Saturday, December 4, 2021

HOS Zoom Annual Holiday Party invitation


2021 12 04 Honolulu Orchid Society sharing photo gallery

Sharing Our Orchids Gallery is available

by Honolulu Orchid Society

Sharing Our Orchids Through Photos is a bulletin of the Honolulu Orchid Society that was published in 2020 and 2021. Edited by Melvin Waki and Jan Takamiya, it features photos contributed by members and friends along with notes about the plants and their growers. In all, over a thousand photos were published in 195 issues.

For easy browsing, we've collected all the bulletins on the Honolulu Orchid Society website in the Sharing Our Orchids Gallery.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

2021 11 02 Invitation to Join HOS November Meeting on 11/10/2021

Calvin Abe’s “Tokyo Dome” Orchid Show Highlights

by Linda Inouye

Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. Hawaii (9:00 p.m. PST)

Do you miss orchid shows? This month travel with Calvin Abe back to 2015, 2016 and 2019 to visit the Japan Grand Prix International Orchid and Flower Shows held in the Tokyo Dome. See spectacular displays and award-winning individual orchids. Peek behind-the-scenes at how the elaborate displays are constructed.

Calvin is an award-winning orchid grower. He taught graphics and photography at Pearl City High School for many years. When he fell ill in 2003, Calvin received several orchids that soon needed his care to survive, so he set out to learn about orchid culture. After retiring in 2005 and having more time to devote to his new hobby, he volunteered at an orchid nursery, where he gained valuable hands-on experience, and was introduced to the subject of tonight's presentation.

November’s meeting will also feature an auction of orchids and other items donated by Honolulu Orchid Society members and friends. Plants and items for local pickup only. HOS welcomes guests from Hawaii orchid clubs and others interested in orchids. Presentation via Zoom video conferencing.

Please register by November 9

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

2021 10 27 Invitation to join Kunia Orchid Society Monthly Meeting on Nov 1, 2021

Invitation from Kunia Orchid Society :

Join us on Tuesday Nov 1, 2021 at 7 pm for our final speaker zoom conference of 2021.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your members. Our speakers will be taking a rest in December before gearing up again in 2022.

Wishing you all the safest and happiest of holidays!


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

2021 10 12 HOS Newsletter and invitation to HOS monthly meeting on Oct 13, 2021

Hello all from Honolulu Orchid Society:

This is a reminder that all Hawaii Orchid Clubs and Educational programs are invited to our monthly Honolulu Orchid Society Zoom meetings on the second wednesday monthly at 7pm.

I am forwarding our October Honolulu Orchid Society Newsletter with an invitation to join our October Zoom monthly meeting.

Invited members, guests, teachers and students from:
Aiea Orchid Club
Kunia Orchid Society
Windward Orchid Society
Kaimuki Orchid Society
Hawaii Kai Orchid Society
Manoa Orchid Society
Mililani Orchid Society
Ewa Orchid Society
Species Club
Windward Community College
UH Manoa
Maui Orchid Society
Hilo Orchid Society
Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club

Please let others know and the public is welcome to pre-register using this link:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 13, 2021 07:00 PM Hawaii

Register in advance for this meeting (deadline for registration Oct 12) :

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Brad Lau

Sunday, October 3, 2021

2021 10 3 Invitation to Kunia Orchid Society Meeting Tuesday Oct 5, 2021 @ 7 pm

We are excited and pleased to announce James Keach Ph.D as our guest speaker!

Members of sister societies are also invited to submit labeled photos of current blooming orchids for our Kunia Culture Table segment, where growers are invited to share about their blooms and culture.  Send labeled photos to by October 1, 2021.

There will be a plant drawing at the end of the meeting. Those in attendance are eligible to win, but must be able to pick up on Oahu.

Monday, September 6, 2021

2021 09 06 Honolulu Orchid Society Zoom Meeting on Sept 8, 2021

Aiea Orchid Club members are invited to join in on the HOS Zoom meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Register in advance for the September meeting at this link: 

Sunday, August 8, 2021

2021 08 08 Honolulu Orchid Society (HOS) August Meeting Features Roy Andrade

Hi Aiea Orchid Club members.  You are invited to attend Wednesday's (August 11, 2021) HOS meeting featuring Roy Andrade who will speak on Spatulata Dendrobiums.  Pre-register for the meeting at the link on the poster below.  Mel

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Use this link if the link on the poster does not work: 

Monday, August 2, 2021

2021 08 02 Invitation from Kunia Orchid Society, Zoom Meeting on Tuesday August 3, 2021 7 pm

AOC members are invited to join Kunia Orchid Society's Zoom meeting on Aug 3, 2021, on a Travel Log to Brazil,  presented by Roy Tokunaga of H&R Nurseries.  Roy has graciously purchased & donated amazing and valuable H&R plants for the plant drawing.

