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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, November 2, 2017 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.


Pam Koide-Hyatt, owner of BirdrockTropicals, will give us a presentation on Cork and a demonstration of its use. Cork, a renewable product, is often used for mounting Tillandsias and orchids.

Pam says, “In March, I was in Portugal and visited a Cork Oak Forest and cork stopper production facility. I will discuss the characteristics of cork oak and how cork is grown, harvested. I will then show how cork stoppers are made.

“After the presentation I will demonstrate an easy and simple technique for mounting Tillandsias on cork.”

Pam’s presentations are always fun, interesting, and informative! And she may bring plants for us to buy.


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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