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We’re back! Monthly meeting on 31 October, see the notice for details.

Club Meetings

Monthly Meetings for 2021

With the latest relaxation of lockdown regulations, we’re now able to hold meetings again and will still adhere to the published restrictions.

Our revised meeting dates are:

31 October

November – to be advised.

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July 2021 Meeting Cancelled

Please note that due to the continued risk presented by Covid and the safety of members, the committee has taken the decision to cancel the July 2021 meeting.

 

Breaking News Club Shows WOS Spring Show

Spring Show 2021 Cancelled

The committee has decided that due to continued Covid 19 threat as well as the difficulty of managing the show for Covid 19 protocols, there will not be a Spring Show this year.

We look forward to starting the shows afresh (all going well) in 2022 – watch this space for updates closer to the time.

 

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Sunday 27 June Meeting Cancelled – see notices for details!

Sunday 27 June Meeting Cancelled – see notices for details!

Club Meetings

Monthly Meetings for 2021

Please note that with the current rising Covid numbers and the large percentage in Gauteng making it more of a Tsunami than a wave, we have today cancelled the meeting scheduled for 27 June and postponed the SGM & AGM scheduled for the same day (until further notice).

We hope and trust we will be able to resume meetings from the end of July 2021.

Our meeting dates are:

25 July
29 August
26 September
31 October

WOS Autumn Show WOS Spring Show

2021 Show Dates

Shows for 2021 are under consideration and details will follow soonest.

Please check this page for updates!

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Monthly Meetings Resumed- See notices for further details!

Monthly meetings are resuming within COVID19 restrictions as they are at present – first meeting is Sunday 30 May at 13h00 for 14h00 at the recently renovated Floreum – face mask over nose and mouth at ALL times and regular sanitisation are a MUST

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Autumn Show 2021 Cancelled…

“ The committee and several members, (that are regularly involved with the management of the orchid shows), of the Witwatersrand Orchid Society, deem it prudent to err on the side of caution with the Covid–19 virus threat and fears and therefore, with sadness, announce that the forthcoming Autumn Orchid Show at Marks Park Sports Club on 28 & 29 March will be cancelled.

At this stage, a later date has not been ruled out, but can only be decided at a later stage.”

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Please see notices for details regarding meetings and cancellations.

The continuing effect of the Covid restrictions have led to further cancellations – please see notices for details

Club Meetings

next monthly meeting for 2021

The WOS monthly meeting is held on a Sunday  at 13h00 for 14H00 and usually end between 16h00 & 16h30

PLEASE NOTE that due to renovation at our usual venue, The Floreum, still being in its final stages as well as the fact that gatherings are prohibited in the Gardens until further notice, the final meeting dates are still to be finalised but will  customarily be on the last Sunday of each month, but please see below for each specific month’s meeting.

The tentative dates are as follows:

January meeting – Cancelled due to Lockdown restrictions…

February meeting – planned for 28 February,  but subject to Lockdown restrictions…

March meeting – planned for 28 March,  but still to be confirmed

April meeting – planned for 25 April,  but still to be confirmed

May meeting – planned for 30 May – but still to be confirmed 

June meeting – planned for 27 June – but still to be confirmed 

July meeting – planned for 25 July  – but still to be confirmed 

August meeting – planned for 29 August -but still to be confirmed  

September meeting – planned for 26 September – but still to be confirmed 

October meeting – planned for 31 October – but still to be confirmed

November meeting – Usually our year-end event so subject to further details in due course

 

 

WOS Autumn Show

Show dates for 2021

“ The committee and several members, (that are regularly involved with the management of the orchid shows), of the Witwatersrand Orchid Society, deem it prudent to err on the side of caution with the Covid–19 virus threat, fears and protocols that will be required if and when gatherings are allowed again and therefore, with sadness, announce that the customary Autumn Orchid Show end March / early April will be cancelled.

We are hoping that circumstances and regulations will allow us to have the Spring Show in the latter part of the year.”

 

WOS Spring Show

WOS Spring Show dates

Saturday 21st September 2019 – 09h00 to 17h00
Sunday 22nd September 2019 – 09h00 to 16h00

The Floreum
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
Olifants rd, north parking, next to dam wall
Emmarentia

 

A great show was had…. thanks to all the helpers and to the public that supported us

WOS Autumn Show

WOS Autumn Show dates

Please note that due to a very light attendance on the Friday of the shows last year has led us to try a 2 days show this year

The dates are:
Saturday 23rd March 2019 – 09h00 to 17h00
Sunday 24th March 2019 – 09h00 to 16h00

venue – the Floreum
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
Olifants Rd, North parking, next to dam wall
Emmarentia

Other Society Shows

Other Society Shows

Our friends around the country also have regular shows a/o events

they are as follows:

 

Show dates will be updated as and when some clarity exists about lockdown status and COVID protocols

Watch this space!

 

 

Hints and Tips

hint No: 12345

remember to repot your orchids regularly to avoid the mix going stale. some need repotting every year

Hints and Tips

Top Tip #1501

Water your orchids occasionally, its a good idea!

Club Meetings

Next Meeting

The WOS monthly meeting is held on Sunday  at 13h00 for 14H00 and usually end between 16h00 & 16h30

Speaker will be added soonest

Please join us at our usual venue, The Floreum, JHB Botanical Gardens, Olifants Road North parking, Emmarentia.

The dates are as follows:

*** changed to Sat 31 August ***
29 September
20 October