The CENTRAL IOWA ORCHID SOCIETY

           Presents the


31st ANNUAL SPEAKERS DAY
Saturday, July 27, 2019

Johnston Lions Club Community Center
6401 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa


(For map to location, click "here").



OUR SPEAKERS

Art Chadwick
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"

Jason Fischer
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.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

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

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


MOTELS

Comfort SuitesI-80/35 Exit 12511167 Hickman Rd.515-276-1126
Adventureland InnI-80 Exit 142Next to Adventureland515-265-7321
Motel 6I-80 Exit 1423225 Adventureland Dr.  800-466-8356
Heartland InnI-80 Exit 142A500 NE56th Street800-334-3277
Red Roof Inns & SuitesI-80/35 Exit 136   4950 NE 14th Street515-266-6800
Motel 6I-80/35 Exit 1364140 NE 14th Street800-466-8356
Econo Lodge & SuitesI-80/35 Exit 1314755 Merle Hay Road515-278-8858
Quality Inn & SuitesI-80/35 Exit 1314995 Merle Hay Road515-278-2381
Days InnI-80/35 Exit 1314845 Merle Hay Road800-325-2525
Best Inns Of AmericaI-80/35 Exit 1315050 Merle Hay Road515-270-1111
Ramada InnI-80/35 Exit 1315055 Merle Hay Road800-643-1197
Hilton Garden InnI-80/35 Exit 1298600 Northpark Dr.515-270-8890
Stoney Creek InnI-80/35 Exit 1295291 Stoney Creek Ct.515-334-9000
Econo LodgeI-80/35 Exit 12611000 Douglas Ave.800-55-Econo
The Sleep InnI-80/35 Exit 12511211 Hickman Road877-233-0333
Courtyard By MarriottI-80/35 Exit 1241520 NW114th Sreet800-321-3211
Heartland InnI-80/35 Exit 12411414 Forest Ave.800-334-3277
Fairfield Inn By Marriott   I-35 Exit 92215 NE Delaware Ave.800-228-2800
Heartland InnI-35 Exit 92210 SE Delaware Ave.800-334-3277
Holiday Inn ExpressI-35 Exit 902602 SE Creekview Dr.515-965-2400
 
Note: Lodging at I-80/35 Exit 131 is the closest to the facility.
 

Page Updated: 2019