Heart O' Texas Orchid Society Show and Sale, "Orchid Rodeo" Named because of the close proximity to the annual Austin rodeo two weeks before, we are rounding up all available blooming orchids for our 43rd Annual Orchid Show and Sale Saturday & Sunday, March 22 & 23, 2014. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to see award winning orchids and to purchase orchids for your collection! Raffle prizes and new children's activities make this a family fun event! Join us at Zilker Botanical Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746 Additional details on our Events page!
Please join us at our next meeting Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm at Zilker Botanical Garden Center 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746 Hope to see you there!
Our Quarterly Newsletter is now being published and distributed via e-mail. The 2014 Spring Issue has been sent out. If you're interested in receiving our quarterly newsletters, contact us and we will add you to our e-mail list.
News & Announcements Mark your calendars for upcoming events. . . .
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Monthly Meeting- This meeting is devoted to show preparations. Geoffrey Frost will be giving us tips about how to prepare any blooming plants for the show and Alison Galloway, an AOS judge will explain what the judges will be looking for in the plants. Final show preparations and volunteer opportunities will be discussed and registration forms for plant entries will be available. Every member with plants in bloom at show time is encouraged to bring them to the show and we will place them in our HOTOS display for judging.
March 15, 2014 - Deadline to book accommodations for the May 15-18, 2014 Redlands Orchid Show in South Florida! Details were sent to members via e-mail. If you need more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 22-23, 2014 - Heart O' Texas Orchid Society presents its 43rd Annual Orchid Show and Sale themed "Orchid Rodeo". So get your plants ready to bloom and and join in the show fun! Plant registration and judging is Friday, March 21, with the show open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. More details and registration forms are on our Events page. Check it out! Hope you can join us!
March 29 & 30, 2014 - Zilker Garden Festival - This annual event is so much fun! The Austin Area Garden Council shares the joy of gardening with the Austin community and the money raised helps to support the gardens! Check out their website for more details.
Zilker Garden Festival Needs Volunteers! This is the main fundraiser for the Austin Area Garden Council and volunteers are critical to it's success. Our Society is a member and each year we participate in this wonderful event. Let's devote some of our time to help them out. They need help taking tickets at the front & back gates, Kids' Corner crafts & face painting, flower show set up & take down, flower show greeters, drink sales, stamping stations, golf cart drivers, and help with Swedish log cabin, logistics, vendors, speakers' tent, food court and sound stage. Feel free to call Marion Alsup at 512-970-3405 or email email@example.com to volunteer or if you have any questions or concerns.
Membership Renewal - It's time to renew your membership for another fabulous year of sharing our love of orchids! Not only monthly meetings, but greenhouse tours, orchid auctions, special seminars, annual show and sale all contribute to a fun experience.
HO'TOS Bylaws - The revisions to the bylaws as presented to the members in December passed by a vote of the members present at the January meeting. The revised bylaws will be printed in the 2014 Member directory available in March.
It's time to join the world of social media! Hopefully you've gotten in the habit of checking our website on a regular basis for news, information, photos and links to more orchid resources! We now have links to Facebook and Twitter! The twitter account is brand new, so give me a little time to get the tweets going.
Don't forget your orchid photos are always welcome! Send in jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org.