Illawarra Spring Show 2009 - Photograph by Neville Wood
NEWS IN BRIEF . . .
A very warm welcome to Carole Taylor who joined at our June meeting. We wish you a long and happy association with our Society.
MONTHLY RAFFLE PRIZE ROSTER:
|Jenny McKenzie, Brian Baldwin, Sharyn Baraldi, Christine Okoniowski.|
|Rhonda Patterson, Loreen Whiddett, Eunice Spark, Colette Jackson.|
|Coral Baldwin, Carol Carthew, Suzanne Burrows, Sandra Southwell.|
NOVEMBER MEETING – CHANGE OF ROOM:
Because the Illawarra Lapidary Club’s Annual Exhibit requires the use of our usual meeting venue in November, our meeting will be switched to the Scribbly Gum Room, which is located to the right of the main entry of the Dapto Ribbonwood Centre (off the Princes Highway) for that month.
Another of our popular workshops will be held on Saturday, November 14, dealing with removal of pups, potting up, etc. Again it will be held at Sharyn Baraldi’s home at 25 Antrim Avenue, Warilla (Phone: 4296 2166) from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm and anyone interested is invited to attend. Bring your lunch—and something for morning tea would be appreciated—tea and coffee will be supplied. Thank you, Sharyn, for opening up your lovely garden once again.
This year our celebrations will return to the beautiful garden of Leanne and Ken Smith (Graham and Elizabeth’s daughter and son-in-law) at 31 Redall Parade, LAKE SOUTH [make an immediate left after the bridge when heading south through Windang]. We will have the usual 11.00 am start to give us the chance to enjoy this lovely location and to socialise with other members. Extra details will be worked out at our meetings before then, but, basically, it will be pretty much the same as past years: bring a plate and a small gift for sharing (men bring presents suitable for men/women for women and bromeliads always welcome!).
A reminder that we would like to have library items returned by our November meeting so that Laurie can have an opportunity during the break to reorganise, repair, etc. before our February meeting.
OUR SPRING SHOW:
All I can say is “WOW! What a terrific job everyone did! At 146 a record number of entries, coming from 19 members. And wasn’t the display beautiful! A special ‘Thank You’ to Sharyn who came up with the Spring theme, and to David and Sharyn who put it all together. There were some beautiful touches—and thank you, too, to all of the members who supplied plants for the display.
Our competition tables were full and bright and beautiful and I heard many very complimentary comments. Thank you to everyone who entered—I know how very much work it is to prepare plants for show—and the Creative Section was outstanding, with interesting and lovely exhibits.
I think that our Society is particularly blessed with its members who so cheerfully pitch in to help each year: from those who prepare their plants for competition and display, to the ladies who feed us so well over the 3 days, the helpers who struggle with the hessian covering on the tables (so much easier this year with the input from one of our newer members!), man the raffle, sales and information tables, help with the registering and placement of plants, and to those who travel such long distances to make our Show a success. Other special thanks must go to those who donated prizes for our raffle, including Ailsa, for the crocheted rug, David for the Flannel Flower carving, and Sharyn’s son for the wheel balancing and alignment voucher from his employer, Blair’s Tyre Service in Barrack Heights. Thank you!
|HUNTER DISTRICT ANNUAL SHOW – Henderson Park Hall, Lockyer Street, Adamstown|
|G. RIVERA CACTUS AND BROMELIAD EXPEDITION - CROSSING THE ANDES: Argentina and Chile combined in one trip – 16 days $US3150 plus air.|
|19th WORLD BROMELIAD CONFERENCE – NEW ORLEANS|
Boil dates, sugar, water and lemon juice, stirring occasionally, until thick. Cool before making pastry.
Cream shortening and sugar, add egg, then fold in milk and flour.
Roll out half the pastry to fit the base of a greased 8 inch square tin.
Spread with date mixture, then roll out remaining pastry and place on top.
Bake in a moderate oven (1800C) approximately 20 minutes.
When cool, slice may be iced with lemon icing.
