JULY 2009



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

Speaker: Jerry Robinson from Rainforest Flora will talk about
"Bromeliads 101"

Raffle: Rainforest Flora

Drinks:  Janet Brown and Alan Levy

Food:  Lizbeth Espinoza, Sheilla Perez, and Willie Tarver


From Don Misumi


If you ordered pots from Don, please pick them up at the July meeting.


From Denise Pidd:

                              Bus Trip

The bus trip will be Saturday, 22 August 2009.  The cost is $20, which
includes a tip for the driver.

We will be going to:

    * Bird Rock Tropicals

    * home of Robert Kopfstein

    * home of Robert Kinnard

    * Plant Depot (in Capistrano)

    * Kartuz Nurseries

There will be two pick-up locations:

    * Culver City: at Overland, in front of the Senior Center (just
      south of the Veterans Memorial Building), at 7:30 am

    * South Bay: in front of the Macy's in the South Bay Galleria,
      1801 Hawthorne Boulevard, Redondo Beach, at 8:00 am

Bring your lunch and drinks, and please be on time.

At the moment, we have 40 people signed up for the trip.  Denise will
know at the July meeting how many more folks we can fit in the bus, so
if you have not already signed up and are interested in going, please
be ready to pay at the meeting in the event we have room for more.

Any questions?  Ring Denise Pidd at (XXX)XXX-XXXX or email (redacted)


                       Upcoming Plant Shows

             The Westchester Begonia Society presents
            The 50th Annual Begonia Show and Plant Sale

                 Westchester's golden anniversary
           dedicated to the memory of Ruth Illions Pease

                   Covenant Presbyterian Church
                        6323 W. 80th Street 
            northwest corner of Sepulveda & 80th Street
                          Westchester, CA

                       Saturday, 18 July 2009
                         9:00 am -- 5:00 pm
                           Free admission
                           Ample parking

                       Judged show featuring
                     gigantic sale of begonias,
                          Gennie's jewels,
                     Yvette Fisher's Tillandias,
                             and more.

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                      Bromeliad Show and Sale
                           presented by
                 The South Bay Bromeliad Associates

                          Free admission
                           Free parking
               Sales from members' private collections
                      and commercial vendors
                         Saturday & Sunday
                         1 & 2 August, 2009
                      Rain Forest Flora Inc.
                       19121 Hawthorne Blvd.
                        Torrance, CA 90503

                 Show hours: Saturday noon -- 4:30
                       Sunday 10:00 -- 4:30
                Sales hours:  Saturday 10:00 -- 4:30
                       Sunday 10:00 -- 4:30



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.)