Dr. Jean Hollebone, our own orchid expert, takes us down the Amazon searching for orchids on an Orchid Conservation Alliance trip followed by more orchids in Africa at the Kenya Orchid Show where she served as an AOS judge.

When: Sunday January 21, 2024 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)

Our speaker this month will be our own Program Chair, Dr. Jean Hollebone. Jean is a long-time member of the Ottawa Orchid Society and her interest in orchids stretches back many, many, years. Her management skills were seconded by our Society (many roles including President), by the Canadian Orchid Congress (roles including President) and the American Orchid Society (both Secretary and Vice President). She currently chairs the AOS Awards Committee as well as serving as our Program Chair. She has shared her beautiful solarium and basement growing room with many of us.  She is an expert grower.

However, her most recent role is as an accredited judge of the AOS has led her to more interesting pursuits and a much deeper knowledge and understanding of orchids – both horticultural hybrids and orchids in their natural state.  In 2023, she joined an orchid tour of the Amazon to search for orchids with the Orchid Conservation Alliance. Shortly after that, she went to Kenya to judge at the Kenya Orchid Show.  She will share the international wonders and orchids of both these amazing trips. This is a not-to-be-missed presentation from our own orchid expert.

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. A few COC calendars are available if you missed yours in December.

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