SDES conducts a monthly business meeting where issues required to maintain a flourishing and dynamic society are discussed. Additionally a pre-meeting workshop provides information on growing epiphyllum. After the meeting a speaker provides a short presentation deemed to be of interest to SDES members and guests.
Other reasons to attend monthly meetings
The monthly meeting provide a social time prior to and after the meeting where you will have a chance to meet new or old friends and ask questions about epiphyllums.
If you are a first time guest you will receives a 4 inch potted plant to start or add to your epiphyllum collection.
A plant and cutting raffle is held at the close of the meeting. Raffle tickets are 3 for $1.00 at the raffle table. The raffle provides you a chance to expand your own collection of plants by tapping into one of the most extensive collections of epiphyllum in the USA. These plants come from the Safari Park collection or from member’s personal collections.
Typical Monthly meeting agenda
A premeeting workshop is held at 7:00pm. Workshop subjects deal with seasonal information to help you grow and maintain your plants. At this workshop you may request subjects for future workshops.
The business meeting starts at 7:30pm reports are provided from the elected officers and others dealing with specific SDES business issues.
When SDES business is concluded a presentation deemed to be of interest to our society members is presented.
Around 8:30pm the meeting ends with a plant and cutting raffle.
Need to purchase gardening necessaries:
There is often a small store setup where you can purchase planting and gardening material. This is a great place to purchase planting soil if you do not want to mix your own.
Wear your name tag to the meeting!
At the monthly meeting there is a raffle drawing for members that have worn their SDES name tags. Two gift certificate’s are raffled off for garden related products/supplies.
Name tags can be purchased at the meetings or from the store on the website.
Use the end of meeting plant and cutting raffle to expand your epiphyllum collection.