Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 03 17 Honohono Orchids in Bloom! Insider Tip

We all love Honohonos in Hawaii!  They look gorgeous, smaell lovely, and after whole year of TLC, they bloom only for a few weeks in March.  And the peak season is just starting now.

If you are looking forward to visit Windward Orchid Show and Kunia Orchid Show on March 23 ~ 25 to buy some pots of Honohonos, you are sure to find great plants!

But if you can't wait that long, here's an insider tip - Did you know some of the orchid club members occasionally go to swap meet to sell their plants?  If you are eager, visit the Aloha Stadium this Sunday, March 18.  You'll find beautiful flowering Honohonos as well as other kinds of orchids.  Go early before all the good ones are taken!
Photo courtesy of HOS

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2018 02 26 AOC General Meeting

Thank you Mel for the lecture on Tolumnia last night. These are such adorable plants with cute little flowers. Mounting the plants backward on the board... how interesting!

For those who missed it, the copy of the handout is attached. Also, a picture of what you missed taking home ..... attendants all had good time on hands-on experience making these.




Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018 02 22 Sad news - Nancy's passing

Sad news - a long time Orchidist and judging assistant for the shows, Nancy Woltmon, passed away peacefully at home on February 20, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family.

The service will be on March 6th, Tuesday, at Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary, 1150 Kikowaena Street.  Visitation at 10 a.m., service starts at 11 a.m., refreshments to follow.  Flowers accepted.

2018 February Newsletter

See you all at the general meeting on Feb 26!



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2018 02 20 Coming up next! Windward Orchid Show & Kunia Orhcid Show

The spring is around the corner, and we are kicking off with 2 great orchid show in Oahu!  Windward and Kunia shows will be on March 23 ~ 25.  See details on the tickets below. 


Sunday, January 21, 2018

2018 01 21 AOC Installation Banquet at Natsunoya Tea House

Happy New Year, and hope everybody had good time at our annual banquet, & took home beautiful orchids!

MC Mel.  Looking great as usual.

Williette's blessing.  Always special.




All the beautiful ruffle prize.





Yes, Calvin works very hard, and does great as the president of our club.

 Special gift from Calvin to Mel.  Wonderful partnership & friendship!



 Orchidist of the Year 2017.  Congratulations Gary & Cassie!



Officers are safely installed for another year.


Bill & Hilda calling the ruffle winners.  Fun fun fun!








Friday, January 12, 2018

2018 January Newsletter

Happy New Year everyone!!  No general meeting this month, but we are having the annual installation banquette on 21st at Natsunoya Tea House.  See you there!


Saturday, December 16, 2017

2017 December Newsletter

Happy Holidays everyone!
Note: no general member's meeting in December and January. Have a safe & happy season to celebrate. Hope to see you at the Installation Banquette!




Saturday, November 25, 2017

2017 November Newsletter

The topic of the upcoming meeting's lecture has been changed as below:
New Program: Hybridizing Orchids from seed to blooming.



Speaker: Calvin Kumano

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

2017 10 Japanese Cultural Center Honolulu "Okage Samade" exibit

Hawaii is so rich in ethnic diversity.  Japanese is one of them.  Their migration to Hawaii, life and adjustments, contribution and concentration camp during the war.... JCCH set up a nice exhibit with plenty of short videos.