Join us for the 5th Annual:
Co-hosted by the New Hampshire Orchid Society

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH

In conjunction with the monthly New Hampshire Orchid Society meeting, IPA is pleased to present its 5th Annual Speakers’ Day, “Focus On Phals”. This day-long event will include our keynote speaker, Norman Fang of Norman’s Orchids, presenting Part II of Moss Culture.  Joining him will be Tom Mirenda, Orchid Collection Specialist at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, who will cover Phal. species in situ with an eye to growing them successfully in cultivation.  Carri Raven-Riemann of the orchidPhile, Past IPA President & current Regional Director, will update us on some of the newest directions in breeding as seem at the Taiwan 2015 TIOS Show, including hybrids from some of the smaller boutique forward-thinking hybridizers.

The day will also include reviewing the traditional New Hampshire OS show table, a roundtable discussion and a mini-auction of select plants.  The Registration Fee of $15 for non-NHOS members covers just the cost of morning refreshments and a light lunch.  We invite all orchidists, IPA members & non-members alike, to join us for this very special Speakers’ Day.  Guest vendors will include: Norman’s Orchids, the orchidPhile and Kelley’s Korner Orchid Supplies.


8:30 - 9:15 amMorning Refreshments & Sales Tables Open
9:30 - 10:15 amTom Mirenda:  The Keys to Successful Phal. Species Cultivation
10:30 - 11:15 amCarri Raven-Riemann:  Thinking Outside the Box: Taiwan’s Cutting-Edge Breeding
11:15 - 11:45 amMini Auction (to raise funds for future meetings)
11:45 - 12:45 pmLunch Break & Sales Tables Open
12:45 - 1:30 pmReview of the Show Table
1:30 - 2:15 pmNorman Fang: Part II – Demystifying Moss Culture
2:15 - 2:45 pmRoundtable Discussion with the Speakers (time permitting)

NHOS & non-NHOS members can Register online at:  http://nhorchids.org/event-1933903

Non-NHOS members can also pay by cash/check at the door or complete & mail the Registration Form below. 

For further information contact:  
New England Regional Director: Carri Raven-Riemann at orchidphile@optimum.net or (203) 329-7255
New York/Eastern Canada Regional Director:  Marilyn Shapiro at mlshap2@juno.com or (212) 831-3076
Mid-Atlantic: MD/ DE/ PA/ NJ Regional Directors:  Mitch Paroly at hilolip@aol.com or (215) 943-7516
       Les Werner at leswer@verizon.net or (410) 793-0756
                              Additional information will also be available on the IPA website (www.phal.org)
REGISTRATION FORM for non-NHOS members:  Must be received no later than August 30, 2015
IPA/NHOS “Focus on Phals” for Saturday, September 12, 2015

NAME(S):  _______________________________________________________  TELEPHONE:  ___________________

ADDRESS:  _________________________________  CITY:  _____________________  STATE:  ____  ZIP:  _______

E-MAIL:  _______________________   HOME ORCHID SOCIETY:  ____________________________________

            Enclosed is my check for registration(s) at $15 each

Send form with check, made payable to NHOS, to:
                                                    NH Orchid Society
PO Box 5375
Manchester, NH 03108

For Vendor Pre-Orders - Please mention "IPA Regional Pre-Order" in subject line:

      OrchidPhile: orchidphile@optimum.net - or - www.facebook.com/orchidphile
      Norman’s Orchids:  www.orchids.com
      Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies:  www.kkorchid.com

REGIONS 17 & 18:  NY, Eastern Canada, New England
Carri Raven-Riemann & Marilyn Shapiro, Regional Directors

Mark your calendars now for our 5th annual Fall weekend of IPA Regional Meetings in the northeast !  The New England Region (Region 18) will once again be co-hosted by the New Hampshire Orchid Society in Bedford, New Hampshire, on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  The same program will then be presented to Region 17 in Voorheesville, New York, that Sunday, September 13, co-hosted by the North Eastern New York Orchid Society. 

We’ll be following the same format as our previous four years, activities to begin at 8:30am with a continental breakfast, sales tables open, and two presentations before lunch.  After a mini-auction of select plants, our afternoon session finishes with our third speaker and, time permitting, a Q&A opportunity, adjourning at 2:30pm.  A small Registration Fee just covers the breakfast and lunch with the  two IPA Regions providing the speakers as a benefit for everyone.

Of special note:  Our New York meeting on Sunday will begin an hour later than usual, at 9:30 am, and will take place at a different venue from prior years.

For our 2015 meetings, we’ve invited Norman Fang of Norman’s Orchids to present Part II of Moss Growing Culture – Part I was extremely well-received four years ago, and Norman will be covering in greater detail the secrets to successful moss growing.  Our second speaker will be Tom Mirenda, Orchid Collection Specialist at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, covering Phal. species in situ and how to grow them successfully in cultivation.  Carri Raven-Riemann will round out the day by bringing everyone up to speed on the newest directions in breeding as seen at the recent 2015 Taiwan International Orchid Show and several nurseries in Taiwan.  

All are invited to join us at either venue, IPA members and non-members alike.  We’re once again looking forward to two great days of orchid information and sales, good food and connecting with old friends and new.  Our very special thanks goes out to both of our co-hosting societies !

Registration forms with more detailed information will be available on our website, www.phal.org and will also be posted on the websites and Facebook pages of all the New England & New York Orchid Societies.