Species Orchid Society of

Western Australia (Inc)

Inter Society Orchid Display & Workshop

The Inter Society Orchid Display & Workshop (ISODW) is presented on an annual basis, other than when major national/international events are held in Perth. They are hosted by different orchid societies active in WA and who are members of the state body, Orchids Western Australia, (formerly the Western Australian Regional Orchid Organisation, - WAROO). This will be the 28th staging of the event.
A key aspect of the ISODW event is to bring the city to the country and the country to the city. The last event was held in the regional centre of Busselton, hosted by the Bunbury Orchid Society. This year's event will be held at Morley, a Perth suburb, and be hosted by the Species Orchid Society of WA.

The purpose of the ISOD&W is;

* To renew old orchid friendships and acquaintances while sharing growing/cultural experiences in order to assist in sharing gained knowledge.
* To present club/society orchid displays on a state wide stage and explore the limits of their ingenuity, artist flare and to showcase their orchids.
* To generate public interest and enthusiasm in the hobby of orchid growing with educational lectures from local and interstate orchid experts.
* To positively contribute to a more engaged and sustainable community.

This year's ISOD&W will be held at the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre, Wellington Rd, Morley on the 5th August 2018 and will showcase orchid displays from at least eight WA orchid societies for the largest collection of orchids in the one place seen this year.

The morning of Saturday 4th August is set aside for clubs/societies to erect display structures and to showcase their orchids.
The afternoon is focused on cultural talks/lectures by visiting growers (from interstate and or overseas) for society/club members.

A dinner on Saturday evening for all club & society members along with guest speakers is also a major component of the ISODW event. This provides an opportunity for partners and members to mix in a friendly social atmosphere allowing the chance to catch up with friends.

Sunday 5th August the event is open to the public (9am-3pm) with cultural talks, potting demonstrations with plant & product sales available. A major raffle is also on offer, which helps to off-set the costs of staging the event.

For more information please contact;

Bruce, 0417903280 or bruce@pegasusconsulting.org

Tony; 9342 3799 or waos@iinet.net.au