Monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month of the year except December.
The hall at Ermington Community Centre opens at 7.00 pm for set-up. Raffle ticket sale and the sales table commence at 7.30 pm. Benching of plants must be ready for judging by 8.00 pm. The general meeting commences at 8.00 pm followed by a short supper break and a topic of interest for the evening.
Programs are planned in advance for every meeting. However, sometimes, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programs may be altered or rearranged. The following are planned for 2019:
January: Repotting demonstration by See Ting Ho
February: Multifloral Paphiopedilums by Jonathan clark - cancelled, instead plant discussion night
March: Growing Phragmipediums by John Bartlett
April: Auction Night of quality Paphiopedilum plants
May: Annual General Meeting. Craig Miles from The Orchid Tray Company - Orchids of Distinction (Victoria) will give us a talk on Growing Paphiopedilums.
June: Ian Chalmers will give a talk on Paphiopedilums at the Tokyo Dome Orchid Show in 2019. The Society is putting up a Table Top Display at the Mingara Orchid Fair.
July: Ken Siew will talk on Judging Paphiopedilums
August: Multifloral Paphiopedilums by Jonathan Clark
September: Bob Bishop will talk on Potting Media
October: Panel discussion on Pests & Diseases of Paphiopedilums - Prevention, Control and Treatment
November: Social Night with Review of Events in 2019, presentations to prize winners, bumper raffle and an extended supper
December: No meeting
Shows in 2019
TheSociety will be participating in the following shows in 2019:
Mingara Orchid Show on 28th to 30th June 2019
Paphiopedilum Society of NSW Annual Show in conjunction with the National Orchid Extravaganza 9th to 11th August 2019 at The Centre, 1 Pellitt Lane, Dural
St Ives Orchid Fair 16th to 18 August 2019 at the St Ives Showground, St Ives
Southern Orchid Spectacular 4th to 6th October 2019 at the Sutherland Basketball Centre, Waratah Park, Sutherland