Date(s) - 06/15/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Naples Conference Center
Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance Monthly Meeting
You are invited to attend Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance’s monthly meeting. We will view orchids, members have the opportunity to judge those presented. We will also discuss items presented on the agenda. You will have the opportunity to meet others interested in growing and learning how to grow orchids in a friendly environment. We will also discuss ways to share the love of orchids with the community.
This months Guest Speaker is Wendy Mazuk.
Wendy Mazuk has been immersed in the orchid world since 2008. Starting from a free class on orchids from Broward Orchid Supply and quickly learning much about everything orchids that you can, and later working the large orchid shows with BOS. Throughout her time at Florida Gulf Coast University, she did many projects on the Ghost Orchid, dendrophylax lindenii, including her senior research projects, which lead to researching the poaching of orchids in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. Graduating FGCU with a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies. Wendy also helps with camera work and collecting data every summer with park rangers and environmental scientist, so much so that she has a slough named after her. Wendy is also one of the Directors of Education for her local Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance. She has also published articals on the Ghost Orchid. Presently she has begun to start her own part time business helping people with their orchids at home, doing classes and lectures.
Come enjoy the history of the ghost orchid, many photos and more! At this months Member Event Meeting, as always guest are welcome!
We encourage our members to attend our monthly meetings. It’s an excellent way to stay involved in GCOA and keep in touch with those who could gain valuable insight from your knowledge.
Our monthly meeting is open to guests and members alike. Guests are welcome to attend the meeting free of charge.
We look forward to seeing all in attendance. See you there!
Our meeting takes place every third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The meeting is held at the Naples Conference Center. See the map above for directions.