YOUNG MEMBER: Josh Felsch, 14 is the newest member of the Woodburn Orchid Society. Photo contributed.
YOUNG MEMBER: Josh Felsch, 14 is the newest member of the Woodburn Orchid Society. Photo contributed. Contributed

New passion in full bloom

NEW member, 14-year-old Josh Felsch, was warmly welcomed into the Woodburn Orchid Society at the group's February meeting.

Josh joins his sister Brooke and his mother Helen as a society member.

President Ken Woods demonstrated the clarity of the new data projector with his screening of outstanding photographs of orchids in the NSW Affiliated Societies: Hybrid of the Year, 2010; Species of the Year, 2010; and Novice/Junior of the Year, 2010.

Founding member Thelma Graham celebrated her 97th birthday last month.

Although Thelma was not able to be present, birthday wishes were extended by all members.

A thank you letter from the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service acknowledged the society's recent donation.

Although the society is a not-for-profit organisation, members feel strongly about the need to support such vital community services.

As president, Ken is continuing to negotiate with the Woodburn Memorial Hall Committee in hopes of installing improved lighting at the hall.

Dendrobium CKA OKA, owned and grown by Albert and Sally Irons, was awarded both the Popular Vote and the Judges' Choice on the day.

If you have an interest in growing orchids, or are simply inquisitive and would like to know more, go along to the next meeting at 1pm on Sunday, March 18 at the CWA Rooms, Pacific Hwy, Woodburn.



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