BEAUTIFUL: Some of the glorious orchids judged by the Woodburn Orchid Society.
BEAUTIFUL: Some of the glorious orchids judged by the Woodburn Orchid Society. Contributed

Orchid display discussed

WOODBURN Orchid Society Members enjoyed a slide presentation of Laelias of Brazil at their March meeting.

Among others, many forms of Laelia Purpurata were featured in the screening.

Various opinions were expressed at the meeting regarding the proposal to install a permanent Orchid Display in Woodburn as part of the strategy to encourage travellers to visit the town after the Pacific Hwy bypass has been completed.

Based on earlier experiences, several members were concerned for the security of such an installation and sought help and assurances from other local bodies.

The treasurer, Jocelyn Grant, has already made enquiries from appropriate suppliers with respect to a suitable trophy in memory of the late Thelma Graham.

Jocelyn will conduct further investigations and will report back to the next meeting.

It is proposed that the Thelma Graham Trophy will be presented on an annual basis.

It would be awarded to the grower of the Best Paphiopedalum at the Woodburn Orchid Society's Spring Show.

Twenty-one members were present at the meeting and 67 beautiful plants were benched by 12 growers.

Bernice Rubbo and Brenda Parry conducted the informal judging on the day and they awarded the Judges' Choice to Albert and Sally Irons for their RHV Colmarie 'Fred'.

Peter Furniss received the Popular Vote for his Bc. Noosa X Lc. Ann Ingham.

Woodburn Orchid Society's next meeting will be held at the Woodburn Memorial Hall at 1pm on Sunday, April 21.

Visitors and budding orchid growers are most welcome to attend.



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