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  • May Picnic | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    May Picnic In lieu of the regular general meetings, the annual picnic is held. Here is an opportunity for club members, families and friends to just have a good time, enjoy one another, as well as commune with nature. May 2019 Return to Events Photo Review

  • About Orchid Club | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    About Founded in 1963 Affiliated with the American Orchid Society In 1963, the Eastern Airlines Orchid Club was formed to foster good fellowship through the common love of orchids in all their forms and varieties; to share both the knowledge and techniques of culture and the mystery and beauty of the plants and flowers. History of the Club The above-mentioned mission statement was created by the Eastern Airlines Orchid Club which was founded in 1963. It was through the interest and hard work of O. Clyde Bramblett that the club was formed. The first meeting was held on July 21, 1963 at the IAM Union Hall at Eastern Airlines on NW 36 Street. Officers were elected for a term of one year. They were President Clyde Bramblett, Vice President Carl Gardner, Secretary Fred Stone and Treasurer Ken McCorkel. Thirty-three people signed the roster and paid their first year's dues of $1.00. The first guest speaker was Mr. Ruben Sauleda, who, at that time, had been featured in the Sunday edition of the Miami Herald because of his pollination of orchid seeds and hybridizing experiments. Later, he became Dr. Sauleda and continued his work at his former business "Ruben in Orchids" where he became well known for his hybridizing and flasking until his retirement in May 2014. Not only did the club promote education in the culture and care of orchids among hobbyists back then, but it was and continues to be very active in the community. *Note : Select "More History" To Learn More About The Club's Development Our Vision We seek knowledge through sharing and learning. Members are encouraged to bring their orchids to the monthly meetings as a means of learning through sharing. Plants are not awarded ribbons, thus, eliminating the stigma of feeling that orchids are not good enough to share. Everyone's orchids are worthy and we urge members to bring them for "show and tell". 2023 Board and Committee Chairs Board Members President - Chris Rawls Vice President - Ralph Hernandez Treasurer - Chris Bernt Special Events - Betty Alexander Members-at-Large - Dean and Suellen Powell, Diane Dickhut, Lou Silva,, Rene Silve, Nora Robbins , Yania Martinez and Jorge Li Committee Chairs Communications - Chris Rawls Refreshments - Lou and Rene Silva Membership - Diane Dickhut Raffle - Suellen Powell Silent Auction - Ralph Hernandez Sunshine - Diane Dickhut Zoo Project - Betty Alexander Kampong Project - Yania Martinez Show and Tell - David Foster AOS Representative - Alexis Dominguez Visit EALOC On Facebook

  • January Orchids 2020 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Learning Through Sharing This page is dedicated to showing the plants that members brought from their personal collections to share with others at a monthly meeting. Thereby, club members learn through sharing. Each plant is presented, discussed, admired and appreciated. An added feature of this sharing activity results in members feeling closer to each other, creating an atmosphere of friendship and closeness. January 2023 Rhychobrassoleya Isabella Cano (Taeko Tamaki x B. nodosa) Lou and Rene Silva Mcv. Frances Fox (Bc. Polka Dot x Mcp. tibicinis) David Foster C. Miyuki Little King (C. Mini Purple x C. brevipedunculata) Ralph Hernandez Den. Jiaho Candy (Den. Hsinying Frostymaree x Den. bellatulum) Jorge Li Sophrolaeliocattleya [Slc.] Kagaribi Dawn ‘Red Star’ x Laelia [L.] Gold Star Jorge Li Return to "Share and Learn" Page

  • FTBG National Orchid Garden, Part 3 | ealoclub

    FTBG "National Orchid Garden" - Part 3 Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden initiated its newest conservation project, officially started on March 8 - 10, 2019, as part of its "International Orchid Festival" event. FTBG's goal is to become known as "The National Orchid Garden" whereby it will exhibit the largest orchid collection in the Western Hemisphere. Hundreds of thousands, if not a million, orchids will be placed throughout the garden. 90% of these orchids will be permanently mounted. A slideshow show was created to both describe the entire project and show photographs of orchids that have already been placed in the garden. This slideshow comes in three(3) parts, located on three(3) separate website pages. ​ ***Please note that FTBG is not renaming the garden. Instead, it wants to be recognized as a national garden for orchids. 63 64 88 63 1/26 Return to Slideshow Introuction Click on "Left and Right" Arrows On Slides to Navigate Through Frames. Red Circles on Maps Denote Locales of Garden

