Peter Tobias, President and founding member of the Orchid Conservation Alliance is our November speaker. He will tell us about the orchid conservation work of the international not-for-profit OCA and the impact of their fundraising. Roehampton Orchids from Toronto will be bringing orchids to the meeting.
When: Sunday November 19, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave. in Hall F (Enter through door 2 from the rear parking lot)
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Peter Tobias is the President and a founding member of the Orchid Conservation Alliance, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, focused on raising money to conserve land in orchid-rich regions of the world. The OCA has members from many different countries, including the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Germany. Funds are raised by various means, such as direct donations, matching donations (through corporations and sometimes other nonprofit organizations), sale of merchandise, and Orchids in the Wild™ trips. Since its inception, the OCA has raised over $500,000 to support the creation and expansion of seven orchid reserves, preserving over 3,000 acres of pristine, primary biodiverse orchid-rich habitats. Peter will tell us about the work of this organization and the important impact they are making on Orchid conservation.
Peter will join us via Zoom. This is a hybrid meeting. Watch for the email to register for the Zoom meeting. We will have the usual Show Table. Members, please bring you blooming orchids to the table by 1:40 pm. There will be refreshments and the monthly raffle for our in-person guests. If you are feeling unwell, please join us via Zoom. Roehampton Orchids will be at the meeting! For pre-orders, check out your membership email for details on how to access the membership discounts.
Picture Credit: Peter Tobias (Sobralia sp)