Tue, 28 June|
Mount Waverley Youth Centre - Hall A
June Gathering 2022
Time and Location
28 June 2022, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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 May 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).
DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF CHANGING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK THIS EVENT AND EMAILS FROM CSSA BEFORE ATTENDING THE HALL.
Our Member Speaker this month is Attila Kapitany - Rock and Tree Dwelling Succulents of Australia
I’m better known for talking about Australian desert plants from sandy arid regions of the continent and about gardening with succulents, but this is a look at the exciting plants that can be found on the east coast and closer to major cities of Australia. Here you will see and learn about some of the weirdest succulent plants in the world, including caudiciform ‘ant plants’ and succulent orchids. While these rather unique epiphytic and lithophytic succulents in this presentation are not so much garden worthy at all, they make for great novelty and interest factor and are best suited for pots, porches and greenhouses. I like to introduce new audiences to the diversity of Australian succulent flora. All of the plants in this talk are also exceptionally good in vertical gardens or for apartment dwellers who have limited space. As a society, we are being crammed into smaller living spaces with little or no garden space. So a small collection of weird and wonderful orchids and ant plants could fit into confined spaces and will grow on a wall taking up no floor space at all. Some very rare and new plants will sure to excite!
Attila Kapitany is a leading expert on Australian succulents. He has written and co-authored 17 books on cacti and succulents including large tomes on Copiapoa and Echeveria. Nearly 40 years ago, with his brother Jeno, he developed and established several nurseries, both wholesale and retail, that are now Australia’s largest centres for succulent research, development and marketing. He has since left the commercial business to continue and expand what he loves doing the best – promoting the passion for plants to others. For several decades, Attila’s professional and private life has been consumed by the appreciation and promotion of these plants to the collector, the gardener and the general public. He has regularly appeared on television, radio and stages around the country and internationally. In the last 15 years he has become best known for his work with Australian native succulents and other xerophytes including bottle trees and boabs. Most recently, along with the Australian Government, Attila helped organise a series of postage stamps featuring his favourite plants.
HALL RULES* TO ENSURE WE ARE COMPLIANT WITH CURRENT RESTRICTIONS AND COVID SAFE PRACTICES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE:
• Please note that failure to comply with these rules may mean that you will be denied access to the CSSA Gathering or be asked to leave the venue.
• Members/Visitors/Guests need to sign in with the CSSA, this is for Society Insurance Purposes and must be completed.
• Please DO NOT attend if you are unwell or 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 https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist).
• Hand sanitiser will be provided, and you are encouraged to use it on entering and before signing in.
• Face masks are no longer required (but as per the Vic Government Rules it is strongly recommended to wear a mask if you cannot physically distance).
• Social distancing of 1.5 metres is required inside the venue.
• Number of attendees is restricted to 125, we reserve the right to refuse entry should the permitted capacity be reached.
• Due to the size of the kitchen facilities and requirements for safe distancing, Supper will not be provided. Members, Guests and Visitors wishing to have a hot drink and something to eat at the Supper Break are asked to provide their own tea/coffee (e.g. thermos) and snack.
• Due to venue size and social distancing requirements, table space for Sellers may be limited, if you are planning to sell, please ensure you advise the CSSA Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
• *Please note that these rules are subject to change dependent upon Victorian state restrictions at the time of the meeting.
• The order of proceedings will be as follows (approximate times): 6.00pm Hall will open to setup 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 opens 7.45pm Live stream to CSSAustralia Members-only Group starts 8.00pm Official meeting start 9.00pm Speaker’s presentation commences 10.00pm Gathering closes (if you can assist with pack-up this would be appreciated)
FOR THOSE WISHING TO JOIN THE MEETING VIRTUALLY:
>> 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 send us a PM 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 (https://cssaustralia.org.au/membership). Membership costs as little as AU$20 ($15 concession holders) a year – so there is no better time to join than now!