PLANT RESULTS - June 7, 2009
|Rena Wainwright||Vriesea hybrid|
|John Carthew||xNeophytum Galactic Warrior|
|Steve Morgan||Vriesea After Glow|
|Carissa Morgan||Neoregelia Thunderbird|
|Jørgen Jakobsen||xNeophytum Ralph Davis|
|Rena Wainwright||ionantha (on a beautiful root nearly 1 m long!)|
PLANT RESULTS - July 4, 2009
|John Carthew||Billbergia sanderiana|
|Rhonda Patterson||A mini neoregelia tree|
|Jørgen Jakobsen||Aechmea weilbachii|
|Ann Kennon||Vriesea Mariae|
|Bob Stephens||Neoregelia Predator|
|Suzanne Burrows||Cotton Candy|
PLANT RESULTS - August 1, 2009
|Nina Rehak||Billbergia Golden Joy – dark clone – 2 infl. – gorgeous!|
|Rena Wainwright||Vriesea Belgium hybrid|
|John Carthew||Neoregelia Blushing Tiger|
|John Carthew||Neoregelia Manoa Beauty|
|Ann Kennon||Vriesea Cathy – A lovely deep green, with 2 inflorescences|
|Jørgen Jakobsen||Billbergia nutans – A very pretty plant with 4 inflorescences|
|Jørgen Jakobsen||Billbergia pyramidalis var. striata|
|Rena Wainwright||araujei – Two inflorescences flowering 3 weeks|
|Rena Wainwright||Druid – A wonderful huge clump!|
PLANT RESULTS - September 5, 2009
|Graham Bevan||Aechmea Pica|
|Rena Wainwright||Neoregelia ‘Vulcan’ (?)|
|Neville Wood||Aechmea recurvata x caudata|
|Neville Wood||Guzmania Cherry Ripe (unregistered)|
|Graham Bevan||Aechmea recurvata (Labelled: from Brazilian seed)|
|Jan Stammers||Guzmania ‘Pink’ (?)|
|Warwick Varley||xNeomea Strawberry|
|Jan Stammers||Aechmea recurvata|
|Graham Bevan||cacticola – a lovely chunky little inflorescence*|
|Rena Wainwright||tenuifolia – Beautiful w/10 infl. on chunky driftwood|
|Steve Morgan||recurvifolia var. subsecundifolia|
SHOW RESULTS - 2009
CHAMPION BROMELIAD: OPEN
|Russell Dixon||Deuterocohnia brevifolia|
|Laurie Dorfer||Tillandsia tectorum|
|Russell Dixon||Deuterocohnia brevifolia|
|Janine Varley||‘Bromeliad Banquet’|
|Nina and Jarka Rehak||fasciata|
|Nina and Jarka Rehak||euphemiae ‘Georgia’|
|Catherine Wainwright||4 beautiful inflorescences|
|John Carthew||Screaming Tiger|
|Nina and Jarka Rehak||Grey Nurse|
|Nina and Jarka Rehak||Domino|
|Neville Wood||Strawberry Cup|
|Nina and Jarka Rehak||Chili Verde|
|Nina and Jarka Rehak||tectorum|
|Neville Wood||Vriesea ‘Red Chestnut’|
|Nina and Jarka Rehak||Vriesea hybrid|
|Nina and Jarka Rehak||Vriesea fosteriana|
|Russell Dixon||Deuterocohnia brevifolia|
|Catherine Wainwright||xNeophytum ‘Galactic Warrior’|
|Catherine Wainwright||xNeophytum Ralph Davis|
|Nina and Jarka Rehak||Vriesea Sunset|
|Neville Wood||Aechmea pineliana var. minuta|
|Neville Wood||Aechmea pineliana var. minuta|
|Jan Stammers||Dexter’s Pride|
|Jørgen Jacobsen||Bobby Dazzler|
|Warwick Varley||spectabilis hybrid|
|Carissa Morgan||‘Dimmitt’s Delight’|
|Warwick Varley||Vriesea saundersii x bituminosa|
|Ann Kennon||Vriesea Splendide|
|Jan Stammers||Guzmania Pink (unreg.)|
|Janine Varley||Hohenbergia correia-araujoi|
|Warwick Varley||Nidularium innocentii var. purpurea|
|Warwick Varley||xNeomea Strawberry|
|Elizabeth Bevan||Basket of Bromeliads|
|John Carthew||Tillandsia cyanea in Decorative Pot (head)|
|Catherine Wainwright||Cryptanthus acaulis in Decorative Pot|
|Graham Bevan||Tillandsia Island|
|Laurie Dorfer||Cryptanthus Coffee Royal in very large bowl|
|Brian Baldwin||Rock Garden|
|Janine Varley||“Bromeliad Banquet” – Nidularium/Aechmeas|
|Janine Varley||“Tortured” - Using A. Mary Brett and tortured willow|
|Elizabeth Bevan||‘Shapes’ using Quesnelia liboniana and A. caudata|
UNDERPANTS TO BEDPANS
Hello to all bromeliad lovers, my name is Steve Morgan and I’m a distant member of the Illawarra Bromeliad Society (about 200 km away). I attend meetings when I can, probably 4 or 5 a year. It is a 6 hour return trip so it is a bit of a battle to get to meetings!!
