Cairns Bromeliad Society Inc.

Cairns Bromeliad Society
President
Dave Weston
07-4057-8604
VP/Secretary
Lynn Hudson
07-4053-3913
Treasurer
Stephen French
07-4032-2283
Editor
Lynn Hudson
lynnie@ledanet.com.au
07-4053-3913
Editor Assist.
Shaughan Terry
07-4032-2425
Concierge
Nalda Wilson
07-4054-4825
Pop. Vote Steward
Bob Hudson
0432-030-472
OIC Raffles
Karen Stevens
07-4036-1086
OIC Pots
Frances Boyd
07-4055-2550

The Cairns Bromeliad Society Inc. meets at 1.30PM on the first Saturday of each month at member's gardens, February to December.
We have an excellent library for members, 6 newsletters each year, sales and display days, and field trips to Open Gardens and other Nurseries.
Honorary Life Members: Grace Goode O.A.M., Kay Edington, Lynn Hudson, Robert(Bob) Hudson.
New members are always welcome, please contact :

Cairns Bromeliad Society Inc.
P.O. Box 28, Cairns Qld. 4870


The latest .pdf edition of BROMELCAIRNS is available by clicking (Vol 18-No6).


Past editions: (Vol 17-No1) ; (Vol 17-No2) ; (Vol 17-No3); (Vol 17-No4); (Vol 17-No5); (Vol 17-No6)
(Vol 18-No1); (Vol 18-No2); (Vol 18-No3); (Vol 18-No4); (Vol 18-No5); (Vol 18-No6)


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CAIRNS BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC. PROGRAM 2019

PO BOX 28 CAIRNS QLD 4870

Unless otherwise advised, meetings are held at Cominos House cnr Greenslopes & Little St Edge Hill Map 17 E/F-3 . Meetings commence at 1.00pm sharp.
Monthly meetings include practical Demonstrations & Mini Shows.

April 6th Plant sales 12:30-1:30 Topic - Billbergias
May 4th Plant sales 12:30 -1:30 Topic – Cryptanthus
June 1st Bloomin' Broms Plant sales 8:30am - 3:30pm. Tillandsioideae Show –members entries. Seminars 10:30am, 11:30am & 2pm
July 6th Plant sales 12:30 - 1:30 Topic – Neoregelias
Aug 3rd Plant sales 12:30 - 1:30 Topic –Dyckia, Hechtia, Dueterochonia
Sept 7th Bloomin' Broms Plant sales 8:30am - 3:30pm. Bromelioideae Show –members entries. Seminars 10:30am, 11:30am & 2pm
Oct 5th Plant sales 12:30 - 1:30 Topic – Quesnelia & Hohenbergia
Nov 2nd Plant sales 12:30 - 1:30 Topic - Sincoraea & Orthopytum
Nov 23rd Christmas Party
Dec 1st Friends of the Botanic Gardens Plant Sale at Gardens

THIS IS YOUR BROMELIAD SOCIETY
You joined to learn about bromeliads. We want you to learn and we want you to enjoy learning.
We want you to feel free to ask questions and to say; “I don’t understand that, please repeat it, or explain it more”, without feeling threatened.
You may bring in any plant which you want de-pupped, or if you have a problem with it, ie growing strangely, unnamed etc.
Any ideas of improvement changes are welcomed – talk to your committee.

Meetings format - minutes of last meeting, business arising from the minutes, other business, flowering plants, cuppa, Popular Vote voting, raffle, main talk, any questions, meeting close, Beginner’s class.
Flowering Plants - Members bring in any plant in flower, it does not have to be in show condition - it is to show other members how they flower.
Popular Vote - Bring in your best plant(s) and Members vote on which plant they like best. The points are tallied and there is a trophy at the end of the year for the member with the most points.
* Plants must be free of disease, be clean, including the pot and dead leaves removed.
* You must own the plant and have had it in your possession for at least the past three (3) months.
* Open and Novice section have 3 groups - Bromeliad, Cryptanthus & Tillandsia.
* A member may bring in 3 plants – one for each section, or 2 for one and 1 for another, or 3 for one section - or just 1 (better than none!).
Open Section (white tag) is for growers of three or more years.
Novice Section (green tag) is for members in the first three years of membership or until they win a Novice section. Once a Novice elects to enter the open section their novice status is forfeited forthwith.
Junior Section (red tag) is for members under 18 years. Two sections, Tillandsia & Bromeliad. The plant must belong to the junior and they must have been in charge of growth for 3 months before entering the plant. The junior who wins Popular Vote at age 18, moves to the Novice Section.
Voting Members choose the plant they like best. They write the number of the plant tag onto the voting strip. Match the colours of paper & tag, Open is white = vote on white slip, Novice green use green slip
Points – are allotted 1st =3, 2nd =2, 3rd=1, plus Cairns Show points for Most Points Trophy.
Library - The Librarian cannot take the full library to meetings but will take some plus the returned books. To reserve a book phone the Librarian and she/he will take it to the meeting.
Each book is to be returned to the following meeting.
To borrow an unreserved book at a meeting - complete the card and hand it to the Librarian.
Newsletter – Produced bi-monthly, one per member or family. It is your newsletter you may request article topics. Members are invited to contribute articles, preferably about bromeliads and your experiences. After 6 months membership, a short bromeliad experience story is great to look back on.
Field Trips - Members pay a share charge to cover the cost of hiring the bus.
Seating will be allocated on prepayment. Partners will be able to go if there are spare seats on the bus.
Morning teas and lunches are to be taken by the members unless we have made other plans.
Display / Sales Days - assistance from members is appreciated for setting up and pulling down. To offer plants at sale venues a member must be financial and circumstances permitting, must have attended at least three meetings in the preceding six months. Where the Society is charged a stall fee; 20% of total sales is deducted, 10% each to Society funds & for the venue. No charge venue; 10% of total sales is deducted for Society funds.
Plants sold at meetings; 10% is deducted for Society funds. The purchaser takes the price tag and pays the seller who then takes it to the Treasurer for deduction.
All plants must be free of disease, established securely in clean pots and named correctly. Plants are to have 2 tags – one with the plant name, the other with the price and the seller name.


Updated 18/03/19. Authorised persons please contact ClubNews@bromeliad.org.au to update entries.