The CENTRAL IOWA ORCHID SOCIETY

           Presents the


30th ANNUAL SPEAKERS DAY
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Johnston Lions Club Community Center
6401 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa


(For map to location, click "here").



OUR SPEAKERS

Peter T. Lin
Diamond Orchids, CA

Peter started growing orchids over 35 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career. It wasn't until about 14 years ago that the orchid "bug" came back and he is now heavily involved once again! He is an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society, and a hybridizer of mini-catts. He enjoys meeting with other orchid enthusiasts, and can often be found at various orchid shows and societies around the country.

Due to limited growing space, Peter likes to specialize in miniature orchids, both species and hybrids, and has received numerous AOS awards. His interests in orchids include Dendrobiums, Angraecoids, and Neofinetias. He is also known as "Mr Sophronitis" as he has a passion for growing and collecting them. He maintains a collection of a thousand or more orchids at his home in Southern California in 3 small greenhouses, outdoors, as well as an offsite greenhouse.

Peter's topics will be “Mini-catts” and “Spectacular Orchids from Around the World”.

Ron Midgett
New Earth Orchids, NM

Ron began growing orchids in 1969 in the orchid-rich environment of Southern California. Since then, he has grown orchids in many different regions of the US and in the Caribbean for 3 years. Currently, he resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a breeder with an emphasis on Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums, and Oncidinae.

In 1990, Ron founded the New England Orchid Company in Franklin, MA. In 2003, he moved his orchid business to New Jersey and changed the name to New Earth Orchid Co., aka New Earth Orchids. In 2010, New Earth Orchids was moved to Santa Fe, NM.

Ron is an accredited AOS judge. He has authored articles published in Orchids and the Orchid Digest. He was given the prestigious Ernest Heatherington award from the Orchid Digest for one of his articles.

Ron's topics will be “Oncidinae Intergeneric Hybrids -What Are They and How Do I Grow Them ” and “Green With Envy: Green Cattleyas - Origins”.



AOS Judging will be held at 11:00 A.M.
Everyone is invited to bring or send plants for judging!
Plants must be in place by 10:00 A.M.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 28, 2018

8:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast, Plant Sales
8:00-10:00 Plants registered for AOS Judging
9:00-11:30 Morning presentations, one by each speaker
11:00 AOS Judging
11:30 Buffet Lunch / Plant sales
1:00 p.m. First afternoon presentation
1:45 Afternoon Dessert Bar
2:30 Second afternoon presentation
3:15 Drawing for Door Prizes / Plant Sales
 
Both speakers will have plants for sale throughout the day.
 
All times are approximate and subject to change at this time.
 


REGISTRATION FEE

Registration fee of $30.00 per person covers all costs. ($35.00 at the door)
For a printable registration form, click "here".
Early reservations would be helpful in planning the event.
For more information, reservations, ect. Please call:
Carson Whitlow at (515) 993-4841


For a printable Speakers Day Announcement in Word format, click "here".


MOTELS

Comfort SuitesI-80/35 Exit 12511167 Hickman Rd.515-276-1126
Adventureland InnI-80 Exit 142Next to Adventureland515-265-7321
Motel 6I-80 Exit 1423225 Adventureland Dr.  800-466-8356
Heartland InnI-80 Exit 142A500 NE56th Street800-334-3277
Red Roof Inns & SuitesI-80/35 Exit 136   4950 NE 14th Street515-266-6800
Motel 6I-80/35 Exit 1364140 NE 14th Street800-466-8356
Econo Lodge & SuitesI-80/35 Exit 1314755 Merle Hay Road515-278-8858
Quality Inn & SuitesI-80/35 Exit 1314995 Merle Hay Road515-278-2381
Days InnI-80/35 Exit 1314845 Merle Hay Road800-325-2525
Best Inns Of AmericaI-80/35 Exit 1315050 Merle Hay Road515-270-1111
Ramada InnI-80/35 Exit 1315055 Merle Hay Road800-643-1197
Hilton Garden InnI-80/35 Exit 1298600 Northpark Dr.515-270-8890
Stoney Creek InnI-80/35 Exit 1295291 Stoney Creek Ct.515-334-9000
Econo LodgeI-80/35 Exit 12611000 Douglas Ave.800-55-Econo
The Sleep InnI-80/35 Exit 12511211 Hickman Road877-233-0333
Courtyard By MarriottI-80/35 Exit 1241520 NW114th Sreet800-321-3211
Heartland InnI-80/35 Exit 12411414 Forest Ave.800-334-3277
Fairfield Inn By Marriott   I-35 Exit 92215 NE Delaware Ave.800-228-2800
Heartland InnI-35 Exit 92210 SE Delaware Ave.800-334-3277
Holiday Inn ExpressI-35 Exit 902602 SE Creekview Dr.515-965-2400
 
Note: Lodging at I-80/35 Exit 131 is the closest to the facility.
 

Page Updated: 2018