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General Meetings of the OSC
Benching Orchids at OSC Meetings
Other OSC Events
Horticultural Society of Canberra
Events of Other Orchid Clubs

Society General Meetings

Information for new or intending members on the society and its meeting arrangements is here.

Be aware that meeting dates and arrangements may be affected by changes in COVID requirements.

DateFeatures
Doors open 7:00pm for setup and benching of plants, meeting commences 7:30pm.
If you have a sick plant and want advice, bring it to the meeting in a sealed plastic bag and our experts will look at it.
Venue: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie.
Wednesday
5 May
Topic: Bulbophyllums
Presenter: Mark Clements
Bulbophyllums are an interesting orchid group. Mark is a renouned orchid botanist.

Note: this meeting will be held at the Ainslie Football Club commencing 7:30pm

Wednesday
2 June
Annual General meeting
Election of committee and office bearers, presentation of financial accounts
Topic: CAM in Orchids
Presenter: Ben Wallace
CAM in orchids has important implications for the growing conditions some orchids need to do well.

Note: this meeting will be held at the Ainslie Football Club commencing 7:30pm

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Benching Orchids at OSC Meetings

The Society has implemented a more structured process for benching of orchids at its general meetings.

For each plant being benched members are asked to complete a benching card identifying the class of the plant, its name and the members name, and place this with their plant in the marked area for that class.

Plant classes will be fixed for all meetings so cards can be prefilled or cards will be available for completing at the meeting.

The plant classes do not distinguish between species and hybrids and provides additional classes for novice growers and a class for junior:

benching classes

In other respects the classes follow fairly closely the classifications used for our show (see Definitions 2019 show) and in Appendix 1 of our book.

The benching cards can be downloaded here:

The cards allow for plant number to be entered by the marshal. An example of a completed card:

rego_example

Members have the option of voting electronically (paper forms still available). The voting form is accessed by smart phone by using the camera function to scan a QR code at the meeting.

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Other Society Events

DateEvent/Location
18,19 Sept 2021
Sat
10am-5pm
Sun
10am-4pm
Annual Spring Orchid Show
hosted by the Canberra Orchid Society
Venue: Function rooms
Ainslie Football Club
52 Wakefield Av
AINSLIE
For information
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Horticultural Society of Canberra 2021 - Provisional Dates

DateEvent/Location

These shows typically include a section for orchids which Orchid Society members are encouraged to support

18-19 Sept
Spring Bulb and Camelia Show
Abbey Convention Centre, Gold Creek, Nicholls
Note: there is no section for orchids at this show as the Hort Society is hosting the World Daffodil Convention
Show schedule
23-24 Oct
Iris, Rhododendron and Azalea Show
Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest
Show schedule
13-14 Nov
Spring Exhibition and Rose Show
Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre, National Circuit, Forrest
Show schedule
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Events of Other Orchid Clubs 2021

Events of possible interest to Canberra members. We try to keep the information accurate but with the situation regarding COVID-19 events can be cancelled at short notice. Please advise if there are any errors. A list of all orchid show dates in NSW is on the Orchid Society of NSW website

DateEvent/Host/Location

In view of the changing situation re COVID-19, readers are advised to check with the relevant club as to the status of their shows

14-16 May
Fri/Sat 9am-4pm
Sun 9am-3pm

Cancelled

Orchids Out West
Hawkesbury Race Club
Clarendon
9-12 June
North Shore Autumn Show
St Ives Shopping Centre
10 July
10am-4pm
Shoalhaven Orchid Society
Bomaderry Community Centre
17-19 Birrely St, Bomaderry
17-18 July
Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 10am-3pm
Batemans Bay Orchid and Foliage Society Winter Show
Soldiers Club, Beach Rd, Batemans Bay
13-15 Aug
Fri/Sat: 9am-4pm
Sun: 9am-3pm
St Ives Orchid Fair
St Ives Showground
13-15 Aug
Fri/Sat 9am-4pm
Sun 9am-1pm
Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Winter Show
Twyford Hall
Merimbula
1-5 September
2021
Australian Orchid Council
22nd Conference and Show
Logan Metro Sports and Events Centre
Crestmead, QLD
Information
4 Sep
9am-4pm
Shoalhaven Orchid Society
Bomaderry Community Centre
17-19 Birrely St, Bomaderry
4-5 Sep
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 10am-3pm
Bateman's Bay Orchid Club
Soldiers Club
2 Beach Rd, Bateman's Bay
8-11 Sept
North Shore Spring Show
St Ives Shopping Centre
11-12 Sept
Sat 10am-3pm
Sun 9am-2pm
Milton-Ulladulla Orchid Society
Civic Centre
Ulladulla
23-24 Sept
Fri/Sat 9am-4pm
Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Spring Show
Civic Centre,
Bega
24 -26 Sept
Fri/Sat 9am-4pm
Sun 9am-2pm
Southern Orchid Spectacular
Sutherland Basketball Stadium,
Waratah Park, Old Pacific Highway, Sutherland
2 - 3 Oct
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 10am-3pm
Wagga Wagga Orchid Society
Wagga Wagga RSL Club
Dobbs St, Wagga Wagga
16-17 Oct
Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-3pm
Batemans Bay Orchid and Foliage Society
Soldiers Club
2 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay
23 Oct
Sat 9am-4pm
Shoalhaven Orchid Society
Bomaderry Community Centre
17-19 Birrely St, Bomaderry
29-30 Oct
Fri 9am-4pm
Sun 9am-1pm
Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Native Show
Twyford Hall
Merimbula

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