Gulf Coast Camellia Society
Welcome to the
Gulf Coast Camellia Society
A place to learn more about the beautiful Camellia Plant
GULF COAST CAMELLIA SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING
October 1-2, 2010
ASHTON INN & SUITES
910 N. Navy Blvd, 1-850-455-4561
SOLE’ INN & SUITES
A boutique hotel in downtown district
200 N. Palafox St, 1-850 -470-9298
Make your reservation before Sept. 1. Tell them you’re with Gulf Coast Camellia Society. Rates at Ashton: $59, single and $69, double (plus tax) which includes continental breakfast. Rate at Sole’: $79 (plus tax) which includes continental breakfast and evening happy hour. Sole’ is 10 min from Ashton, and all educational sessions will be at Ashton Inn.
FRIDAY, October 1, 2010
1:00 PM Registration at Ashton Inn—raffle tickets will be available. 5 items will be available for bidding for a special Silent Auction. Please bring items for Fri Night Live Auction to registration.
2:00 PM GCCS Board Meeting, meeting room at Ashton
5:00 PM Happy Hour by the pool
6:00 PM Chet’s Famous Seafood Buffet followed by AUCTION.
SATURDAY, October 2, 2010
8:30 AM GCCS Membership General Business Meeting at Ashton
9:00 AM Educational Session with Dr. Bill Bennett—“Petal Blight”
10:00 AM Educational Session with Mark Crawford—“Bark Grafting
Demo/Instruction” (see enclosed sheet)
12:00 PM Box Lunch and end of Silent Auction. Place your last minute bid.
1:00 PM Tours (see enclosed sheet)
5:00 PM President’s Reception in the Living Room at Ashton
6:30 PM Banquet at Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St
Speaker—Doug Ruhren, Horticulturist, Massee Lane
“Would you please let us know what Friday Night Auction items you are bringing!!!” firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-969-0001
GCCS Conference Raffle Items—Camellia Table and 14k Ring
lovely!! Reid Leonard and son Leland, furniture artisans here in Pensacola, have given this foyer table to be raffled. 36”Lx14”Wx 32”H. Disassembles for shipping. Top is Chilean laurel burl; legs are red gum; apron is gray ash. With inlaid camellias.
Sylvia’s in Slidell: 14k diamond and rhodanite garnet ring. Lovely! Designed and created by Sylvia.
EDUCATIONAL SESSION 1—BILL BENNETT—PETAL BLIGHT
Update on the Massee Lane experiment to eradicate petal blight through cross pollination of resistant species.
EDUCATIONAL SESSION 2—MARK CRAWFORD—BARK GRAFTING
Demonstration of bark grafting followed by hands-on instruction while you do your own. We will have a limited amt of understock at a nominal price and will provide scions. To reserve understock and a particular scion, email Hooton. A word on root stock if you want to bring your own: thicker barked species, i.e. japonicas, are easier and more viable than sasanquas and hiemalis.
1.Historic Pensacola Village—a museum and house museum complex that displays Colonial Pensacola through the Roaring Twenties. “A Step Back In Time.” Guided tour ($5). Please add $5 to your conference ck so we can get group rate.
2. UWF Camellia Garden—an ongoing cooperative effort among UWF, UWF Retired Employees Association, and the Pensacola Camellia Club on campus grounds. 100+ plants including 75 Pensacola varieties. Transportation is provided.
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