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Central Floridave

CFPACS has been running a little low right now, but I've volunteered to run the club. I'm not the best organizer but am looking for a stronger year in 2012. We put out one newsletter in July and putting another out this Month.

I would like to use the Dec.10th meeting to get better organized and plan out 2012 with dates with meetings/tours/sales.

Our next meeting will be Dec.10th. Two gardens in Brevard County. Neil Y. in the morning and then mine in the afternoon. More details to follow.

You can contact me through my email address. I'll post more later.

David Reid

damy5@juno.com

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Jeff Searle

David,

Good luck with the society and I hope some others will join in with the help.

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palmmermaid

David,

I wish you good luck with this!

We were trying to get a nominating committee for one of the orchid societies I belong to. No on would even volunteer for that! I gave them a pretty harsh talking to at the last meeting. I told them if they wanted a club next year, someone better step up to the plate. No officers, no meetings. I told them all they wanted to do was show up and have refreshments. We did get a committee but not sure if we have any volunteers for officers. And the biggest complainers are the ones who won't do anything.

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Central Floridave

Thanks for the encouragement! Trust me, I need it!

Thankfully CFPACS has a pretty good group of core members that want to see it succeed. We have put out one newsletter for 2011 and the 2nd one is coming out in the next couple weeks. We are shy of what we want to do, but are ramping up for a stronger 2012.

Put Dec.10th, 2011 down on your calender. Thanks.

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Dave-Vero

Neil's yard hasn't been visited in some time.

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Central Floridave

Its been a long time for me also and I went by a couple weekends ago and took a lot of photos of his yard. It is looking really good. Can you spot Neil in the photo?

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SW_FL_Palms

The photos in the Palmateer were outstanding.

Great articles too.

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Dave-Vero

Bump! Just a week away.

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Central Floridave

Yes, this Saturday, Dec. 10th.

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Eric in Orlando

I am not going to be able to make the meeting but Leu Gardens is donating the following plants for the auction;

Archontophoenix maxima

Attalea colenda

Bactris gasipaes

Brahea clara

Calamus erinaceus

Caryota obtusa (China)

Caryota sp. “Himalayan”

Chamaedorea elegans ‘Negrita’

Chelyocarpus chuco

Dypsis confusa

Dypsis ovobontsira

Dypsis procera

Dypsis scottiana

Licuala fordiana

Livistona inermis

Livistona lanuginosa

Livistona rigida

Myrialepis paradoxa

Nannorrhops ritchiana (Kashmir form)

Phoenix loureiroi var. pendunculata (formerly humilis)

Pritchardia ayler-robinsonii

Sabal miamiensis

Dracaena cambodiana

Pandanus bernardii- Screw-Pine

Pandanus mc-keei- Screw-Pine

Pandanus pancherii- Screw-Pine

Pandanus spiralis- Screw-Pine

Pandanus veillonii- Screw-Pine

Scirpodendron ghaeri

Delonix regia (yellow flowering form)- Royal Poinciana

Podocarpus costalis

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Bob Johnson

Thanks for the generous donation, Eric! Attached is a pdf with descriptions of the plants donated by Leu Gardens.

I lam looking forward to this meeting - hope to see many of you there. Thanks, Dave for stepping up to become president. I hope that we will get a lot of volunteers to help you move forward with CFPACS in 2012!

Leu Auction Plants Dec 2011.pdf

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Bob Johnson

By the way, all are welcome at our meetings, members and non-members alike. However, you must be a member to bid on the auction plants (you can join at the meeting).

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Eric in Orlando

Add 2 more I forgot;

Araucaria cunninghamii- Hoop-Pine

Araucaria cunninghamii- Hoop-Pine (glaucous form but not the cultivar 'Glauca')

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Central Floridave

Thanks Eric and Bob! Both you guys rock!

Check out the awesome door prizes as well. To be eligible you must be a current CFPACS member before the drawing (join or renew on Saturday) and must be present during the drawing. Drawing will be after the auction around 3:30pm. Give or take.

Very nice Buccaneer palm donated by GTC Palms of Brevard. ( http://www.foxtail-palms.com/ )

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And, this palm donated by me. Red Latania

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There is more as well not mentioned.

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Central Floridave

For those who have not been to Brevard County in awhile there is a new exit off of I-95 that avoids the other exit's traffic and is much quicker than the others. it is exit 188, 404 Pineda Extension.

