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Doug Overstreet
"Getting Ready for the BIG Show"

PLUS We Celebrate Our 75th Anniversary!
Monday, September 14, 2015
7:30PM

(Doors Open 6:30PM)

Meeting Hall, First Christian Church
221 South Sixth Street, Burbank, California


about our speaker

Doug Overstreet is a well recognized orchid grower and speaker. Some of the many hats that Mr. Overstreet wears are: Fully Accredited Judge in the American Orchid Society judging system, Pacific South Region, past president of the Southland Orchid Show Committee, creator of "Anyone Can Grow Orchids...Even You" video tapes and perennial OSSC auctioneer. Doug has the ability to present the complex world of orchids in a manner suitable for the advanced enthusiast and yet easily understood by the novice.

Recently, Doug has started managing the magnificent orchid collection at the Thornton Estate in San Marino, which, along with the estate's gardens, is a promised gift to the Huntington  Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Mr. Overstreet will speak on everything we will need to know about planning to enter a plant into the upcoming Huntington Orchid Show; repotting, placing stakes, presentation of blooms for a show, writing & deciphering tags, etc.

After Doug's presentation, join us in celebration of OSSC's 75th Anniversary with a slice of special cake and coffee!

Click to see more information on OSSC's regular monthly meetings.

news in brief

  • NEW MEMBER BENEFIT: [Submitted by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on March 2, 2014]. Starting this month, every new member and their sponsor will each receive a certificate good for one 1-gallon Cymbidium orchid, courtesy of Orchids by Art in North Hills, CA, which is owned and operated by OSSC member Art Mendoza. The society expresses sincere thanks to Art for this generous offer. This offer supercedes the prior offer from Rudvalis Orchids.
  • WE'VE GOT A NEW LOOK!: [Submitted by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on April 18, 2012] As of March 30, anyone visiting the OSSC Facebook page saw a new look, brought about by a new format standard introduced by Facebook. The new look features a beautiful, page-wide photo of a Cattleya taken by OSSC Member Charles B. Boco. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/orchidssc . In a related development, OSSC now has over 200 "likes" on Facebook. If you haven't already done so, you can add to that number by clicking the "Like " button found to the right of this story. Thanks!

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