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 2020:
January: Plant description of the plants benched at the meeting.
February: Seong Tay will talk on his awarded Paphs and how he rates them.
March: Seong Tay will talk on the Paphs at the Taiwan International Orchid Show and the 23rd World Orchid Conference.
April: Auction Night of quality Paphiopedilum plants
May: Annual General Meeting followed by a talk by Gary Hart/ST Ho on how they select the parent plants for hybridising, describing the process from pollination to flasking.
June: To be announced.
July: To be announced.
August: To be announced.
September: To be announced.
October: To be announced.
November: Social Night with Review of Events in 2020, presentations to prize winners, bumper raffle and an extended supper
December: To be announced.
Shows in 2020
TheSociety will be participating in the following shows in 2020:
Mingara Orchid Show on 26th to 28th June 2020.
Paphiopedilum Society of NSW Annual Show in conjunction with the National Orchid Extravaganza 7th to 9th August 2020 at The Centre, 1 Pellitt Lane, Dural
St Ives Orchid Fair 14th to 16 August 2020 at the St Ives Showground, St Ives
Southern Orchid Spectacular 9th to 11th October 2020at the Sutherland Basketball Centre, Waratah Park, Sutherland