that stay in
contact by email. You
can find out who they have booked and call their
speakers up to see if they want to come to talk to the
have to attend Board meetings the 3rd
Thursday of the month.
have to arrange Raffle Table Plants. Usually the speaker
provides the raffle table plants but in cases where they
canít you only have to ask Dennis, Fordyce or Fred and
Francisco who you may be able to get plants from.
You usually get this info at the Board meeting.
have to tell the newsletter editor and the webmaster who
the speaker is in time for them to put it in the
newsletter, etc. Speakers
usually provide the biography that appears in the
will provide you with correspondence and contact numbers
for the speakers she has arranged to date.
We are in dire need.