It is South of Wickham Road exit, and North of Eau Gallie Boulevard. You will definitely want to seek this exit out as it will save you around 5 or ten minutes of driving time.

I think the exit signs say Satellite Beach exit. Take the 404 all the way to the Ocean and it dead ends into A1A. To get to Neil's place take a right (South) on A1A and travel a few miles past Satellite Beach and into Indian Harbor beach. From there use your favorite mapper to get to Neil's. He is off of PInetree where Lowes is at right on A1A. To get to my house after Neil's, the recommended route is to take Mather's bridge and South Tropical Trail (SR-3) and about 7 miles to my place. I'm not a detail oriented person so the rest is up to you! Or, email me if what I just typed is too confusing. damy5@Juno.com

You can also google cfpacs and find its facebook page. Both Neil and I are looking forward to this meeting. I think everyone will be really impressed with Neil's yard. For my yard, I got the annual rye grass kicking. So come over and watch the grass grow! LOL...

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Eric in Orlando

I pulled the plants out of the greenhouse for the auction this morning and found a few others to add;

Arenga engleri

Phoenix roebelenii 'Variegata'

Phoenix roebelenii x dactylifera

Dracaena cochinchinensis (formerly D. loureiroi)

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Central Floridave

We are going to need one of those professional auctioneers to move along all those plants!

Thnks Eric! Leu Gardens Rocks!

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palmboi

phil Stager. Ray hernandez and my self will be in attendence, so glad to hear of the rebirth and will be good to see others, we have done a ton of work and new installations at GKPA the last 1 1/2 years. so things are looking good and exciting things coming up in 2012, St Pete Parks and Recreation Department, is beginning an entire rewroking of the Parks website and with that we will be able to get a much more comprehensive area on it for GKPA.

we are also starting to work on getting QR codes on signage there, new maps are done and up.

Sorry i have been way remiss in updating but been swamped with work and Life, so hopefully in 2012 i'll do better at keeping everyone up to date, I intend to renew at the meeting. Congratulations Dave Reid and many thanks for stepping up. look forward to meeting you

Rick Nale

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Central Floridave

I'm sure everyone is on the road all ready...but bring your own umbrella...Murphy's Law says it will rain today...and it is!

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Mark Heath

Dang it!! My computer has been down and i did'nt see this thread! I would've loved to have been there. I have been slow with work so i have'nt been able to attend and buy any new material but the meetings are fun none the less.

Please keep giving notices like you did of future meetings, i would like to attend and i have a friend who i need to introduce to the CFPACS society.

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Central Floridave

Sorry you missed it. It was a great turn out. Around 40 people and about 100 palms left home to new owners!

Thanks Eric for all the donations. That was an amazing collection and I bought ton of them and have some new screw pines and others to check out.

Also, thanks for everyone for making the long drive. This club has a long stretch from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic. Hopefully everyone left happy.

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Central Floridave

Good crowd Good times.

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SubTropicRay

Great meeting Dave! Thanks again to you and Neil for hosting.

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Jeff Searle

Great pictures of a beautiful yard. It's great to hear you had such a big crowd show up. And the selection of palms for auction was superb, to say the least!!!

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Central Floridave

I'm bummed, I was pushing the red feather along the past month with water hoping for a new frond for the meeting...Yup, you guessed it, one week late! Almost!

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Eric in Orlando

Is there a Dec. meeting/auction this year ?

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Creekside

I didn't know there was a meeting! Very sorry to have missed it.

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Bob Johnson

Catherine, the pics are of the 2011 December meeting. There is no December meeting scheduled this year, so you have not missed anything. We had a great March meeting in St. Pete - Kopsick and Mike and Marjorie Evans' garden. That was our only meeting for 2012.

CFPACS is currently looking for a new president, treasurer, newsletter editor and webmaster, if anyone is interested in volunteering. Hopefully we can get some new leadership and put together a full meeting schedule for 2013.

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Creekside

Oops - I see that now. Thank you, Bob.

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SubTropicRay

I nominate Lucinda McCartney for CFPACS president..

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Bob Johnson

I nominate Lucinda McCartney for CFPACS president..

Thanks, Ray. The board is discussing future plans for CFPACS and things are looking very hopeful. We are still going to need everyone to pitch in to sign up members and get a full meeting schedule for 2013, among other things. We hope to have an announcement by Christmas.

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