You wrote about Tucson, "When I was there, I was wondering just who
were my fellow Orchidians walking amongst myself ( Orchidians…is
that the correct word to use here?) =) Can we establish some
sort of identification with one another so we can greet one another? I
read earlier where someone mentioned an orchid nametag…"
Hanuman posted the official Orchid logo a few months ago, and Ahmed
Shareek from Sri Lanka had 50 recognition pins made to give away from
his booth. He ran out. I wore mine every day, but don’t recall
anyone making her/himself known. Of course, I have to admit that I
wasn’t looking at other people much … the plethora of stones,
ideas, components, etc. captured my full attention. As Teresa Masters
said, the Orchid dinner was great! Dave Arens was the very gracious
host, who deserves out thanks. Everyone listened as each self
introduction was made; I’m sort of a people person, and I really
enjoyed putting faces to the names I’ve seen so often on Orchid.
Much to my disappointment, I didn’t get to ask Etienne how his
amazing earring was secured, and if it was comfortable to wear!
Charles Lewton-Brain told us about the amazing selflessness of
Hanuman/Dr.Aspler in maintaining Orchid in the years since its
inception. It is important that EACH of us assist financially - even
a modest amount like US$25 would allow full development of the vision
held for Orchid. I usually create one design each year to be my
standing charitable contribution. The selling price of the next one
goes to Orchid. Here’s the message as Hanuman posted:
Contributions can be send over to me as personal checks or Cashier’s
checks payable to dr. e. aspler. my address is:
Dr. E. Aspler
BS Building #4
14-16 Soi Intamara 42
Sutisarn Rd, Huay Kwang, Bangkok
Bottom line - plan to attend the Orchid dinner in Tucson. That's
how you will make contact with the most Orchidians. Judy in Kansas,
where the Feb 9th winter storm shut every thing down - EVEN the
university! We dug out and today the snow should start melting off.
Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
221 Call Hall Kansas State Univerisity
Manhattan KS 66506
(785) 532-1213 FAX (785) 532-5681