However, this is only a small part of the problems I face. As with all clubs, there always seems to be a few ‘old’ blokes that know everything and tell you nothing. One particular ‘old’ bloke in my club fits this description; he always has the best plants and wins at the show, etc. We’ll call him ‘Nifty Neo Nev’ (changed his name to protect the innocent), the innocent being me and protection from litigation.
I made a decision this year to go all out and beat him in the Vriesea section of our show. I had some nice plants so was positive that I would bring home all the silverware and leave him crying like a baby. As you’ve probably guessed, I’m not the over-confident type. Being confident of giving him a ‘flogging’, I went down to the local BMW dealer at Mogo and put a deposit on a new Beamer. I intended to use the prize money from the show to pay out the balance!
At this stage in my story I will give you another look at the problems I face. My wife hates my plants, but this does not deter me from trying to win her favour. A month ago I had a Tillandsia atroviridipetala in flower and it had been a long wait. In my excitement, I took the plant from my shade shed and ‘skipped’ down to the house to show spousey - she would be thrilled, I was sure.
Upon showing her my new treasure, she looked at it and smiled. Success at last, she’s seeing things my way. Things are looking up. Spousey looked at me and said, “Well I had better go into town to Kmart.” Being an optimist, I’ve thought there must be a shipment of tillandsias come in and she wants to get me some – yes!!
Bravely onward I stumbled, asking the obvious question while hardly containing my joy. ‘Why are you going to Kmart dear?’ She replied, “To get you some more underpants!” “I don’t need any more underpants,” I replied (with Father’s Day, birthdays, etc. I had miles of them in my bedside drawer).
The minister for war took a deep breath and then said in a cutting tone, “If you think I’m impressed by that ‘cactus’ your underpants are squeezing your brains so I’ll have to get you the next size up.” Not expecting this I was shattered so I crawled back to my shade shed almost sobbing.
Back to ‘Nifty Neo Nev’: a week before the show, I was asked to give a talk on foliage vrieseas at our monthly meeting. I took on this challenge with relish, knowing I would impress ‘Nifty’, putting him in his proper place. Then I would deliver the knockout blow by winning the Vriesea section of the show. All was going to plan.
Show day arrived and I benched my plants on the competition table, socialised, mingled and awaited the medal to be put around my neck. YES! Once the judges had finished, I casually wandered over to the competition tables to confirm my glory. UNBELIEVEABLE! There was no prize for me – not even a place. Beaten by ‘Nifty Nev’ who was given first place, of course. How could this be?
When I finally regained consciousness eleven days later, I found myself in hospital. The surgeon told me I was very lucky to have survived such a deep knife wound so close to the heart. On the bright side, he said I would be up and walking around in no time. Definitely no more brom shows for me! They are for people who take growing broms seriously – certainly not me!
Enjoy your plants!
P.S. I have some really nice Aechmeas out the back and I bet I could beat him with them next year!
P.P.S. I hope this makes your back feel better Nev.
1 can pie Apricots/Apples/Peaches - Spread over slice base evenly.
Mix 1 egg and 1 carton Sour Cream together and pour over mixture in pan.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and brown in a moderate oven for approximately 20 minutes.
(Notes from a talk given by Steve Morgan at our September, 2009 meeting)
The difference between tillandsias and vrieseas is as follows;
- Vrieseas have two small scales at the base of the petals near the ovary in the internal section of the flower. These are sometimes called honey or nectar scales.
- Tillandsias don’t have these scales.
Advantages of Foliage Vrieseas:
• The plant retains colour through all seasons.
• They tolerate low light levels.
• They are easy to care for.
• Some of them are very slow growing. You value a plant more when you have it a long time.
