Houston Orchid Societies meetings are held at the First Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church/School, 1601 Sunset Boulevard, Houston TX  77005.

January 5

February 2

March 2

April 6

May 4

June 1

July 6

August 3

September 7

October 5

November 2

December 7

Marvin Gerber

Peter T Lin

John Stubbings

Guillermo Salas

Kristen Uthus

Jean Allen Ikeson

Lisa Li

George Hatfield

Mary Mancini

Rick Lewandowski

Win Minmaw

Holiday Party - No Speaker

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August Guest Speaker:
George Hatfield

"Warm Growing Cymbidiums and the Recent Progress Made at the American Orchid Society"


George Hatfield, the current president of the American Orchid Society will be our speaker at this month’s meeting.  He will be speaking on warm growing cymbidiums and the recent progress made at the American Orchid Society.


George graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science.  Shortly thereafter in 1985 he received a pest control advisors license from the state of California.  His last 3 professional careers were Vice President of Operations at Calavo (CVGW), an International Business Consultant (DMFP), and owner of the Hatfield Consulting firm specializing in horticulture.  George is also the owner and operator of Hatfield Orchids.


Some of George’s major accomplishments in the field of orchids include:

• President American Orchid Society Present

• Board Member Cymbidium Society of America 1994 - 2010

• President of the Cymbidium Society of America 1998/99

• Chairman of the CSA Cymbidium Congress from 1998-2001

• Author of Articles in Awards Quarterly, Orchid Digest, and Cymbidium Society Journal

• Board member of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 1998 – current

• President of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 2002/2003 and 2015/2016

• Certified Accredited Judge – American Orchid Society and Cymbidium Society of America

• American Orchid Society Judging Chair, Pacific South Judging Center 2011 – current

• Cymbidium Society of America Judging Chair, 1998 - current

• Key note speaker at the 2009 Australian National Orchid Conference in Melbourne

• American Orchid Society, Judging Committee National Training Coordinator 2012 – 2016

• Chairman of the AOS National Nominating Committee 2012/2013

• Orchid Judge Tokyo Dome Show 2003 – 2009

• Exhibitor of Grand Champion Cymbidium 5 times at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show.


Come hear George speak Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church & School, 1601 Sunset Blvd, Houston, TX 77005.

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