The CENTRAL IOWA ORCHID SOCIETY
31st ANNUAL SPEAKERS DAY
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Johnston Lions Club Community Center
6401 Merle Hay Road
(For map to location, click "here").
Chadwick & Son Orchids, Inc., VA
Art holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State and an MBA from James Madison University. He founded Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc in 1989 with his father who has been growing orchids since 1943.
‘The Classic Cattleyas’ is widely considered to be the definitive book on large-flowered Cattleya species and was written by Art and his father. Martha Stewart favorably reviewed the book and had both Chadwicks on her TV Show.
Art has the distinction of naming Cattleya hybrids after the wives of the last five U.S. Presidents and personally presenting the flowers to most of the honored recipients. He is a 'regular' on the orchid society speaker's circuit and has spoken internationally at the Western Australian Orchid Conference as well as two World Orchid Conferences - France 2005 and Ecuador 2017. Each month since 2002, the Richmond Times-Dispatch has published Art’s orchid advice column. The Winston-Salem Journal as well as several other newspapers around the country also run the popular column.
Chadwicks operates 11 greenhouses in rural Powhatan County, a retail store in Richmond, and boards over 13,000 orchids for local clients. The company was recently featured in Southern Living magazine, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, and Smithsonian magazine.
Art's topics will be "Large Flowered Cattleya Species" and "Cattleyas and the Golden Age of Orchid Fashion"
Orchids Limited, MN
Jason Fischer works and helps manage Orchids Limited in Plymouth, Minnesota USA with his father Jerry Fischer. He has had a life-long education in orchids mainly from the opportunity to be raised in a family orchid business. Jason’s educational interests were strongly influenced by Japan. He studied the Japanese language and culture for 6 years in high school and at the University of Minnesota. Jason lived in Kyoto, Japan from 2001 to 2003, and upon return decided to import Japanese orchid species and add a new niche to the business.
Having worked for his father since the age of 5, Jason has learned the orchid world from the business and hobbyists perspective. He took interest in orchid hybridization and lab work around 14 years of age, and first started breeding with phalaenopsis, which later on lead to paphs, phrags and miscellaneous hybrids.
Jason’s first lecture on Neofinetia falcata at the Minnesota Orchid Society in 2004 was the kick-off for an amazing journey of lectures across America and Canada. He has a passion for orchids, and the communication skills he developed in Japan as an English teacher have helped him create interesting lectures that won’t put the audience to sleep.
Jason enjoys photographing orchids in situ, and has photographed orchids in situ in Japan, North America, Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia. His main interests include hybridizing Vanda falcata varieties and Phragmipedium.
Jason's topics will be “Phragmipedium kovachii and It’s Hybrids” and “The Jungle Log and Alternative Orchid Growing”.
AOS Judging will be held at 11:00 A.M.
Everyone is invited to bring or send plants for judging!
Plants must be in place by 10:00 A.M.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
8:00 a.m.|| ||Continental Breakfast, Plant Sales|
8:00-10:00|| ||Plants registered for AOS Judging|
9:00-11:30|| ||Morning presentations, one by each speaker|
11:00|| ||AOS Judging|
11:30|| ||Buffet Lunch / Plant sales|
1:00 p.m.|| ||First afternoon presentation|
1:45|| ||Afternoon Dessert Bar|
2:30|| ||Second afternoon presentation|
| 3:15|| ||Drawing for Door Prizes / Plant Sales|
|Both speakers will have plants for sale throughout the day.|
|All times are approximate and subject to change at this time.|
Registration fee of $30.00 per person covers all costs. ($35.00 at the door)
For a printable registration form, click "here".
Early reservations would be helpful in planning the event.
For more information, reservations, ect. Please call:
Carson Whitlow at (515) 993-4841
|Comfort Suites||I-80/35 Exit 125||11167 Hickman Rd.||515-276-1126|
|Adventureland Inn||I-80 Exit 142||Next to Adventureland||515-265-7321|
|Motel 6||I-80 Exit 142||3225 Adventureland Dr. ||800-466-8356|
|Heartland Inn||I-80 Exit 142A||500 NE56th Street||800-334-3277|
|Red Roof Inns & Suites||I-80/35 Exit 136 ||4950 NE 14th Street||515-266-6800|
|Motel 6||I-80/35 Exit 136||4140 NE 14th Street||800-466-8356|
|Econo Lodge & Suites||I-80/35 Exit 131||4755 Merle Hay Road||515-278-8858|
|Quality Inn & Suites||I-80/35 Exit 131||4995 Merle Hay Road||515-278-2381|
|Days Inn||I-80/35 Exit 131||4845 Merle Hay Road||800-325-2525|
|Best Inns Of America||I-80/35 Exit 131||5050 Merle Hay Road||515-270-1111|
|Ramada Inn||I-80/35 Exit 131||5055 Merle Hay Road||800-643-1197|
|Hilton Garden Inn||I-80/35 Exit 129||8600 Northpark Dr.||515-270-8890|
|Stoney Creek Inn||I-80/35 Exit 129||5291 Stoney Creek Ct.||515-334-9000|
|Econo Lodge||I-80/35 Exit 126||11000 Douglas Ave.||800-55-Econo|
|The Sleep Inn||I-80/35 Exit 125||11211 Hickman Road||877-233-0333|
|Courtyard By Marriott||I-80/35 Exit 124||1520 NW114th Sreet||800-321-3211|
|Heartland Inn||I-80/35 Exit 124||11414 Forest Ave.||800-334-3277|
|Fairfield Inn By Marriott ||I-35 Exit 92||215 NE Delaware Ave.||800-228-2800|
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|Holiday Inn Express||I-35 Exit 90||2602 SE Creekview Dr.||515-965-2400|
|Note: Lodging at I-80/35 Exit 131 is the closest to the facility.|