  • Orchid Club Meetings | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Monthly Meeting Features The club meets in the WC 130 classroom, next to the Wertheim Conservatory at FIU on the third Friday of every month. The meetings are informal, friendly, educational, informative, interesting, and fun! Meeting attendance is a way to get to know people better, share growing tips, gain knowledge and receive free advice or help with problem plants. It is also an opportunity to acquire more orchids via the silent auction and plant raffles. Guests are always welcome. Refreshments are brought in by those members who volunteer to bring them. There is a silent auction table at each meeting, as well as a "Show and Tell" table where members bring in their beautiful flowering plants to share with the rest of the club members. At some meetings, the "Show and Tell" table is so abundant that it's like a mini orchid show. Club dues are only $15.00 a year, a real bargain!!! Guest Speaker Each month a different speaker is invited to talk to the group. These speakers are experts in many different areas relating to orchid collections and care. Silent Auction In addition to the three kinds of raffles, members have the opportunity to bid on a variety of different plants in silent auctions. Individuals furnish these plants in the hopes of being able to sell them. Door Prize Drawings In addition to the raffle, three drawings are held. One is a "members only" raffle where one wins by having the member's number drawn at random. Another drawing for a plant is for a lucky person who is a member of the American Orchid Society (AOS). The third drawing is based upon a separate ticket that is attached to the row of purchased tickets. Show and Tell Members bring in their treasured orchids to share with the group. To encourage greater member participation, ribbons are not awarded. Thus, members feel less intimidated to bring in their plants. Everyone learns through "sharing". Raffle Ticket Sales A variety of extraordinary plants are provided by the club. Raffle tickets may be bought by everyone. This is a great way to get quality plants for a nominal cost. Having fun is the end result. Refreshments On a monthly basis, members sign up to bring refreshments. Members have the chance to socialize while enjoying snacks during the break after the speaker presentation and before the "show and tell" and raffle sessions. Visit EALOC On Facebook

  • Interesting Orchid Websites 3 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Interesting, Informational and Useful Websites (Part 3) Below are website links that were selected for being interesting, informational and/or useful for orchid enthusiasts. Readers are encouraged to give feedback, as well as send additional website links to the webmaster. Please go to the "Feedback and About" webpage to offer feedback and other website links. The reader's input is the key to making this page helpful to everyone. Link FTBG - WHITMAN TROPICAL FRUIT PAVILLION . This video presents the newly renovated Whitman Tropical Fruits Pavillion, narrated by Chad Husby, Ph.D., Chief Explorer, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The exhibit now allows visitors to walk through a rainforest cloud. Besides tropical fruit trees, orchids are displayed. When the fruit trees are not in bloom, the orchids provide visual enjoyment to the visitor's experience. Link FTBG - GARDEN EXPLORER . One is now able to explore Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's extensive living collection with a simple search by name, family, or plot number. Finding some of our other highlights, such as our permanent Chihuly glass sculptures, ponds, and exhibits are also made easy by selecting features on the main menu. Just type in either a common or Latin name and it will locate on the garden's map where the plant. Access can be by computer or phone. If one is physically in the garden, it's a useful tool, Link The Orchid Mall - Orchid Societies The website links to orchid societies around the world by region. EALOC is also listed. Please note the many of the society sites have information on culture, plants of interest in the area and other helpful information. They are well worth "checking out." Link The Uses and Misuses of Orchids in Medicine Orchid products, the tubers, leaves or flowers, were introduced into medicine with no testing for human use, and ultimately their use has declined, not through being proven ineffective, but more through lack of evidence and changes in fashion. This article examines the medicinal uses of orchid plants in the Orient, Europe, the Americas, Australia and Africa, and concludes by examining their usage today. Link "Flower of the Holy Spirit" Orchid and Other Videos ​ This website provides many, many videos of unusual flowers found around the world. Some of these flowers have been referenced in previous links on EALOC's website. Especially, check out the "The Flower of the Holy Spirit" orchid. Interesting Websites, (Part 1) Interesting Websites, (Part 4)

