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Upcoming member meetings and events

Our Tuesday, May 11th members' meeting will be online via Zoom. Members can view and participate in the meeting from a PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Participants can join the meeting beginning at 7:00pm to socialize. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30pm. The Zoom meeting invitation, including the link and instructions to join, will be emailed several days in advance to all paid DCOS members. Contact deepcutorchids@gmail.com if you do not receive the email by May 7th. (If you are new to Zoom, you can use the following link to find beginners’ videos and other basic instructions: Quick start guide for new users

DIGITAL SHOW TABLE: Please email a few pictures of orchids in bloom that you would have otherwise brought to the monthly members meeting to deepcutorchids@gmail.com no later than 9pm May 10th.

Guest speaker: Gustavo Aguirre

Topic: Growing Colombian Orchids in the Orquídeas Katía Nursery

Colombia Part 1 - Introduction and Pleurothallidinae

SPEAKER BIO: Gustavo A. Aguirre was born in Medellín, Columbia and has been collecting and growing orchids, mainly Colombian species from intermediate and cold climates, for more than 50 years. He is a civil engineer by profession. He’s been a member of the Colombian Orchid Society (SCO) since 1972, and is now an honorary associate and former editor-in-chief of its official publication, Orquideología maga-zine. He is a member of its board of directors, and participates in monthly meetings as well as the judging, scientific and publications committees. He also participates in a number of conservation projects, has attended many international shows and is the author of numerous orchid publications.


Gustavo is the owner of Orquídeas Katía, an orchid plants and supply business located in El Retiro, a suburban area close to Medellin. It can be reached using the following links:

Web Site: www.orquideaskatia.com - Flickr page: www.flickr.com (search for orquideas katia) - Facebook: www.facebook.com/orquideas.katia

DCOS News 21-05 Web Version.pdf

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