September 14th Via Zoom
Due to unavailability of the Temple, our September program will be held online via Zoom, and will include a speaker presentation followed by a digital show table and DOOR PRIZES.
Members can view and participate in the meeting from a pc, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm for socializing. The formal meeting starts at 7:30 pm and runs approximately 90 minutes. The Zoom meeting invitation, including the link and instructions to join, will be emailed to DCOS members several days ahead of time.
We will present a virtual Show Table. Members are asked to email pictures of their blooming plants to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 pm on Monday, 9/13 for inclusion.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Leslie Ee
Topic: “Paphiopedilum venustum: The Pauper Prince of the Himalayas”
Dr. Ee was born in Borneo, not far from the home of Paphiopedilum sanderianum. Leslie was raised around orchids his entire life by his grandmother and mother, both of whom treasured local orchids. They taught Leslie how to grow and flower them at a young age, and he has never looked back since. Leslie has since grown many varieties over 30 years, but his favorites are Cattleya species, Paphiopedilum species, novelty Phalaenopsis and miniatures, with a few botanical varieties thrown in. At present Leslie has over 500 plants, a majority of them selected and heirloom Cattleya species, and three orchid tanks, including a cool tank with Dendrobium cuthbertsonii. Dr. Ee has travelled the world to attend orchid shows and nurseries (such as Japan, Ecuador, Colombia, US, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia). Leslie is an AOS Associate Judge with the Toronto judging center as well as President of the Canadian Orchid Congress. He is committed to the sharing of orchid knowledge and conservation efforts of local orchids around the world.