OCNZ newsletter: July 2021

Change of Editor
Allow me to introduce myself, Penny Moore. I am a new executive member of the OCNZ, and secretary of the Canterbury Orchid Society. I have been interested in orchids for about 5 years, starting with a Phalaenopsis from the supermarket. Once I joined my local society I knew I was hooked. I’m lucky enough to have a fair-size glasshouse which I’m slowly filling up. I love travelling to shows (Covid permitting) and I’m looking forward to celebrating the 60th Jubilee Show with others this month in the Waikato. Now that we’ve had the shortest day we can look forward to the evenings drawing out once again. Congrats to our past newsletter editor Glenys on taking on the OCNZ President’s position. If you have anything you wish to have added to the monthly newsletter just drop me a line.

Reminder
Waikato’s 60th Show is being held on July 17 and 18 at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion. 

Year Book
By now all societies/members should have received their personal copies.

Expressions of Interest
All societies are invited to place an expression of interest for the 2022 National Judges Seminar and AGM Weekend. I would like to thank again Howick Orchid Society for hosting a very enjoyable AGM last month and extra thanks to David Banks for raising the important question of ‘Reward or Award’.

Save the Date!
Our next National Expo will be held at Mystery Creek in Hamilton, the last weekend in September, 2023. Further information will become available over the coming months.

Dates of Upcoming Shows
We encourage all societies to have their dates locked in early for 2022 to avoid clashes and securing their venues in plenty of time. We have a separate page on the OCNZ website which is regularly updated.

Hot off the Press
Nelson Orchid Society is holding a one-day show on Saturday, September 11, 10am–3pm at Stoke Primary School Hall, Stoke.

Wanting to Update your Societies’ Constitution?
The NZ Companies Office has a handy constitution builder available on its website. This is your first step in developing a new constitution or establishing one. Several societies have found this a useful tool. Once you’re happy with the format, convene a special meeting with your members to approve it. No lawyer required.