The CENTRAL IOWA ORCHID SOCIETY
33rd ANNUAL SPEAKERS DAY
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Johnston Lions Club Community Center
6401 Merle Hay Road
(For map to location, click "here").
Miranda Orchids, FL
Francisco Miranda was born in Rio de Janeiro on February 6, 1956. He got his degree in Biology and begun his taxonomic studies in the orchid family in 1981. During the next 4 years, he lived most of the time in Manaus where he studied Amazon orchids and began his Master’s degree. Shortly after returning to Rio de Janeiro, the Master’s was completed on “section Cattleyodes of the genus Laelia” . Since then, the main interest has been on the Brazilian laelias and cattleyas. He is the author of several papers ranging from species descriptions to subjects of growers’ interest in Brazilian, German and U.S. publications. He is also author of two books. Since 2000, he lives in Haines City, Florida, where he operates Miranda Orchids, an orchid nursery specializing on Brazilian species and the Cattleya alliance. He also guides trips to Brazil and frequently visits Brazilian habitats to find new and/or interesting orchid species.
Peter T. Lin
Francisco's topics will be "The Genus Cattleya in Brazil" and "Orchids of Rio de Janeiro"
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 15 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: Delightful Cattleyas in Miniature” and "Genus Dendrobium: A Family Portrait of Dendrobium Species".
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.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
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 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".
|Comfort Suites||I-80/35 Exit 125||11167 Hickman Rd.||515-276-1126|
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|Econo Lodge||I-80/35 Exit 126||11000 Douglas Ave.||800-55-Econo|
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