December 2016

Due to a conflict on usage of the Women's Club, the FCOS December meeting potluck, election of officers, and silent auction was changed to the third Thursday, which is December 15. We plan to begin eating at 6:30 pm so please be there by 6:15 so that you have time to setup your potluck dish. Chuck (our Vice President) has volunteered to bring along ham for the main course, and everyone else should bring along your favorite potluck dish to share, plus your table setting, and something to drink.

As I mentioned last month, our elections for this year include treasurer, secretary, and one member of our Board of Directors. The elections are for a two (2) year term. So far, Alan Durham has volunteered to take over as treasurer from the retiring Christina Holenda and Judy Scheithauer has volunteered to continue on as our secretary. Ann Bachmann has volunteered to continue on in her role as one of the Board of Directors and Scott St. Clair said he would also be interested in that position, so you will actually get to vote at the meeting for at least one of the three positions. BUT, if you are interested in helping FCOS as one of these board positions, please let me know before December 10 so I can let Chuck know. Betsy and I will be in Guatemala from December 11 through 27, so we will miss the December meeting festivities.

As I mentioned above, we also will have a silent auction after dinner and the elections. The auction is one way that FCOS generates money that we can use to pay for speaker fees and for our monthly opportunity table plants. Generating money in this way helps us keep our annual dues low. So, if you have extra orchids or ones that are not growing well for you or other items that the members would be interesting in bidding on, please donate them to the silent auction.

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas and a great start to the New Year. I hope to see you all at the January 2017 meeting. Chris


Orchid Society of Santa Barbara

Fall, 2016 Orchid Show

FCOS had a lovely display set up for the SB show in Nov. The pictures above were taken by our own Larry Vierhelig for the American Orchid Society---- because -------these orchids exhibited by Chris and Eric---- were awarded special status by the AOS judges. At our potluck, we should ask them to say a few words about their honor.

Good going, guys !!!!!

Our December Pot Luck and Silent Auction will be held Thurs. Dec. 15. This is a change from the normal second Thurs. The main course will be baked ham. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert and your own place settings.