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BACPS Winter Newsletter
Happy New Year!

In This Issue

- Upcoming Event
- BACPS Fall Meeting Minutes
- ICPS Conference 2020
- Web Design Volunteers
- Membership Dues - Paypal button 
- Library access
Winter General Meeting
Saturday, February 15, 2020
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco
Maggie Chen with Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiasts will lead a discussion on The Flytrap - A Gateway Plant

We are excited to announce Maggie Chen as our speaker for this meeting. Maggie is coming up from Southern California where she has proven herself to be an exceptional, detail-oriented grower with award-winning plants that look amazing and reach what is probably the maximum size possible for Venus Flytraps.

Success with VFT.
You may have started in the carnivorous plant hobby with an impulse buy of the most famous carnivorous plant in the world-the Venus Flytrap. For many it seems being successful growing the “starter plant” can meet with some difficulties. Venus flytraps can be your entry-level plant when a few small tips shared by Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiast Member Maggie Chen reveals what the Venus Fly Trap must have to reward you with robust plants year after year.

We invite you to join us for a day of fun discussion on the man-eating plant of the Little Shop of Horrors! 

Box Swap!

Box Swap with Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiasts. 

There is a brand new carnivorous plant club in town and we want to help them get started! The Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiasts (SCCPE, pronounced skippy) was formed recently in the LA area. This club is in addition to The Los Angeles Carnivorous Plant Society we have known for so long.

Maggie Chen, one of the founders, is our speaker at the Conservatory of Flowers on February 15th and we want to send her back with a gift to help them get going. 

Here's how this works: Members bring carnivorous plants for the box and we keep track of who donates. Maggie will take these down with her and use them as a fundraiser to help get them off the ground. In return, SCCPE members will fill up a box of plants sometime later this year or whenever they have grown big enough to do something like this and send it up to us. We will allow members who contributed first shot at those plants (Details at the meeting). We don't plan on using the return box plants as a fundraiser, more like a FUN-raiser.

This can be really exciting as we have passed so many plants back and forth amongst ourselves and it will be nice to get an infusion of plants different plants from another group. If this goes well we may set this up with other clubs down the road! Who's in??

Please don't bring really common plants like D. capensis. All plants should be healthy and pest and disease-free. The better the plants we bring, the better we can expect to get back. We will post details on plant recommendations and how to prepare them on the website and our facebook page when we get closer to the meeting.

Minutes from the November 2, 2019 general meeting at UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

President Pablo Ramudo, Vice-President Gina Morimoto, Treasurer Arthur Yin, Secretary Cara Ching, and Director Stephen Davis were present.

Pablo called the meeting to order at approximately 1:15 p.m. and introduced the following candidates for office:

President - Stephen Davis
Vice-President - James Fong
Treasurer - Pablo Ramudo
Secretary - Cara Ching

A vote confirmed all to office and Gina Morimoto certified the results. 

Grateful thanks to Gina for her years of service to the club. Arthur will continue as our systems administrator. 

Barry Rice presented his findings on Drosera in the Western U.S. in a thoroughly engaging and entertaining (he threw candy!) discussion. He talked about D. anglica at Willow Lake and D. obovata as a cross of D. rotundifolia and D. anglica. He found D. linearis in Montana and concluded D. linearis crossed with D. rotundifolia was D. woodii, and D. woodii crossed with Drosera became D. anglica. He discussed the many species of Sarracenia rubra in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Alabama to round out his presentation. 

We marveled at some beautiful plants, shopped at the California Carnivores table, and won plants from the raffle. A big Thank You to all who donated plants to the raffle!

Many thanks to James Fong and the UC Botanical Garden for hosting us. 

Your 2020 Board Members

President: Stephen Davis
Vice President: James Fong
Secretary: Cara Ching
Treasurer: Pablo Ramudo
Director - Chuck Rambo
Systems Administrator - Arthur Yin
ICPS Conference 2020
Next year's ICPS Conference is scheduled for May 22-24, 2020 in Himeji, Japan.
For more information, visit here.

Thank you Canaan McKenzie, Brian Mitchell, and Monica Ruck for volunteering to help manage our web site! 
Membership Dues

According to the bylaws, the dues are $12 per calendar year, 
As a member, you have the right to vote, access to the library, or access to the club sales table or discounted hobby grower tables at the Show and Sale. If you have questions about your membership dues, please email us or talk to Pablo Ramudo at the next meeting. 
You can renew your membership now by joining online here!
Would you like to volunteer some time to the club? It could be a small time commitment or a day event.

Show & Sale
General Meetings
Community Events
Donate plants for raffles
Your club values you!
Did you know we have a library? 

The BACPS library could use more books if you would like to make a donation of any carnivorous plant books you're ready to give away.

Our current selection includes:
  • The Savage Garden Peter D'Amato 1998
  • Growing Carnivorous Plants Barry A. Rice 2006
  • Plant Life on Gunung Kinabalu P.F. Cockburn and Yap Pak Hau 1977
  • Report on the Status of Gulf Coast Carnivorous Plant Populations James M. Miller
  • Many back issues of the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter starting in 1972.
As a member, you can request any of these items here.
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