Meeting – May 8, 2017 – George Hatfield

George Hatfield is current President of American Orchid Society. He will give a presentation on cymbidiums. 

He graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor in Science in Plant and Soil Science. He soon thereafter received a Pest Control Advisors License from the state of California in 1985. His last 3 professional careers were Vice President of operations Calavo (CVGW) 1998 – 2003, International Business Consultant (DMFP) 2003 – 2005 and Hatfield Orchids, Owner operator 2005 – current.

Some major accomplishments in the field of orchids include:

  • Board Member Cymbidium Society of America 1994 – 2010
  • President of the Cymbidium Society of America 1998/99
  • Chairman of the CSA Cymbidium Congress from 1998-2001
  • Author of Articles in Awards Quarterly, Orchid Digest and Cymbidium Society Journal
  • Board member of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 1998 – current
  • President of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 2002/2003 and 2015/2016

  • Certified Accredited Judge – American Orchid Society and Cymbidium Society of America
  • American Orchid Society Judging Chair, Pacific South Judging Center 2011 – current
  • Cymbidium Society of America Judging Chair, 1998 – current
  • Key note speaker at the 2009 Australian National Orchid Conference in Melbourne
  • American Orchid Society, Judging Committee National Training Coordinator 2012 – current
  • Chairman of the AOS Nominating Committee 2012/2013
  • Hybridizer of numerous award winning Cymbidiums
  • Orchid Judge Tokyo Dome Show 2003 – 2009
  • Exhibitor Tokyo Dome Show 2008
  • Exhibitor Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 1992 – current


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Meeting – July 11, 2017 – Melana Davison

Melana Davison will give a talk on “The Four Horsemen: mount your nobilor, schilleriana, walkeriana, and aclandiae.” 

You will have better success with these four sometimes-challenging Cattleya species after this talk! 


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