Welcome to the San Fernando Valley Bromeliad Society website.  We would like to cordially invite you to our next monthly meeting.  We meet the first Saturday of the month at the Sepulveda Garden Center. 16633 Magnolia Blvd Encino, CA  91316
  General Membership Meeting July 5. 2014
Photo Gallery
Some of our recent photos from our meetings!

2013 Membership Dues
Pay at the meeting  to:
SFVBS – Treasurer-  
Mary Chan

   TIME TO RENEW………      Yearly Membership Dues     $10.00  for a single or couple

After a couple of month's without a regular meeting, I hope to see all at Sat. meeting at our normal location - Saturday July 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am. Gregg DeChirico will be speaking, which is always a treat! More information is in the attached Newsletter. 

AGENDA 9:30 – SET UP & SOCIALIZE 10:00 - Door Prize – for members who arrive before 10:00 10:05 -Welcome Visitors and New Members. Make announcements and Introduce Speaker 10:15 –Speaker presentation:  
Program title: "Brazil: bromeliads in habitat." If you need to know about evolving Andean microclimate impact on tillandsias - "air plants" that don't need soil - then Gregg DeChirico is your guy. This power point photo presentation will take you deep into Brazil to see people, places and a variety of plants. His enthusiasm for flora and fauna are evident in his presentations.  
Speaker: Gregg DeChirico has grown plants of all types for over 30 years. He has a nursery, Gregg’s Greenhouse, located in the Santa Barbara area, specializing in seed-grown, rare and exotic plants. Gregg is a frequent participant and vendor at many local and regional club shows and sales. He has traveled throughout Latin America to photograph the local flora and fauna. His photography is outstanding; take a look at httpswww.flickr.comphotosu4banut. Gregg, the plant geek, is currently President of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America (CSSA). <>  
11:15 - Refreshment Break and Show and Tell: Will the following members please provide refreshments this month: Joyce Schumann, Kim Thorpe, Ray Van Veen, Mike and Ana Wisnev and anyone else who has a snack they would like to share. If you can’t contribute this month don’t stay away just bring a snack next time you come.  
Questions about refreshments? Call Joyce (818-705-3224) or Kathleen (818 402-6031). Leave a message - they will call back. Feed The Kitty If you don’t contribute to the refreshment table, please make a small donation to the (feed the kitty jar) on the table; this helps fund the coffee breaks.  
11:30 - For Show and Tell is our educational part of the meeting – Each member please bring one plant. You may not have a pristine plant but you certainly have one that needs a name or is sick and you have a question.  
11:45 – Mini Auction: members contribute 12:00 – Raffle: We need each member to donate 12:15 - Pick Up around your area 12:30 –/ Meeting is over—Drive safely  

 Happy Birthday – Duke Benadom July 1, Mike Wisnev July 03, Barry Landau July 10, Georgia Roiz July 11, Gloria Friedman July 13, Wesley Bartera July 23, Ana Wisnev July 30