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Note: All 2017 general meetings in Vancouver are held in the Cedar Room at VanDusen Gardens, 37th Avenue at Oak St., starting at 7:30 pm. There is no admission and all are welcome.
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General Meeting - Monday September 25
Although attendance was a bit lower than expected, the speaker definitely exceeded all expectations! Egan Davis, Principal Instructor of the Horticultural Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden, spoke on container gardening. It turns out that it's all about the container medium. An engaging and charismatic speaker, Egan had the audience on the edge of their seats about soil types, medium types, pot shapes, and the theory of how it all can be integrated to maximize container plant health. Long time Palm Society veterans were observed to be taking copious notes, and mumbling under their breath about wishing they had known all this years ago.
Hardy Palm International - Issue #100 (October 2017) Delayed Mailing
The journals were mailed on Friday November 3rd. If you are a member and have not received yours by Monday November 13th, please contact Charlie.
The 2018 wall calendars are now in the production phase. We received many fine photo candidates so the calendar (as usual) is excellent! Thank you to all who contributed, and particularly to Brian Bydwell for producing the calendar using Indesign. A single copy will be mailed to members in mid November as part of their membership, with extras available for purchase for those who wish to use them as gifts. Members have received more details and extra calendar order procedures by email.
Annual General Meeting - Monday November 27
The AGM will begin with business - annual reports and the election of the executive table officers for 2018. Major changes in executive and HPI delivery are being contemplated so this section of the meeting might be more amusing than usual. Following the business section will be the year end social, calendar pickup (for those who ordered extra wall calendars), and Jay Rowland's photo extravaganza of the year's events. Members will receive more details concerning the meeting by email.
Upcoming Events 2018
Advance Notice Dates (More details and events will be posted when available)
General Meeting Monday March 26
General Meeting Monday May 28
General Meeting Monday September 24
Annual General Meeting Monday November 26
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