For Suzanne and I, The First Annual NE Orchid Celebration, was a
very special day indeed. About 90 people gathered for
demonstrations, conversation and good food. Honestly, I don’t
remember enjoying a more perfect day. Although the demos had to be
ordered in two shifts to accommodate everyone, it allowed for
Orchidians to sit and converse. Everyone wanted to know when the
next event was scheduled! Despite the rain showers, people didn’t
seem to mind and found themselves in the library poring over books
and magazines, talking in the halls, the kitchen or under the tents.
There is a long list of Thank You’s which I want to post.
Suzanne. Your cheery disposition, postings and last minute emails
really pulled us through.
To the volunteers. You made my job easy and really helped the
entire day run like a Swiss Watch. If I forgot anyone, I apologize.
Everyone was SO helpful, it was difficult to single people out. Tas,
Helen Malchow, Tony Pang, Mary Lou D’agostino, Linda Walsh, Sarah
Doremus, Dave Baird, Maureen McGann, Andrea Zarren and Dave
Stefanovic , the Bloods, Yael Friedman, Susan Midlarsky, Genie
A very special thank you goes to Dave Baird who filmed all the
Many, many thanks to our Silent Auction Donors! You help raise
$2050 towards the maintenance costs of running Orchid. I will list
the donors in a separate post.
Thanks to our caterers, Panara Bakery, Baan Thai and Jakes’ BBQ.
Thanks to Hanuman and Ton who came from Bangkok to be with us.
A special thank you to Bill Nelson, President of Foredom for
attending your first, but hopefully not last Orchid Celebration.
thank you for the donations to the silent auction of a TX Foredom
A special thank you to Rich Bohr who flew out from Las Vegas to be
with Orchid this weekend.
A special thank you to Jessica Bell, who also flew out from
Albuquerque to spend a day with Orchid and to see Metalwerx.
Thank you to our presenters, Munya Avigail Upin, Daniel Grandi, Rich
Bohr, Joel Schwalb, and Sumner Silverman.
My last thank you goes to the attendees. You made the day special.
Conversations ranged from technical discussions, sharing, community,
classes and workshops, recipes, art ideas, authors, tools, etc.
Wonderful. It was just a wonderful day.
All I can say is, Yes! Let’s do it again!
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