Font Size

Cpanel
header5l.jpg
header3r.jpg

Meetings

BSNZ Meeting Guidelines

INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS & VISITORS


Monthly meetings held on the 4th Tuesday of every month (excluding December)


TIME: 7.30PM

VENUE: Greyfriars Presbyterian Church Hall, 544 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden. (hall entrance off church car park in Windmill Road.)

PROCEDURE AT DOOR:

Please sign the register each time you come.
(Visitors are allowed to attend three meetings before joining the society)

A $2.00 fee is payable by financial members (this covers the door prize and supper)

Name tags are provided free of charge for financial members.

Subscriptions may be paid to the Treasurer before meeting starts, during supper break, or at the end of the meeting.

Library: Library books, videos, journals and reference material are available for borrowing for one month at a time.

Sales: A selection of books, and members badges are available.


MEETING FORMALITIES

  1. President opens the meeting at 7.30pm
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting are taken as read (as printed in the monthly journal.
  3. Correspondence is read by the Secretary.
  4. General business.

PLANT DISCUSSIONS AND COMPETITIONS

SHOW AND TELL TABLE

Members are encouraged to bring any bromeliads for discussion, e.g. naming, plant problems, special interest plants etc. The discussion is usually led by a senior member.

MAIN TALK

Approximately 30 minutes.

BREAK FOR SUPPER

$2.00 charge for tea, coffee and biscuits, (paid in entry cost)

VOTING FOR COMPETION PLANTS.

During the break there is voting for the plants on the competition tables. Your voting paper is issued at the door when you sign in (financial members only)
Write down the number or letter of the plant you wish to vote for on each table and circle your OVERALL FAVOURITE.
Place voting paper in the container at the table next to the door.

COMPETITON RESULTS

The winners of each section are announced, followed by (if time permits) plant spotting where a senior member selects various plants of interest for discussion.

SALES TABLE BALLOT. (Financial members only)

A draw is made from the numbers beside the names in the register. The first four names are on the broom to sweep the hall on completion of the meeting. The exceptions are life members, tea makers and committee members.

A block of letters will called next until everyone in turn has been called. When it is your turn, you may select ONE plant from the sales table. Take the piece of paper and plant and pay the treasurer, then return to your seat. It is important to remain quiet during the ballot so everyone can hear their turn.

Once all the name have been announced, purchases may be made from the remaining plants on the sales table.

CLOSURE OF MEETING.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON COMPETITIONS AND PLANT SALES

Competitions: Competitions are divided into novices and seniors.

Two plants per category are permitted

Members entering plants must fill in the forms on the tables.

Plants must be on the tables by 7.20pm

Categories:

  • Senior and novice flowering plants
  • Senior and novice foliage plants
  • Monthly special competition
  • Tillandsias

Presentation of plants for competitions:

Members are encouraged to use plant pots (plastic or terracotta) Ensure plants are empty of all water and the pots are clean.

Awarding of points:

One point for each plant entered
Three points for second place.
Five points for first place.
The points accumulate towards the annual prize giving at the November Meeting.
Names of the placegetters in each category are printed in the journal.

Plant Sales:

Members wishing to sell plants must provide the Treasurer with a list of plants sold.
The Treasurer has the form available to sellers.
There is a commission of 20% on plants sold. Cheques for sale plants will be issued next meeting.

You are here: Home Meetings