APRIL 2009



Meeting: Wednesday, 22 April at 7:30 pm in the Rotunda Room at the
Veterans Memorial Hall.

Speaker: Ray Van Veen will speak about bromeliads of Venezuela.

Raffle: Please bring plants for the raffle table if you can.  Thanks!

Drinks:  Jim Jaeger and Bennet & Peggy Kayser

Food:  Don Misumi, Alan Levy, and Nick Antrilli


                Show information from Alan Levy

The show is only a few weeks away, on May 2 and 3.  Everyone is
encouraged to enter plants and participate.  It's a large auditorium,
so we need 200 - 300 plants to fill the tables and make the show a

Please enter as many bromeliads as you can.  They don't have to be
perfect or in bloom but they should be clean, nicely trimmed and in a
clean pot.  Enter plants that you would like to show off to your
friends.  Show plants should be brought in Friday between 4:30 and
8:00 PM.  They can also be entered Saturday before 8:00 AM.  There is
also a category for artistic expression using Bromeliads.

All members who enter at least 3 bromeliads in the show can bring
plants in to be sold on the club sale table.  You set the price and
receive 70% if the plant is sold.  Many people attend the show just to
buy the treasures they find on the club sale table.  Although
bromeliads are preferred some other plants are accepted.  All plants
for sale must be double tagged with your sale number, the price and
the name of the plant if you know it.  If you do not have a sale
number, call Alan -- (XXX)XXX-XXXX.  (Last year's numbers are still
good.)  Plants can also be donated for club sales -- these do not need
double tags.

All plants, both show and sale, should be brought in DRY (drain the
water from the cups).  Help will be available to transport your
plants from the parking lot into the auditorium.

Set up for the show is Friday starting at 4:30 PM.  Please come and
help with covering the tables and placing the entries on display.

Saturday, the judging starts at 8:00 AM and the sale area opens at
10:00.  The show area opens as soon as the judges are finished.  Help
is needed both Saturday and Sunday at the two entry doors to greet
guests and also on the show floor to provide security and answer
questions.  Please wear your badge and if possible, bring bags, boxes
or flats for the sales area.

Sunday, the doors open at 10:00.  The plants can be picked up after we
close at 4:00.  With everybody helping, the clean up should go very

Please enter plants just for the fun of it.  I guarantee you will
enjoy the experience.

At the April 22 meeting, we will answer any questions and have all
the necessary forms.  You can also call Alan at (XXX)XXX-XXXX or Don

Editor's note: I'll second what Alan says.  If a plant makes you
happy, bring it on in -- the more, the merrier!  The show is a
wonderful opportunity to see many lovely plants and find new treasures
for your collection, so please come by and help out (lunch will be
provided, too). -- Jean



The La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society meets the fourth Wednesday of
each month, January through October, in the Rotunda Room at Veterans
Memorial Hall, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City.

Emmit Willis, President
Jim Jaeger, Vice-President
Don Misumi, Treasurer
Gloria Grover, Membership
Jean Yoshii, Newsletter (Have an item for the newsletter?  Please
  email it to (email address redacted) or mail it through the post.)