Publicity Officer Fay Partridge shares the workings of the local community group.
Tell us about the Childers and Isis District Orchid Society Inc?
The Society is open to anyone that is interested in learning about orchids or joining our club for the social side of it.
Even better it they know a lot about orchids.
The community is involved by visiting our shows, cent sales and purchasing raffle tickets.
A small amount of money raised goes to having speakers come and give us a talk so we can learn more about orchids.
What significant events do you hold during the year?
We will be holding our Autumn Charity Orchid Show on 24 and 25 March at the Isis Culture Centre Churchill Street Childers.
Doors open at 8 am to 4 pm Friday and 8 am to 1 pm Saturday, when trophies will be presented.
This year the beneficiary is Forest View Aged Care Inc. in Childers.
At our show there will be a potting demonstration at 10 am each day.
You can also buy orchid potting mix and orchid supplies.
Orchid members will be selling orchids, as well as vendors selling everything from baby orchids to flowering ones.
Entry is $2, refreshments are available andt there will be raffles to be won.
See the beautiful display of orchids from Bundaberg, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, and Childers and the Isis District Orchid Societies.
We also have a cent sale on Easter Saturday at the Woodgate Hall.
On 1 and 2 September we have a Spring Orchid Show at the Childers Culture Centre.
What’s the history of Childers and Isis District Orchid Society Inc?
Our society has been operating for 40 years.
The club had a special 25th year anniversary dinner where medallions were presented.
We have around 65 members with the oldest in their 90s.
New members are always welcome.
Why is the group important to the Bundaberg Region?
We freely share our friendship and give charities in the area, such as RACQ LifeFlight, donations from our previous shows.
How can the community become involved?
Meetings are held at Church Hall, McIlwraith Street, Childers with a 2 pm start every second Saturday of the month.
To find out more about the club, join their Facebook group.