OCNZ Newsletter: November 2018

COA (Committee on Awards)
The executive committee of the OCNZ met on the 27th October and is pleased to announce that Margaret Lomas will continue as Chair of the COA during 2019. Congratulations Margaret, your experience will be greatly appreciated when you lead the 2019 Expo judging.

John Easton Award 2018
The OCNZ executive congratulates Margaret Harper from the North Otago Orchid Society who is the 2018 recipient of the John Easton Award, which is awarded annually by the Hawkes Bay Orchid Society.
Margaret joined the North Otago Orchid Society in 1983 and has continued to serve on the committee ever since having held the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer and editor of the monthly newsletter. Margaret is always willing to share her knowledge of orchid culture and continues to encourage younger people into growing orchids.

Iwitahi Annual Summer Camp: December 8-9
Working from Sika Lodge. For more information and to book your place email Bill Liddy.

Taranaki Summer Show: January 19-20
The Taranaki Orchid Society will be holding its popular summer show at Highlands Intermediate School on January 19 and 20. Registrations will open soon, $42 or $32 if paid by December 31. Saturday night dinner is $35. Registrants can book a car boot sale space for $20. This is always a very sociable weekend with registrants attending from around the country.

2019 Yearbook Advertising Rates
We are looking for advertising to place in the 2019 Yearbook. We always appreciate our regular advertisers and welcome new advertisers. If you haven’t advertised before please do consider it. The rates (excluding GST) are:
B&W: Full page $250, Half Page $150, Quarter Page $80
Colour: Full page $350, Half Page $250
For more information you can contact the Yearbook Committee on my email address at the bottom of this page.

2019 National Orchid Expo: September 19-22
To be hosted by Manawatu and Hawkes Bay societies at FlyPalmy Arena, September 19-22, 2019, with set up on September 18. There is still time to book a commercial space and if your club hasn’t booked a display space yet please think about putting a display together for the big occasion. Further information will be made available in the Expo Newsletters. The organising committee can be contacted by email. 

Vale John Brljevich
We were sad to learn of the recent death of John Brljevich. John was a long-time member of the New Zealand Orchid Society. John, along with his late brother Frank, was a judge in the NZOS and CSA systems, and a senior judge in the Orchid Council system. Our condolences go to his surviving siblings.