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Tue, 28 Nov


Mount Waverley Youth Centre - Hall A

CSSA November Gathering 2023

CSSA November Gathering 2023
CSSA November Gathering 2023

Time and Location

28 Nov 2023, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT

Mount Waverley Youth Centre - Hall A, 45 Miller Cres, Mount Waverley VIC 3149, Australia

About the Event

Hope you can join us at the CSSA November Gathering! For those unable to attend the hall we will still be Live Streaming to the CSSA Members-Only Group and Zooming (details on how to join can be found below).

Our Speaker this month is Noeline Tomlinson - Aeoniums cultivated in Australia

The name Aeonium is derived from the ancient Greek word “aionos” meaning “ageless”. Most of about 35 species of Aeonium native to the Canary Islands have clusters of yellow, white, pink or red flowers. After flowering, that rosette dies. Aeoniums change considerably according to seasons as well as growing conditions. There are now some very colourful hybrids, plus a few taxonomic changes to learn.

Noelene was a CSSA Committee member including as vice-President for about 10 years, was the Librarian for about 17 years, and is a Life member of the Society. She has grown and propagated cacti and succulents for 60 years. Her special interest is Crassulaceae, many of her photographs are on Over the past 10 years, she has given an annual talk at a CSSA meeting, on a particular genus, with photographs she has taken, and brief notes on each plant, to be published later in the Society’s journals. She has also contributed many other articles since she joined the CSSA in 2000. Noelene gave Powerpoint presentations about succulents to a CSS NSW meeting, CSS Get-Togethers in Mildura in 2015 and Gosford in 2017, and Succulenticon 2018 in Perth.

POTM: Echeveria species (not cultivar/hybrid)


>>Members/Visitors/Guests will need to sign in with the CSSA, this is for Society Insurance purposes and must be completed. >>Please DO NOT attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (temperature over 37.5°C, runny nose, cough, aches/pains, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste, fever/chills/night sweats, headache, shortness of breath, fatigue), have tested positive to Covid, have had close contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having Covid-19, or have been required to self-isolate (please refer to >>Face masks are no longer required unless you have been a Covid close contact. But feel free to wear one if you wish.

The order of proceedings will be as follows (approximate times): • 6.00pm Hall will open to set-up the venue (if you can assist with set-up this would be appreciated) • 6.45pm Sellers may enter the Hall to set-up their sales • 7.00pm Members/Guests/Visitors may enter the Hall • 7.30pm Zoom room will open and soon after the live stream to FB CSSAustralia Members-only Group will commence • 8.00pm Monthly Gathering starts • 10.00pm Gathering close and pack up (if you can assist with pack-up this would be appreciated)


>> CSS Australia Members are provided the Zoom details via email and the Members-Only FB Group >> If you would like to join the Monthly Gathering Zoom room as a Guest/Visitor, please contact us no later than 24 hours prior to commencement of the Monthly Gathering.

Guests/Visitors are welcome to join our Monthly Gatherings either at the hall or via Zoom for up to three occasions, after this time we ask you to become a Member. More information about our Membership is available on our Website ( Membership costs as little as AU$20 ($15 concession holders) a year – so there is no better time to join than now!

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