  • Orchid Club Home | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Decorate Your Life With Us! To Pause An Image, Hold Mouse Over Slide. Upcoming Meetings/Events Our Mission In 1963, the Eastern Airlines Orchid Club was formed to foster good fellowship through the common love of orchids in all their forms and varieties; to share both the knowledge and techniques of culture and the mystery and beauty of the plants and flowers. Educational Programs Community Service Learning Through Sharing Social Events Orchid Events Support American Orchid Society (AOS) Affiliate​ June Monthly Meeting ​ Friday, June 21, 2024 ​ 7:30 PM Monthly meetings are held on the third Friday of the month. The meetings consist of a brief business section, guest speaker, a break to socialize and eat, orchid sharing and orchid raffle for free plants. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm and are open to members and non-members. July Monthly Meeting ​ Friday, July 19, 2024 ​ 7:30 PM Monthly meetings are held on the third Friday of the month. The meetings consist of a brief business section, guest speaker, a break to socialize and eat, orchid sharing and orchid raffle for free plants. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm and are open to members and non-members. Visit EALOC On Facebook

  • Orchid Club Events | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Club Events Throughout the year, EALOC participates in community and social events. These events include the annual orchid auction, field trip, picnic and holiday party, as well as the weekly maintence of Zoo Miami's orchid collection. Annual Auction November The club holds an annual auction at FIU in November which is the club's only fundraiser. Members help by posting flyers, handing them out to others, passing the word and inviting people to the auction. Donated plants, pots, baskets, hangers, potting materials, tools and other items are included in the auction. Many generous donations come from local growers. (See "Friends of Eastern Airlines Orchid Club" webpage.) Volunteers help with set-up, clean up and plant pickup. Annual Field Trips Scheduled in Spring The club has field trips to various professional growers and members who hold open houses. These are always special times of fun and learning to see how others grow orchids. Zoo Miami Orchid Crew Thursdays and Scheduled Saturdays A select few of the EALOC members are also Zoological Society of Florida (ZSF) volunteers who meet every Thursday morning to maintain the Zoo Miami orchid collection. There are approximately 1,000 plants located throughout the Zoo grounds. These plants come from donations, as well as confiscations by the United States Customs. Throughout the year, based upon need, the ZSF volunteers and additional EALOC members join together on Saturday mornings to work on projects. They may be fertilizing, planting, or working on the irrigation systems. The Zoo recognizes EALOC as an asset to the beautification of its botanical gardens. Proudly, whenever a patron enjoys an orchid in a tree, it's all attributed to EALOC. A bronze plaque is displayed on Zoo grounds, acknowledging EALOC's efforts to enhance the Zoo's landscape. Holiday Party December Each year, the club sets aside the December monthly meeting for a club's celebration of the holidays. Featured is a delicious covered dish feast where members bring in a gourmet side dish and the club provides the ham, turkey, beverages, appetizers and desserts. This is the only month of the year the club meets on the second Friday, instead of the usual third Friday. Each member receives an annual holiday gift plant. There is a centerpiece competition where members who wish to participate make a holiday table centerpiece to decorate the table. The centerpieces are judged and prizes are awarded. It's a nice way to end the year! Annual Picnic May Each year, the club sets aside May's monthly meeting for a club's annual members' picnic. The club provides the main course and members are asked to bring side dishes. Members are free, but a fee is charged for guests. This is yet another opportunity for members to socialize, as well as enjoy a day's outing. Of course, there's the opportunity to win orchids and orchid-related supplies just by playing Bingo!!! Kampong Krew Scheduled On Needs Basis One of our newest community involvement projects is volunteering for The Kampong. The Kampong is the historic residence and garden of Dr. David G. Fairchild, best known as the "Christopher Columbus of the Plant World" A small crew mount and maintain the Kampong's orchid collection. They are not regularly scheduled. Depending upon the need of the garden's director, the crew schedules themselves, usually around six times a year. .

