TREASURE COAST BROMELIAD SOCIETY 


THE PORT ST LUCIE BOTANICAL GARDENS ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS, BUT YOU CAN COME EARLY TO THE MEETING AND STROLL THROUGH THE GARDEN.
 

5:30 DOORS OPEN –
6:00 POT LUCK DINNER (BRING A DISH TO SHARE)
6:30 MEETING STARTS
7:00 SPEAKER
8:00 DISCUSSION AND PLANT RAFFLE - GET PLANTS AT GREAT RAFFLE PRICES.
8:30 MEETING OVER 

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME. MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $20.00 A YEAR, BUT GUESTS ARE WELCOME FOR 2 VISITS BEFORE JOINING.

HAPPY 2019!!


WE HAVE HAD A CHANGE IN THE MEETING PLANS FOR THIS MONTH.  THE PORT ST LUCIE BOTANICAL GARDENS HAS THEIR ANNUAL MEETING ON THE LAST MONDAY OF JANUARY EVERY YEAR.  SO, WE HAVE HAD TO CHANGE OUR DATE TO SUNDAY JANUARY 27TH.  

ALSO, I AM SAD TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT OUR LONG TIME MEMBER GARY DOTTER PASSED AWAY IN DECEMBER.  HIS FAMILY HAS DONATED ABOUT 100 PLANTS TO THE CLUB AND WE WILL BE HAVING A PLANT SALE THAT DAY STARTING AT 5 PM.  WE WILL NOT HAVE A POT LUCK DINNER AS WE WILL BE TIED UP WITH THE PLANT SALE.  WE ARE PLANNING TO HAVE THE USUAL MEETING AT 6:30, BUT NO PROGRAM SINCE I DON'T THINK WE WILL HAVE TIME AND MANY MEMBERS WILL BE LOOKING TO GET THE PLANTS INTO THEIR CAR AND GET THEM HOME.  HOWEVER, WE WILL HAVE LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AND WE WILL NOT HAVE THE PLANT POT DEMONSTRATION, BUT PLAN TO HAVE THAT LATER IN THE YEAR.  

SO, HOPE TO SEE YOU ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AROUND 5 PM TO GET THE BEST SELECTION OF PLANTS ALL BEING OFFERED AT VERY REASONABLE PRICES!!

THANKS, LYN MARINO, PRESIDENT

JANUARY 28TH

OUR MEETING WILL BE ON CONTAINERS.....EVERYONE LIKES TO GIVE OR SELL PLANTS....BUT, ATTRACTIVE CONTAINERS ARE A REAL PLUS.

WE WILL HAVE DEMONSTATIONS ON HOW TO PAINT THE POTTERY....THIS WILL MAKE THE PLANTS WORTH MORE AT A SALE.
ALSO, HOW TO DECORATE A PLASTIC POT TO MAKE IT MORE APPEALING.
ALSO, RECYCLED MATERIALS FOR CONTAINERS
AND PLANT BALLS MADE WITH MOSS (JAPANESE STYLE)

AS USUAL WE WILL HAVE A PLANT RAFFLE...ONLY $1. FOR 3 TICKETS.
MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO DONATE PLANTS FOR THE RAFFLE...THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO INCREASE YOUR VARIETIES OF BROMELIADS AND TROPICALS. WE WILL ALSO FINALIZE THE NAME CHANGE TO TREASURE COAST BROMELIADS SOCIETY AND TROPICALS.  WE DISCUSSED THAT AT OUR HOLIDAY LUNCHEON. MANY MEMBERS ALSO GROW TROPICALS AND WE CAN HAVE A BETTER SELECTION OF SPEAKERS AND EVENTS.  WE ALSO NEED TO APPOINT A NEW TREASURER AS NANCY HAS PLANS TO MOVE OUT OF STATE.  THINK ABOUT JOINING THE BOARD!!

FEBRUARY 25TH:  NAME THAT PLANT!!

HOW OFTEN DO WE HAVE A PLANT AND NO CLUE AS TO THE NAME OR TYPE??  
JAY THURROTT - PAST INTERNATION BROMELIAD SOCIETY PRESIDENT WILL BE AT THE MEETING TO DISCUSS CHARACTERISTS OF THE DIFFERENT VARIETY OF PLANTS.  BRING UP TO 2 PLANTS FOR HIM TO IDENTIFY.

HE WILL ALSO SHOW US THE WEBSITE FOR THE FLORIDA COUNCIL OF BROMELIAD SOCIETIES.  EVERY CLUB IN FLORIDA IS NOW A MEMBER OF THIS STATE WIDE GROUP.  MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB COMES AUTOMATICALLY WITH YOUR ANNUAL DUES.  VISIT THE WEBSITE: FCBS.ORG  THERE IS A COMPREHENSIVE COLOR PHOTO SELECTIONS OF BROMELIADS THAT YOU CAN ALSO USE TO IDENTIFY YOUR PLANTS.

MARCH 25TH
DENNIS AND LINDA FROM TROPIFLORA WILL BE HERE.  THEY ALWAYS BRING A GREAT SELECTION OF UNUSUAL PLANTS FOR SALE. THEY ALSO HAVE SPECIALIZED FERTILIZER FOR BROMELIADS.  VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT: TROPIFLORA.COM.  IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU WANT, CONTACT THEM AND IF THEY HAVE IT, THEY WILL BRING IT FOR YOU!!  DENNIS HAS RETIRED, SO I SWEET TALKED HIM INTO COMING TO US, JUST ONE LAST TIME.  DON'T MISS OUT!!  WE WILL NOT HAVE A PLANT AUCTION AT THIS MEETING.  BRING CASH TO PURCHASE THEIR PLANTS.

APRIL 27TH (Saturday before our regular meeting)
THIS IS OUR ANNUAL PINEAPPLE PARTY.  THE CLUB PROVIDES THE MEAT (USUALLY HAM) AND EVERYONE BRINGS A DISH TO SHARE.  IT WILL BE AT THE SAME PLACE AS LAST YEAR.  THE  PARK ON VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY (FORMERLY CALLED MIDPORT WAY) AT 11:30.  THERE IS A COVERED SHELTER AND THE BREEZE IS WONDERFUL.  WE WILL HAVE OUR USUAL PLANT RAFFLE. SO PLANT TO BRING ONE OF YOUR'S TO DONATE.  YOU CAN STAY AND FISH IF YOU LIKE!!

MORE INFOR ON THE UPCOMING MEETINGD COMING SOON.

THESE MEETINGS ARE FREE TO EVERYONE (EXCEPT THE PINEAPPLY PARTY).  VISITORS CAN ATTEND 2 MEETING PRIOR TO JOINGING ANNUALLY. BE SURE YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS UP TO DATE. DUES ARE DUE JAN 1ST AND ARE $20. FOR THE YEAR, WHICH INCLUDES MEMBERSHIP IN THE FLORIDA COUNCIL OF BROMELIAD SOCIETIES.MEMBERS CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE FOR A WEALTH OF INFORAMTION. SEND YOUR DUES TO TCBS ATTN: NANCY HART, 487 NW SHERBROOK AVE. PORT ST LUCIE FL. 34983

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