Tampa Bay Orchid Society, Inc. - Show 2010 - Archive
Pictures from the 2010 Show
April 1, 2010
Map to Egypt Shrine Center - Click inside of map for driving directions
Click inside the map to get driving directions.
Jim Tear's 2010 Show Photos
Orchid Vendors who attended our 2010 Show:
B & D Orchids, Zephyrhills, Fl.
Byrds Orchids, Lakeland, Fl.
Florida Suncoast Orchids, Lakewood Ranch, Fl.
Louis Del Favero Orchids, Tampa, Fl.
Nature on the Rocks - Orchid pot hangers
OrchidBabies, Brierfield, Al.
Orchid Island Orchids. Vero Beach, Fl.
Phelps Farm Orchids, Tampa, Fl.
Plantio La Orchidea, Sarasota, Fl.
Ritter - Tropic One Orchids, Kissimmee, Fl
Hicks Orchid Supplies (for all of your Orchid supply needs), Winter Park, Fl.
Bactra Designs - Orchid Benches
Please see our LINKS page for contact information on these Vendors.
A Success! Tampa Bay Orchid Society - 29th Annual 2010 Show and Sale Show Results
First of all, I would like to thank all of those wonderful volunteers who were part of the “Village,” that helped to make our show a success. Without these individuals donating their time, talent, and efforts, there would not have been a show. So, thank you, to all who participated.
On Thursday, April 1st, we entered an empty hall with tables and chairs stacked up against the stage. Many members showed up and we started the process of getting the show set-up, with our focus on getting the vendor’s areas set in place first. Measurements took place with tape marking out each space. Then the plastic was set and taped down. The vendors quickly started filling the hall with their beautiful orchids. As the day went by the aroma of beautiful fragrance filled the air, and the hall was filling up and turning into a fantastic looking show. Being that this was our first time at this venue, we made some slight modifications along the way for improvements that worked much better in the hall than on paper. All of the growers were happy, especially with having a door by each space for loading and unloading and they were excited that they could leave their trailers where they parked them throughout the duration of the show.
Classifications and Entries were very busy on Thursday and Friday, entering all of the plants for judging.
Friday morning the doors opened to the public with a constant flow of people coming in the door all day long. We had a good attendance on Friday and all of the Vendors reported they did well in sales; better than expected. The stage was set up for the Educational Workshops, which worked our very well, providing plenty of room for the speakers and their props and also gave plenty of seating area for those in attendance.
Friday night was judging where we had seven teams assembled to judge all of the plants entered to be judged. All of the judges and clerks enjoyed a scrumptious meal with desserts to follow. It was yummy! A total of nine plants were pulled by the judges for consideration of awards. Two of those were given AOS quality awards: Psychopsis Mariposa received an HCC 78, owned by B & D Orchids and Cattleya Dream Weaver received an AM 83, owned by Karen Wilson. The evening was enjoyed by all and it was a busy one.
Saturday the hall was buzzing with people enjoying the show and buying up beautiful orchids, all with smiles on their faces. Sunday attendance was low; which is normal, but most of the Vendors commented that they did better in sales than expected for a Sunday.
We ended up with 31 new members along with two paid renewals, for a total of 33 paid memberships at the show. Please make our new members feel welcome at the upcoming meetings.
Tear-down went quickly due to the many volunteers who showed up to help. Those who helped received a gift plant as a reward. And TBOS received their deposit back for doing such a good job of cleaning up after the show.
Overall, all of those on the Show Committee were very pleased with the new location. The Egypt Shrine Center manager was very accommodating in anything that we needed, which made things run very smooth. The Vendors were all very happy with the new location and those who came to the show, who had come to our show in previous years, commented on how much better the location was for them.
We don’t have the treasury totals completed yet, but so far it looks like we made money; how much will be reported later.
For more information, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patty Cartwright, 2010 Show Chair
2010 TBOS Exhibit at Ridge Orchid Society - Show Results
Sept. 17-19 (2010), Lake Mirror Center, 121 S. Lake Dr., Lakeland, FL.
"The Colorful World of Orchids"
It was a little tentative, due to unforeseen circumstances, until almost the week before the show, but we did put in a display at the Ridge Orchid Society Show this past month. I first want to thank all of you who helped with the set-up and break down. Your assistance was much appreciated. I also want to thank all who loaned their plants for the display.
Much thanks to Avril Wick and her dad Carlos and to Nancy Losgar, and Joan McLain. Nancy supplied the background plants and Joan picked up the ferns for us. Avril, Carlos, Nancy and Joan, began display set-up. Nancy and Joan continued to assist with the design even after I arrived. Deborah Le Monde was a great big help in driving to Orlando to pick up the sheet moss and also bringing member plants, helping with registration and just being an all round help, even running out and searching Lakeland for mulch. Jeanne Dyer did an excellent job of collecting all that was needed for the plant labels and then printing them up and doing whatever was asked of her. Jim Van Koolbergen assisted her and pitched in wherever he was needed. Bob and Carol Haug were there from start to finish or rather before the start, as they transported a large number of the display plants. They were a big help in unloading and loading the trailer and just anywhere they were asked to assist. A major thanks to Jim Tear and Trish Hart who picked up and returned the trailer. They helped with loading and unloading and of course taking excellent pictures of the display and the process. Jim actually went out the day before set up to make sure that his vehicle was able to tow the supply trailer. He and Julio Hector made the necessary adjustments. Eileen Hector supplied the lovely sign used to tie in the theme. Corrine Arnold showed up in the nick of time (even leaving an injured spouse at home). Just as some of our set-up crew had to leave, she helped complete the design and put on the finishing touches.
We convened again on Sunday for breakdown. In attendance were of course, Jim Tear and Trish Hart. Also, Eileen and Julio Hector, Bob and Carol Haug, Tuky and Paula Vargas, Deborah Le Monde and Stan Puc'. Some of the people who attended the set up and tear down were new to this process but just pitched in and worked like veterans. I think it was an eye opener to some to see how much goes in to putting on a display and I hope they enjoyed the experience and will continue to participate in the future.
We received many ribbons and two big winners, Jim van Koolbergen and Tiffanie Swigart both received trophies. I will list the individual ribbon winners and the trophies later this week on the website. Unfortunately, this year we had some stiff competition and did not place. Ridge Society placed first with Highlands Society second. We are not sure who was third. Ridge always puts on a beautiful show. They treat you well and feed you well so it is a positive experience all around, regardless.
Thanks to all of you who assisted with your time and hard work and to the members who supported our display with their blooming plants.
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