• They are reasonably cold hardy--at my place anyway!
• They are easy to grow from seed.
• Vrieseas like mesic conditions, i.e., warm shaded positions.
• They are great to grow in your garden and they like a shaded place under a tree, etc.
• Open mix
• Of all the bromeliads, they like a bit of fertiliser in the potting mix.
• Charcoal is important as it will absorb nitrogen and make it available to the plant.
• They will tolerate most mixes – they are tough.
• Foliar feed regularly in the growing season.
• Some plants only give one pup while others will pup freely.
• I only take pups when they are large compared to the parent plant. This gives you the best chance of growing a large plant. Don’t be tempted to take pups when they are small!!!
• If plants are too small in autumn, leave them until the next spring. They won’t grow over winter so it’s best to leave them on mum.
• The rule of thumb is to grow a few really good plants rather than a lot of ordinary ones. If you take pups that are small, you will end up with a small mature plant and each successive generation will get smaller and smaller.
They will tolerate a wide range of light conditions. Usually the variegated varieties like a bit more light. Green vrieseas will tolerate much more shade and some prefer it. V. hieroglyphica, for instance, will yellow if it gets too much sun. V. philippo-coburgii likes a lot of sun in order to get the red on the leaf tips.
This is simple: a lot of the foliage vrieseas are large plants so they have the ability to hold more water than small plants. They are like any other bromeliad when it is hot: a spray of water helps. In winter, I will go around my shed and tip the water out of the plants as this helps to reduce damage due to cold.
I use a foliar fertiliser every two weeks in the growing season. When potting plants, I also add a slow release fertiliser. The foliage vrieseas seem to have large roots, both thick and strong. These roots must be capable of absorbing some nutrient, as long as you don’t give the plants too much fertiliser. With too much fertiliser, plants develop long thin leaves that lose their colour.
Foliage vrieseas are great bromeliads to grow. They are undemanding, impressive specimen plants, have a long life span and are tough.
They are wonderful plants to have in your garden or shade shed.
Enjoy your plants!
A LIST OF PRIVATE GARDENS AND NURSERIES TO VISIT WHEN TRAVELLING NORTH ALONG THE EAST COAST: - VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
While we have been given permission to list these gardens in this edition of Newslink, as a courtesy please note that YOU SHOULD CALL AHEAD TO SET A CONVENIENT TIME AND DATE to visit.
Narelle Aizlewood, of the Gold Coast Succulent and Bromeliad Society, has kindly worked with me in putting this list together, supplying most of the names and contact details for the gardens in her area.
NOTE: An update to our April 2009 Newslink: WILDFIRE GARDEN BROMELIAD NURSERY
Cheryl Basic – YANDINA, QLD - New Email address: email@example.com
CAVES BEACH NURSERY: Jan and Jon Townsend – 184 Caves Beach Road, CAVES BEACH, 2281
Phone: 02-4972-1039 Email: Jantownsend@iinet.net.au Bromeliads for sale.
Rick Collins - 6 Boonbilla Street, MARYLAND. Phone: 02-4951-7782.
A great private collection of bromeliads, cacti and succulents - Limited plants for sale.
CLIFFDALE GREENS: Carol and Gary Van Hof - 33 Denva Road, TAREE. Mob: 0404-043-722
Phone: 02-6551-3722 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2-1/2 acres of beautiful gardens built up over 10 years, including succulents, natives and bromeliads.
Heidi East and Steve Hogan - 19 Patemans Road, ASHBY, NSW 2463 (Near YAMBA).
Phone: 02-6645-1319. (Members of the Gold Coast Succulent and Bromeliad Society, Heidi and Steve have a hobby nursery – Plants available for sale.)
EXOTIC LIFE – Tillandsia Specialist – Ari Stein Phone: 02-6680-1887 Mob: 0414-510-345
Tandy’s Lane (adjacent Uncle Tom’s Pies, Old Pacific Highway, BILLINUDGEL—on way to Mullumbimby)
Burt Dunn - 4 Fimiston Place, BURLEIGH WATERS - Phone: 0412-699-399
A private collection in a very unusual and special garden.
Jennifer Laurie - 6 Gilward Drive, MUDGEERABA, 4213 Phone: 07-5530-5510
(Jennifer has been a member of the Gold Coast Society since 2004 and she and her husband travel extensively and have a great collection of very interesting plants.)
