If you are not a member of the Epiphyllum Society of America yet, now is the perfect time to join! For just $20 a year, ESA members receive access to the members-only portion of our website where you can find the Society's quarterly electronic newsletter, The Bulletin, the Society's membership roster, annual addendums to the Registry, and beautiful color photographs of the latest registered hybrids and annual show winners not found anywhere else.
CLICK ON "GENEVACOATS'S BLOG" below for details....Please join us at the ESA Annual Silent Auction & POT LUCK DINNER, Tuesday, Sept 6, 7:00 PM at the L.A. Arboretum, Ayres Hall. Be one of the first to see the latest hybrids of Evelyn Shiraki, Darryl Miyamoto, Rudolf Hessing, Don Burnett, Jim Nones, Paul Richter, Don Patterson, Derek Obayashi, etc. Many of these hybridizers will be there to answer your questions. Kiwi Treasure Box, Spiced Takuan, Yellow Tang and other "in demand" hybrids will be available for bidding.
We are excited about our annual show and sale and hope that you are too! Don't forget to bring your flowers, photographs, displays and floral arrangements to Ayres Hall this Sunday!
Volunteers are needed to help with setting up the sales area this coming Friday May 13th, as well as help with show setup and/or sales on Saturday May 14th and sales and general help on Sunday May 15th. To schedule your time, please contact Marrie Caldiero at 626-704-6500 or Geneva Coats at 909-438-8242.
Mary Beardsley, ESA Life Member, past Recording Secretary and wife of Board member Edmund Beardsley has died. Mary was always ready with a helping hand and a kind word. She will be greatly missed.
Mary's funeral will be held this next Monday, March 14th at 10 am:
Immaculate Conception Church
740 S. Shamrock Ave.
Interment to follow 12 noon, at:
Live Oak Memorial Park
200 Duarte Road
A reception will be held afterwards at the Beardsley home:
Now that our Bulletin is primarily digital, we NEED an updated email address from every member. Otherwise, you won't get your Bulletin by email and you won't be able to access the website to read it there either! Please make sure to submit your preferred email address today to the membership chairman: ESA.firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact form on this website.
The Executive Board has voted to initiate a special Galen Pittman Award; a special trophy for the Best Flower in the Annual Show in May.
(Bid sheets are available for download here.) Come to the general meeting on September first! The meeting features the ever-popular Hybridizer Showcase and silent auction. Please bring horticulturally-related items to donate to the auction. Fill out a bid sheet in advance and bring it along with you to the meeting for each item you are donating.
Great news for ESA members. The Executive Board has voted to reduce registration fees for members to just $5. You may also use your "Epi Bucks" to pay for registration.
The fee for Non-ESA Members remains $10 per cultivar registration.