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Spring Newsletter Update

In This Issue

- President's Message
- Upcoming Events
- June 6 Show & Sale 
- CA Club websites
- ICPS Conference 2021
- Membership Dues - Paypal button 

President's Message

To say these are fluid times is something of an understatement. For everyone’s safety we decided that it would be best not to have our April 18th meeting at Regan’s Nursery. Instead, we will try our hand at a virtual meeting. We want to limit the size of the meeting as we figure out the most effective format and tech, so we are limiting it to paid members. We hope that this will keep the meeting size manageable and make it more enjoyable. 

The Annual Show & Sale is coming up, but there is no way we can foresee what the environment will be in 2 months. Right now, I hope it will not be affected, but we are exploring other options just in case. For now, let’s keep in contact on the BACPS Facebook page until the next time we get together.

We also started a hashtag on Instagram to keep our members connected. Follow #bacpsmembers and use it in your posts! Show us what you're doing in the garden!

Hope you are all healthy and safe!

Upcoming Events

Spring Meeting - Changed format!
See below
Saturday, April 18, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Bug Day at the Randall Museum - Changed format!
See below

BACPS Show & Sale
Saturday, June 6, 2020
12pm - 4pm
Lakeside Garden Park Center
666 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, 94610
Spring Meeting - Zoom Virtual Meeting
Saturday, April 18, 2020
1pm - 2pm

We moved our Spring meeting online!

As collectors we often think neat rows of plastic pots are pretty with rare plants growing well. However, a non collector won’t be impressed and even collectors love a beautifully grown plant displayed well. Some of you have amazing displays set up. Please join us for this event to share your growing tips and show off your creative plant presentation skills. Our President, Stephen Davis will lead the discussion and also give us tips on the criteria for judging at our plant show.

This meeting is available to all 2020 active members and requires pre-registration here. Please provide your full name and email address when you register. If you would like to become a member, please use this link to connect to our web page, then click on the membership tab to get to the Paypal button.

An email with a link to the meeting will be sent to your email address the day before the event. 
Bug Day at Randall Museum - Changed format

The Randall Museum is holding a Bug Month celebration for the whole month of May.

If you would like to share a video or pictures of any of your carnivorous plants devouring a bug, please submit here and it will be sent to the Randall Museum to post on their social media pages. 
BACPS Show & Sale
June 6, 2020
Lakeside Garden Center
666 Bellevue Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

Start preparing your plants for the show! The plants will be judged on horticultural excellence and presentation. It is a great way to show off your plants and potentially win a gift card to get even more plants! We are also looking for volunteers to help make the show and sale run smoothly.

If you signed up to volunteer at the last meeting, would you please send us an email at Please use this link to sign up

Are you interested in selling plants at the show? 

Vendor Requirements 

  • Provide two plants for non-judged Display area. 

  • Provide a minimum of two plants for raffle (vendor’s choice). 

  • We ask that vendors consider entering plants into the show in the Vendors Only category. 

  • Hobby and BACPS Member Hobby Vendors only: tables can be shared by hobby vendors, but these arrangements must be made by sharing parties.  BACPS will not coordinate splitting of tables.

 Vendor Fees 

Pro Vendors (>$5000/yr in sales) 

  • Fees (early bird discount): first table $125, additional tables $100 

  • Fees (after April 29, 2020): first table $150, additional tables $100  

Hobby Vendors (<$5000/yr in sales, non-BACPS member) 

  • Fees (early bird discount): first table $100, additional tables $75 

  • Fees (after April 29, 2020): first table $125, additional tables $75  

BACPS Member Hobby Vendors (<$5000/yr in sales, 2020 dues must be paid) 

  • Fees (early bird discount): first table $75, additional tables $50 

  • Fees (after April 29, 2020): first table $100, additional tables $50 

 Reservations Deadline 

  • To reserve tables, please contact James Fong (BACPS Vice President) via email at by April 4, 2020. Reservations must be made by this deadline to meet Lakeside Park Garden Center requirements. 

  • Include the number of tables desired and indicate whether you are a Pro, Hobby Vendor, or BACPS Member Hobby Vendor. 

Looking for our member Mimi Serrano! If anybody knows her, please contact us here.
Thank you!
Click here for information on the Sacramento Bromeliad and Carnivorous Plant Society. Or, you can email the President, Ron Nies 

Click here for information on the Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiasts 

ICPS Conference 2020 - Postponed to 2021
For more information, visit here
Membership Dues

Thank you to those who recently tried out our new paypal button! It's easy! And it doesn't require exact change!
According to the bylaws, the dues are $12 per calendar year (prorated to $6 from July-Dec). You can join or renew online here. Click on the membership tab to get to the paypal button.
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. 
Once we are done with SIP, would you like to volunteer some time to the club? It could be a small time commitment or a day event. Do you have an idea or topic we should highlight at a meeting? Do you know someone with amazing knowledge/experience who you think would be interested in speaking at one of our meetings? Would you like to share a picture of you and one/some of your carnivorous plants? 

Show & Sale
General Meetings
Community Events
Donate plants for raffles
Your club values you!

Please contact us if you're interested in helping out at events or any ideas/pictures you want to share!
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