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About Us


Management Committee

The current members are

Di Smith                        President

              Vice President

Phillip Smith                   Secretary

David Newell               Treasurer

David Newell              Show Organiser

Plus two committee members

Other Positions (Non Committee)


Cultural Advisor

Bulletin Editor


Publicity Officer


Raffle Co ordinator

Monthly Bulletin

You will receive a newsletter called Orchid Talk the week before the Workshop Meeting each month (except December No Meeting). The newsletter sometimes contains the minutes from the previous meeting, benching results, general items of interest to members.


We have an extensive library of books on orchid culture and references. We also subscribe to Orchids Australia Magazine. Members are encouraged to peruse the collection and if you would like to borrow a book or two, see our librarian.

Definition of a Novice

A novice grower is a member who has never won the Societies novice section or an Open Blue Ribbon (1st prize) at a competitive show. At the AGM the novice who has won the most display points for the previous year is awarded a Trophy and then becomes an Open Exhibitor. A novice who wins a Blue Ribbon during the year does not move to the open section toll the AGM.

Eligibility to show your plants.

To show your plants at the Cultural meeting or at a competitive show you must have owned the plant for at least 6 months. However if you have a plant  which is ineligible  you may bring it to a meeting to show marked “Non Competitive”

About our society

The Laelia purpurata  is the society emblem. The flower is white with mauve in the throat. It is sitting on three fern fronds linking the foliage with the orchids, as we are an orchid & foliage society. The Laelia purpurata is a native of Brazil. They flower later in the your around October November. There are many other striking colours of L. purpurata. They make a beautiful show in you bush house. L. purpurata is a very easy plant to grow and can be grown alongside your other cattleya’s. Being a species your label should be written in italics with no capitals, or can be underlined