Guest speaker: Michael Croker.
Michael J Coker is the proprietor of Boutique Orchids. He has been growing orchids since he was 8 years old, and he has been exhibiting in the Open Section at club meetings since he was 11. He is currently President of the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV), President of the North East Melbourne Orchid Society, Vice-President of the Orchid Species Society of Victoria, as well as a member of a number of other clubs. Michael is a regular guest speaker at Orchid Societies in Victoria and has also undertaken a number of international speaking engagements. He is a fully accredited Judge in the OSCOV Judging Panel.
Guest speaker: Randall Robinson, from Melbourne, will present a tribute to Ernest Hetherington. Ernest was a huge character and hybridizer in America. He sadly passed away earlier this year. Randall will also show photos from this year’s Santa Barbara (USA) International Orchid Show.
The grower of the Month will be Gordon Giles and Keith Wallace from Sydney. Plant from their breeding program are winning shows continually.
There will also be a short presentation of prize winning plants from the Dural Show (Sydney), which finished last week.