Spring 2018 Newsletter
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BACPS Show and Sale

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Upcoming Events!

  • August 4-5: BACPS Annual Show and Sale, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, Santa Rosa, CA
  • August 3-5, ICPS Conference/Carnivorous Plant Show and Sale, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, Santa Rosa, CA
  • September, Informal Social Event, date and location TBD

BACPS Show and Sale 

Date:  Saturday, August 4th - Sunday, August 5th
Time: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
170 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401
Program: Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society Annual Show and Sale

Annual Show & Sale this weekend!!!!

This is expected to be an once in a lifetime show and sale! We are getting resellers we have never had before coming from all over the country and at a one time only, expanded location.

Before we give you all the details, we need volunteers to help out. This is a big two day show and we need many more people than we usually do. To make it harder we have lost a number due to fires and other emergencies so please, we need you. You do get something for your troubles! We will be supplying lunch AND you can get a ticket to see one speaker at the ICPS conference as well.

We need help with the following positions Both Saturday and Sunday! Times vary from but are usually just for 2 hours and everyone has a blast!!!

Public Greeting Table
Club Sales Table
Security For Display Area
Plant Hotel
Show Plant Registration (Early Saturday)

See the complete list and available times on this spreadsheet and then email Doris at with:


Skinny on this year’s BACPS Show and Sale
Location: Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country

170 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa Ca 95401

Dates and Time: Saturday August 4, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday August 5, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for details

As always, we need your help in getting the word out. Please go to facebook and share the event with your friends.

This year we are introducing two new award categories for the show. There will be a table for entries by commercial growers. We will also be awarding ribbons for Rookie entrants. Detailed information for vendors and for entering plants in the show can be accessed at

Important for those folks who can’t get their entries there by 9:00 a.m. Saturday
You can drop your entries, along with their paperwork, off at California Carnivores during the week before the show.

AGAIN: Volunteers Needed! Since it’s a two day show, we have more volunteer slots to fill. Volunteers will be allowed to chose one seminar to attend for free at the ICPS Conference and get a free lunch.

Librarian's Corner

Hello everyone,

The BACPS library is looking for more books! If you are looking to free up some shelf space why not share your gently used books with your fellow club members.
The current BACPS library catalog consists of the following:
  • 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

If you would like to borrow any of these books or if you are looking for a specific volume of the CPN send your requests to BACPS Librarian.

Happy reading!
BACPS Librarian

Membership Dues

According to the bylaws the dues are $12 per calendar year, prorated at $1 per month. The next opportunity for becoming a member in good standing will be at the Show and Sale, at which time the dues will be $5. As a reminder only members in good standing have the ability 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 see our BACPS Treasurer at the next meeting.

Call for Submissions to the ICPS Newsletter!


The ICPS is seeking submissions to the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter. If you're interested in sharing pieces of writing, images or artwork, contact Bob Ziemer. Also make sure to read the following submission guidelines on the ICPS website. This is a great opportunity to have your favorite carnivorous plant work globally published!


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