It's still not too late to submit labeled photos to for the Kunia Culture table.  See you on Aug 3!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

2021 07 11 Walter Hiraishi Presentation at Honolulu Orchid Society July 14, 2021 Zoom Meeting

To Aiea Orchid Club Members:  Feel free to join the Honolulu Orchid Society Zoom meeting on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  See the poster for details.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

2021 07 04 Invitation to Kunia Meeting July 6, 2021 @ 7 pm

Hi Everyone

You are invited to join the online Kunia Meeting July 6, 2021 @ 7.  Pre registration is not required.

If anyone would like to submit photos for the July Kunia Culture Table, please submit labeled photos to by June 30, 2021 & specify which society you belong to.

In this segment, we encourage members and guests to share information about their plants (photos).  Hope to see you in July!

Monday, June 7, 2021

2021 06 07 Invitation to Join The Honolulu Orchid Society Meeting on June 9, 2021

Aiea Orchid Club members are invited to participate in the June 9, 2021 meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society.  Adam Almeida will be speaking on Species orchids.  Register for the meeting at this link:

Friday, May 28, 2021

2021 05 28 Invitation to Kunia Orchid Society Zoom Meeting on June 1, 2021

Honolulu Orchid Society and Aiea Orchid Club members are invited to the Kunia Orchid Society Zoom meeting beginning at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  Roy Andrade will be speaking on Dendrobium spatulata

Thursday, May 6, 2021

2021 05 Honolulu Orchid Society May Zoom Meeting & On-Line Plant Auction!

 Honolulu Orchid Society is inviting the general public to join their May Zoom meeting and On-Line Plant Auction!  It will be May 12, 2021 Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Registration required so get that done early!  Plants are donated by the top growers of Hawaii, so it will be very exciting!  Don't miss this great opportunity!!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

2021 04 22 Where can we find Orchids & plants for sale in Oahu?

During this Covid time, Orchid shows and plant sales are cancelled.  So bunch of people asked, "Where can we find good quality Orchids and other plants to buy?" 

You can go to home improvement stores, supermarkets, etc., and they do have decent plants.  But the hidden gem is ALOHA STADIUM SWAP MEET!

Try this coming Sunday, April 25th, 2021.  Come early in the morning if you can, as the good plants go fast!  Section 9 ~ 12, rows A & B (close to fence line border to the stadium) will have plenty of plant sellers.

Hope you find good plants there.  Good luck!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2021 04 21 Honolulu Orchid Society Zoom Meeting Plant Give-Away Drawing

 For those who missed the HOS's Zoom meeting this month, here are a couple of pictures of a plant that HOS was giving away as ruffle drawing prize.  Of course, you need to be local here in Hawaii to receive the prize, but it's so worth to sign up and join the meeting!  Hope to see you there next month!  (Courtesy of generous donors of plants to HOS, thank you very much!)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

2021 04 13 Invitation to Honolulu Orchid Society April Meeting - April 14, 2021

Hi Aiea Orchid Club Members.  You are invited to attend the virtual meeting of the Honolulu Orchid Society.  The meeting begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 14.  You must register in advance to attend the meeting (see link below).  Hope to see at the meeting.  Mel

Register in advance for the April 14 meeting at this link:  

Monday, February 8, 2021

2021 02 HOS's Monthly Zoom Meeting this Wednesday

Hi Aiea Orchid Club Members.  You are cordially invited to attend this virtual presentation beginning at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 if interested.  You must register in advance to attend the presentation.  The deadline for registering is Tuesday, February 9, 2021.  Go to the link below to register.  Mel

You are invited to a Zoom meeting with the Honolulu Orchid Society. 

When:  February 10, 2021,  7:00 PM Hawaii 
Register in advance for this meeting: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Monday, February 1, 2021

2021 02 01 Invitation to Participate in HOS's Zoom Meeting on Feb 10, 2021

February 2021 Honolulu Orchid Society Meeting

by Mel Waki

You are invited to a Zoom meeting with the Honolulu Orchid Society.
When:  February 10, 2021,  7:00 PM Hawaii
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2021 02 01 Invitation to Join Kunia Orchid Society Monthly Web Meeting on Feb 2, 2021

 Happy belated New Years to all the Orchid Lovers!  Hope you had a wonderful holidays under the circumstances, and continue to stay safe and healthy, not to mention take care of your precious orchids.

