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Mission Viejo, California USA

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OUR GOAL: The Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society is an educational organization promoting the study and cultivation of bromeliads and fellowship among those who do the same hobby. VISITORS ARE WELCOME sign in and tell where you found out about us and you will receive a free raffle ticket.

The Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society meets the first Thursday of each month.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Meeting is held at the Norman Murray Community Center at 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, California USA. Where is that? Off the I-5 take the La Paz exit. Go east on La Paz past Marguerite Parkway to Veterans' Way and turn left. Go to the end of the road and into the parking lot. You will find us in the Juniper Room. A GREAT BIG thank you to all who contribute.



This month we set aside things bromeliad to enjoy an evening of seasonal celebrating. Important note: we start earlier than usual – at 6:30 pm! Barbara Stewart, who has so ably run the dinner for years, will again be in charge of the main dishes!

A delicious dinner in a festively decorated room starts the evening’s fun. The club brings the main dishes (ham and turkey), as well as drinks, along with plates and utensils for the feast. We ask you to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert of your choice along with a serving utensil. Good food and fellowship – what a combination!

A major fun event of the evening is the gift exchange. If you decide to participate, please bring a nicely wrapped gift (bromeliad or garden related preferred) of about $10 to $15 in value to add to the festivities. People select the gift of their liking. Since only the gift paper and package size is visible, it is a fun time deciding what to pick. Then, the organized gift “stealing” begins with any gift going to no more than 3 people. Finally, you open your remaining gift to see what you received. Was your “Santa” good to you? We shall see.


Always filled and expect a variety to build your collection. Plan to buy lots of tickets.


Bring in and show us your bloomers, show stoppers, interesting plants, questions, even disasters. Help all of us learn and enjoy and you get a free raffle ticket if you Show and Tell!


If members have a specially interesting plant to share consider donating them to our SILENT AUCTION RAFFLE TABLE. We often have special plants for you to bid on usually rare and larger plants. The funds raised help to offset the room-rental costs. Fun to see the people who "covet" your plant bid until they are out of time and have to stop.


These delicious refreshments and special treats alone enhance a great evening anyway and if others want to add anytime we all appreciate the "spread". (:.


Buy items needed to help your plants look their best and thrive! We have pots, tags, and other special items you need.


SVBS is an educational organization promoting the study and cultivation of Bromeliads. Meetings include an educational talk, a plant raffle table, a silent auction, refreshments, a lending library, supplies for purchase, shared information, and event information. Dues are $15.00 (per single person or family per year) with email newsletter and $20 with USPS newsletter. Send name, address, and email with dues to Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society (SVBS) c/o Mary Kermani. Insure your copy of the best newsletter in the world for Bromeliad Clubs ... we sure think that is true!


Want to learn even more? Here is your chance. Check out a book in this well established library and just sign your name telephone number and amount of time you will need the book. Take a moment to ask a Bromeliad expert that question that has been "bugging" you, Carolyn Parsons is our Librarian.

INFORMATION is shared before the meeting and during the 15 minute food break, plus after the meeting with many levels of enthusiasts are hanging around to help with their experiences and knowledge.

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