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Phyllis Prestia
"Orchids of Madagascar"
Monday, January 12, 2015
7:30PM

(Doors Open 6:30PM)

Meeting Hall, First Christian Church
221 South Sixth Street, Burbank, California


about our speaker

Phyllis S. Prestia, Ed.D.is a retired educator and Middle School Principal.  She received a Doctorate of Education atRutgers University, where she also served as instructor in the graduate education program. 

Originally from New Jersey, she moved to California with her husband to retire in the sunny, San Diego area and grow orchids.  Her collection includes a variety of species and hybrids across several genera grown both in a small greenhouse and three outdoor growing areas under shade cloth. 

In her orchid life she has been the President of theSan Diego County Cymbidium Societyand currently serves as the Vice President of theCymbidium Society of America,as well as keeping active in several Southern California orchid societies.  She is currently participating in the orchid judge training programs of both theAmerican Orchid SocietyandCymbidium Society of America

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news in brief

  • NEW MEMBER BENEFIT: [Submitted by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on March 2, 2014]. Starting this month, every new member and their sponsor will each receive a certificate good for one 1-gallon Cymbidium orchid, courtesy of Orchids by Art in North Hills, CA, which is owned and operated by OSSC member Art Mendoza. The society expresses sincere thanks to Art for this generous offer. This offer supercedes the prior offer from Rudvalis Orchids.
  • WE'VE GOT A NEW LOOK!: [Submitted by OSSC Webmaster Ted Augustyn on April 18, 2012] As of March 30, anyone visiting the OSSC Facebook page saw a new look, brought about by a new format standard introduced by Facebook. The new look features a beautiful, page-wide photo of a Cattleya taken by OSSC Member Charles B. Boco. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/orchidssc . In a related development, OSSC now has over 200 "likes" on Facebook. If you haven't already done so, you can add to that number by clicking the "Like " button found to the right of this story. Thanks!

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