Updated: Dec 24, 2020
Here is Ed's November 2020 CJOS Newsletter.
We hope everyone is staying safe during this continued COVID-19 Pandemic! CJOS will continue to hold virtual Zoom meetings on a monthly basis (until further notice)! No on-site meetings have been decided as of November 2020. [December 2020 meeting details]. As soon as meeting/event information becomes available, Zoom meetings will be announced via email to CJOS members and posted on the CJOS website. Please check the website and your email regularly for continued updates!
Each passing year presents its own unique challenges (some positive and some negative). 2020 has most certainly been a year for the record books! CJOS values each of its member's dedication and passion for growing orchids as well as recognizing the importance of friendships and family. Please stay safe during these difficult times and reach out to family and friends. We all have things to be grateful for and the near future looks promising for in-person meetings. Though we have not been able to meet in person and communication can sometimes be a challenge, CJOS wishes all its members and family members a very Happy Thanksgiving!
*** Thoughtful Pandemic Advice ***
First and foremost, let's treat each other with kindness and be there for family and friends to the best of our ability (while still maintaining social distancing, as deemed necessary). Secondly, please stay home when possible except for essential jobs and acquiring food/water as necessary. If you need to go outside, please do so with proper social distancing measures in place. Go for a walk in the park or go visit the mountains (away from crowds). And finally, enjoy some time with your orchids! Now is a perfect time to clean your growing areas (greenhouse, indoor shelves, etc...). It is also a perfect time to go through your plants and inspect them for pests, rearrange plant locations (based on current growth), and to repot those long overdue plants with souring media! :-)
There will not be any CJOS Meetings until we are able to meet safely. Stay Safe!
[ *Please be aware that due to COVID-19, it is entirely possible that the D&R Greenway may incur sporadic closures (indefinitely)! We will wait to see how affected events continue to unfold over the next couple of months. Please check the CJOS website for continued updates! ]