  • Introduction to Orchids 101-1 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Introduction to Orchids...101 (Part 1) The three pages were designed to provide an "orchid pre-primer" to those who have limited knowledge of orchids and want introductory information. Perhaps, more experienced orchid enthusiasts might find interesting facts, as well. The source for this information was Wikipedia (Wiki Website) which is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free-access, free content Internet encyclopedia that is supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and owned by Wikimedia Foundation. Please note that each section is notated by the use of a linking button to each specific Wikipedia webpage as a means of referencing the source. The EALOC publisher/editor extracted basic information and photographs from Wikipedia about each of nine orchid groups for this EALOC website. Next to each title is a button where the reader may want to go to the Wikipedia website for indepth reading regarding each specific orchid group. Brassovola · Named in 1813 by the Scottish botanist Robert Brown. · Name comes from the Venetian nobleman and physician Antonio Musa Brassavola. · In 1698, Brassavola nodosa was the first tropical orchid brought from the Caribbean island of Curacao to Holland. · Found in Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and South America. · A single, long pointed and succulent leaf grows on an elongated pseudobulb. · Are epiphytes (getting its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and sometimes from debris accumulating around it, but not from the host to which it’s attached) · A few are lithophytes (grows in or on rocks) · Single white or greenish white flower, or a raceme of a few flowers. The three sepals and two lateral petals are greenish, narrow and long. · Most are very fragrant, but only at night, in order to attract the right moth. Longevity of flowers depends on the species and is between five and thirty days. Go To Wikipedia Cattleya · Named in 1824 by John Lindley after William Cattley. · Discovered the new plant in Pernambuco, Brazil, in 1817 and shipped to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens for identification. · Found from Costa Rica and the Lesser Antilles, south to Argentina. · Widely known for their large, showy flowers, and were used extensively in hybridization for the cut-flower trade until the 1980s when potted plants became more popular. · Flowers of the hybrids can vary in size from 5 cm to 15 cm or more and occur in all colors except true blue and black. · Typical flower has three rather narrow sepals and three usually broader petals: two petals are similar to each other, and the third is the a different conspicuous lip. · Each flower stalk originates from a pseudobulb. Go To Wikipedia Dendrobium · E stablished by Olof Swartz in 1799. · Greek dendron ("tree") and bios ("life"), meaning "one who lives on trees", (epiphyte). · Occurs in diverse habitats throughout much of south, east and southeast Asia, including China, Japan, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, New Guinea, Vietnam, and many of the islands of the Pacific. · Huge genus of orchids, about 1,200 species. · Either epiphytic (grows in trees) or occasionally lithophytic (grows in or on rocks) and have adapted to a wide variety of habitats, from the high altitudes in the Himalayan mountains to lowland tropical forests and even to the dry climate of the Australian desert. · Grows quickly throughout summer, but takes a rest during winter. Dormant buds erupt into shoots from the base of the pseudobulb mainly in spring, and a few species in autumn. Go To Wikipedia Return to Introduction Menu Introduction, Part 2

  • June Orchids 2018 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Learning Through Sharing This page is dedicated to showing the plants that members brought from their personal collections to share with others at a monthly meeting. Thereby, club members learn through sharing. Each plant is presented, discussed, admired and appreciated. An added feature of this sharing activity results in members feeling closer to each other, creating an atmosphere of friendship and closeness. June 2023 Bulbophyllum [Bulb.] frostii Diane Dickhut Ascocentrum Ampollaceum Alba Alexis Dominguez and Nuria Cid CTSM Dentigrianum 'SVO' Excellent x CTM Extranvaganzn 'SVO' Spotted Beauty Diane Dickhut) Vanda [V.] ampullacea h.f. alba Alexis Dominguez and Nuria Cid V. Sarasiri (V. bensonii x V. curvifolia) 'Red Bird' David Foster Rhynchostylis [Rhy.] retusa Jorge Li Dendrobium [Den.] Jairak Chaste Jorge Li Return to "Share and Learn" Page

  • October Orchids 2019 | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    Learning Through Sharing This page is dedicated to showing the plants that members brought from their personal collections to share with others at a monthly meeting. Thereby, club members learn through sharing. Each plant is presented, discussed, admired and appreciated. An added feature of this sharing activity results in members feeling closer to each other, creating an atmosphere of friendship and closeness. October 2022 Bulbophyllum [Bulb.] medusae Jorge Li Bulbophyllum [Bulb.] fascinator Diane Dickhut Encyclia [E.] boothiana Jorge Li Return to "Share and Learn" Page

  • EALOC Events Photo Review | Miami | Eastern Airlines Orchid Club

    EALOC Events Photo Review Check out the photos of our four annual events, the field trip, picnic, holiday party and picnic. We know how to party and it's a great time to be with friends and families. Click on the icon to see the photos.

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