Genny and John Catlan - 17 Pelican Parade, JACOBS WELL - Phone: 07-5546-1401
An amazing collection of bromeliads and exotic plants. Plants for sale.
Greg and Narelle Aizlewood - 15 Royal Palm Drive, WOONGOOLBA, 4207 (Just about 5 km north of JACOBS WELL) Phone: 07-5546-1161. Narelle is Secretary of the Gold Coast Society while Greg was appointed a Director of the BSI at the WBC held in Cairns last year. Narelle and Greg have a collection of most bromeliads; however Greg particularly enjoys growing tillandsias, cryptanthus and billbergias — and he also grows a lot from seed. They have plants for sale.
Jim and Beryl Batchelor - 10 Kevin Street, CAPALABA, 4517. Phone: 07-3390-2214. Jim and Beryl are members of the Bromeliad Society of Queensland - have plants for sale at reasonable prices.
Len and Sheryl Waite - 4 Prudence Court, UPPER CABOOLTURE, 4510.
Phone: 07-5496-7795 Email: email@example.com Sheryl has been very actively involved in the Sunshine Coast Bromeliad Society for some years and Narelle advises of Sheryl and Len’s garden: “…a lovely garden and I am sure those who do visit would be overwhelmed.” Plants for sale.
Debbie and Hans Kruger - 376 Honeyeater Drive, WALLIGAN (HERVEY BAY)
Phone: 07-4128-6026. Debbie was instrumental in setting up the Fraser Coast Bromeliad Society a few years ago (of which she is President/Editor) and it has gone from strength to strength. Debbie and Hans have a beautiful garden covering 5 acres, with large shade houses and plants for sale.
Margaret and Jeff Bartley - 1/24 Denman Avenue, SHOAL POINT (MACKAY)
Phone: 07-4954-8919 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret and Jeff were founding members of the Illawarra Bromeliad Society and worked for nearly 10 years building and setting up the framework which still guides our Society today. They have an exquisite, small garden at their home address, with additional shadehouses and plants for sale. They would particularly enjoy visits from Illawarra members to talk over ‘old times’!
HUDSON’S BROMELIADS DOWN UNDER: Bob and Lynn Hudson, 47 Boden Street, EDGE HILL, CAIRNS. Phone: 07-4053-3913 Email: email@example.com Lynn and Bob need no introduction as they have been tireless workers towards our more recent Conferences and have a truly outstanding collection of bromeliads. Lynn for the larger bromeliads, and Bob has to be “Mr. Tillandsia of the North”!
Dave Weston and Brendan Leishman – CAIRNS - Phone: 07-4057-8604 Mob: 0432-068-645
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. An interesting garden with cycads, terrestrial bromeliads, neoregelias, etc.
Chris Hall and Arden Dearden
BROMELIADS AND TROPICAL PLANTS
P.O. Box 79R, REDLYNCH 4870 Phone:07-4039-1135 Fax:07-4039-1199
Phone: (07) 4157 7136. Email: email@example.com
has a 2.5 acre garden, and while Russell sells mainly by mail order, he also welcomes visitors (if contacted beforehand). A huge number of neoregelias, a large number of billbergias, plus aechmeas, alcantareas, etc.
BROMELIAD SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA INC.
Meets on 2nd Saturday of the Month, commencing at 1.00 pm (Sales start at 12.30 pm) in the First Floor Conference Rooms/Auditorium, The Burwood RSL Club, Corner Shaftesbury Road and Clifton Avenue, BURWOOD, NSW.
President: Ian Hook Phone: 0408-202-269 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Val Schneider Phone: 02-9799-6727.
BROMELIAD SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES INC.
Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month, commencing at 7.30 pm at the Concord Senior Citizens Centre, 9-11 Wellbank Street, CONCORD.
Secretary: Carolyn Bunnell Phone: (02) 9649 5762 Email: email@example.com
BROMELIAD SOCIETY OF QUEENSLAND INC.
Meets on 3rd Thursday of the month (except December) at 7.30 pm at the Uniting Church Hall, 52 Merthyr Road, NEW FARM, Brisbane.
President: Olive Trevor Phone: (07) 3351 1203 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BROMELIAD SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC.
Meets on 2nd Sunday of the month (except 1st Sunday May and August) at 2.00 pm at the Maltese Cultural Centre, 6 Jeanes Street, BEVERLEY.
