Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit the Naples Orchid Society website. We are delighted you share our passion for orchids and invite you to explore all the wonderful things our site has to offer and to consider membership if you are not already involved.
The Naples Orchid Society’s mission is to promote the appreciation and cultivation of orchids as a hobby and to help preserve the wild orchids indigenous to Southwest Florida through research and education.
March 2, 2017 Mthly Mtg Special Hybrid and Special Specie Awards
The Naples Orchid Society’s monthly meeting was held March 2, 2017. The best hybrid and the best species orchid were given gold ribbons. The best hybrid award was given to Den Adastra ‘Jim Longwell’ owned by David Genovese. The best species award was given to Tolu. variegata ‘Robert Bailey’ AM/CCM/AOS owned by David Genovese.
Sponsors for 44th annual NOS Orchid Show 2017
Please visit the sponsors of our 44th Orchid Show and support them as they have supported us.
Diamond: $1000 and above
Topcoat ‘N Tails: A full service grooming salon that caters to any size dog that also provides doggie daycare, pet sitting and offsite pet boarding. The boutique is stocked with dog supplies and unique products and gifts. (Topcoat ‘N Tails / Molly Woodworth, 975 3rd Avenue North, Naples, FL 34102, (239) 262-2956, www.topcoatntails.com )
Media Partner – Naples Daily News – Local news, sports, entertainment and information for Naples, Florida, residents and tourists in the 239 area code.
Platinum: $500 to $999
Akerman: A leading U.S. law firm known for its core strengths in middle-market mergers and acquisitions, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. ( Akerman, 9128 Strada Place, Suite 10205, Naples, FL 34108, (239) 449-5600, www.akerman.com )
Alley Design to Build: Specializes in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms from the design to completion of your newly remodeled space. From kitchens to bathrooms, to whole house and condominium remodeling, we provide fully custom services based on the needs and wants of our customers. (Alley Design to Build, Chris Alley, 997 3rd Ave North Naples, FL 34102 , CBC1250945, Cell: (239) 289-1994 Office: (239) 793-6800 www.AlleyDesignToBuild.com )
Cummings & Lockwood: For more than 100 years our commitment to professional excellence, partner-level attention and responsive client service have made this preeminent law firm the firm of choice for clients who depend on top quality legal representation to meet their complex personal and business needs. (Cummings & Lockwood – 8000 Health Center Blvd, #300, Bonita Springs, FL 34135, (239) 390-8068, (239) 947-8811 www.CL-Law.com )
Don’s Quality Pools: Builder of fine pools and spas; Interactive water features and elegant fountains. ( Don’s Quality Pools, Don & Lola Moncsko, 1284 Cooper Drive Naples, FL 34103, Phone: (239) 262-4500, www. Dqpools.com)
Driftwood Garden Center: Your one stop shop for a local botanical haven! Visit our nursery, greenhouse, fresh cut flower, products and supplies – to meet all of your indoor and outdoor gardening needs. ( Driftwood Garden Center, 5051 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103, (239) 261-0328, www.driftwoodgardencenter.com)
Gator Music Supply, Inc: Gator Music is a full service guitar sales and repair facility including providing lessons. (Gator Music Supply, Dave Woodworth, 524 Tamiami Trail North,
Naples, FL 34102, Phone: (239) 261-9100, www. Gatormusicsupply.com )
Gold: $250 to $499
Wynn’s Market – 141 Ninth Street North, Naples, FL 34102, Phone: (239) 261-7157 , Fax: (239) 261-3986, www.wynnsonline.com
Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club – 7065 Hamilton Ave, Naples, FL 34112, (239) 417-6707, www.hamiltonharboryachtclub.com
Silver: $100 to $249
Accessories Etc. Inc. – Suite 102 9696, Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135, (239) 444-1400, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.accetc.net/contact.html
Charles T. Ferber, Attorney at Law – 2125 First Street Suite 100, Ft. Myers, FL 33901, US, (239) 334-1555
Jeff Wilson Pool Service – 5365 Jaeger Road, Naples, FL 34109-7733, (239) 566-7733, www.jeffwilsonpoolservice.com
Johnsonville Sausage Marketplace – Johnsonville Sausage Marketplace, 6355 Naples Blvd. , Naples, FL 34109, (239) 598-0906, email@example.com
Kathy’s Quality Cleaning, Inc. – 2085 Elsa St, Suite #1, Naples, FL 34109, Phone: 239-592-7574, Fax: 239-592-0517, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kathysqualitycleaning.com/
Mark G. Fanta, Naples Realty Services – 3003 Tamiami Trail #210, Naples, FL 34103, (239) 218-4817, www.MarkFanta@USA.net
MP Interiors – 10800 Corkscrew Rd #348, Estero, FL 33928, (239) 498-9074, www.mp-interiors.net.
Naples Fertilizer & Garden Centers – 3930 14th Street N, Naples, FL 34103, (239) 263-8858, www.Naples-Fertilizer.com
Twigs – 639 8th Street South, Naples, FL 34102, (239) 262-8944, www.twigsofnaples.com
Bronze: $50 to $99
Cassi Computer Consulting – Daniel Vega, 2038 Terrazzo Lane, Naples, FL 34104, (239) 403-3844, www.cassi.com
Clean Up Group – Heather Peton, 1497 Railhead Blvd Naples, FL 34110, (239) 634-5928, www.cleanupgroup.com
Kevin Steffanni Design Group – Naples, FL & Rocky River, OH (440) 333-3630 www.kevinsteffannidesigngroup.com
Peace, Love, & Little Donuts – 3106 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL. 34103, (239) 213-0188, www.peaceloveandlittledonuts.com
Titan Homes, LLC – Trinity Melton, 3573 Mercantile Ave., Naples, Fl. 34104, (239) 435-0301, www.titancustomhomes.com
212 Miles South! Most Grateful to Dr. Zettler and NOS…
Cuba: land of cigars and rum, ghost orchids and bats! Last fall, Dr. Zettler, whose students NOS has supported with internships for six years, generously invited me to go to Cuba on a research trip as a representative of the Naples Orchid Society and Naples Botanical Garden (if no one from there could go.) Of course, we said ‘Absolutely YES!”) So, on New Year’s Day 2017, La Raw and I traveled with students, professors and the provost of Illinois College, along with Greg Mueller from the Chicago Botanical Garden and Larry Richardson, Naples photographer, to Cuba. We spent two nights in Havana and on the third day headed west. At the Botanical Garden Orquideario de Soroa, where Dr. Ernesto Mujica and his wife work, we delivered two microscopes on behalf of NOS and were witness to an historical mutual agreement signed between the Chicago Garden and Soroa. I also presented a letter from the Naples Botanical Garden to Soroa, indicating that NBG was hopeful that a mutual agreement could be signed at some future time.
I was also surprised with a certificate of recognition from the General Director of Orquideario de Soroa for my “contribution to the development of scientific relations between our countries and, in particular, between our institutions.” (meaning Soroa, the Universidad de Pinar Del Rio and Naples Orchid Society). I am very grateful to NOS for providing me the opportunity to be its representative on this incredible trip and to Dr. Zettler for the invitation.
Article to be continued on Initiatives Page – Click Here.