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JANUARY 17, 2019 BANQUET, MEETING AND AUCTION

 

The PSSC’s annual banquet, meeting and auction will be held on January 17, 2019, at the Sherman Library and Gardens, located at 2647 Pacific Coast Highway, in Corona del Mar, Orange County. http://www.slgardens.org/home (949) 673-2261

 

We held our banquet last year here and loved it so much we came back again this year. Wonder why we loved it so much? Oh, count the ways! A great and growing palm collection, which includes palms that PSSC members have donated. A great and growing collection of other plants, as the garden management scours the globe for great material.

 

And, plenty of free parking, handicapped access, an elegant dining room, and relatively easy access by pretty much everyone in southern California. What’s not to love?

 

This year’s speaker will be Dr. Larry Noblick, from Montgomery Botanical Center in Miami, Florida. Dr. Noblick is a noted palm biologist, taxonomist, plant surveyor, author and palm explorer. He’s also a PSSC member. Imagine Indiana Jones, with a Ph.D in biology from the University of Chicago. Aside from dozens of articles, monographs, etc., in publications ranging from our beloved Palm Journal to academic journals, Dr. Noblick has also been to all the fascinating places we dream of visiting, including, but not limited to: Madagascar (twice), Brazil (13 times), New Caledonia, Paraguay (3 times), the Seychelles, Belize and many more. He’s the guy who re-organized the genus Syagrus. He’s been there, done that, and seen more than most of us palm nuts can even imagine. Serious palm nuts are excited.

 

The cost of the banquet is $58 per person. We recommend you sign up soon, as we expect this event to sell out, like last year.

 

You can sign up with PayPal via the PSSC’s website http://palmssc.org/2019-pssc-banquet-sherman-library-and-garden-1/. You can also mail checks, payable to the PSSC  to @DoomsDavecommunicate via PM for address.


 

ITINERARY

9:30 a.m.: PSSC board meeting

10:00 a.m.: Tours of Sherman Gardens

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m.: General meeting announcements

1:00 p.m. Talk by Dr. Noblick

2:30 p.m.: Auction

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Palm Tree Jim

Should be a great meeting!

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DoomsDave
On 12/21/2018, 6:23:19, Palm Tree Jim said:

Should be a great meeting!

Better sign up soon!

I think we will sell out . . . .

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Palm Tree Jim

All signed up......and the rumor is true about this meeting, it will sell out!

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joe_OC

Dave...You have the dates wrong.  The banquet is on January 19th, 2019.  That is a Saturday.  NOT January 17th.  :D

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George Sparkman
On 12/31/2018, 11:52:36, joe_OC said:

Dave...You have the dates wrong.  The banquet is on January 19th, 2019.  That is a Saturday.  NOT January 17th.  :D

I thought a Thursday banquet would be cool .....

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BS Man about Palms

I was supposed to work that Saturday.. Looks like I was able to switch it up to go! :)

 

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DoomsDave
On 1/6/2019, 6:13:26, BS Man about Palms said:

I was supposed to work that Saturday.. Looks like I was able to switch it up to go! :)

 

You're on the list, brotha'!

Let me know if anything changes . . . .

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DoomsDave
On 1/1/2019, 5:18:30, George Sparkman said:

I thought a Thursday banquet would be cool .....

Traffic's much too heavy on a workday.

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DoomsDave

So who's coming?

Rain's going away . . . .

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Palm Tree Jim
On 1/16/2019 at 12:25 PM, DoomsDave said:

So who's coming?

Rain's going away . . . .

Looks like the weather will be nice for us.

One day away DD!

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DoomsDave

And, what a great day it was! @Palm Tree Jim was there, and so was @Hammer, along with many others, including @BS Man about Palms.

We didn't sell out, alas; we have made a motion to have the banquet on the fourth Saturday in January, instead of the third.

 

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Hammer

Excellent to see you DD and all the fine Palmy people.  Thank you Dr. Noblick.

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