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Caboolture and Districts Bromeliad Society Inc
Objectives of Caboolture and Districts Bromeliad Society Inc.
- To promote good fellowship among all people interested in the culture of Bromeliads and in horticulture generally
- To further the knowledge and advancement of all that pertains to Bromeliads, including their natural history, conservation, cultivation and hybridisation
- To disseminate information about Bromeliads and carry out educational and research activities into all aspects of Bromeliaceae, and
- To conserve, by cultivation, species threatened by extinction.
Where to get a copy of our rules
Rules of the Association, minutes of committee meetings and the financial report are available for your perusal at meetings. A copy is kept on the library table.
Regular monthly meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of the month (except December) at The Combined Services Club, 21 Hayes Street, Caboolture. Starting at 1:30pm
Committee meetings are held bi-monthly, usually prior to the General meeting.
Annual General Meeting
Held in March each Year. All positions are declared vacant and new committee members are most welcome.
Note that in 2013 the AGM will be in April.
January – December. After the AGM in March unfinancial members are removed from the database.
Membership Secretary is responsible for collecting Membership forms and payments.
Caboolture & Districts Bromeliad Society Inc
P O Box 748
Caboolture QLD 4510
Making payments using Electronic Funds Transfer
BSB – 814-282
Account Number – 30711121
Account Name – CABOOLTURE & DISTRICT BROMELIAD SOC INC
When transferring, insert your surname, initial and event to assist the treasurer. For example use J Smith Bus Trip (Just be aware of the limitations of the number of characters you can enter in your bank’s system.)
If you use this method could you also send the Treasurer (Rob Murray) an email with the Reference Number so he can check the banking as we only get statements every quarter.
Meeting format (Rough guide only)
1:15 plant sales open
1:30 presidents welcome – attendance book
1:35 guest speaker
2:15 afternoon tea break, plant sales, popular vote
2:35 close of plant sales, popular vote
2:50 meeting resumed, snap-a-brom voting
3:00 popular vote
3:15 general meeting
3:25 show and tell
3:45 cleaning hall
A suggestion box is available at the meeting to submit your ideas. Please collect a form available beside the box for recording your suggestions. All suggestions are discussed at the Committee meetings.
- Knowledgeable and informative guest speakers (at most meetings)
- Brommoments – 10 minutes of information from members targeting new growers
- A chance to share information, ask questions
- Popular Vote competition
- Photography competition – Snap-a-Brom
- Plant sales
- Lending library
- Reduced cost for buying books, CD’s, plant fertiliser, pots, hangers, arm protectors, pencils, sprayers
- Bus trips
Members are welcome to attend these workshops. They occur on the 3rd Thursday from 9:00am to 11:00am usually at Sheryl and Len Waite’s garden, Talbot Lodge, 4 Prudence Court, Upper Caboolture. Occasionally these groups are held in other member’s gardens. If you are interested in holding a study group in your garden contact the Waites. Bring a notebook, a pen and a plate for Morning Tea.
Bring along your best plant or two for the Popular Vote Competition. Members must have owned plants presented for voting for at least 3 months. Plants may be resubmitted in the same year only if they have not won points. There are three sections – Novice Intermediate and Advanced. The committee reserves the right to stipulate who is a Novice participant. The novice section is for new growers and if this section is won at the end of the year the winner must compete in the Intermediate section. Winners of the Intermediate section must compete in the Advanced section. An Encouragement Award is given to the Novice entrant who has entered the most plants but not received a place. Members are allowed to compete with 2 plants per month. Judging and voting is done by the members at the meeting. Members are allowed one vote in the Novice section, one vote in the Intermediate section and one vote in the Advanced section. Members vote by placing a button in the appropriate container representing their plant selection.
Tie 1st Tie 2nd Tie 3rd
1st 3 1st 3 1st 3 1st 3
2nd 2 1st 3 2nd 2 2nd 2
3rd 1 3rd 1 2nd 2 3rd 1
At meetings where there is a guest speaker, that person is given voting rights. One Novice entrant, one Intermediate entrant and one Advanced entrant will each receive 3 bonus points. The competition runs from the January meeting and concludes with the October meeting. All points are tallied up at the end of October (after the October meeting) and prizes are awarded at the Christmas Party in November. There is a prize of $50 to each winner of the 3 sections, and $50 awarded to the winner of the Novice Encouragement section. Winner’s names are engraved on 4 trophies and the trophies are the property of the winners for one year and then returned to the society for the next year’s competition.
This is a photography competition open to all members of the Caboolture and Districts Bromeliad Society. The competition runs from January to September and is judged at the October meeting by members in a secret ballot. A prize of $50 is awarded to the winner at the November Christmas Party. The photograph must be of a bromeliad and the photograph must be taken by the member - but the plant does not necessarily have to be owned by the member. There is a limit of one entry per month per member. The entry must be received by midnight on the 3rd Saturday of the month to [email protected] or posted to 41 Alvisio Court Narangba 4504. The photographs will be put onto the Society’s computer and shown at the next meeting. Members present at that meeting will vote for the best photograph of the day. This winner will compete with other monthly winners for the overall prize.
Show and Tell
For this session, bring along any plant that you think is ‘special’ or ‘weird, has a problem, or needs an identification (preferably mature / in flower). Remember to leave the plant at the back of the hall and have the Plant Steward check the plant to ensure the plant is not diseased.
Plant Sales at Meetings
Members are welcome to bring plants to sell to other members and visitors. All plants must be clean - free of disease, flyspeck, scale and be emptied of all water. Sales stickers are available from the Librarian and these are attached to the pot or individual plant. The sale sticker needs to be clearly marked with the name of the plant, the seller’s name and the price. Potted plants should also have a name tag and be well established in the pot – i.e. with the roots developed (when you lift the plant it should not lift out of the soil). Un-potted offsets may be sold, but they must be reasonably mature, in good condition and with a sales sticker attached. From the sales, the Society retains 10% commission. Sellers must supply one quality plant for the raffle.
Plants for sale may be purchased from 1:15 – 1:30 (before our meeting commences) and during the first part of our afternoon tea break. Select your plants and take them to the Sales Stewards with stickers attached.
Plant Sales and Displays at Other Venues
- Advance notice in newsletter or at meeting will be given prior to the day
- CDBS will not be responsible for any loss or damage to plants
- sellers must be financial members of CDBS
- plants must be clean, free of pests and disease
- plants in pots should be well established and firmly rooted
- plants must be emptied of water
- sales stickers must be attached - with plant name & price, sellers name
- all plants must have a name tag in the pot
- plant sellers to donate a plant for the raffle
- commission will be 10%
The Plant Steward has the power to remove any plant from sale or display, if the condition of the plant is not up to standard.
A raffle is conducted at every meeting and drawn on the day. All members are urged to bring something for the raffle as it adds to the enjoyment of the day. Bromeliads, other plants, produce or gardening gear are most welcome. Plant sellers are asked to supply at least one quality plant for the raffle. Proceeds of these raffles go towards your amenities and Christmas Party.
The library has books you may borrow for a month at a time. Borrowers must be members of the CDBS for 3 months before borrowing. The collection has books, Journals and Newsletters from other Societies. If you are unable to return borrowed items the next month, it is your responsibility to contact the librarian before the meeting.
Sales stickers, Bromeliad Nutrient and slow Release Fertilizer in 500 g containers, a variety of pots, sprayers, hangers, labels and gardening pencils are also available for purchase. Arm protectors are also sold and may be pre-ordered. Books and other items such as CD’s may be available during the year.