Here's the invitation to join Kunia Orchid Society's monthly web meeting.  Please see below for details.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

2021 AOC General Meeting Notice

 Aloha Orchid Lovers!  2020 was a strange year to say the least, and we hope 2021 will be a better one.  Continue to be safe & healthy, and hope to see you soon, hopefully in person!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


Friday, November 27, 2020

2020 11 27 Invitation for Kunia Monthly Meeting

 To Aiea Orchid Club members:

Kunia Orchid Society sends an invitation to join their meeting via zoom conference.  No pre-registration necessary.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

2020 10 31 Invitation to the virtual nursery tours to S&W Orchids and H&R Nurseries

2020 10 31 Invitation to the virtual nursery tours to S&W Orchids and H&R Nurseries: Below message is from Mel W, kindly inviting AOC members to the virtual nursery tours. Don't miss the great opportunities to see what's flowering in the masters' gardens! 


Hi Aiea Orchid Club Members.  You will have an opportunity in the next two weeks two visit two premier orchid nurseries on the island.  On Tuesday, November 3, the Kunia Orchid Society (KOS) will be hosting a tour of S&W Orchids in Waianae.  Then on Wednesday, November 11, the Honolulu Orchid Society (HOS) will be visiting H&R Nurseries in Waimanalo.  The tours will be conducted virtually via Zoom Video Conference.  KOS and HOS have invited Aiea Orchid Club members to join them on the tours.

 You may join the tour of S&W Orchids by clicking on this link 5-10 minutes before 7:00 PM on November 3:

You do not have to pre-register for this tour.

You must register in advance for the tour of H&R Nurseries.  You may pre-register by clicking on this link:

The deadline for registration is November 10, 2020.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Be sure to keep the confirmation email in a safe place because you will need the information in the email to join the meeting.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.  Hope to see you on both tours.  Mel

Monday, August 10, 2020

2020 08 10 HOS Invites AOC & Manoa Members for Vertual Meeting

Honolulu Orchid Society would like to invite members of Aiea Orchid Club and Manoa Orchid Society to the Aug 12 7pm Zoom General meeting.

Pre-registration using the link in the bulletin has a deadline of Aug 11 and is required.  The link to the bulletin is below:

Monday, April 13, 2020

2020 04 13 April Newsletter - AOC show cancelled

This month's newsletter announces the decision to cancel this year's AOC show which was scheduled in June.  Very sad and many of you folks may be disappointed but the health of everybody is the utmost priority.  Orchids will continue to flower, you know it!

When you get a chance, take a look at HOS website.  They are posting bunch of breathtaking photos of members' orchids as the series.  Thanks HOS for all your efforts to entertain us at home 💖 

Friday, March 20, 2020

2020 March Newsletter

This newsletter is being sent for information purposes only. The March 23 meeting has been cancelled as previously announced.

The Kunia Orchid Show and the Windward Orchid Show have both been canceled because of the virus pandemic.

We miss you all, but we'll see you again soon, to enjoy beautiful orchids together, so don't worry! It's the perfect time to stay home and take care of your plants, pull out weeds (which is probably way overdue), etc. and do things at home which you procrastinated for all these years while busy socializing outside.

I got to rearrange a few things in the kitchen, went through some drawers and threw out things I don't even know why I still had, and fixed things I should have long time ago. So, we can be active even at home. Tai Chi or Yoga in your living room? Way to go!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

2020 03 17 March & April General Meetings CANCELLED, Silent Auction Postponed

The general meeting which was scheduled for Monday, March 23 is cancelled.  Because of the corona virus, any gathering of 50 or more people is discouraged.

The Silent Auction scheduled in April is also postponed for the time being and will move to a later date.  The April general meeting is also cancelled.  President Kumano will keep checking to see if our June show can go on as scheduled.  He will advise everyone if any changes occur.

Stay healthy, everyone.

Friday, March 13, 2020

2020 03 13 Windward Orchid Show CANCELLED

It is so sad to let you know that due to coronavirus concern, this year's Windward Orchid Show, which was scheduled for March 20 to 22, 2020, has also been cancelled.  Better safe than sorry.  Orchids will bloom again, and we'll have many more shows, if not this time.  So keep smiling and smell the flowers, and don't forget to wash your hands. :)

Thursday, March 12, 2020

2020 03 12 Kunia Show CANCELLED

In lieu of coronavirus concern, the Kunia Orchid Show, which was scheduled for March 20 to 22, has been cancelled.  Stay healthy & safe!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

2020 02 24 First Monthly Meeting of the Year

The first members' general meeting of 2020, with beautiful plants by the members being judged.  Topic was dendrobium by Roy A, suited for the hot weather in Ewa.