President: Len Colgan Phone: (08) 8296 9426 (No meeting December)
Secretary: Derek Butcher Phone: (08) 8356 7728 Email: email@example.com
BROMELIAD SOCIETY OF VICTORIA INC.
Meets bi-monthly on 4th Wednesday of every second month, commencing in February, at 7.45 pm sharp at Phoenix Park Community Centre, Rob Roy Road, MALVERN EAST – Melway Map 69 D2 (December 2009 meeting is 9th December)
President: Brian Eagle Phone: (03) 5966 6402 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Lynton Johnson
CABOOLTURE & DISTRICTS BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC.
Meets on 4th Saturday of the month, commencing at 12.30 pm at the C.T. Williams Hall, Caboolture Showgrounds, Beerburrum Road, CABOOLTURE.
President: Carlo Hanswyk Phone: (07) 5495 1380. Secretary: Deirdre Roberts Phone: (07) 5499 2754
CAIRNS BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC.
Meetings are held at members’ homes. 1st Saturday of the month, commencing at 1.00 pm.
Secretary: Lynn Hudson Phone: (07) 4053 3913 - Email: email@example.com
CENTRAL COAST NSW BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC.
Meets on 4th Saturday of the month, commencing at 1.00 pm at the Anglican Church Hall, WYOMING (Entrance off Parkhill Road).
Secretary: Bob Hickel Phone: (02) 4382 4233.
FRASER COAST BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC.
Meets usually on 4th Saturday of the month, except December, in members’ gardens. May, June, July and August meetings start at 11.00 am and the rest of the year at 1.30 pm, with plant sales starting 30 min. before the general meeting.
President: Debbie Kruger Phone: (07) 4128 6026. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLADSTONE BROMELIAD FRIENDSHIP GROUP:
President: Bette Gill Phone: (07) 4978 1057 Email: email@example.com
GLASS HOUSE COUNTRY BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC.
Meets alternately at Mary MacKillop Centre, Peachester Road, BEERWAH and members’ homes, at 2.00 pm on the 1st Sunday of the month.
President: Bob McLean Phone: (07) 5496 9601 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GOLD COAST SUCCULENT AND BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC.
Meets on 4th Saturday of the month at the Uniting Church Hall, 4 Greenwich Street, ROBINA, commencing at 1 pm (Plant Sales 12.00 noon)
President: Tom Norris Phone: (07) 5529 5446. Secretary: Narelle Aizlewood (07) 5546 1161
HUNTER DISTRICT BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC.
Meets on 3rd Saturday of the month at 1.00 pm at the Henderson Park Hall, 38 Lockyer Street, ADAMSTOWN.
President: Peter Franklin Phone: (02) 4987 3205. Email: email@example.com
Secretary: Gordon Slack Phone: (02) 4947 1118
IPSWICH & DISTRICTS BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC.
Meets on 1st Sunday of the month, commencing at 2.00 pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall, 56 Hunter Street, BRASSALL, QLD.
President: Doug Cross. Secretary: Patricia Barlow Phone: (07) 3202 6854 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHERN TERRITORY BROMELIAD STUDY GROUP
President: Ross Hutton Phone: (08) 8981 7261 Email: email@example.com
Secretary: Olive Frakking Phone: (08) 8988 1238 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNSHINE COAST BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC.
Meets on 3rd Saturday, commencing at 1.30 pm at Millwell Road Community Centre (eastern end of Millwell Road), MAROOCHYDORE (Near entrance to P4 parking area for Sunshine Plaza).
President: Cheryl Basic Phone: (07) 5472 8827 Email: email@example.com
Secretary: Carol Stewart, 54 Elkhorn Street, Kuluin, 4558
Phone: (07) 5445 3488 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TOWNSVILLE BROMELIAD STUDY GROUP
President: Barbara Davies Phone: (07) 4779 7568
Kathleen Greenway Phone: (07) 4778 6876 Email: email@example.com
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BROMELIAD SOCIETY INC.
Meets on 3rd Sunday of the month (except December) commencing at 2.00 pm at Rotary Hall, Sandgate Street, SOUTH PERTH.
President: Yvonne Przetocki Phone: (08) 9342 6102 Editor: Vic Przetocki Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Margaret Walters Phone: (08) 9337 7283