Our next meeting will focus on the new draft Constitution and Handbook for the club. Copies of the documents were handed out at the April meeting; members should review them this month and come prepared for a discussion and vote. …
Sheldon Takasaki of Carmela Orchids and his wife Pearl joined us in April. Sheldon shared an interesting presentation about Carmela Orchids that he had previously shown to a group in Miami. His talk focused on the history of marketing orchids throughout the years and he noted how the trends and markets had shifted. He is now growing about 50% cattleyas and also big vandas.
Norma Lathrop passed away on March 1, 2012 in Falls Church, Virginia, after a courageous battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Beloved wife for 45 years of the late Jim Lathrop, Norma is survived by her brother Bill Dorn and his wife Sue (Medina, Ohio); and nieces Sheila Ann Walchli (Medina, OH) and Sandra Lynn Dorn (Hopedale, OH). She was predeceased by her niece Deborah Salsgiver.