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Note: All 2021 general meetings in Vancouver, held in the Cedar Room at VanDusen Gardens, have been cancelled. There will be no admission charge for meetings (once they resume) and all are welcome. Later physical meeting dates were booked for 2021 but these have now been cancelled since phase 3 restrictions remain in place. Zoom meetings with be held at the same times to compensate.
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Important update on Society physical events
As September draws to a close our ability to run physical events is still limited by phase 3 restrictions. Fortunately the summer social in early August at John's place (an outdoor event) went well but the remaining physical events for 2021 have now been moved to Zoom, since mask wearing and social distancing rules required indoors make the Cedar room impractical.
Although social interactions were reduced during the pandemic, there were also advantages. Many members found travel to VanDusen meetings difficult or impossible, and our Zoom experience has allowed our wider membership be able to participate. We expect our new model will include both physical and online meetings, perhaps both at the same time. More details will be posted here as they become available.
Hardy Palm International (HPI) issue #106
Our coordinating editor Charlie Warburton is compiling articles for the next issue, possibly ready before winter. If you have an article that you want to submit, we'd love to hear from you! For details, please email Charlie.
Our Hardypalm website and Facebook pages.
Brian Steven has been working on updating our Facebook presence, and it now displays information as well as photos from some of our member's gardens. Click here to go to the page.
The tour was once again a great success thanks to Pam Murphy's organization skills. If you are a member but did not receive the tour email, please contact Charlie.
Summer Social Sunday August 8th
The social was combined with a rare palm purchase, and with the good weather it was almost like old times. The potluck food was excellent and the 30 or so participants had a great time socializing in person for the first time in years. Thanks to Edith for organizing the food, to Mel for the rare palms, and to John and Urve for providing the garden.
General Meeting Monday September 27th
Now via Zoom, members should have received an email about participation. If you are a member who wishes to participate and did not receive the email, please contact John.
Wall calendar 2022
The calendars have been printed and a single copy should be in the mail to all members after November 22nd. Extra calendars were available for purchase and appear to have sold out. If there is sufficient demand we may be able to do a second print run. Members will be sent an email if that becomes a possibility.
Annual General Meeting Monday November 22nd
Now via Zoom, members will have received details about this meeting by email. If you are a member and did not receive the email, please contact Charlie.
This AGM will consist of annual reports, election of the 2022 executive, and a new video presentation entitled Rudi Pinkowski's Waterfront Exotic Garden Masterpiece
Society Planning Meeting Tuesday January 11, 2022 via Zoom
Members will receive more details about this meeting via email.
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