Milton Carpenter’s Visit -
Last month, Milton Carpenter Executive Vice President of the American Orchid Society was our speaker.
Milton Carpenter, our guest speaker, turned out to be quite the entertainer.
Apparently, not only is he able to conduct himself with the duties of the Executive Vice President for the American Orchid Society, he also remains straightforward at the grass roots level.
Maybe it’s a carryover from his
past life as an insurance salesman or maybe it was just some of his
down to earth country upbringing coming through.
said both he
and Mel Tellis were born and raised in Pahoki, Fl. Pahoki doesn’t even show up in the CD reference library because it’s a city of less than 25,000 population!
presentation first stared out with something about himself and how he
ended up as an AOS judge for the last 20 years.
claims to be just another involved orchid hobbyist who had to move from one home to another because he
needed more room for his
The present home has enough property to include 8,000 square feet of greenhouses.
This is what he
referred to as the house the orchids built.
They may not have the same exact articles Milton
showed and spoke about but they would surely be available to provide advice on similar heat tolerant Oncidiinae that would do well in our area.
Partaking of his
AOS duties, Milton
also gave us a very warm “Thank You” for our donation to the AOS building fund.
showed several perspective drawings of proposals for the new headquarters building.
said emphasis was being placed on providing a suitable facility that will be of value to all the AOS membership.